Michael "Blue" Williams
Future Music Moguls Guest Mentor
Future Music Moguls Spring H.S. Program
Blue has managed the careers of some of hip-hop and r&b’s most prolific artists, and his stable of artists have sold over 50 million combined albums, while also cultivating lucrative portfolios and establishing unique business opportunities. Currently steering the illustrious career of Cee-Lo Green, as well as that of Big Sean and Cody Simpson, Blue has previously been instrumental in managing the careers of singers Monica, Case, Jagged Edge, Macy Gray, hip-hop supergroup Outkast, one man entertainment arsenal Nick Cannon and rapper turned television and movie star Xzibit, who captured the interest of car enthusiasts with the top-rated MTV show “Pimp My Ride”. Blue started his career at Flavor Unit Management, working with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, and that company's stable of artists. He then branched off on his own to launch Family Tree Entertainment and to manage the career of Outkast, which began a business relationship that has materialized to include over 20 million records sold, a Grammy Album of the Year win, and the numerous endorsements and partnership deals that have come to define Outkast's successful reign in hip-hop. In January 2010 Blue’s Family Tree Entertainment entered into a management deal with Primary Wave Music and in September 2011 Blue was at the wheel of another lucrative collaboration with the merging of Primary Wave Music and Violator Records to create Primary/Violator, a new full-service management, publishing and marketing firm within the Primary Wave umbrella.