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Hometown Rap Pop artist Sketch Williams recently signed an international development and management agreement with US music industry powerhouse A&R Worldwide out of Los Angeles, California. A&R Worldwide has been instrumental in the development of well-known artists Missy Higgins, Dido and Lily Allen and was involved in breaking the international band Coldplay and Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne.

The A&R Worldwide artist discovery and development team have decades of professional music and media industry experiences in both the US and international markets. A&R Worldwide is recognized as an international leader in artist discovery and development and is highly regarded by many of the most influential music industry executives around the globe. Collectively, the A&R Worldwide team, headed up by Sat Bisla, has an extensive list of contacts and important relationships globally that can make a difference to an artist's future.

“A&R Worldwide has had the pleasure of working with some amazingly talented artists from around the world before they were known to music fans and the music industry worldwide. Some of A&R Worldwide’s greatest artist discovery and development success stories come from completely unique destinations and experiences. When Jack Shapira, President of Contact Artist Management and owner of local Winnipeg studio Unison Studios first introduced us to Sketch’s music, it was obvious this artist had a special singing and songwriting ability. After meeting Sketch in person, our passion and belief in his music and him as an artist was further validated!” say Sat Bisla, President of A&R Worldwide.

“We couldn’t be happier working with Sat and his team at A&R Worldwide, they have established themselves as an International company helping take new talent like Sketch to a world stage” says Shapira. “We are very excited about the future!”

Formally trained in piano and a past student at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Sketch Williams blew open the doors last year with his song “Girl with the Pretty Name,” heard on radio stations across Canada. He has proven himself as a talented singer/songwriter and has worked with the likes of 2 time Grammy nominated producer Fresh IE and 6-time Grammy winner producer/mixer Ken Lewis. With an EP and 2 albums under his belt. He is now writing new songs that will be used to establish him as an international talent on the world stage.

Sketch will be will returning to LA early in January to meet with record industry professionals
and potential new producers.

For more information on Sketch Williams visit or visit Contact Artist Management at

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Jack Shapira – Contact Artist Management

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