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  • Ray Williams

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Ray Williams is a Father, Little League Coach and Entrepreneur who, starting in 1991, built Steinberg Canada, Music Marketing Inc., MusicXPC and XCHANGE Market Corp. – all companies in the music technology space. Ray has also been teaching music courses at York University in Toronto since 1999. In 2002, along with Thomas Wendt, Ray founded IMSTA – a non-profit trade organization for the worldwide music software industry, which advocates for the software industry and promotes piracy education. Today, IMSTA stages IMSTA FESTA consumer shows in New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and Rio de Janerio. IMSTA has established fruitful strategic alliances with NAMM, Music China, AES, Musik Messe, SOCAN, GRAMMYs P&E Wing, Ryerson University, SAE Institute, Tokyo School of Music and the Beijing Film Academy.

In 2009, Ray founded XCHANGE Market Corp. which is the world leader in music software digital distribution, connecting more than 1,200+ Resellers with products from over 400+ Vendors in 68 countries. XCHANGE serves the largest companies in the industry like Guitar Center, Sweetwater, Avid, Yamaha, Roland, Thomann, FabFilter, Celemony, FL Studio, EastWest, Soundtoys, Hal Leonard, Antares and IK Multimedia to name a few. Ray has received many awards including a Technical GRAMMY, a Technical EMMY, a Harry Jerome Award and the Herb Trawick Innovation Award.

Ray love music, music-making, art, baseball, history, volcanoes, keeping fit and documentary films.

Dean's Advisory Committee

People of AMPD

Shayna Haddon

Trina McQueen

Mia Nielsen

Jolene Cuyler

Carolyn Loucks

Weyni Mengesha

Vanessa Wang

Beth Janson

Liz Ogbu

Mariel Marshall

Lisa Jackson

Williams Ray

Dickenson Christa

Renu Mehta

Claire Hopkinson