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2016 Membership Spotlight: Makenzie Williams


What is your name?
Makenzie Williams

Why did you get into the music industry?
My love for songs, which turned into a love for songwriters. It just seemed like a perfect fit for me to be working in music publishing.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I would have to say graduating college (twice) with three degrees. I was the first person in my family to attend college so this is pretty monumental for me.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
Networking!! WMBA is special because it helps us to connect closer to women in the industry and you can’t find that anywhere else.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully, still in music publishing since that is where my heart is. I would really like to say that in the next five years I will be working in more of a creative role where I would get to work closer to songwriters.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
TLC – Crazy Sexy Cool

What is your favorite book?
First thing that came to mind was Jay-Z’s “Decoded”, but the list is long.

What is your favorite movie?
The Departed (I grew up in Boston, I can’t help it)

What song is always stuck in your head?
Currently, the entire Hamilton Cast Album. All 50 songs are on a constant loop in my head.

What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Martha’s Vineyard. I spent every summer there as a kid, and I take every chance I get to go back.

What’s something surprising about you?
I’ve had a crazy fascination with the Kennedy family since I was about 8 years old. If you ever want to talk to someone about Kennedy conspiracy theories, come find me 🙂