I had the opportunity to catch up with Industry Mogul Amir Windom and get a chance to talk that industry talk. You know how we do! Take a moment and tune in as he talks all things Entertainment, Him, and how he always keeps God First!
Amir Windom is regarded as one of the nation’s top young leaders and creative minds of his generation. During the last decade, he has accumulated success in the world of entertainment and marketing by asserting his skills in the music, film, and television industry.
An Atlanta native, Amir has worked in all aspects of the music business working at historic record labels particularly in the brand marketing and A&R divisions. As an executive of A&R/Creative Services, Amir has been a key piece in the careers of some of today’s biggest stars, including Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, to name just a few. Amir’s distinguished career has provided him opportunities to creatively contribute to numerous GRAMMY Award-winning songs, albums and film soundtracks that have sold millions of records and won many awards.
Amir is currently a television and film music supervisor, producing and playing music, as well as creating original scores and designing creative strategies for major film companies, such as Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Lionsgate Films. His projects include feature films like Little; Collateral Beauty; Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man; Why Did I Get Married 2; Bad Dad Rehab; and Stomp The Yard 2. Amir’s projects also include a highly-rated network and cable television series like Insecure (HBO), Being Mary Jane (BET), ALPHAS (SyFy), and Entourage (HBO).
Amir executive produced and music supervised the critically-acclaimed film Canal Street, starring lead actor Bryshere Gray of FOX’s Empire, that debuted in theaters across the nation.
Amir has also helped develop global marketing campaigns for major brands like The Coca-Cola Company (Summer Olympics 2016 & Respect Your Verse), Kodak (So Kodak feat Drake & Rihanna), ESPN, and more.
In February 2020, Amir made history as he was a part of a collective that launched Black News Channel, the first major tv network that airs 24-hour news and original programming specifically catered to the African American audience. The network launched to over 75 million homes and devices via Comcast, Dish, and Charter/Spectrum.
Amir has been honored with the prestigious “40/40” award by his alma mater, Florida A&M University, solely given to alumni under the age of
40 who’ve made outstanding career strides and achievements. He was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine 50 Top Business and Modern Man, was penned as a “Young Leader to Watch” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and named one of the “Top 35 Millennials” in the country by the Next Big Thing Movement.
Keeping in stride with his efforts to give back, Amir has been a featured speaker around the globe on numerous tours and conferences, as well as at various colleges and universities, including Harvard University, University of Southern California, Howard University, New York University, University of Kentucky, Operation Smile Global Conference-Ireland, South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium, Empower Me Tour, Radio One Music Summit, Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Summit, the GRAMMY Foundation, and more.
Amir loves all things creative, but he also loves improving the quality of life around him. For this reason, Amir worked very closely with numerous national organizations, such as 100 Black Men of America,
Operation Smile, and Grammy Foundation to create mentoring and leadership programs. Amir serves on the board of ZT Corporate/Altus Foundation, the Grammy Foundation, and the FAMU Board of Visitors for the School of Journalism.