Deriving his verve for life and the music industry from the strong sea air of the Baltic, Andrew’s experience far supersedes the days of his childhood when his primary involvement in music was a talent for the accordion. Until 2012, Andrew spent eight years as the Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of Ultimate-Guitar.com, the world’s largest guitar website in the world. His experiences had taken him from working with all four (at the time) major labels and Slash’s team, to the production of chart-topping mobile music apps.
During the same time, Andrew graduated from Kaliningrad’s Technical University where he also co-organised several dozen electronic music events (and DJed at all of them), bringing and playing on the same stage with most of his favorite drum & bass artists within a five years period. He was also a radio host at both an internet and local pirate FM radio station, then a band manager and marketing instructor at his friend’s music academy.
Opening the Dotted Music blog in 2009 changed Andrew’s priorities for good, and now he dedicates 100% of himself to helping musicians be heard (online, particularly). Besides working on the blog and the agency, in 2013 he launched an educational platform and community for musicians called WeSpin, as well as Stand Above The Noise – a video series for indie musicians, directed by his wife Katia. Not limiting himself to the music world, Andrew is mastering the art of Instagramming his cat Hank and exploring craft breweries in Poland, where he moved to in 2013.