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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Talent Management Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Green Olives
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ghana
Favorite Quote:
God Is Faithful.

Birthplace

Born:
2/28/1959
Birth Location:
Los Angeles, California

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Talent Management Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Green Olives
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ghana
Favorite Quote:
God Is Faithful.

Birthplace

Born:
2/28/1959
Birth Location:
Los Angeles
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Biography

President and General Manager Dina Ruth Andrews of Dina Andrews Management (DAM), Inc. has provided personal management and consulting services to several top ten artistic talents in the music production industry since 1983. Andrews founded Knew Beginnings Entertainment (KBE), a sister company, in 1995 to target the urban inspirational, contemporary Gospel and Christian music markets.

Andrews, a California native, is one of three children born to Mrs. Vera Jackson Andrews of Senatobia, Mississippi. She graduated from William Workman High School in the City of Industry, California in 1975 and attended California State University in Fullerton, California, where she majored in business administration with a minor in communications. In 1978, Andrews was hired at Solar Records/Dick Griffey Productions as an administrative assistant. She became a manager and served in several positions in the company; as the company’s music production manager, A & R director, sales coordinator, publishing administrator and international liaison, until, she was dismissed in 1983 and informed that she should pursue her entrepreneurial skills. Andrews was pursued by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the music production duo behind such talents as Janet Jackson. She helped to manage their careers and assisted them in establishing the multi-million dollar production company, Flyte Tyme Productions.
Andrews, then, worked with executive producer Suzanne dePasse & Burl Hechtman with the production of the television show, Nightlife at Motown Productions in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1987. She joined Cole Classic Management as an associate manager from 1988 to 1990, seeking recording, production and publishing deals for clients. Andrews was then commissioned to work as General Manager of the production company, Pebbletone, PT Entertainment from 1992 to 1993.
Under Dina Andrews Management, Inc., Andrews has worked with songwriters/producers Derek Bramble (David Bowie and Vanessa Williams), Alton “Wokie” Stewart (Stephanie Mills and Keith Sweat) and Alvin Speights (Madonna, Dallas Austin and Toni Braxton). From 1994 to 1998, she negotiated the production and publishing deals for Gospel songwriter/producer/recording artist, Percy Bady through Knew Beginnings Entertainment. In 2003, Andrews introduced two divisions of Knew Beginnings: Romans 8 28 4 Us Music Publishing and Knew Records, Inc.

Andrews is currently working on a film, Confidence or Love and two books. One book chronicles her life story, and the second is a practical look inside the music industry. She has been a voting member of NARAS-Grammy for twenty years, received numerous gold and platinum awards, is active in building Stand 4 Agape Youth Entertainment and serves on several of the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs Steering Committees.

Andrews resides in Atlanta with her grandmother, Biggie.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her mother's childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her stepfather and her biological father, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her stepfather and her biological father, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her stepfather's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her father's and stepfather's family backgrounds
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes having her aunt and great-aunt live with her instead of in a retirement home, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes having her aunt and great-aunt live with her instead of in a retirement home, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her community in California and the tragedy her family experienced in 1983
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes the murder of her Aunt Lisa in 1983 and taking responsibility for her aunt's children
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about raising her Aunt Lisa's daughters
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience in elementary school and where she lived as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews recalls the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience in junior high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes moving to Valinda, California during seventh grade
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her mother's blindness and moving to Valinda, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her early interest in music and joining SOLAR Records in 1983
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her social life at William Workman High School in City of Industry, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her career aspirations after graduating from William Workman High School in City of Industry, California in 1975
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about joining SOLAR Records
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes SOLAR Records founder Richard "Dick" Griffey
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about leaving SOLAR Records in 1983
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes working with HistoryMaker James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, III and Terry Lewis, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes working with HistoryMaker James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, III and Terry Lewis, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about working with Leon Sylvers, III, Keith Washington, and Troy Johnson after losing her job at SONAR Records
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience working with Motown Productions on "Nightlife"
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about launching Dina Andrews Management, Inc. in 1985, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about launching Dina Andrews Management, Inc. in 1985, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about working for Cole Classic Management and getting a deal with Capitol Records
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience at P.T. Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience working with songwriter/producer Percy Bady
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her role as a general manager in the music industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Dina Ruth Andrews reflects on what she enjoys about her career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her experience with Motown Productions
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience working in the gospel music industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about looking for her purpose in the entertainment industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes the three biggest challenges she has faced
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews reflects on the obstacles her great-aunt, Katheryn Johnson, overcame
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her marriage and divorce, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about her marriage and divorce, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Second slating of Dina Ruth Andrews' interview
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes managing producer/songwriter Percy Bady in Oklahoma
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience living in New Mexico and returning to Valinda, California
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews reflects on what she learned from her marriage
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews recalls moving back to California and her mother's passing in 1998
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about Knew Beginnings Entertainment and her career after her mother's death in 1998
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her career as a minister and her reentry into the music business
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her experience consulting for the music industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about moving back into her mother's house
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about returning to the music business
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about the founding of Knew Records
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her role as a manager in the music industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about other African American managers in the music industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes the difference between managing and consulting in the music industry
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about working with Clive Davis and Gerry Griffith
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about working with HistoryMaker James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, III and Terry Lewis
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her current career with Knew Records
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes her plans for the book and film "Confidence or Love"
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about Knew Beginnings Entertainment and her desire for more socially conscious urban music, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Dina Ruth Andrews talks about Knew Beginnings Entertainment and her desire for more socially conscious urban music, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Dina Ruth Andrews shares her advice for people entering the music industry
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Dina Ruth Andrews describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Dina Ruth Andrews reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Dina Ruth Andrews narrates her photographs