Entertainment Design has named Willie Williams one of the top 50 powerful people in the entertainment technology industry in its July issue. According to the magazine, Williams was selected for its power list because:
As the designer for such 90s arena kings as U2 and REM, he is the man more responsible than anyone for bringing concert touring design kicking and screaming into the 21st century. His role on the U2 Elevation tour, as that of show designer, was among the first to help bridge the gap between the lighting and video content of a show.
Meanwhile, that Irish band with whom Williams often works has been voted Best Band of the Decade by readers of FHM magazine.