Dozens of Windish artists are set to ring in 2015 at some of the biggest parties in the country--from Duke Dumont or Jack U in New York, Blood Orange or Hot Chip DJs in LA, Andrew W.K. or Sinkane in Chicago, and Cut Copy or Chromeo in San Francisco. Check out our guide to New Year’s Eve for a comprehensive list of Windish artists playing New Year's shows this year.
We are very excited to congratulate Alt-J, Ana Tijoux, Aphex Twin, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Duke Dumont, Max Richter, The Numero Group, and Royksopp on their much-deserved nominations for GRAMMY awards. Winners will be announced at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony on February 8, 2015—good luck to all of our nominated artists!
The Windish Agency is very excited for Lorde, The Naked and Famous and BROODS who all took home awards last night at the New Zealand Music Awards. Lorde won six awards: ‘Album of the Year for Pure Heroine, ‘Song of the Year’ for “Team,” ‘Best Female Solo Artist,’ ‘Best Pop Album,’ ‘Highest Selling Single’ for “Royals” and the ‘International Acheivement Award.’ The Naked and Famous won ‘Best Group’ and BROODS won ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year.’
The 26th annual Pollstar Live! think-tank and conference will take place February 19-21 in Nashville, TN. The Pollstar Awards ceremony will be held at the Omni Hotel to celebrate the achievements of music industry elites. In addition to Lorde’s nomination for ‘Best New Touring Artist’ and Tom Windish’s nomination for ‘Agent of the Year,’ The Windish Agency is humbled to again be nominated for 'Independent Booking Agency of the Year.'
Diplo and company are hitting the high seas for the first ever Mad Decent Boat Party. The four-day round-trip leaves Miami for Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay, and features some of the biggest names in electronic dance music performing multiple times throughout the cruise. Onboard activities include a basketball tournament, hip-hop karaoke, a Q&A with Diplo, and much more.
As the last major US music fest of the year, Fun Fun Fun Fest brings the best indie rock, punk, metal, electronic, and hip-hop acts to three distinct stages at Austin's Auditorium Shores. The festival has grown significantly since its inception in 2006, and this year brings over 100 artists to Texas to help close out 2014's festival season.
This Halloween weekend, one of the craziest costume parties in the country will be at the Fairplex in Pomona, California for HARD Day of the Dead. Some of the most popular DJs and electronic acts in the world will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with two days of dance music on five stages.
We are very excited to congratulate Scotland's Young Fathers for winning the 2014 Mercury Prize for their album Dead! The Barclaycard Mercury Prize is a prestigious award that celebrates the best in British and Irish music. Other nominees shortlisted for this year's prize included Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, Kate Tempest and Bombay Bicycle Club. Watch Young Fathers' video for "Get Up," the song they performed at the award ceremony.
Each October, venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan host the brightest new talent in the world for the CMJ Music Marathon. The event takes place Tuesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 25th, and The Windish Agency is proud to bring two official showcases to CMJ this year. Click 'Read More' for details on our events at Piano's and Brooklyn Bowl.
For the second year in a row, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take over Zilker Park for two consecutive three-day weekends. Since 2002, the festival has brought the best in rock, folk, country and electronic music to central Texas, and with both weekends already sold out, 2014 promises to be the festival's biggest event to date.