Congratulations to Sam Hunt for making Billboard's '40 Under 40' list! In February, Hunt brought Diplo to Pakistan, where he headlined a concert with local artists. Two weeks later, Diplo's group Major Lazer became the first American act to play Cuba since the easing of diplomatic relations, performing a free show in Havana for 400,000 people. "It was the purest team effort I've ever been a part of," says the Berkeley, Calif., native of the Cuba concert.
The Windish Agency is excited to welcome Devin Landau to our agent team. Devin started out promoting underground electronic music while attending the University of Illinois in Chicago; in addition to that, he was playing in bands and quickly found himself booking their tours as well. After finishing his degree, he moved to Portland, OR where he joined the Surefire Agency in 2009 and became Senior Agent in 2012. Along with developing the DJ roster and live touring department at Surefire he quickly opened up the Latin American market and has held consistent touring schedules in Central and South America for the last five years.
We’re deeply saddened to lose our friend Thomas Fekete of Surfer Blood after a long battle with cancer. He was a fantastic musician and a unique and inspirational human being. To help Thomas’ wife and family pay for outstanding medical bills: https://www.gofundme.com/welovethomas
New York is calling! This weekend (June 3 – 5) if you’re heading over to Randalls Island Park for the annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival, make sure to check out all of our amazing artists. For the 6th time in a row The Governor’s Ball music festival encompasses all kinds of musical genres. The Windish Agency is represented by a range of artists including M83, CHVRCHES, Chet Faker, Jamie xx and Big Grams, just to name a few. See the full list of our artists playing this weekend below!
The annual Juno Awards ceremony took place on April 3, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta. The Windish Agency is thrilled to congratulate Braids and Pomo who each walked away with awards. Braids took home Alternative Album Of The Year for Deep in the Iris, and Pomo accepted the Electronic Album Of The Year award for The Other Day.
Heading down to Austin for SXSW? Between The Windish Agency and our Partner Agencies, Paradigm, AM Only and Coda; we have countless artists performing at the fest. Check out our MASTER GUIDE (by artist) (by date by) to The Windish Agency, Paradigm, AM Only and Coda artists performing at SXSW 2016. And if you haven’t already RSVP to The Windish Agency’s SXSW annual day party at House of Vans at Mohawk.
The Windish Agency is extremely excited to congratulate The 1975 on scoring their first U.S. number 1 album with their sophomore release I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. The record has a combined chart sales of 98,000 and has surpassed Adele's 25 which fell to the No. 2 spot. The 1975 currently finished a sold out run through December and will be back on tour this spring, encompassing festival dates including Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Check out all upcoming dates here
Superstar producer Diplo continues to make headlines this awards season. Nominees for the first ever Electronic Music Awards have been announced, and long-time Windish client Diplo is included in three categories: “Single of the Year”, “Radio Show of the Year,” and most notably, he is nominated for "DJ of the Year". Other Windish clients with nods include: Alina Baraz and Jamie xx for "Album of the Year”, and Bob Moses for "Best New Artist".