Pollstar's Independent Booking Agency of the Year

February 06, 2012 | Awards, News, Press

Independent Booking Agency of the Year. This is not an award I ever expected us to win. It always seemed like the winners were more high profile than us.

Some view awards as trivial, but it's extremely satisfying to have won. I've been reading Pollstar for 20 years. I used to read it cover to cover. I'm happy that our peers recognize us for the hard work that we're doing and the way we help to develop bands. The Windish Agency is a movement. We represent independent artists who make music on their own terms, and many of them are incredibly successful doing it. We love the music that our clients create. We're very proud to be a part of that, and I can't think of a more satisfying thing to do.

Thanks to everyone at our company for the hard work they do every day. Special thanks to the people that have been with me since the very beginning.

Also, I would not be here without the following people, and I'm incredibly indebted to them for seeing something in me at a point when few others did: Boche Billions, Jason Koffman, Sue Miller, Julia Adams, Bruce Finkelman and Sam Hunt.

Trust me when I say this, the best is yet to come. It's my life's pursuit to make sure that is true for everyone who is part of this.

- Tom Windish, president and founder