1. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  2. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  3. SXSW Executive Strategies - Tom Windish: 'We Have 121 Artists This Year'

    March 06, 2014 8:53 PM EST Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive's Director, on Geek Growing Pains and Massive Success Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In Has SXSW Jumped the Shark? South By Southwest, which kicks off tomor ...

  4. New Signings: Riff Raff Joins CAA, Verve Inks Sarah McLachlan, Aloe Blacc Signs to Warner/Chappell

    February 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@B ...

  5. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peter ...

  6. CAA, WME, Windish, ICM, Paradigm, AGI Execs Discuss Agents' Expanding Roles at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 6:38 PM EST “Be the first one there,” Windish Agency president Tom Windish said when describing his process of securing new acts, like new client Lorde. “I need to hear about it before anyone else does,” the agent said during a panel on the closing day (Nov ...

  7. Tom Windish on Signing 16-Year-Old Lorde To the Windish Agency: 'She Keeps Getting Bigger Every Day'

    August 28, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Tom Windish, the president of boutique booking agency the Windish Agency, was among numerous talent firms competing to sign the highly buzzed-about 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde. “At the time, I think there were a few other agencies sniff ...

  8. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  9. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging tec ...

  10. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  11. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  12. Backbeat: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver Play Fader/Vitaminwater's Surprise Uncapped Show at NYC Synagogue

    September 26, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Frank Ocean performed at NYC's Angel Orensanz synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side Monday night with Bon Iver as part of the Fader and vitaminwater's Uncapped series. (Photo: Andy Gensler) If the Fader and vitaminwater wanted to ...

  13. The xx Finds The Love Below

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Three years after its breakout debut, the xx returns with a plan to keep building buzz from the underground up The Internet shared a collective swoon on July 16, when British trio the xx unveiled "Angels," the first single from its highl ...

  14. 40 Under 40: Tom Windish

    August 02, 2012 3:53 PM EDT Tom Windish President, The Windish Agency Website: windishagency.com Twitter: @tomwindishagent Fostering Live Success Tom Windish, 39, oversees one of the most progressive-thinking companies in concert booking today. With offices in Chicago, New Y ...

  15. America's Most Influential Clubs

    July 12, 2012 7:00 PM EDT So what makes a great club? We know that clubs serve as both a critical artist-­development tool and an opportunity for more established acts to reconnect with their fans on a more intimate level. Q Prime South manager John Peets, who has develope ...

  16. Exclusive: Songkick Allows Artists To Update Tour Data With Tourbox

    May 29, 2012 9:40 PM EDT Songkick, an online repository for concert information, has made it easier for artists to get their tour dates to a multitude of digital services like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. Called Tourbox , the new product allows any artist to tap directly in ...

  17. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  18. Gotye's Smash Hit Almost Didn't Happen

    April 13, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a Six-Month Build, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Is a Breakout Hit, With Nearly 4.5 Million Copies Sold It's the hit that almost wasn't, a simple song that's become a ­worldwide smash but nearly disappeared before it ...

  19. Backbeat: Windish Agency, Ticketfly Throw L.A. Taco Party For Touring Execs @ New Echo Park Digs

    February 06, 2012 12:07 PM EST The Windish Agency president Tom Windish (left) welcomes the company's Chicago-based booking agent Sam Hunt to the firm's Los Angeles office in Echo Park, which opened last year. The new office is conveniently just steps away from Los An ...

  20. Windish Agency Names Eli Thomas Director of Events & Sponsorship

    December 09, 2011 4:44 PM EST The Windish Agency today announced that Eli Thomas has joined the company as Director of Events and Sponsorship. Eli will work out of the LA office as the event planner for Windish-branded events, as well as head up all sponsorship initiatives for ...

  21. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foste ...

  22. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  23. The Windish Agency Expanding Into Los Angeles

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, the Windish Agency president Tom Windish said that opening a West Coast office was "in the back of my mind." Now, Windish has confirmed to Billboard that the Chicago-based independent booking firm will expand into Los ...

  24. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  25. The Windish Agency To Open New York Office, Taps Mori

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chicago-based independent booking firm The Windish Agency has announced that it will open a New York office. The new office -- located at 580 Broadway in Manhattan -- will open in the first week of February. Joining The Windish Agency's New Y ...

  26. The Indies Issue: The Visionaries

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here, Billboard presents 10 indie innovators who are taking risks and reaping the rewards. Click here to read more information about each innovator. Pennywise Take one venerable punk band, add a pioneering social networking site, throw cash from a ...