My Day: Tom Windish, President of The Windish Agency

Tom WindishPresident, The Windish Agency

The Windish Agency has seen rapid growth in the past year, adding a tour marketing department and performing arts division, relaunching its licensing company in partnership with Hidden Track Music and hiring several new agents. It's based in Chicago with more than 600 clients--including Foster the People, Gotye, the xx and Alt-J. Later this month Windish will head to the Coachella festival, where more than 20 of his clients are performing.

8:00 AM I'm visiting our Los Angeles office today. I woke up to approximately 150 emails from promoters who want to book my bands or have offers in and emails from others in the Windish offices.

9:30 AM Meetings through noon with M83 manager Eric Harle, Smith Westerns manager David McDonough, James Blake manager Dan Foat and a couple new artists I'm pursuing for representation.

12:00 PM Lunch at Guisados in Echo Park with Windish agent Avery McTaggart and my booking assistant, Sharyn Goldyn.

1:00 PM Made a call to our DJ agent, Brad Owen, to catch up on Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival and the Windish party we threw there. About 1,500 people attended the party.

3:20 PM Warpaint is planning a fall tour, so I spoke with band member Theresa Wayman to go over venue preferences. Afterward, I called New York-based Windish agent Daniel Traci to go over the routing details. It will be roughly 750- to 1,500-capacity venues.

3:45 PM Crystal Castles is touring with Depeche Mode this fall. Sharyn and I analyze the dates to make sure nothing is announced in markets where Crystal Castles is playing this summer. We made a list of the dates that could be announced, and then emailed it to Depeche Mode agent Keith Sarkisian at William Morris Endeavor.

4:00 PM The Windish Agency has an L.A. office in Echo Park, but we're looking to move downtown. So I called my realtor about a new building acquisition.

5:30 PM I've been doing CrossFit for five years and love it. In L.A. I go to the Rec Center CrossFit.

8:30 PM My girlfriend cooked me dinner at the office. We had paleo pizza-the crust was made out of cauliflower. I try to follow this paleo way of eating most of the time.

10:30 PM I met up with Australian client Flume and his tour manager before his sold-out show at the Echoplex. -Mitchell Peters


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