Windish, AM Only to Operate Under Paradigm Talent Agency Name
The indie-heavy and electronic-centric agencies are now completely integrated into Paradigm.
Paradigm Talent Agency today announced two of its major partners (the company eschews the term "acquisitions"), the indie-heavy Windish Agency and the electronic-dance music focused AM Only, which they "partnered" with in 2015 and 2012, respectively, will now operate under the Paradigm banner in a sign of greater integration between the formerly independent companies.
Some of the now-fully-combined agency's better-known acts include Coldplay, Lorde, Aerosmith, Ed Sheeran, Disclosure, Skrillex, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Imagine Dragons, the xx, The 1975, Tove Lo, Flume, Diplo, M83 and The War On Drugs.
Tom Windish, founder/president of his namesake agency, and AM Only CEO Paul Morris will continue in their leadership roles within Paradigm’s music executive group along with Dan Weiner, Marty Diamond and CODA’s Tom Schroeder (the London-based CODA Agency, Paradigm’s European partner, will apparently continue operating under its own name).
"In working with like-minded professionals, we’re able to expand our reach, resources and clients without losing our focus," said Paradigm chairman and CEO Sam Gores in a statement. "Our mutual respect and shared values makes this integration a natural fit. I consider us very fortunate to have the brilliant minds of Paul and Tom on our team."
In November, perhaps presaging today's announcement, Paradigm, AM Only and Windish all moved into a newly combined office space in downtown New York City.
"The partnership with Paradigm has brought a tremendous group of agents and resources together under one roof on a worldwide scale," Windish stated. "We have always shared the same values and I am proud to now share the same name."
"By combining forces with Monterey Peninsula Artists, Little Big Man and now AM Only and Windish, Paradigm has built an inclusive culture that keeps the spirit of these independent companies alive which allows our unique attributes to continue to flourish within the unified agency,” added AM Only's Morris.
Paradigm has offices in Los Angeles, NYC, London, Monterey, Nashville, San Diego, Oakland and Chicago with clients in television, music, film, theater, book publishing, digital, commercial/voiceover, content finance, media rights, brand partnerships and more.