Over the weekend, critics and fanatics alike gathered at the Event Centre at The Star in Sydney, Australia in anticipation of the 27th annual ARIA Awards. After endless acclaim for his self-titled release, Flume took home awards in three categories, including Breakthrough Artist, Best Male Artist and Best Dance Release, as well as the Artisan Award for 2013 Producer of the Year. Congratulations to Flume on his well-earned wins!
Each year, the New Zealand Music Awards take a look at the country's musical landscape to honor the most outstanding artists and their year in achievements. Last night's ceremony endowed 26 awards at the Vector Arena in Auckland, and we're thrilled to congratulate Unknown Mortal Orchestra with their win for "Best Alternative Album," and Lorde for her impressive and much-deserved triumph in five categories!
The 14th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards took place last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Designed to honor musicians for their incredible work in 2013, the ceremony spanned 18 categories and bestowed artists with 48 awards, two of which were received by an artist from The Windish Agency family. We're proud to congratulate Bajofondo for their wins in "Best Instrumental Album" and "Best Alternative Song"!
This playlist edition gives thanks to the month's crisp and beloved season. New York agent Ryan Farlow shares The Sea and Cake's "Leaf," Olafur Arnalds' "Autumn Day" and 26 other autumnal tunes to get you through the November chill. Stream the Rdio playlist below, and check back next month for the seventh edition of our Agent Playlist Series.
Tom Windish and Sam Hunt are set to partake in Billboard's upcoming Touring Conference & Awards held November 13-14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC. The annual meeting, sponsored by Billboard Magazine, honors key players in the live entertainment industry and features panel discussions and Q&A events, in addition to more informal sessions. Topics will include innovation on tour, artist development and marketing strategies.
Each year, industry professionals gather at Pollstar Live! to join together in a week-long think-tank and conference. The 25th annual event will take place February 19-21, and for the first time ever, will be held in Music City, Nashville, TN. In conference tradition, the final night will feature the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, a ceremony held at the Omni Hotel to celebrate the achievements of music business elites. The nominees have been revealed, and The Windish Agency is humbled to accept a nomination as 'Independent Booking Agency of the Year' after celebrating wins - both leaving us equally speechless - in this category the past two years.
Fun Fun Fun Fest returns to Austin's Auditorium Shores November 8-10 to close out the city's festival season for 2013. Now in its eighth year, FFF Fest has grown to showcase some heavyweight artists, though not at the expense of emerging talent. Chief of Fun Graham Williams elaborates, "We've always approached it the same: book what's cool, book what we like." FFF Fest still stands as the only genre-based festival in the U.S., with stages remaining loyal to one style of music. Fun Fun Fun Nites, a 2011 addition to the festival, completes the weekend with a set of after-hours shows that are free for ticket holders, in downtown Austin.
We are thrilled to congratulate James Blake for winning the 2013 Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown! Known for celebrating the best British and Irish albums, the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ceremony took place at the Roundhouse in Camden earlier today, where James was announced as the winner from a field that included David Bowie, Disclosure and Arctic Monkeys, among others. We're extremely proud to add James to the list of Windish artists that have taken the top honor, including The xx for their 2010 self-titled debut album, and Alt-J for 2012's An Awesome Wave.
Halloween sneak up on you this year? Make like 35,000 other festival goers and grab your ticket for HARD's annual Day of the Dead festival happening in Los Angeles November 2-3. Located in the scenic 32-acre State Historic Park, anticipation is reaching a critical level for the 2013 installment that promises two days of some of today's best electronic music.
For the past six years, Treasure Island Music Festival has capped out the festival season in style by coupling some of the most exciting and creative acts in music with one of the most scenic settings in San Francisco. Two days of diverse artists - with no overlaps or interruptions between the two stages - means that more than anything, the festival is an opportunity to celebrate of all forms of music and art October 19-20.