Spearheaded by Diplo, the Mad Decent Block Party has become one of the biggest annual touring festivals of the year. In addition to sets from Mad Decent’s fearless leader, artists at various dates on this year’s tour range from up-and-comers like Cashmere Cat, Elliphant and Flume to veteran headliners like Fatboy Slim, Laidback Luke and Outkast.
The Capitol Hill Block Party has been a summer tradition in Seattle since 1997. Thousands of music fans take to the streets of the Capitol Hill neighborhood for a weekend of live music on both outdoor and indoor stages, where local favorites as well as big-name headliners perform throughout the day and late into the night at what has become a truly unique music festival.
The Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago this weekend for its ninth consecutive year in Union Park. At what has become one of the annual highlights of the Chicago summer, music fans are treated to three days of hip-hop, rock, electronic and experimental music on three different stages, featuring the most promising new up-and-comers as well as established stadium-fillers.
The Windish Agency is thrilled for Jessy Lanza, who was announced today as one of the 10 nominees on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist for her 2013 album, Pull My Hair Back. The winner of the prize will be announced on September 22nd at the Polaris Gala. The Polaris Music Prize is one of the most esteemed awards in Canadian music, and we are so excited to see such high recognition paid to this very deserving artist. Congratulations on the nomination Jessy!
We at The Windish Agency are deeply saddened to hear of Bobby Womack's passing on June 27th, 2014. We began working with him in 2013, and it has been an honor to be a part of his storied legacy. Bobby Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and never stopped performing live--his final concert was at Bonnaroo just two weeks ago. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. His death is a huge loss, and he will be dearly missed.
True to its name, the Electric Forest Festival brings some of the biggest names in electronic music to a campground in Michigan. Thousands of music fans set up camp at the Double JJ Ranch for over 100 DJs, bands and electronic artists on five different stages from June 26th through 29th.
Since 2006, the Polaris Music Prize has been celebrating the best albums in Canadian music. The Windish Agency is proud to already have three artists win the award: Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2013, Caribou in 2008, and Patrick Watson in 2007). In 2014 the following five artists have been included in the Polaris Music Prize long list: Chromeo, Jessy Lanza, DIANA, Thus Owls and Austra. Congratulations to the nominees! The short list will be announced July 19th.
The third annual EDMbiz conference and expo will feature panels, keynotes and presentations from top music industry professionals at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event runs from June 17th through 19th as the official lead-up to the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival.