The Windish Agency wants to congratulate Lorde, BROODS and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who all took home awards last night at the 50th annual New Zealand Music Awards. BROODS dominated the ceremony taking home four awards: “Album of the Year” (Evergreen), “Best Group”, “Best Pop Album” (Evergreen) and “Radio Airplay Record of the Year” (“Mother & Father”). Lorde took home two: “Single of the Year” (“Yellow Flicker Beat”) and “International Achievement” and Unknown Mortal Orchestra won “Best Alternative Album” (Multi-Love).
A big congrats to our clients Major Lazer and MØ! Their song with DJ Snake, “Lean On”, is now the most-streamed song on Spotify of all time! With 526 million plays worldwide and counting. “Lean On” was already named number 1 on “Spotify’s Top 2015 Summer Songs”. Also featured on this list is OMI’s “Cheerleader” at number 2. Since album sales have become a smaller part of the industry, measuring streams and top lists have become an integral part to an artists popularity.
The annual CMJ Music Marathon is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, returning once again to take over venues around Brooklyn and Manhattan. As always, the conference showcases up-and-coming musicians and groups from around the world. The event takes place Tuesday, October 13th through Saturday, October 17th.
Our clients have received a total of fourteen nominations for the 2015 ARIA Awards, Australia's equivalent to the GRAMMYs. Courtney Barnett leads all nominees with eight nods, including Telstra Album Of The Year, and has won the ARIA award for Best Cover Art for that album. Other Windish artist nominees include Alison Wonderland, Flight Facilities, and Flume.
The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Award nominees have been announced, and this year's list includes three Windish Agency clients: Bebel Gilberto (for Best Brazilian Song, “Tudo”), Bomba Estéreo (for Record of the Year, “Fiesta” and Best Alternative Music Album, Amanecer), and Gustavo Santaolalla (of Bajofondo) (for Best Instrumental Album, Camino and Producer of the Year, Aníbal Kerpel & Gustavo Santaolalla for Camino.
Riot Fest returns to its roots in Chicago this weekend, September 11-13. Join us in their new venue location, Douglas Park, all weekend for these incredible The Windish Agency artist shows: The Joy Formidable (Saturday @ 2:15 pm), Babes in Toyland (Saturday @ 3:25 pm), Alvvays (Sunday @ 1:40 pm), Hum (Sunday @ 2:15 pm), and Andrew W.K. (Sunday @ 5:05 pm).