Windish Music Licensing and Hidden Track Music Forge Sync Partnership
Licensing Subsidiary of Pollstar’s 2011 “Independent Agency of the Year”, The Windish Agency, and LA-based Sync and Publishing Company Form Licensing Powerhouse
December 12, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Windish Music Licensing, the sync division of renowned booking company The Windish Agency, and Hidden Track Music today announced their long-term partnership to grow the boutique licensing entity. Hidden Track Music will handle day-to-day client needs and sync pitches for Windish Music Licensing’s clients, which already includes High Highs, Miami Horror, Orwells, and Superhumanoids. The new partnership also paves the way for a significant roster expansion in 2013, primarily focusing on the emerging, rising stars already affiliated with The Windish Agency booking lineup.
“Teaming with Justin Bumper Reeve and Hidden Track Music was a very organic next step for us,” said Tom Windish, President of The Windish Agency. “They have a very similar approach to their work in that they focus on the music they’re most passionate about and work tirelessly for their clients, uncovering every opportunity they can.”
“I have long admired The Windish Agency brand, and the culture Tom has created – along with the agency’s impeccable taste and trailblazing style,” said Justin Bumper Reeve, CEO of Hidden Track Music. “I’m very much looking forward to cultivating and curating the licensing roster together, as well as building and growing our new partnership.”
About The Windish Agency
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of more than 550 musicians, bands and DJs. The Windish Agency has emerged as one of the most innovative leaders in key aspects of the music industry – touring and connecting with fans.
The company was created by Tom Windish in 2004 and is now known as a tastemaker and musical trailblazer, spotting and nurturing a wide range of talented artists and focusing on the longevity of their careers. The agency has a long history of seeking out and developing alternative venues, bringing music to previously untapped places, and has established a strong presence at nearly every major festival and music industry event. With the addition of a Performing Arts division in 2012, the company continues to build one of the most diverse rosters of any agency. Additionally, the agency has responded to the current shifts in the music industry and the heightened importance of live performances in an artist’s career by building services and skills that focus on marketing, development, awareness and alternative revenue sources.
The Windish Agency is based in Chicago with offices in New York and Los Angeles with satellite offices in Toronto and Boston. The company continues to solidify its status as the premier independent booking agency with a top-notch team of more than 45 people booking over 12,000 gigs a year.
About Windish Music Licensing
Windish Music Licensing is an extension of one of the most forward-looking and passionate booking agencies in the music industry — The Windish Agency, winner of the Pollstar Independent Booking Agency of the Year award in 2011 and current nominee for 2012. Created two years ago, WML offers music placement services to several of The Windish Agency’s touring artists as well as select artists unaffiliated with the booking roster.
In the fall of 2012, The Windish Agency and LA-based Hidden Track Music forged a powerful partnership, pairing Hidden Track Music’s well-praised music placement and licensing services with The Windish Agency’s leadership in unearthing emerging artists and focusing on their development.
About Hidden Track Music
Hidden Track Music, founded in April 2008, is a boutique music placement and licensing company, which represents labels, publishers, songwriters and artists, and services to film, television, advertising and video games. Label clients include Big Brother Recordings Ltd., Brushfire Records, Collective Sounds, Dangerbird Records, Infectious Music, Nat Geo Music and Tuff Gong Worldwide. Notable artists include Alt-J, Fitz and The Tantrums, Gotye, HAIM, Jack Johnson, Oasis, Paul Weller, Silversun Pickups, The Temper Trap and Ziggy Marley. Additionally, a publishing arm was established in 2012, with the UK–based electronic outfit and Windish act Duologue being the first artist to sign to Hidden Track Music, LLC.