Keynote Interview Tom Windish by Greg Parmley
Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 1 | 15:00 - 16:00
Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 1 | 15:00 - 16:00

Keynote Interview Tom Windish by Greg Parmley

Tom Windish Paradigm Agency (US)


English spoken

The US based founder of The Windish Agency and now senior executive at Paradigm Talent Agency, saw his company grow from two to eighty employees before Paradigm acquired the it in 2015. Tom’s philosophy is that being an agent involves booking, of course, but also includes a really important role in developing artists.
At ESNS, Tom Windish - interviewed by Greg Parmley - will go into his way of working with both upcoming and successful artists like Lorde and alt-J, how to be a successful agent, as well as the importance of saying no and sticking to the plan, answering the demand for additional services like radio and tv-promotion, marketing, dealing with brand partnerships, and the need to go global to successfully build careers.


  • Tom Windish

    Tom Windish Paradigm Agency (US)

    Tom Windish is the founder of The Windish Agency, a three-time winner of Pollstar's Independent Agency of the Year Award. Prior to joining Paradigm as a Senior Executive in 2017, Windish had grown The Windish Agency from his Chicago apartment with two employees to more than 80 employees with offices in six cities.

    He is known for developing the touring careers of such artists as Lorde, alt-J, The xx and Hot Chip. Working with these musicians from the early days of their careers, Windish has seen clients grow from playing small local venues to dominating stages at major festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Electric Daisy Carnival. Many have earned Grammy nominations and wins.

    Windish leads the agent team that developed Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour, which played to sold-out crowds at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, among many others. The album itself hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys.He has been recognised on Billboard’s Power 100 list both individually and as a member of Paradigm’s Music Executive Group in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


  • Greg Parmley

    Greg Parmley ILMC, IQ, IFF (GB)

    The head of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), Greg has spent two decades involved in the international live music industry. ILMC publishes IQ, the leading source of news and content for the business, as well as various annual publications. In 2015, Greg launched the International Festival Forum, an annual showcase event for booking agents and music festivals. In 2017, he launched the Event Safety & Security Summit.

    Greg is a published author and book editor, and a founding member and current chair of the UK Live Music Group. Due to one too many pub conversations, he also holds the Guinness World Record for Most Music Festivals Visited in 30 Days.