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Windish Signs Agent Todd Walker, Launches Performing Arts Unit

CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Veteran agent Todd Walker has joined the Windish Agency, where he will be working out of their Boston offices.

Joining Walker at Windish are a number of artists on his roster, Maceo Parker, Nitin Sawhney and Idan Raichel.

Prior to joining Windish, Walker was an agent at International Music Network for more than a decade. While at IMN, Todd was instrumental in signing a number of major artists including Norah Jones, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Angelique Kidjo.

Todd is also the co-creator of NextGen, which has become a groundbreaking group to foster the next generation of arts presenters and managers.

"An incredible roster of artists to foster progressive collaborations with, an amazing group of agents, and stellar reputation within the industry are some of the primary reasons I’m ecstatic to be joining this agency," commented Walker. "In addition, I’ll be able to achieve more with my artists with the support of this company and its deep connections. I think working with The Windish Agency is truly a perfect fit for my cultural mission and vision within the arts as audiences are shifting and venues embrace these new demographics."

The Windish Agency also announced that they have formed a performing arts division. The company already reps a number of artists in the field including Pink Martini, Bebel Gilberto, Bajofondo, Bomba Estereo, Mexican Institute of Sound, SMOD, Jovanotti, Tortoise and newly signed Lindsey Buckingham.

"We are constantly looking for ways to expand the reach of our clients, and booking them in performing arts centers is certainly a key component," said Tom Windish, President, The Windish Agency. "We have done so with some remarkable success up to this point, and the addition of Todd, who possesses deep knowledge and immeasurable respect from clients and key leaders in this realm, will help us to successfully expand these efforts. I am also very excited about the opportunities our existing promoter and agent relationships will bring to new clients within this division."