Amy Winslow, Artist Manager Who Worked With Guided by Voices and Yoko Ono, Dies at 59

Amy Winslow, an artist manager, radio executive and 15-year veteran of the Manage This! firm who worked closely with Guided by Voices, Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon, the Dirty Projectors, Laura Gibson, Surfer Blood, Kiwi Jr. and others, died on May 23 after a battle with breast cancer, the company confirms to Variety.  She was 59.

Winslow started her career at WNEW-FM in New York, where she was named Billboard Music Director of the Year in 1994. She then became assistant program director at Q104 New York, and helped start the progressive national talk-radio network Air America as director of programming operations. In that role, she worked closely with Marc Maron, Al Franken and others, and played a key role in launching “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Winslow is survived by her husband Brian; niece Jaimee; nephew Craig and his wife Talia; two great nieces Joie and Penelope; brother in law Larry; and her cat “Fatsy Klein.”

A celebration of Winslow’s life is planned for Thursday, June 20m in Manhattan. Details will be announced later this week.

Donations in her memory can be made to the following organizations :


notification to the Pius Family:

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:

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