Amy Winslow, Manager of Guided by Voices, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Passes Away Aged 59

Amy Winslow passes away
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Amy Winslow, radio executive and artist manager who worked with Guided by Voices, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and others, has passed away aged 59.

Radio executive and longtime artist manager Amy Winslow, who worked for 15 years at the Manage This! firm, passed away on May 23 after a battle with breast cancer. As a manager, Winslow worked closely with artists like Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Guided by Voices, Laura Gibson, Kiwi Jr., and many others. She was 59 years old.

Amy Winslow was named Billboard Music Director of the Year in 1994 for her work at WNEW-FM, after which she became the assistant program director at Q104 New York. She helped begin the progressive national talk radio network, Air America, serving as director of programming operations. There, she worked alongside Marc Maron and Al Franken, and was integral in launching The Rachel Maddow Show.

For the last 15 years, Amy Winslow worked at Manage This! with artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Yoko’s son with the late John Lennon. Other artists with whom she worked include the Dirty Projectors, Surfer Blood, Kiwi Jr., and Laura Gibson.

Amy Winslow is survived by her niece Jaimee and her husband Brian; 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 scheduled for Thursday, June 20, in Manhattan, with further details to be announced later this week. The family requests that donations in her honor be made to the ASPCA or the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Sadly, Winslow is only the latest player in the music industry to have passed on in 2024. She joins a list including filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, One Direction: This Is Us), audio engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey), Dirty South progenitor Rico Wade (OutKast, TLC), and K-pop producer and songwriter Shinsadong Tiger.