As SXSW shuttered its 28th year, participants debated the growing corporate influence on the conference. Critics say SXSW has lost sight of its core mission: to help new bands get discovered. Instead, they say, the focus has shifted to stars like Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Keith Urban and others whose appearances are underwritten by brands.
De La Soul's Dave Jolicoeur (aka Trugoy) at SXW this week discussed the overwhelming response to the band giving away its entire catalog on Valentines Day which he described as "insane." Also, new music on the way.