SXSW Central 2011
SXSW Central 2011

March 18, 2011 |PANEL
Tips On Harnessing The Obsessives At SXSW 'Super Fans' Panel
You know those kids who own every single song and poster from a certain artist, have tattoo of their music hero stamped on their neck and have built a virtual temple to said artist on the Internet? Turns out, they may be your band's greatest resource.

March 18, 2011 |PANEL
Label Titans Survey The Landscape At 'Flying The Indie Flag' SXSW Panel
Merge's Mac McCaughan, Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman, Matador's Gerard Cosloy, Warp's Priya Dewan and Glassnote's Daniel Glass held forth about the challenges and benefits of running an indie label...and winning a Grammy.

March 18, 2011 |PANEL
SXSW 'Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation' Panel Is Surprisingly Civil
Those hoping for fireworks at a SXSW panel provocatively titled "Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation" today were disappointed when the discussion remained fairly neutral and respectful, although pressing questions remain.

March 18, 2011 |PERFORMANCE
Oh Land Brings the Beat to Billboard's SXSW Showcase
On Thursday night, electro-pop bombshell Oh Land brought her sexy sound to the Billboard Bungalow to close the second night in our series of SXSW 2011 showcases. K. Flay, the Knux, the Limousines, California Wives and King Charles also rocked the stage.

March 17, 2011 |PANEL
Artists, Music Execs AT SXSW Discuss How Crowdfunding Helps Sustain Artist Careers
At a time when many traditional musical revenue steams are failing, crowdfunding has provided one way for artists to raise funds.

March 17, 2011 |PANEL
Is Metadata Music's Next Financial Frontier? SXSW Panel Suggests It Might Be
At the "Music & Metadata: Do Songs Remain The Same?" panel at South by Southwest, academics held forth at length while musicexecs in the audience asked, how can we get paid?

March 17, 2011 |PANEL
Panelists On SXSW's 'Artist Compensation Of The Future' Don't Know What's Next, Either...
Despite a heavy-hitting and accomplished group of speakers -- manager Jordan Kurland, Jagjaguwar Records head Darius Van Arman, music lawyer Edward Pierson, musician Rachel Flotard, and REM attorney Bertis Downs -- the panel had few new answers to pressing questions.

March 17, 2011 | KEYNOTE
Duff McKagan Shares Investment Do's And Don'ts During SXSW Financial-Advisor Keynote
Former Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is reinventing himself as a financial advisor, and he had many pearls of wisdom during his keynote at South by Southwest.

March 17, 2011 | KEYNOTE
Bob Geldof Pleads For Rock's Future At SXSW Keynote
Delivering what many South by Southwest attendees considered to be one of the most thoughtful and well delivered keynote speeches in the conference's 25 years, Sir Bob voiced despair for what he feels is the disappearing sense of purpose in rock music.

March 17, 2011 | APPS
The Week in Apps - SXSW Edition: Roqbot, SoundTracking, inConcert, More
Social music apps blending location-based info, song sharing, and fan-to-artist interaction were the rage at this year's SXSW.

March 17, 2011 | DIARY
Mona, Walk the Moon & Jimmy Kimmell: Scott Schumaker's SXSW 2011 Diary
Bright Antenna Records' Scott Schumaker's second SXSW 2011 diary entry compares the fest to high school and performing, for bands such as Mona or Walk the Moon, can be as intense as cheerleader tryouts.

March 17, 2011 | TREND
Japanese Musicians, Industry @SXSW Focus On Relief, Rebuilding
Less than a week after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese artists and reps at SXSW are focusing on keeping their music industry vibrant and helping musicians and their families.

March 17, 2011 | BRANDING
CNN Makes Over Its Image With Diner, Bands, Beer At SXSW
CNN is making a strong and unexpected presence at SXSW, with a diner/workspace featuring bands, beer and food to "open our doors up and meet our customers."

March 17, 2011 | TREND
SXSW: 10 Things Seen And Overheard
Duran Duran, Raphael Saadiq, Two Door Cinema Club, and more make our list of 10 things seen and heard at SXSW yesterday.

March 17, 2011 | TREND
SXSW Interactive 2011: The News Beyond The Fluff
Much was written about the experience of SXSWi and too little about the business and trends that mattered. Let's rectify that.

March 16, 2011 | PERFORMANCE
Jack White Plays Surprise SXSW Set At Third Man Rolling Record Store -- Watch Video!
Jack White kicked off SXSW with a bang today, performing a surprise two-song set at his Third Man Rolling Record Store.

March 16, 2011 | PANEL
SXSW Panel Explores Getting Most Out of Social Media
So you have thousands of Twitter followers and you're a rockstar on Facebook, now what? That was the question mulled and answered by an expert SXSW panel moderated by Billboard's own Bill Werde.

March 16, 2011 | PANEL
Martin Atkins Kicks Off SXSW With 'Welcome to the Music Business, Now You're F---ed' Panel
Former drummer/current college teacher Martin Atkins illustrated his F-bomb-filled analysis of music-business pitfalls with controversial advice, a robot and a barrage of blueberry muffins.

March 16, 2011 | DIARY
Scott Schumaker, of Bright Antenna Records, SXSW Diary: Look at That Foo Fighters Line!
For Scott Schumaker of Bright Antenna Records there was a noticeable shift at SXSW as the fest transitioned from interactive to music. Gone wereQR codes and Music Hack Day discussions replaced by 16-passenger vans and a long Foo Fighters line.

March 15, 2011 | PERFORMANCE
Billboard SXSW Lineup: Odd Future, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Young the Giant & More
Billboard is invading this year's SXSW Music Festival, in Austin, Texas with four days (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases jam-packed with indie rock, hip-hop, electro-pop and even YouTube sensations.

MARCH 15. 2011 | PANEL
Barry Diller Talks NewsBeast Merger, Net Neutrality @SXSW 2011
IAC Chairman Barry Diller spoke candidly about net neutrality, the merging of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, and entrepreneurship at South by Southwest on Monday.

MARCH 15, 2011 | PANEL
Eat at SXSW 2011's CNN Grill for the Future of News, Music
The food at SXSW's CNN Grill isn't bad, but a presentation by's KC Estenson on iReport and user generated news as well as a performance by Atomic Tom a band whose viral YouTube video has over four million hits, is even better.

MARCH 15, 2011 | PANEL
'Love, Music & APIs' Panel @SXSW Settles Hipster Music Quarrels
At a SXSW Interactive panel a new platform called Bragging Rights created during Music Hack Day was introduced that could finally put to rest the age-old argument of who discovered which band first.

March 14, 2011 | PARTY
Circus Mashimus Tent @SXSW 2011: A Playground For Music Apps
Two of the biggest goals at South by Southwest are a) finding cool spots to network and b) a nice wireless connection, and the Circus Mashimus tent provided both.

March 14, 2011 | APPS
Superglued Sneak Peek: App @SXSW, Finds Gigs Based On Location, Friends, Tastes
While the industry waits for Foursquare to develop a music strategy, other less-known location-based apps are catching-up.

MARCH 13, 2011 | PANEL
Flipboard Announces Duran Duran Project At SXSWi 2011
Flipboard, developer of a social magazine for the iPad, annnounced a partnership with Duran Duran at SXSWi.

MARCH 12, 2011 | PANEL
Apple, Spotify, Pandora: Tech Invades Austin @ SXSWi 2011
From an Apple pop-up store, Spotify speculation and a Google VP's presentation, SXSW Interactive 2011 is fully upon us.

MARCH 12, 2011 | PARTIES
Who Needs Meet-Up Apps @SXSW When You Have the Driskill?
Looking for the hot SXSWi afterparty? Put away your social meet-up app and head to Austin's famed Driskill Hotel where you might just meet Foursquare's founders.

MARCH 12, 2011 | PANEL
SXSWi 2011: Beyond the 'I am T-Pain' App: Creating Music on Your Mobile Panel
Smule founder Ge Wang, at a SXSWi panel, showed the audience how to make three-part harmony, sing with someone on the other side of the planet and channel your inner Lea Michele.

MARCH 11 2011 | TREND
Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch @SXSW 2011
Three emerging tech trends at this year's confab you're sure to encounter.

MARCH 9, 2011 | APPS
This Week in Apps - SXSW Edition: Music Apps Get Very Social
Developers have released SXSW apps to help guide you through the most overloaded social and music event of the season.