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  1. Typical SXSW Attendee Was Single, Male, Influential, Childless Homeowner, Says Sched.org

    April 10, 2012 11:28 AM EDT In our round-up of tools for attending the SXSW Film, Interactive, and Music festival last month in Austin, Texas, we recommended that people use Sched.org to manage their schedules. I've attended somewhere around ten SXSWs, and Sched.org is ...

  2. News You May Have Missed During the Annual SXSWi P.R. Barrage

    March 23, 2012 12:42 PM EDT Onesheet Mobile, like many tech companies, introduced it's latest product initiative during SXSWi If you were busy before, during and after SXSW, you may have missed some news items during the annual SXSW press release barrage from Onesheet, ...

  3. Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW

    March 20, 2012 1:09 PM EDT BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Friday. A favorite among festival attendees, the brunch boasted a dynamic lineup fe ...

  4. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

  5. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  6. Backbeat: Wiz Khalifa, Penguin Prison Join Mac Miller, Juicy J, RAC at SXSW Green Label Sound Showcase

    March 18, 2012 10:03 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa at Austin's Club De Ville at Mountain Dew's Greeln Label Sound's SXSW showcase. (Photo: Jessica Lehrman) In a week filled with surprise guests, the unannounced lineup at Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound showcase Fri ...

  7. Juanes Forsakes Stadiums For Intimate SXSW Q&A, Performance

    March 18, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Juanes performing at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater with rock crit Dave Marsh who hosted a Q&A with the Latin superstar . (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) Juanes tore into a set of his Latin chart hits at ACL Live at the Moody Theater F ...

  8. Backbeat: Snoop Dogg Plays Surprise Set Inside Giant Doritos Vending Machine at SXSW

    March 16, 2012 5:39 PM EDT Snoop In The Machine: Only Snoop himself didn't know he was playing inside a giant vending machine at SXSW. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) The only person who didn't know Snoop Dogg played inside a giant Doritos vending machine Thursday night was ...

  9. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, The-Dream, Doc McGee, David Massey, More at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Lionel Richie (left), who headlined Billboard's SXSW showcase at Austin's ACL LIve Theater, with The-Dream, who also performed. ( Photo: Misha Vladimirskiy) At first, Lionel Richie thought he'd be playing an outdoor venue. The headl ...

  10. SXSW Q&A: SoundCloud's Dave Haynes

    March 16, 2012 4:05 PM EDT SoundCloud's Dave Haynes @ SXSW (Photo: Glenn Peoples) On T-shirts, posters and stickers, SoundCloud logo - a cloud - was a familiar site around downtown Austin during SXSW Interactive. Billboard.biz ran into Dave Haynes, SoundCloud's VP ...

  11. Dell, YouTube Partner to Live-Stream Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Jazzfest

    March 16, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Today (March 16), Dell and YouTube announced an exclusive partnership to deliver live webcasts of this year's four major music festivals: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (ACL). YouTube b ...

  12. Backbeat: Lil Wayne Films a Mountain Dew Spot Onstage During SXSW Young Money Gig

    March 16, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Lil Wayne filming a Mountain Dew spot onstage at South by Southwest on Thursday night (Photo: Karen Civil/@teamDEWeezy) AUSTIN -- Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW, which came in the wake ...

  13. Introducing Every App From the SXSW Trade Show

    March 16, 2012 2:36 PM EDT The consensus from SXSW so far appears to be that no single app is dominating the festival, although Highlight and some other apps did see their share of hype. One observer bets that Groupme may have been the breakout hit of SXSW just like last ye ...

  14. SoundHound's Katie McMahon SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT SoundHound VP, Sales and Marketing Katie McMahon takes a break during SXSW (photo: Glenn Peoples) Some tech companies used SXSWi to decorate a vehicle or throw an elaborate party. SoundHound went to Austin for meetings and trend watching. Billboar ...

  15. Bruce Springsteen Plays Incendiary SXSW Show With Tom Morello, Jimmy Cliff, Arcade Fire

    March 16, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen played an epic 2-hour and 50-minutee set at Austin's ACL Live at Moody Theater (Photo: Getty Images) Bruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech. He wound up making history - at least by the standards of hi ...

  16. How Mountain Dew Booked Lil Wayne for SXSW, DeWeezy Campaign

    March 15, 2012 9:58 PM EDT On a crowded Thursday night of exclusive showcases in Austin -- T.I., B.o.B. and Wale at the Warner Sound, Bruce Springsteen at ACL Live, Fiona Apple at Pitchfork and Snoop Dogg opening the Doritos stage -- Lil Wayne's headlining gig at Cash ...

  17. Business Matters: SXSW Interactive Was Big on Parties and Celebrities, But Light on Breakthrough Products

    March 15, 2012 8:30 PM EDT SXSW Interactive Was Big on Parties and Celebrities, Light on Breakthrough Products -- During SXSW Interactive, commonly written as SXSWi, I asked 20 or more people -- music industry professionals, digital professionals, random people -- which tec ...

  18. A2IM's Rich Bengloff Chats About the Buzz In Austin

    March 15, 2012 6:10 PM EDT A2IM President Rich Bengloff paused to talk to Billboard.biz following the "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" panel at SXSW Music, where he was in town to attend the 7th annual A2IM member's breakfast Thursday morning. The breakfast b ...

  19. Backeat: La Vida Boheme, Duran, Jotdog, Radaid, More Rock Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase

    March 15, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Colombian cumbia-pop rapper Duran (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) The six artists at the Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase, who came to Austin from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico and Miami, were each met at the Soho Lounge Wednesday night by fans who s ...

  20. SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard

    March 15, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep - or they will be by the time I finish this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon encouraging his musical colleagues and offering insigh ...

  21. Devi Dev, Elliott Wilson, Karen Civil, Others Talk About Social Media's Effect on Hip-Hop at SXSW

    March 15, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Hip-hop's presence at SXSW becomes stronger with each passing year. This year, hip-hop heavy weights such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z migrate to Austin, Texas to leave rumblings of their names. Aside from hip-hop showcases, SXSW holds a r ...

  22. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  23. Bob Marley Documentary Gets an April Release, DVD Release Gets Plenty of Bonus Material

    March 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Phil Gallo, Austin, Texas Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date of April 20 for the documentary "Marley" - more commonly referred to as 4/20 - but director Kevin Macdonald has already plotted the bonus material for ...

  24. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Lionel Richie performing at the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on Wednesday night (photo: Ben Sklar) With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Fes ...

  25. Samsung, Chevrolet, Foursquare, John Mayer Led SXSWi Social Media Chatter

    March 15, 2012 7:56 AM EDT South by Southwest Interactive conference is over, but a few top brands and companies left a considerable trail of social media chatter in their wake. Samsung, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare and Chevrolet were among the brands that got the most soci ...

  26. Nike Turned a Building into a Music App at SXSW With Help From Diplo and Sleigh Bells

    March 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT ] (Photo:Thomas Van Buskirk) AUSTIN, TEXAS -- The biggest app at this year's SXSW wasn't Highlight or Glancee , physically speaking. It was the building pictured above, which Nike essentially turned into a music app as part of its Diplo/ ...

  27. SXSW Q&A: SonicBids' Panos Panay

    March 14, 2012 3:41 PM EDT Panos Panay surveys the brand activation at SXSW Interactive from Java Jive in downtown Austin. (Photo: Glenn Peoples) Sonicbids had a big presence at 2012's SXSW Interactive, bringing nearly two dozen people - everyone from engineers to sale ...

  28. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  29. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  30. Backbeat: Teengirl Fantasy, Bear In Heaven Play Pitchfork Party While Kosha Dillz Self-Promotes

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Tuesday night at SXSW always feels like a microcosm of a city in transition: the conference's Interactive component's ends and tech-geeks are celebrating its end while the Music nerds are arriving downtown, debating whether to go hard on ...

  31. Bee vs. Moth Provide Silent Treatment to 'The Oyster Princess'

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Bee vs. Moth, the striking avant rock/jazz ensemble based in Austin, may be feeling a little bit of serendipity in the air. They will provide a live score during the screening of Ernst Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy "The Oyster Princess&q ...

  32. SXSW 2012: The Billboard Survival Guide

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Forget Coachella and Bonnaroo -- SXSW might be the year's wildest music festival. With thousands of bands spread over hundreds of stages (and backyards, parking lots and Lance Armstrong's bike shop), planning a schedule is a Herculean fe ...

  33. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:33 AM EDT When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers, a man he calls his "mentor" and "the most important person" in the launching of the seco ...

  34. Ginger Baker Film Wins Top Documentary Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo . Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr. Baker," won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night, but where ...

  35. SXSW Q&A: Justin Kalifowitz of Songtrust, Downtown Music Publishing

    March 14, 2012 8:20 AM EDT (Photo: Glenn Peoples) Music publishing isn't the most active segment of SXSW Interactive, but Justin Kalifowitz, President of Downtown Music Publishing and Co-founder of publishing royalty collection startup Songtrust , was in learning mode ...

  36. SXSWi: Can There Be Too Much Technology?

    March 14, 2012 7:19 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- At South By Southwest's 2012 interactive conference, there was, as usual, no shortage of eagerness for new developments and excitement for gadgetry. What's the future of online scrapbook Pinterest? Will the location ...

  37. Backbeat: Jay-Z's SXSW Concert, With Roc Nation, Pepsi, Twitter, Foursquare, MSG Execs & More

    March 13, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Jay Z rocking the mic and the crowd at Austin City Limits on Monday night (Photo: Brandon Fuller) Jay-Z's concert at Austin City Limits on Monday night was one of the most hotly anticipated events of the entire South by Southwest conference, ...

  38. Rdio Announces Major Changes At SXSW Event

    March 13, 2012 3:08 PM EDT AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Rdio, the music subscription service from Skype and Kazaa co-founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, announced major changes to its music subscription service designed to "put music and people front and center," in an ...

  39. Backbeat: Zya Music Creation Service Launch Makes A Big Splash At SXSWi

    March 13, 2012 11:41 AM EDT (L-R): Matt Serletic (CEO and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Bo Bazylevsky (President and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Dean Serletic (SVP Marketing, Music Mastermind). (Photo: Glenn Peoples) The launch party for music creation product Zya was ha ...

  40. Jay-Z Rocks SXSW With Hit-Heavy Concert

    March 13, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Jay-Z, rapper/mogul/Blue Ivy's dad, played one of the most anticipated SXSW events Monday night, with a set list heavy on hits and at least partially crowd-sourced. In addition to soliciting fan feedback for his set, Jay-Z at times let the cr ...

  41. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Goes Off at SXSWi Chat

    March 12, 2012 6:56 PM EDT AUSTIN -- If anyone expected Billy Corgan to hold himself back during a one-on-one conversation with author Brian Solis during their talk at SXSW today - which was titled "The End of Business As Usual" after Solis's recent book -- w ...

  42. Music Apps Gone Wild: The Moderator's Notes

    March 12, 2012 5:40 PM EDT After my panel at SXSW today, several people asked for copies of my presentation about the wildest, wackiest music apps we've seen over the past year. The presentation went well, and I even got some laughs and applause, which is always sort o ...

  43. 'Homeless Hotspots' Garner Heated Criticism at SXSWi

    March 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT An ad agency's use of some of Austin's homeless as wifi hotspots during the SXSW festival has become a hot topic itself in the first days of the event. As part of what it calls "a charitable innovation experiment," BBH Labs has ...

  44. Backbeat: '$ellebrity' Star Sheryl Crow, Director Kevin Mazur, Beggars' Martin Mills @ SXSW Film Afterparty

    March 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT From left: $ellebrity Executive Producer David Wild, Singer Sheryl Crow, filmmaker and photographer Kevin Mazur (Photo: Michael Buckner/ WireImage) Sheryl Crow was a late arrival to the world premiere screening of "$ellebrity," Kevin Maz ...

  45. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  46. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  47. SXSWi Q&A: Songza's Eric Davich

    March 11, 2012 6:39 PM EDT Saturday night at one of downtown Austin's many food trucks, Billboard.biz spoke with Songza chief content officer Eric Davich about SXSWi and Concierge, a new Songza feature that makes it easier to find a playlist to fit your mood. Songza La ...

  48. SXSWi Q&A: C3's Mat Whittington

    March 11, 2012 9:21 AM EDT There was a long, slow line outside Turntable.fm's party Saturday night at SXSW - perfect for talking to Mat Whittington of C3 Artist Management about what he's looking forward to in Austin this year. Billboard.biz's SXSWi Blog: All ...

  49. SXSWi's Rainy First Day: Tumblr Ponchos; 'Future of Entertainment' Panel

    March 10, 2012 10:31 AM EST Outside the Austin Convention Center where 2012's SXSW Interactive conference kicked off and where a cross-section of the tech industry were met by raindrops. (photo: Sandira Calviac) There is a saying: when people talk about the weather, it& ...

  50. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

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