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  1. SXSW Executive Strategies - Tom Windish: 'We Have 121 Artists This Year'

    March 06, 2014 8:53 PM EST Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive's Director, on Geek Growing Pains and Massive Success Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In Has SXSW Jumped the Shark? South By Southwest, which kicks off tomor ...

  2. SXSW Announces SXSW V2V Entrepreneur Conference In Las Vegas

    October 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT SXSW Inc, today announced the launch of SXSW V2V, a four-day event dedicated to entrepreneurship that will take place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, August 11-14, 2013. The conference, according to its website , "is an extension and ...

  3. Still On Top: ZZ Top Returns

    August 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Texas trio makes a comeback with 'La Futura,' its new album produced by Rick Rubin. At the band's first U.S. show after a six-week tour of Europe, ZZ Top guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons didn't make a big deal out of the fact ...

  4. Brent Grulke, SXSW Creative Director, Dead at 52

    August 13, 2012 7:01 PM EDT Brent Grulke, the creative director for Austin, TX's wildly popular SXSW Music Festival and Conference, has died, according to reports . He was 52. Grulke was scheduled to undergo oral surgery this morning, August 13, and reportedly died of a ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Jay-Z, Mashable, Jared Leto Sightings: SXSWi Social Media Post-Mortem

    March 23, 2012 8:33 AM EDT Jay-Z and American Express generated some of the greatest social media activity during last week's SXSW Interactive conference. Those and other discoveries can be found in the 11-page "SXSW 2012 Social Media Buzz Report" by social m ...

  7. Cashmere Agency's Ryan Ford: SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Cashmere Agency's Ryan Ford @ SXSW . (Photo: Erika Ramirez) After moderating SXSW panel "From the Blocks to the Blogs," Cashmere Agency's Vice President Ryan Ford chatted with us of SXSW, from what he's looking forward to ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. SXSW Diary: How Ambreen Razaq of the Windish Agency Handles 15 Artists, Not Eating @ SXSW 2012

    March 15, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Ambreen Razaq is one of Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW diarists and an agency associate at the Windish Agency. This year she has fifteen artists playing the fest including Purity Ring, Friends,Tycho and Com Truise. This is her third SXSW. Ambreen ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. A Guide to Music at SXSW Interactive: Jay-Z, Flying Lotus, SoundCloud, Gigs, Parties, More

    March 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST SXSW Interactive has forged a reputation as not only a breeding ground for the hottest new tech companies and apps on the market (Hi Foursquare), but also as a place that can introduce the world to companies that can change the way humans interact ...

  17. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  18. Bob Marley, Mumford & Sons, Ginger Baker Docs to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

    February 01, 2012 4:38 PM EST Documentaries on Mumford & Sons' U.S. train tour, drummer Ginger Baker and the world of concert poster artists are among the films receiving their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival Conference in Austin, Texas this March. Kevin Mac ...

  19. Business Matters: SXSW 2011 Had $167 Million Impact on Austin

    August 23, 2011 7:19 PM EDT SXSW'S Multi-Million Dollar Trickle Down on Austin -- A new study puts the financial impact of 2011 South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals (SXSW) at $167 million -- $44.6 million of operational output (festiv ...

  20. Trailblazing Tejano Music Manager Antonio 'Tony' Ambriz Garza Dies At 73

    March 29, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Antonio "Tony" Ambriz Garza, who helped launch his sons' musical careers in Tejano music, which in turn helped launch other well-known musicians, died March 27 of natural causes. He was 73. Garza, whose health had declined in recent ...

  21. South By Southwest 2011 Was More Dangerous Than Usual: A Recap

    March 22, 2011 6:33 PM EDT The vast majority of the estimated 200,000 people who flocked to Austin for this year's South by Southwest festival played nice, patiently lining up to see buzz bands and keeping any drunken impulses under control. But a few people didn' ...

  22. South By Southwest: Execs Tell Their Favorite Places And Ways To Do Business

    March 22, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Despite its spring-break reputation, plenty of real business gets done at SXSW. Amid thousands of bands, tens of thousands of attendees and heaven knows how many thousands of gallons of alcohol served, you've got deals being made in every noo ...

  23. Kina Grannis SXSW Tour Diary: TV on the Radio, Charles Bradley, 'Community'

    March 19, 2011 10:11 AM EDT (Kina Grannis, one of .biz's SXSW diarists, got her start, like so many musicians these days, by posting her videos on the web. But what launched her career was entering and winning a contest that got her song "Message From Your Heart&qu ...

  24. CNN Makes Over Its Image With Diner, Bands, Beer At SXSW

    March 17, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Gold Motel rocks the CNN diner at South by Southwest on Wednesday (photo: Jason Gross) From the outside, the slowly rotating neon sign looks like a scene out of "Happy Days" -- but looking closer, you see nothing less than a major news o ...

  25. SXSW Interactive 2011: The News Beyond The Fluff

    March 17, 2011 11:47 AM EDT SXSWi 2011: Beyond the experiential. (Photo: Amy Price) SXSWi, the interactive portion of the annual SXSW conference, ended on Tuesday. Much -- perhaps too much -- was written about the experience of SXSWi and too little about the companies and th ...

  26. Scott Schumaker, of Bright Antenna Records, SXSW Diary: Look at That Foo Fighters Line!

    March 16, 2011 5:15 PM EDT (Scott Schumaker is managing Jedi for Bright Antenna Records . Tweet him: @brightantenna) Wednesday 3.16.11 The 16-passenger white van and trailer invasion began last night. It was a noticeable shift. Until 6:00 pm the Austin Conference Center was ...

  27. SXSW Central 2011

    March 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 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 vir ...

  28. Party Scene at SXSWi 2011: Who Needs Meet-Up Apps When You Have the Driskill?

    March 12, 2011 8:28 PM EST The Lobby Scene: At SXSWi NYC's Silicon Alley went to the Driskill Hotel Parties, may they be promotional events, drunken revelries or simply a group of people wandering down 6th Street, are an essential component of the SxSWi experience. If ...

  29. SXSW Pulls Record Numbers To Austin Fest

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For fans that crowded into Austin's streets, clubs and even churches last week, the South by Southwest Festival was about drinking a lot of beer, eating barbecue and hearing some of the world's hottest bands. But for music executives tha ...

  30. SXSW Recap: What Worked, What Didn't

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Interactive and Music Need to Overlap . Music industry people would benefit from spending time at SXSW during the conference’s interactive portion – and vice versa. There are stark differences between the two conferences. At the interactive con ...

  31. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

  32. Business Matters: Topspin, YouTube, AOL and more

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - GarJet predicts mobile apps will be worth more than the CD market by 2012, based on an app revenue estimate of $17.5 billion. There are a few predicted trends to note. First, app stores will account for less app revenue as direct-to-consumer sal ...

  33. @SXSW: Music Fest Kicks Off With All-Star Country-Blues Jam

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A day before its official start, this year's music portion of the South By Southwest festival got rolling on Tuesday (March 16) with an all-star country-rock and blues bash at La Zona Rosa celebrating Asleep at the Wheel leader and Texas musi ...

  34. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  35. 6 Questions With SXSW's Roland Swenson

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the tough economy forced Popkomm to call off its 2009 confab, this year's South by Southwest conference fared considerably better. Music registrations at SXSW, which was held March 13-22 in Austin, fell about 10% from last year, accordi ...

  36. Briefs: 'Premios Texas,' Frankie Negron, 'One Life To Live'

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- For the first time, the "Premios Texas" music awards show will get a national broadcast. The Austin Business Journal reports that Univision cable network Galavision will air the show on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The show, produced ...

  37. Tech Twitters Dominate Music Twitters At SXSW

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Twitter goes mainstream, is music as big a driver of Twitter traffic as other topics? Judging from the number of times SXSW was used in Twitter messages over the last few weeks, it's clear the technology camp uses Twitter with far greater ...

  38. SXSW 2009: Winners And Losers

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As this year's South By Southwest Conference winds down in Austin, Billboard takes a look at the winners and losers of the event. Winners: Twitter: Brevity is usually the soul of wit, but very few people define "omg sxsw rulez! this show ...

  39. SXSW Day 3: Metallica, Twitter Flood, Branding Hits And More

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica was the talk at South By Southwest on Friday, the event's third full day. The headbanging titans rolled into town to chat up their upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game and also to play a show at Stubb's which had fans lined up ...

  40. SXSW: Weathering The Storm

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Who knew throwing indie music festivals was a recession-proof business? "Certainly, the recession has had some impact," South by Southwest director Roland Swenson says. "As of the first of February, we're running about 10% behi ...

  41. 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage, news and analysis from the 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference, being held March 18 - 22 in Austin, Texas. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections March 22, 2009 - BillboardBiz Billboard editorial director Bill Werde reflects on this ...

  42. Quincy Jones To Deliver SXSW Keynote

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The organizers of the SXSW music conference announced that Quincy Jones will deliver a keynote address on March 19, 2009. Jones' current and upcoming projects include the recently released book "The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey and ...

  43. Latin Composer, Producer Luis Silva Dies

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Composer, producer and marketing and promotions veteran Luis Silva, one of the most enduring and endearing names in Latin music, died of a heart attack yesterday (Oct. 22) in Texas Silva was 65 years old but was an active, tireless advocate for La ...

  44. Spain All Set For SxSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish indie Armada is sailing into South By South West for the first time this week, with music biz and government backing. Until this year, Spain was the world's only major market without a stand at SxSW in Austin, Texas, but the Sound ...

  45. Conjunto Primavera Reveals Secret During Mexican Summit

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The secret to Conjunto Primavera's 30-year career was revealed today during a Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo at the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit, held at Los Angeles' Universal Hilton. The answer? A commitment to live perf ...

  46. Emo's, C3 Presents Partner On Talent Buys

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Emo's, the popular Austin, Texas, rock club that has booked indie, punk, electronica and underground music for the last 15 years, has signed a deal for C3 Presents to be exclusive talent buyer for national acts, effective today (July 2). C3 i ...

  47. Houston Rapper Big Hawk Shot To Death

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death last night (May 1) in Houston, police said. Hawk (real name: John Edward Hawkins) Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 200 ...

  48. Raybaw Nabs Rector

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves from BNA to head promotion dept. Jimmy Rector the longtime Southeast regional promoter at BNA Records, is exiting the label April 21 to join Raybaw Records as head of promotion. Additionally, Rector will be a partner in the Warner Bros.-affi ...

  49. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

  50. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

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