South by Southwest

  1. Netflix Nabs Rights to SXSW Documentary 'Print the Legend'

    March 26, 2014 8:05 PM EDT Netflix has acquired the rights to documentary Print the Legend after its award-winning debut at SXSW.  The film, which chronicles the rapid rise of 3D printing, will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year and will be available to stream ...

  2. American Authors, Betty Who, Phox, Rock BMI/Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW

    March 15, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Boasting perhaps the most stellar lineup in its seven-year history, BMI and Billboard's Acoustic Brunch on the lawn of at the Four Seasons kept the mimosas flowing just as steadily as the hit tunes. American Authors, currently at No. 16 on th ...

  3. MusicMetric Presents 2014 SXSW Trending Tracker

    March 14, 2014 10:51 AM EDT The folks at MusicMetric have once again put together an interactive widget that shows which acts are the most-talked about at SXSW. In addition to conversation on Twitter, this year’s chart look at conversations on Tumblr. "The MusicMetric S ...

  4. SXSW: Spandau Ballet Says South by Southwest Accident 'Is an Absolute Tragedy'

    March 13, 2014 6:33 PM EDT During a Q&A at South by Southwest on Thursday afternoon, Spandau Ballet addressed the fatal car accident of the previous night, which resulted in two deaths and 23 people injured. Speaking to the crowd gathered at the Austin Convention Center ...

  5. Two Dead As Car Plows Into SXSW Crowd, 23 Injured, 5 Critically (Updated)

    March 13, 2014 1:00 PM EDT A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said. Exene Cervenka o ...

  6. SXSW Executive Strategies - Glassnote's Daniel Glass: 'My Son Got Me an Electric Bike Last Year '

    March 12, 2014 11:24 AM EDT Related Articles SXSW Executive Strategies - Def Jam's Sickamore: 'When You’re Down There It’s Very Intimate in a Way' SXSW Executive Strategies - Tom Windish: 'We Have 121 Artists This Year' SXSW Executive Strategies - Mo ...

  7. 'What's Your Cut?' Neil Young's Pono Talk at SXSW Gets Awkward

    March 11, 2014 8:21 PM EDT In Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW, Neil Young presented his final thesis -- or, perhaps more accurately, an oddly altruistic sales pitch -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation cent ...

  8. SXSWi Q&A: Pandora’s Heidi Browning Talks Continued Growth, Working with Large Brands

    March 10, 2014 6:25 PM EDT As the senior VP of strategic solutions for Pandora, Heidi Browning oversees the company’s advertising growth in ways that would be less-than-obvious to consumers, from Taco Bell boxes to organizing concerts in Denver with Tokimonsta and her fans ...

  9. The $1 Million Buy-In: Blue Chip Brands Flock to SXSW

    March 07, 2014 2:30 PM EST Samsung Launches Mobile Radio Service Milk Music Ahead of SXSW Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In For every one of Scott McNearney’s 14 years working for South by Southwest, the festival’s spo ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In

    March 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga is heading to South By Southwest after all. After reports last week that the singer was denied a permit to perform at the Doritos 56-foot vending machine-shaped #BoldStage on the corner of Austin’s 5th and Red River Streets, the “Artpop” ...

  12. #SXSW Instagr.am: Check Out the Photos You Sent Us!

    March 17, 2013 5:15 AM EDT HEAD HERE TO SEE ALL OUR INSTAGRAM GALLERIES: Our new audience-generated Instagr.am gallery got a bumper crop of photos from #SXSW this year -- check out pics of Scooter Braun, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Grohl, Raekwon, Usher Pharrell, the Flaming Li ...

  13. Richard Thompson Discusses Songwriting, New Album at SXSW

    March 17, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Richard Thompson sat down with Grammy Foundation VP Scott Goldman to discuss songwriting, his fine new album, "Electric," and how he developed his guitar style in a Songwriter Session at the Austin Convention Center on Friday. He playe ...

  14. 'A Band Called Death,' 'The Punk Syndrome' Win SXSW Film Audience Awards

    March 16, 2013 5:50 PM EDT "A Band Called Death,"  Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett's film about the punk progenitors Death, received the audience award in the 24 Beats per Second category at the SXSW Film Festival on Saturday. All Our SXSW Cover ...

  15. SXSW Q&A: Merlin CEO Charles Caldas on Distribution, Streaming, BBQ and Music

    March 15, 2013 5:20 PM EDT =A gathering of thousands of musicians is a good place to find the CEO of a global rights agency that represents independent music companies in over 25 countries. Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin, the nearly five-year-old network that represents ...

  16. Backbeat: C.C. Adcock & Dege Legg Hit Austin For ‘James Booker’ World Premiere at SXSW

    March 15, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Musician and producer C.C. Adcock, right above, and musician-writer Dege Legg came to Austin from Lafayette, La., to check out the world premiere of the documentary "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" Thursday afternoo ...

  17. Consumer Data Shows Old Ways Still Most Profitable, SXSW Panel Says

    March 14, 2013 10:19 PM EDT In a panel led by representatives of EMI’s Global Insights department at SXSW Thursday, researchers poured cold water on what you might call the irrational exuberance of the digital music industry (not to mention SXSW attendants).   Independen ...

  18. SXSW Panel: Pitchfork’s Schreiber, Hollywood Bowl’s Rees, and More on State of Music Curation

    March 14, 2013 10:07 PM EDT With more ways than ever to discover, consume and create music, those who excel at filtering the flood are enjoying increasing amounts of capital -- both cultural and financial. Fenway Recordings founder Mark Kates gathered a team of influential ...

  19. Yahoo Announces Music Tour Featuring Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Others

    March 14, 2013 8:42 PM EDT UPDATED: The summer's 21-date traveling festival will include appearances by special guests Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Trey Songz. Yahoo! made a big announcement at South by Southwest's Interactive portion in Austin, saying ...

  20. Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music Reps Debates the Merits of Subscription Music Streaming at SXSW

    March 14, 2013 8:26 PM EDT With the rapid growth of platforms like Spotify and Deezer -- and white hot rumors of competing offerings emanating from the likes of Apple and Google -- it’s no surprise that the rise of music streaming subscription services is some of the most ...

  21. Downtown Music’s Josh Deutsch Talks ‘Harlem Shake’ Success, Future Business Plans at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, Downtown Music -- which comprises Downtown Records, Downtown Publishing and other businesses -- announced that it was selling its records division to founders Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, who would run the business independen ...

  22. Five Questions with Live Nation Labs' Eric Garland at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Eric Garland doesn't attend many industry conferences now that he's GM of Live Nation Labs, but he came to SXSW 2013 to see family and friends, talked on a panel about artist revenue streams and ended with a good story about two indust ...

  23. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad on the Company’s Past, Present and Future at SXSW

    March 12, 2013 10:44 PM EDT There was no shortage of news to discuss Tuesday when Pandora CTO Tom Conrad sat down for a one-on-one panel with TechCrunch’s MG Siegler on the last day of SXSW Interactive at the Austin Convention Center. The Internet radio giant recently lost ...

  24. SXSW 2013: Deadmau5, Kat Von D, Surfer Blood at the Sonos Studio

    March 12, 2013 8:51 PM EDT Sonos is getting some attention for putting on one of the coolest experiences at SXSW. Located down an alley near the Convention Center, the Sonos Studio is a large compound that includes a courtyard, a performance stage, two houses and an inter ...

  25. Kim Dotcom at SXSW: Megabox Online Music Service Could Launch in Next Six Months

    March 11, 2013 9:18 PM EDT Kim Dotcom joined SXSW Interactive via Skype on Monday to talk about Hollywood's outdated business model and the U.S. government's role in the attack in his cyberlocker site, Megaupload. The Internet entrepreneur turned folk hero was a ...

  26. SXSW Keynote: Ouya Founder/CEO Julie Uhrman Dishes on New Gaming Console

    March 11, 2013 8:34 PM EDT Above: Ouya Founder/CEO Julie Uhrman with interviewer Joshua Topolsky of the Verge. At SXSW, everybody loves a good disruptor -- the next killer app or service that promises to make waves in an industry. In a keynote interview Monday afternoon a ...

  27. EvntLive Co-Founders Talk Future of Live Concert Streaming at SXSW

    March 11, 2013 7:44 PM EDT SXSW is filled with Internet startups trying to disrupt or rethink an aspect of popular culture, but few have their goals set as high as EvntLive . The Redwood City, Calif-based company, set to launch in open beta in mid-April, is bringing liv ...

  28. SXSW Panel Offers Advice to Hopeful Web Series Creators

    March 08, 2013 9:34 PM EST “Don’t ask anyone’s permission.” That was the recurring theme of a panel on creating successful video content online Friday evening at the Palmer Events Center during the kickoff of this year’s South by Southwest. Each of the panelists served as ...

  29. The SXSW Social Scoop

    March 08, 2013 3:28 PM EST Billboard brings you a multi-platform compendium of all of the top tweets, pictures, video, and social media postings from SXSW daily -- all in one place, updated throughout the day so you get the latest news on what's happening in Austin. ...

  30. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging tec ...

  31. SXSW: This Year's Standout Brands

    March 08, 2013 12:49 PM EST The branding of South by Southwest 2012 sometimes reached art-and-­commerce proportions so grandiose and surreal, Andy Warhol would have been proud. Lil Wayne dropped by to film a live commercial for Mountain Dew, Doritos erected a stage in the ...

  32. Business Matters: Has Crowdfunding Stolen Direct-to-Fan’s Thunder?

    March 06, 2013 9:12 PM EST Crowdfunding is one of the more dominant topics of this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, which takes place March 8 through 17. The SXSW website lists 21 panels just with the word Kickstarter, including one panel with A ...

  33. SXSW: Festival Expects 28,000 Attendees With or Without a 'Highlight'

    March 06, 2013 5:30 PM EST South by Southwest is expecting a crowd of 28,000 for the Interactive portion of its 11-day tech, film and music festival, Adweek reports. That's 3,500 attendees more than in 2012, and 9,000 greater that what showed up two years ago. Whoa, ...

  34. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Heads to SXSW with Stacked Concert in Tow

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Dave Grohl isn’t just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert to Austin that same evening with an exclusive Thursday-concert, “Sound City Players at SXSW,” at Stubb’s. The concert will be ...

  35. Exclusive: Taco Bell Teams With Passion Pit, Twitter For SXSW Showcase, 'Rockumentary'

    February 27, 2013 7:53 PM EST Taco Bell is teaming up with Twitter and filmmaker Sam Jones (Wilco’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”) for a first-of-its-kind “Rockumentary,” “Feed The Beat: SXSW 2013,” at South By Southwest on March 11. The project will feature performances b ...

  36. Recording Academy Links with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda to Extend Grammy Experience With Social Campaign

    February 08, 2013 10:35 PM EST Left to Right: Evan Greene, chief marketing officer of the Recording Academy; Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park; Steve Shannon, VP of marketing for Hyundai Motor America. Looking to extend the Grammy experience beyond Sunday’s extravaganza awards show ...

  37. Green Day, Chicago Blues, 'Sound City’ to Screen at SXSW

    January 31, 2013 3:01 PM EST SXSW will screen the world premieres of two films about Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day as well as films about the racial mix in the 1960s Chicago blues world, Burning Man and the travels of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. In addit ...

  38. Clive Davis To Speak At SXSW

    January 22, 2013 6:11 PM EST Clive Davis will speak at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival on Thursday March 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. the festival announced today. His speech comes shortly after the release of his new autobiography "The Soun ...

  39. Napster, Beatles Docs to Premiere at SXSW

    January 16, 2013 6:38 PM EST SXSW has released the names of a few titles that will be screened during its Film Conference and Festival, March 8-16 in Austin, Texas. Among the music-oriented films so far are Alex Winter's documentary on the rise and fall of Napster, " ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, More Rock MTV/CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Killer Mike on stage at the studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Dan Rys) With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV 's digital entities -- MTV Hive , mtvU , the recently-launched ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Inaudible Frequencies, InConcert Amp'd, And More -- 5 Apps That Are Changing Live Music

    June 26, 2012 2:09 PM EDT The Flaming Lips hacked FM radio as part of their boombox experiments, which started in the '90s. Smartphones are better than FM radios. The Flaming Lips blew us away in the '90s, when they invited the crowd onto the stage as part of the ...

  44. NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean On 2012's Interdisciplinary Fest: From Raekwon to Irvine Welsh to Rocket Hub

    June 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The interdisciplinary-minded NXNE co-founder Andy McLean on the pitch. Since its start 18 years ago in Toronto, North By Northeast (NXNE) has developed into a fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that works as a platform for the ...

  45. Music Matters Conference Recap: Troy Carter; Spotify; The Rise of Asian Music Fests

    June 01, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter delivering the keynote address at the Music Matters conference in Singapore. (Photo: Crowded Studios) Music Matters , Asia's premiere music conference, held another successful edition, its 8th, digging into subst ...

  46. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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, ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. SXSWi's Growth in Attendance, Social Activity in One Big Infographic

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT For the past few years, Dallas-based digital marketers Agency Entourage have compiled information on some of the social and digital aspects of the SXSW Interactive festival, including its rapid and massive growth. They've tracked attendance, ...

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