South by Southwest

  1. 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 ...

  2. Apple, Spotify, Pandora: Tech Invades Austin @ SXSWi 2011

    March 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST SXSWi 2011 Begins: Marissa Mayer VP of Consumer Products for Google on the mic. Since yesterday, thousands of people ranging from entrepreneurs with their URL'd t-shirts to buttoned-up executives to troll-like bloggers have shown up at the ba ...

  3. SXSW 2011: Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch

    March 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST Call it "Spring Break for Geeks" or "Shitshow" as you like, but SXSW remains an important convergence of innovators, tastemakers and press that can make or break a fledgling company's mainstream aspirations. Twitter and Fo ...

  4. Foursquare Unveils New Features -- Here's What They Mean For Music Fans

    March 09, 2011 1:56 PM EST Foursquare, the location "check-in" service that launched two years ago at SXSW, last night updated its service with a range of new features just in time to show them off at the same show again this year. They include: -- An "Explor ...

  5. App Attacks: Foursquare Teases New Features for SXSW; Rdio Expands to Roku

    February 24, 2011 1:21 PM EST Foursquare Teases New Features for SXSW The popular location-based check-in service Foursquare made a huge splash at SXSW two years ago, using the music festival as its coming out party. So it's not surprising that it plans to make waves agai ...

  6. Social iPhone App LoKast Gains Traction

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An iPhone app called LoKast from NearVerse which allows users to share content from phone-to-phone is starting to gain traction. We originally profiled LoKast in our SXSW preview issue , where the company launched. Since then, the company says the ...

  7. Panel Highlight: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Vs. Industry

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A rare appearance yesterday by The Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi highlighted the “Tomorrow Never Knows” panel debate in London . With Geoff Taylor, CEO of BPI, also on the panel, it was sure to be a point-counterpoint discussion. Music Ally ...

  8. Business Matters: UMG Pricing, Pandora, SXSW Winners and More

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Not all record store owners are going to be happy about Universal Music Video and Distribution 's new pricing scheme. Andy Schneidkraut, owner of Albums on the Hill in Boulder, Colorado is in the opposition. "They're suggesting I ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. @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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Twitter CEO Unveils Newest Feature, But Where’s The $?

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twitter was the undisputed king of SXSW three years ago when the service first broke out of obscurity during the multi-day event. Yesterday, the company’s CEO Evan Williams made his mark again, this time as a SXSW Interactive keynote, when he unve ...

  14. @SXSW: Mobile Content Sharing App Lokast Unveiled

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new mobile content sharing app called Lokast launched at the SXSW festival, from parent company NearVerse. The app allows people in the same local area - about 300 feet - to download content from one another so long as they both have the Lokast ...

  15. @SXSW: The New Brand Hot Spot

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over 11,000 attendees are expected to flock to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, drawn by the conference's growing reputation as a sort of Burning Man festival for digital technology. Among the armies of developers, techies and designers ...

  16. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Location Services Steal SXSW Spotlight

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Location-based social networking services ruled the discussion during the opening weekend of SXSW as they used the chaos of the festival to showcase their capabilities. With so much going on at once, knowing who is where at any given time helps th ...

  17. @SXSW: The Keys To Building and Monetizing Fanbases

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Building and monetizing fanbases can be done with simple tools and by thinking like a fan, said documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit at the SXSW panel, “Friends, Fans and Followers.” The panel was moderated by Scott Kirsner of the blog CinemaTech . ...

  18. @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 ...

  19. Business Matters: The Vitality Of The Album Format, 'American Idol,' EMI Christian and more

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Don't look now, but a few people are recognizing ...

  20. Infectious Goes Native

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie Infectious Records has signed L.A.-based alt-rock band Local Natives, which built a buzz after its SXSW appearance this year. The first release for Infectious in the U.K. will be the single "Camera Talk" on Oct. 19, followed b ...

  21. New Music Festival To Launch In Miami

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Miami will launch a music festival designed to promote and expose new and developing acts. The first "Miami Music Festival" will take place Dec. 10-12 in different clubs and venues in the city's Brickell and downtown are ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "If there's a recession, you wouldn't know about it at SXSW," said Jonathan McHugh, the music supervisor and movie producer most prominently connected to the "Saw" series. He was at the Saturday showcase for Chop Shop ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Strong International Presence At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists, record labels and other music companies from across Europe and from Australasia are attending this year's SXSW in Austin Texas. While the U.K., Mexico and Canada are the three-biggest countries outside the U.S. in the terms of the nu ...

  28. SXSW Day 2: Buzz Bands, Quincy Jones, Kanye West

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Austin is still full of the young, cool, and beautiful drinking their way through the hype machine, there are signs the recession has had an impact on the festival. Parties that offered lavish spreads last year have cut back to putting out b ...

  29. Can SXSW Serve As A Launching Pad For R&B Artists?

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South by Southwest (SXSW) was always at the back of indie urban artist Maya Azucena's mind. "As a do-it-yourself artist, I thought I should be there," the singer/songwriter says. "But either it didn't seem like the right m ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Decemberists, Gomez Give SXSW An Early Start

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An intimate club doubleheader by the Decemberists and Gomez gave the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference a soaring launch on Tuesday night in Austin, Texas. The annual affair formally starts today (March 18). The two groups, both promo ...

  32. Dozens Of U.K. Acts Set For SXSW

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 members of U.K. songwriters' collecting society PRS for Music will be performing at SXSW this year, with some British acts benefiting directly from the support of the society. Overall, the U.K. is the second biggest represented ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. U.K. Arts Scheme Sends 18 Acts To SXSW

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The British Music Abroad scheme will send 18 U.K. acts to annual music festival and conference South by South West (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, March 18 to 22. The scheme -- funded by U.K. Trade and Investment, British Underground on behalf of Arts Co ...

  35. Cilmi Among Biggest Australian SXSW Contingent

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Breakthrough pop artist Gabriella Cilmi and hotly tipped indie band the Temper Trap will lead Australia's biggest ever contingent to the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) this March. At deadline, 30 Aussie acts had committed to showcase at t ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Liverpool Sound City Deemed A Success

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Liverpool Sound City conference and music showcase event has been declared a "massive success" by its organizers, following the confab's culmination last weekend. From May 27-30, more than 200 bands staged concerts in ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. SXSW Taps Townshend For Keynote

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The annual South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, has selected the Who's Pete Townshend as its keynote speaker this coming March. Townshend will speak on the evening of the event's first day, Wednesday, March 14, 20 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Aussie Confab Eyes North American Festivals

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent AustralAsian Music Business Conference. Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent Austral ...

  43. Aussie Confab Eyes North American Festivals

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent AustralAsian Music Business Conference. Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent Austral ...

  44. The Beat

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts like the Go! Team. Read Melinda Newman's column. A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts lik ...

  45. The Beat

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts like the Go! Team. Read Melinda Newman's column. A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts lik ...

  46. The Beat

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read Melinda Newman's column. Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read M ...

  47. The Beat

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read Melinda Newman's column. Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read M ...

  48. U.K. Music To Impact SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By Southwest festival, set for March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded ...

  49. U.K. Music To Impact SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By Southwest festival, set for March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded ...

  50. The Beat

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. News Little R ...

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