Southwest Music

  1. Dave Grohl To Give Keynote at 2013 SXSW

    November 16, 2012 5:58 PM EST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dave Grohl may be taking a break from his band, but with the addition of an appearance at South By Southwest next spring 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year nonetheless. The often eloquent Foo Fighters frontman has signed on ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen to Be Keynote Speaker at South by Southwest 2012

    December 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival announced this morning that Bruce Springsteen will be keynote speaker for next year's event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Convention Center in Au ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. U.K. Gov't Announces Creative Industries Council To Support Music Biz

    March 23, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The U.K. government today (March 23) announced the launch of a Creative Industries Council (CIC) that is being hailed by the country's music industry. The plan was made public by George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, during the ann ...

  8. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's ...

  9. @SXSW: Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up Friday

    March 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs an ...

  10. @SXSW: Smokey Robinson Delivers Keynote

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Smokey Robinson delivered the keynote address on Thursday (March 18) for this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, entertaining a bleary-eyed crowd of attendees with stories about meeting Berry Gordy, starting Mot ...

  11. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  12. @SXSW: Cheap Trick Lays Out Future Plans

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheap Trick is contemplating another run of full-album shows, similar to what the veteran band did during the late '90s. During a public interview Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, frontman Robin Zander acknowledge ...

  13. @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 ...

  14. Devo Suit Up For Action At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is "back in a serious way" and is spreading the word to that effect this week at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference. "It was now or never," Gerald Casale told Billboard.biz during a press conference on Thu ...

  15. Jane's Addiction At SXSW, Drop Two Free New Tracks

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction is releasing two new studio tracks online today (March 20) via Ninja2009.com , the tour site for the forthcoming co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails. The two studio cuts available for free download are "Chip Away&quo ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 10 Acts To Watch At SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the artists who descend on Texas for this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will soon step up to greater success. Here are 10 who will get some attention. AIDS Wolf When people apply the label "noise rock" to Montrea ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. SXSW Day II: Deerhunter, Besnard Lakes Steal The Night

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The psychedelic rock of Deerhunter and the classic rock stylings of Besnard Lakes were centerpieces on the second night of music showcases at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas. As crowds descended upon Sixth Street -- ...

  21. SXSW: Byrne Asks Record Labels For Help

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne called on record labels to remove DRM on digital files and shift from manufacturing and distribution companies to more closely resemble marketing firms in the face of increasing digital album sales. Byrne ...

  22. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  23. Spoon, Allen, The Pipettes Usher In SXSW

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Minimalist alt-rockers Spoon unveiled songs from its new album, ramshackle folk-pop collective Beirut flashed some accordion prowess and modern girl group the Pipettes set out to prove its old-fashioned pop transcended shtick status. So began the ...

  24. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced in the early 1970s via music intended for " ...

  25. Indie Execs Open SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The opening panel at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, today (March 14) saw such indie label execs as Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy and New West founder Cameron Strang debating potential new models for indie labels ...

  26. Willie Nelson Partners To Launch Label

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has partnered with longtime manager Mark Rothbaum and veteran producer/label exec James Stroud on Pedernales Records. The official announcement is expected Friday (March 16) at the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference. " ...

  27. Buzz Bound

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Among the legions of acts booked for this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival March 14-18 in Austin, here are 10 that people will talk about, as profiled by Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Mich ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Folk Alliance Selects New Executive Director

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Louis Jay Meyers to assume position June 1. Non-profit organization the Folk Alliance has selected Louis Jay Meyers as its new executive director. Meyers will replace the outgoing Phyllis Barney, who will step down on June 1. Barney has held her p ...

  30. U.S. Indies Eye New Trade Organization

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent labels and distributors in the United States are taking exploratory steps to found a new trade organization, styled along the lines of the U.K.'s Assn. of Independent Music (AIM). Independent labels and distributors in the United ...

  31. Publishers Target Versatile Music Catalogs

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music publishers are increasingly looking for catalogs that have the potential to be exploited in other areas of entertainment, such as film and TV synchronization rights, commercials and ring tones. AUSTIN, TEXAS--Music publishers are increasingl ...

  32. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. The Indies

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A preview of some noteworthy indie-label showcases during the South by Southwest Music Conference. A preview of some noteworthy indie-label showcases during the South by Southwest Music Conference. News ...

  35. The Indies

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST A preview of some noteworthy indie-label showcases during the South by Southwest Music Conference. A preview of some noteworthy indie-label showcases during the South by Southwest Music Conference. News ...

  36. The Beat

    March 15, 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 ...

  37. Words & Music

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI's "Songwriters Way With Words" panel at the South by Southwest Music Conference will feature Charlotte Martin, who will also perform at the confab. BMI's "Songwriters Way With Words" panel at the South by Southwes ...

  38. Dwight Yoakam Heads To New West

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica, Calif.-based Americana label New West Records has signed Dwight Yoakam. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Americana label New West Records has signed Dwight Yoakam. The label debut by the country singer, whose most recent album "Popula ...

  39. South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credits

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) will offer continuing legal education (CLE) panels in Austin, Texas, March 19-20. The South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) will offer continuing legal education (CLE) panels in Austin, Texas, Ma ...

  40. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  41. Little Richard To Keynote SXSW

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. He replaces former Arista Records president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid as the keynote Little Richard will deliver the keyn ...

  42. Little Richard To Keynote SXSW

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. He replaces former Arista Records president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid as the keynote Little Richard will deliver the keyn ...