1. Ariana Grande Rules Billboard Artist 100, Lil Nas X Debuts

    March 27, 2019 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Only Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd have spent more weeks at No. 1 than Grande. Ariana Grande  logs her 12th total week at No. 1 on the  Billboard Artist 100 , continuing her reign as the top musical act in the U.S. (on the chart dated March 30) ...

  2. Austin Police Promise Tighter Security After Shootings Near 2019 SXSW Festival

    March 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin’s police chief is pledging more security for the city’s entertainment district following multiple shootings over the weekend as the South by Southwest Festival drew to a close. The  Austin American-Statesman  reports officers responded to thr ...

  3. Ariana Grande's Director, Vevo Discuss the Power of Music Videos at SXSW: 'You Should Be Filming Everything'

    March 15, 2019 8:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Many of the past year's biggest pop culture moments have one thing in common: They revolved around music videos. There was Drake ’s “God’s Plan" video, where the rapper embarked on a million-dollar donation spree -- and inspired a meme in ...

  4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Collaborating With Logic For New YouTube Special On 'Kimmel': Watch

    March 15, 2019 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (March 14) to talk about tapping Grammy-nominated Logic for a new project that will premiere at SXSW. Gordon-Levitt briefly talked about his career as a child actor, as host Jimmy K ...

  5. Amanda Palmer Plays Epic Set at SXSW

    March 15, 2019 2:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 The typical South By Southwest showcase performance is a short burst -- 40 minutes, maybe, an attention-stirring sampling of what an act is capable of. But Amanda Palmer has no interest in being typical.    The former Dresden Dolls member’s performa ...

  6. Khalid Delivers Tasty Set for Uber Eats at SXSW

    March 15, 2019 2:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 After stylish meals curated earlier in the wek by Roy Choi and David Chang, Uber Eats’ South By Southwest installation in Austin’s glammed-up former La Zona Rosa turned itself over to chicken nuggets, fries and chocolate chip cookies from McDonald’s ...

  7. SXSW 2019: Midland Premiere Two New Songs at Recording Academy's Annual Block Party

    March 15, 2019 2:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Midland gave some of the music industry a preview of what’s coming on the country group’s second album during a performance at the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy’s annual South By Southwest Block Party.    The group, which hails from Drippin ...

  8. EMPIRE's Ghazi, Rolling Loud's Tariq Cherif & More Dissect Hip-Hop's Dominance at SXSW

    March 14, 2019 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Right now, hip-hop is everywhere: From the Hot 100 , where it has essentially swapped spots with pop as the most dominant genre; to festivals like the rap-focused Rolling Loud;  fashion week runways and even the Super Bowl halftime show, where Travi ...

  9. Is Today's A&R Based on Data or Gut Instinct? Reps From Atlantic, Kobalt & More Weigh In at SXSW

    March 14, 2019 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Island Records associate director of A&R  Alyssa Castiglia 's biggest pet peeve is when people say the internet will mark the death of her field. "It’s such a multifaceted role and I don’t think people give it enough credit for that,&q ...

  10. Wrangler Builds on Brand's Legacy in Music Launching ICONS Collection at SXSW

    March 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following a successful Freddie Mercury-inspired campaign, the latest styles will harken back to iconic rockers more broadly. After the successful launch of the Freddie Mercury-inspired "Bohemian Rhapsody" Collection in November 2018, jeans ...

  11. Shirley Manson & CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry Talk #MeToo Movement, Female Representation at Festivals at SXSW

    March 14, 2019 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Garbage bandleader Shirley Manson and CHVRCHES vocalist  Lauren Mayberry first met through mutual friends at a pub in Los Angeles two years ago. The two instantly clicked: Both are Scottish singers who were asked to join all-male rock bands, then we ...

  12. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Play Tight, Career-Spanning Set at SXSW

    March 14, 2019 2:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 There was something appropriate about Edie Brickell & New Bohemians starting their South By Southwest set Wednesday night with “Tell Me” and it’s refrain about “waiting so long for this happy day.” The 55-minute show at St. David’s Historic Sanc ...

  13. Ray Benson Rounds Up Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett, Collective Soul's Ed Roland and More for Annual SXSW Birthday Bash

    March 13, 2019 3:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 If it was Tuesday night at South By Southwest it was time for Ray Benson to have a birthday party -- something the Texas music icon and Asleep at the Wheel leader has been doing for the past 19 years. It was, as usual, a good time for a good cause - ...

  14. Black Pumas Release Soulful Single 'Fire', Sign with ATO Records

    March 06, 2019 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 The duo will soon hit SXSW stages. After announcing they’ve signed with ATO Records, Black Pumas released their soulful R&B single “Fire,” premiering on Billboard today (March 6). The groovy track, with an enticing guitar riff and punchy horns r ...

  15. Bleachers, Big Boi, Lukas Nelson & More to Perform at Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Festival: Exclusive

    March 06, 2019 10:22 AM EST 0 0 0 If it's nearly time for South By Southwest, then it's time for Rachael Ray to throw a party -- and, as usual, a big one at that. Ray will host her 12th annual Feedback Festival from March 14-16 during SXSW in Austin, culminating in the fre ...

  16. Saint PHNX, Minke, Walker Lukens & More Set For Bud Light Dive Bar at SXSW 2019

    March 06, 2019 9:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Though its high-profile collaboration with The Roots will not be part of this year's South By Southwest, Anheuser-Busch is returning to the festival for a fourth year with its Bud Light Dive Bar, a two-day event that will be dedicated to up-and ...

  17. SXSW 2019: Fader Fort Reveals Initial Lineup of Megan Thee Stallion, Charly Bliss & More, Plus First-Ever Panels

    March 05, 2019 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 With SXSW around the corner, the annual Fader Fort is gearing up for its 17th consecutive edition at the Austin festival, featuring a three-day lineup of live programming from March 13 through 15.  On the initial bill of Fort performers: Houston rap ...

  18. Lil Peep's 'Everybody's Everything' Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

    March 04, 2019 12:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Peep 's estate looks to carry on the legacy of the eccentric genre-blending artist with a poignant documentary detailing Peep's life and impact during his brief period in the music industry. On Sunday (March 3), Peep's Instagram a ...

  19. SXSW Announces More Featured Speakers, Including Keynote From Spotify, Gimlet & Anchor Execs

    February 27, 2019 6:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Filmmaker PJ Raval will deliver another keynote, with other guests including author Safi Bahcall, journalist Katie Couric and entrepreneur/model Ashley Graham. South by Southwest Conference and Festival (SXSW) announced the final round of keynote an ...

  20. SXSW Adds Democratic Presidential Candidates to 2019 Lineup

    February 25, 2019 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Senators Amy Klobuchar & Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro are among the speakers joining SXSW's Conversations About America's Future series. The festival on Monday morning (Feb. 24) ...

  21. Brandi Carlile, David Byrne & T Bone Burnett Among Newly Announced SXSW Keynote & Featured Speakers

    February 12, 2019 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 South by Southwest announced more keynotes and featured speakers today (Feb. 12). Among those giving keynotes are award-wining producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett and a conversation with Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of Beastie Boys ...

  22. SXSW's Korea Spotlight Announces Lineup Featuring iKON, Chung Ha, XXX & More

    January 28, 2019 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 As in years past, SXSW will be seeing several Korean artists descend on Austin for the annual Korea Spotlight event. Presented by the Korea Creative Content Agency, an affiliate of South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the 2019 ...

  23. Rick Rubin Showtime Docuseries to Debut at SXSW

    January 16, 2019 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 An upcoming Showtime docuseries about legendary producer and label boss Rick Rubin will debut at the SXSW festival in March. The work-in-progress series, directed by Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville ( 20 Feet From Stardom ) and tentatively titl ...

  24. Bozoma Saint John, Olivia Wilde, A$AP Rocky Among Newly Announced SXSW Keynote & Featured Speakers

    January 15, 2019 5:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA will also join the conference. South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced on Tuesday (Jan. 15) new keynote and additio ...

  25. Jordan Peele's 'Us' to Premiere as Opening Film at SXSW

    January 08, 2019 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Jordan Peele’s Us , his anticipated follow-up to Get Out , will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday (Jan. 8)that Us  will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele ...

  26. SXSW Announces Second Wave of 2019 Performers

    November 28, 2018 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Deerhunter, Mr. Eazi, Jerry Paper and hundreds of other acts are headed to Austin, Texas, this spring. South by Southwest announced its second wave of 2019 music performers on Wednesday (Nov. 28), unveiling nearly 250 new acts set to take the stage ...

  27. KARD Talks SXSW, International Fame & New Plans: Exclusive

    March 15, 2018 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 These K-pop stars are garnering fame far beyond their homeland. Since becoming internationally loved for their infectious hooks and thumping electronic-dancehall sound, KARD has enjoyed some major moments. The co-ed K-pop group has sold out shows in ...

  28. Budweiser Rocked SXSW With First Ever Country Music Showcase Featuring Headliners Kane Brown, Elle King and Old Crow Medicine Show

    March 14, 2018 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Presented by The culture of country music thrives in Texas! Budweiser gave SXSW the southern treatment by transforming Austin's Fair Market into a full-blown club. The immersive Budweiser Country Club hosted over 2,500 festival attendees on Mar ...

  29. SXSW 2018: Fader Fort Reveals New Location, Initial Lineup of SOB X RBE, Soccer Mommy, More

    March 06, 2018 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's March already and SXSW is right around the corner, which means that the annual Fader Fort is returning for its 17th edition, running from March 14 through March 16. And for the second straight year, the Fort will be in a new location: 1501 ...

  30. Watch Adele Perform to A Near-Empty Room at SXSW in 2007

    February 28, 2018 4:18 AM EST 0 0 0 Remember when Adele played SXSW way back in 2007? Probably not. Actually, you weren’t there. Almost no one caught the show.  Before she was a superstar, the British singer joined hundreds of other hopefuls in Austin, Texas for the annual music feast ...

  31. SXSW 2017: The Big Brands Are Pulling Back, And Maybe That's a Good Thing

    March 10, 2017 8:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Samsung is out. Spotify, Fader Fort, Bud Light and others have scaled back. And South By Southwest’s most exclusive after-party, the Illmore, is no more.  With around 350 sponsored events set for Austin in coming days -- roughly 100 fewer than were ...

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