Alumni

The SXSW® Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Discover past SXSW speakers, Showcasing Artists, filmmakers, actors, industry leaders and more.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

Congratulations to SXSW Music Alumni Nominated for 2015 Grammys

Written by Rory Burbeck

The SXSW Music Conference and Festival wants to congratulate the more than 70 alumni artists and speakers nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last week! The nominees, which were announced this past Friday, December 5, include a large number of our former showcasing artists and conference speakers...

Friday, Dec 5, 2014

Video Spotlight: Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas at SXSW Music 2014

Written by Ali Killian

After a 10-year hiatus, Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur reunited in 2011 to bring back Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas. The Argentine duo lay out funky hip-hop tracks that have earned them lots of attention since their debut in 1991.

Last year they stopped by SXSW for a few shows...

Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Video Spotlight: A Discussion with Melissa Etheridge

Written by Rory Burbeck

Perceptions about artist-brand partnerships and sync licensing have shifted quite a bit over the last 20 years.

The topic was discussed in detail at the 2014 SXSW Music Conference with singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and three more powerful women who work in the sync licensing field. The quartet of speakers talk...

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