South By Southwest Music News

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Introducing iBeacon Technology at SXSW 2015

Written by Michael Brown

SXSW will be using iBeacon™ technology this March with the official SXSW GO® mobile app. Using Bluetooth LE technology, the app incorporates beacon zones to provide attendees with a comprehensive view of other attendees in the vicinity, inspiring more meaningful connections. The beacons will also provide useful event messages...

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Straight from the Source: Creative Hacks from Automotive UX & Design

Written by Tessa Meriwether

Creative drive: it’s something we all share, and Mazda’s no stranger to it either. In fact, they have a term for it: obsessive engineering. We invited three top Mazda employees, representing user experience, tech and design, to share their creative processes, sources of inspiration and approaches to problem solving....

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

SXSW Music Weekly Round-Up: Of Montreal, Mannie Fresh & More Confirmed

Written by Rory Burbeck

Time is just flying by! We’re now less than six weeks away from the SXSW Music Conference and Festival, and new speakers and showcasing artists keep flowing in. This week we added 90+ artists, bringing our official total (so far) up to about 1,250, along with a handful of...

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Will Butler Confirmed for Song Exploder Live Podcast at SXSW Music

Written by Rory Burbeck

The Song Exploder is coming to the 2015 SXSW Music Conference for a special live podcast with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler! During the show, which is produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, Will Butler will take apart his songs, piece by piece, and tell the story of how they were made....

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Downtown Rooms at the JW Marriott Still Available for Music

Written by Emily Lively

Downtown Austin hotels historically sell out very quickly for SXSW and this year is no exception, but the brand new JW Marriott Austin gives registrants an exciting housing option for March 2015. Located just 3 blocks from the Convention Center, this upscale property features elegant, oversized rooms, multiple restaurants and...