SXSW Music Conference

Photos (clockwise): Big Sean & Elliott Wilson (Amanda Stronza), Snoop Dogg (Michael Buckner/Getty Images), Paul Krugman & Win Butler (Amanda Stronza), Chuck D (Way Tao Shing/Getty Images), Wynonna Judd (Tim Strauss), Building the Beat (Amanda Stronza)

Every March in Austin, Texas, the SXSW Music and Media Conference aims to educate and inspire musicians and those who work with them. Whether you're a grizzled music biz vet or a wide-eyed newbie, you'll find great discussions and unique opportunities to meet people who can help advance your ambitions.

The dates for the next SXSW Music Conference are March 15-19, 2016. For a taste of what's offered at the conference, check out highlights from past SXSW speakers at the official SXSW SoundCloud page and the official SXSW YouTube Channel. For lists of notable past speakers, take a look at our Keynote page and Alumni page, or flip through 30 Years of SXSW.

Public voting for 2016 SXSW PanelPicker® proposals opens Monday, August 10 and closes Friday, September 4.

Registration and hotel booking for SXSW 2016 are now open. Sign up for weekly and monthly SXSW newsletters for event details as they are announced.

Photos (clockwise from top left):
Big Sean & Elliott Wilson by Amanda Stronza
Snoop Dogg by Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Paul Krugman & Win Butler by Amanda Stronza
Chuck D by Way Tao Shing/Getty Images
Wynonna Judd by Tim Strauss
Young Guru, KLC, Just Blaze & Mannie Fresh by Amanda Stronza