Past SXSW Music Conference Speakers

Blondie Interview at SXSW 2014

Artists, music supervisors, branding executives, digital media gurus, activists, label owners, festival bookers, bloggers, publicists, legends and youngsters all have a say at SXSW. Here are some notable speakers from recent years:

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Past Speakers A-D
Past Speakers E-L
Past Speakers M-R
Past Speakers S-Z

Past Speakers A-D

Sean "Diddy" Combs at SXSW 2014 50 Cent
Ken Abdo, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Paul Adams, Bang The Drum
Nic Adler, The Roxy Theatre
Dave Allen, Beats Music
Dave Alvin
Rusty Anderson
Rod Argent, The Zombies
Ian Astbury, The Cult
Martin Atkins, Tour:Smart
Kevin Augunas, Fairfax Recordings
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Al Bell
William Bell
Richard Bengloff, The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
Jason Bentley, KCRW
Nils Bernstein, Matador Records
Boche Billions, The Billions Corporation
Ben Blackwell, Third Man Records
Just Blaze
Blondie
PJ Bloom, Black Magnetic
Colin Blunstone, The Zombies
Scott Booker, Hellfire Enterprises Ltd
Drumma Boy, Drum Squad
Cortez Bryant, The Blueprint Group
Eric Burdon
Jordan Burger, Fleming Artists
Syd Butler, Frenchkiss Records
Gary Calamar, GO Music Services
Rodney Crowell at SXSW 2014 Judy Cantor-Navas, Billboard
Ashley Capps, AC Entertainment
Matthew Caws, Nada Surf
Chamillionaire
Dan Charnas
Edoardo Chavarin, NACO USA LLC
Cheap Trick
Karen Civil, Always Civil Enterprise
Danny Clinch
George Clinton
Jarvis Cocker
Jonathan Cohen, The Tonight Show
Warren Cohen, VH1
Bootsy Collins
Jason Colton, Red Light Management
Sean Combs, Bad Boy Entertainment
Tom Conrad, Pandora
M Shawn Crahan, Slipknot
Larry Crane, Tape Op/Jackpot! Recording
Rodney Crowell
Ice Cube, Cube Vision
Britt Daniel, Spoon/Divine Fits
Jonathan Daniel, Crush Music Media Management
Clive Davis, Sony Music
Jonathan Demme
Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions
Tom DeSavia, Notable Music Co
Deadmau5
Depeche Mode
Devo
Dez Dickerson, Pavilion Entertainment
John Doe, The John Doe Corporation
Thomas Dolby, Lost Toy People Inc
Donovan
G-Eazy
George Drakoulias
Duran Duran
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Past Speakers E-L

Melissa Etheridge at SXSW 2014 Steve Earle
East Bay Ray, Dead Kennedys
Martin Elbourne, The Great Escape Festival
Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago
Bob Emmer, Shout! Factory
Donnie Estopinal, Disco Donnie Presents
Melissa Etheridge
Shawn Fanning, Airtime
Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions
Javier Farfan, PepsiCo
Fat Joe
Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz and the Tantrums
Bill Flanagan, MTV Networks
Jana Fleishman, Roc Nation
Bruce Flohr, Red Light Management
Leslie Fram, CMT
Big Freedia
David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine
Daryl Friedman, GRAMMYs
Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard
Trevor Gale, SESAC
Gloria Gaynor, GLOLO LLC
Gilberto Gil
Scott Gillmore, Emmis Communications
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group
Karen Glauber, Hits Magazine
Jordan Glazier, Eventful Inc
Danny Goldberg, Gold Village Entertainment
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl
CeeLo Green at SXSW 2014 Matisyahu
Michael Goldstone, Mom+Pop Music
Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!
CeeLo Green
Jeff Greenberg, The Village
Bob Gruen, Bob Gruen Studio
Young Guru
Arlo Guthrie, Rising Son Records
Daryl Hall
Nic Harcourt, SamLuna Media Inc
Jerry Harrison
Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead
Richie Hawtin
Matt Hickey, High Road Touring
David Hirshland, Bug Music
Nick Huff, Hard Knock TV
Jim James
Eli Janney, Girls Against Boys
Garland Jeffreys
Jewel
Peter Jenner, Sincere Management
Mikel Jollett, The Airborne Toxic Event
Booker T Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Regina Joskow, The Verve Music Group
Juanes
Christopher Kaskie, Pitchfork Media
Mark Kates, Fenway Recordings
Wayne Kramer
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management LTD
Talib Kweli, Javotti Media
Booker T Jones at SXSW 2014 Kendrick Lamar
MC Lars
Ted Leo
Sondre Lerche
Jared Leto
Ken Levitan, Vector Recordings
Kenny Loggins
Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios Inc
Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering
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Past Speakers M-R

Don MacKinnon, (RED)WIRE
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
David Macias, Thirty TIgers
Dan Mackta, JIVE Label Group
Alex Maiolo, Future of Music Coalition
Lori Majewski
Jesse Malin
Trey Many, The Billions Corporation
Kent Marcus, Marcus & Colvin LLP
Dave Marsh, Rock&Rap Confidential
Tucker Martine
Mike Martinovich, Flatiron Management
George Massenburg, McGill University
Mac McCaughan, Merge Records
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Gabe McDonough, Leo Burnett
Ian McLagan
Jon Mcildowie, The Great Escape Festival
Louis Messina, The Messina Group
Mike Mills, REM
Eugene Mirman
Bob Mould at SXSW 2014 Claude Mitchell, ESPN
Ian Montone, Monotone Inc
Thurston Moore, Ecstatic Peace
Sean Moriarty, Triton Media & Eventbrite
Bob Mould
Stuart Murdoch
Dan Nakamura, Bulk Recordings
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Vickie Nauman, Sonos
Nas
Sharon Needles
Steve Nice, Nice Management and Consulting
John Norris
Gary Numa
Michael Ochs, Michael Ochs Archives
Rikke Oexner, Roskilde Festival
Harold Owens, MusiCares Foundation
Hugh Padgham, Huge Productions
Amanda Palmer
Panos Panay, Sonicbids
John Pantle, United Talent Agency
Sean Parker, Airtime
Joe Nick Patoski
Bill Pearis, BrooklynVegan
Glenn Peoples, Billboard
Matt Pinfield, MTV2
Jim Pitt, NBC
Tom Poleman, Clear Channel
Jonathan Poneman, Sub Pop Records
Iggy Pop
Spandau Ballet at SXSW 2014 Ann Powers, NPR Music
Lyle Preslar
Jeff Price, Audiam
Tim Quirk, Rhapsody America
Josh Rabinowitz, Grey Group
Chuck Ragan
Aaron Ray, The Collective
Simon Raymonde, Bella Union
Steve Reich
Scott Reilly, x5 Music Group
Salaam Remi, Sony Music
Rebecca Rienks, E! Entertainment/NBCUniversal
Ian Rogers, Daisy
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic
Josh Rosenfeld, Barsuk Records
Matt Rosoff, The Business Insider
Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac Inc
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Past Speakers S-Z

Portia Sabin, Kill Rock Stars
Bob Santelli, The GRAMMY Museum
Alicen Schneider, NBC Universal TV Music
Alex Schulz, Reeperbahn Festival GbR
Gerald Seligman, WOMEX
Ron Sexsmith
Andrew Scheps, Tonequake Records
Chris Shiflett
Hank Shocklee, Shocklee Entertainment
J Sider, BandPage
Russell Simmons, All Def Music
John Simson, SoundExchange
St. Vincent at SXSW 2014 DJ Skee, Skee TV
Jay Sloan, ASCAP
Ethan Smith, The Wall Street Journal
Spandau Ballet
Chris Stamey
Seymour Stein, Sire Records
Jody Stephens, Ardent Music LLC
Nick Stern, 7-10 Music
Danielle Strle, Tumblr
John Strohm, Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP
Chris Swanson, Jagjaguwar Records
Jay Sweet, Newport Folk Festival
Julie Swidler, Sony Music Entertainment
Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls
Chris Taylor, Last Gang Records
Corey Taylor
Ana Tijoux
Van Toffler, MTV Networks
Geoff Travis, Rough Trade Records
Jaan Uhelszki, Relix Magazine
Beth Urdang, Agoraphone
Sami Valkonen, Nokia Music
Steven Van Zandt, Wicked Cool Records
Don VanCleave, TAO-The Artists Organization
John Varvatos
Suzanne Vega
St. Vincent
Andrew W.K.
Damon K Wayans
Lil Wayne
Ana Tijoux at SXSW 2014 Anna Webber
Howie Weinberg
Alex White, Next Big Sound
Matt Wilkinson, NME
Jody Williams, BMI
Mark Williams, Columbia Records
Mike IX Williams, Eyehategod/Arson Anthem/The Guilt of..
Paul Williams, ASCAP
James Williamson
Hal Willner
Ann Wilson, Heart
Nancy Wilson, Heart
Tom Windish, The Windish Agency LLC
Norm Winer, WXRT/CBS Radio
Alex Winter
Bernie Worrell
Steve Wynn, The Baseball Project
Phil X
Neil Young
DJ Z-Trip
Brian Zisk, SF MusicTech Summit
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Photo credits:
Sean "Diddy" Combs by Nam Chau
Rodney Crowell, Melissa Etheridge by Cal Holman
CeeLo Green by Tim Strauss
Booker T Jones, Bob Mould by David Weaver
Spandau Ballet by Robert Ward
St. Vincent by Robert Tobiansky
Ana Tijoux by Cal Holman