About Music Startup Village

2015 Music Startup Village

Startups contribute significantly to the world economy and are an important element of SXSW. Startup Village® serves as a platform to unite startups, entrepreneurs, investors and cutting-edge digital tastemakers within the SXSW Music and Interactive conferences.

Located in the Hilton Austin Downtown, Startup Village will feature music-related startup sessions on Tuesday, March 15. Come hear from industry experts about new and innovative developments and trends in music.


Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 East 4th Street


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 9:30am to 6:00pm


Startup Village Music programming will be open to all 2016 SXSW Music, Interactive, Gold and Platinum registrants on Tuesday, March 15. Registration opens August 3, 2015.


Review the list of the Frequently Asked Questions about the SXSW Music Startup Village program.

SXSW Accelerator®

Learn more about the Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 SXSW Interactive Accelerator startup competition.

Music Startup Spotlight

New for 2016: Music startups will demo their product, service or app at the first-ever SXSW Music Startup Spotlight Tues. March 15 from 4:00-6:00pm. Apply today to secure your slot in this inaugural music-tech event.


Check back for session information closer to the event!


For any press inquiries to SXSW Music Startup Village and the SXSW Music Festival, please contact musicpress@sxsw.com.


For more information, questions, comments and suggestions about the SXSW Startup Village events, contact us at startupvillage@sxsw.com.