South By Southwest Music News

Wednesday Mar 18th, 2015

The United Nations With Support From MixRadio Brings International Day Of Happiness To SXSW 2015

Written by Corinna Burford

This week, a host of global superstars have teamed up with the United Nations and music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch the #HappySoundsLike campaign, marking and raising awareness of International Day of Happiness.

Tuesday Mar 17th, 2015

808: Ground Shaking Beats with Funkmaster Flex, Hank Shocklee & More

Written by Rory Burbeck

You may not know it, but you've likely heard the sound of a Roland TR808, the drum machine that forever changed music.

Following up on the world premiere of 808 during the SXSW Film Festival last week, Arthur Baker will lead a panel that includes the legendary Funkmaster Flex, producer...

Tuesday Mar 17th, 2015

Art, Music and Politics With Public Enemy's Chuck D and Artist Shepard Fairey

Written by Ali Killian

Art and music can also be activism. The stories and personal tidbits embedded within art pieces and songs are sometimes political expressions with end-goals of tangible change.

Join Chuck D, the co-founder and leader of Public Enemy, and Shepard Fairey, the street artist and activist behind OBEY GIANT, for a...