South By Southwest™ Music News

Photo Courtesy of the JW Marriott
Written by Emily Lively | February 5, 2015

Downtown Rooms at the JW Marriott Still Available for Music

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...

JACO Panel at SXSW Music to Highlight Jaco Pastorius Documentary

As part of its big 2015 Features announcement earlier this week, the SXSW Film Festival revealed quite a lineup of 24 Beats Per Second programming that included JACO, the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius.

On Friday, March 20, during the SXSW Music Conference, Music and Film badgeholders...

LAUNCHedu Judges by Rob Santos
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 4, 2015

Preview LAUNCHedu, the SXSWedu Startup Competition!

Last week SXSWedu unveiled the full program for LAUNCHedu, the annual education startup competition that takes place during the SXSWedu Conference & Festival each March. The announcement included this year's startup finalists, the competition emcees and judges. Preview what's on the program for LAUNCHedu 2015...

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | February 4, 2015

Deep Tracks: Royalty Collection & Copyright Issues

Royalty and copyright issues took center-stage within the music industry in 2014, with several artists and songwriters making their voices heard. This looks to be another landmark year with decisions on 2016-2020 webcasting rates looming, growing payouts from performance right organizations like SoundExchange and many more things that will surely...

Breaking a Monster: Unlocking the Truth Panel Confirmed for SXSW Music

Unlocking the Truth won’t just be performing as an official SXSW Showcasing Artist this year - the teenaged metal band from Brooklyn will also be speaking during the SXSW Music Conference about their documentary film Breaking a Monster....