Why exactly is McDonald’s sponsoring SXSW? That was a buzz-worthy question leading up to this year’s event. Many people were curious and even skeptical about a McDonald’s presence. In a sense, you could say the McDonald’s team needed to deliver its own “pitch” for participating in the festival of ideas...
The sprawling world of public radio in the US can be a challenging entity to pitch your music to. With huge audiences (12-13 million/week!), and wildly eclectic musical tastes represented, the potential for exposure on NPR is fantastic, but according to the insiders here, you really need to tailor your...
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Analysis from Billboard.
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Post from RBMA.
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Obituary from NY Times. ...
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Story from LA Times.
- The streaming maturation effect: What it means for the music industry
Post from Hypebot.
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Post from ...
The film JACO, which tells the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius, had its world premiere at SXSW Film 2015. A few days after the premiere, the filmmakers gathered for a special conference session to elaborate on the making of JACO and the immense influence Pastorius has had on...
There's a robust batch of nineteen releases out this week from SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists, plus one from this year's Music Keynote!
Although he didn't perform at SXSW 2015, today's biggest new release comes from SXSW 2015 Music Keynote speaker Snoop Dogg.