Apply to Showcase at SXSW 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are now closed.

Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin's famous live music venues, for over 25,000 industry representatives and fellow musicians combined, plus over 3,000 media members and thousands of fans in attendance. Apply for the opportunity to play with acts from all over world. Of the 2,200 plus showcasing artists in 2013, nearly 600 international acts performed, representing 55 different countries. By opening the submission process earlier, we aim to give more attention to each applicant and notify bands of their status sooner than in previous years.

SXSW hosts acts in every stage of their development, including music legends such as Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, LL Cool J, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode. Join the ranks of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mumford and Sons, Florence and The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes and so many more, by benefiting from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Apply At Sonicbids

Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2014 SXSW Music Festival. To apply, visit Sonicbids and submit your EPK™.

Sonicbids - Apply to SXSW Music 2014 via Sonicbids starting July 9, 2013

Application Fees and Deadlines

Submit your application between July 9 and September 6, 2013 and pay only $33. The fee for applications submitted after September 6, 2013 is $45. All applications must be submitted no later than the final deadline of October 11, 2013.

There is not a separate international and domestic deadline, however all international acts are encouraged to submit early to allow extra time for visa applications and travel arrangements.

Still have questions? Visit the Showcase FAQ. If you haven't found your answer there, send an email to