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Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

Downtown Rooms at the JW Marriott Still Available for Music

Written by Emily Lively

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...

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

JACO Panel at SXSW Music to Highlight Jaco Pastorius Documentary

Written by Rory Burbeck

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...

Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015

Preview LAUNCHedu, the SXSWedu Startup Competition!

Written by Jessica MacCall

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...

Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015

Deep Tracks: Royalty Collection & Copyright Issues

Written by Rory Burbeck

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...