South By Southwest® Music News

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...

Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015

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

Written by Rory Burbeck

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....

Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015

Rhymesayers Label Founders to Discuss 20 Years of Success at SXSW Music 2015

Written by Rory Burbeck

Rhymesayers - the Minneapolis-based indie hip-hop label co-founded by members of Atmosphere - is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, and part of the celebration is happening at the SXSW Music Conference. The lineup of speakers includes artists Evidence and deM atlaS, Rhymesayers label staff Kevin Beacham and...

Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015

BMI Presents "Building the Beat" with Mannie Fresh & More at the 2015 Music Conference

Written by Rory Burbeck

You won’t want to miss this conversation with some of music’s biggest producers at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference.

Presented by BMI in collaboration with The Beat Summit, Mannie Fresh, KLC, Young Guru and Just Blaze will be joined by moderator Peter Rosenberg for a discussion about music technology,...

Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2015

Austin Town Hall Curating First Episode of SXSWfm's Guest DJ Series

Written by Rory Burbeck

The Austin Town Hall Guest DJ hour will be available to stream on SoundCloud until Thursday, February 19.

Nathan Lankford, an Austin Town Hall staff member who regularly contributes to the blog, has put together a wildly diverse playlist that we feel is fully representative of our local music scene....