<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/ghostly_intl_matthew_dear_photoby_courtney_cloyd.jpg" width="480" height="308" alt="" class="image-large" />Matthew Dear. Photo by Courtney Cloyd.</span> <br> <br> The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping (depending on where you live) and SXSW deadlines are officially around the corner. Don't forget that the last day to submit your [application to showcase](/music/shows/apply) in the music festival is **Wednesday, November 7th**. [Sonicbids](http://www.sonicbids.com/sxsw) is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2013 SXSW Music Festival. To apply, visit [Sonicbids](http://www.sonicbids.com/sxsw) and submit your EPK™. Don't miss the opportunity to possibly participate in the music industry's premier showcasing event. Apply now and you can join an elite group of musicians from all over the world, representing nearly every genre and performing/networking their hearts out to make an impression on the thousands of influential attendees and members of the international media. If your musical career is your life, take the leap and apply now. Not ready to perform but want to know what the whole SXSW experience is all about? There is still plenty of time to [register to attend](/attend). Purchase your [Music Badge](https://cart.sxsw.com/products/show?product_code=reg-music) now and start planning your March trip to Austin, TX. At [SXSW Music 2013](/music), you'll have the opportunity to learn valuable and [career enhancing advice](/music/talks/about) from the industry's leaders and the scene's top music makers. Learn about the latest tools, services and advancements in recording technology and gear from our various [expos](/music/expos/gear) and [Trade Show](/trade-shows/about). Interact with global taste makers and attend hundreds upon hundreds of [live performances](/music/shows/about) from acts of all calibers, many of whom poised to be the next big thing. Say you saw them first at SXSW. [Register now](/attend) but act fast as the rates increase after **Friday, November 9**.