<span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/Skrillex.jpeg" alt="Skrillex" title="Skrillex. Courtesy of Josh Anderson. " class="image-medium" />Skrillex. Courtesy of Josh Anderson.</span>It is that time of year again. Time to start thinking about your SXSW plans. And we here at SXSW are ready. Take advantage of heavy discount rates by [registering to attend](/attend) early. Enjoy savings of nearly 30% when you buy now, not to mention getting the the jump start on [hotel accommodations](/hotels). Get involved in SXSW Music by offering your opinion on the 2013 conference programming. Voting for [PanelPicker](/music/talks/panelpicker) begins Monday, August 13. Additionally, the SXSW Music Festival is now eagerly awaiting your band's application to [showcase](/music/shows/about). Apply using our official submission platform, [Sonicbids](http://www.soncibids/sxsw), by October 5 and pay only $30. The deadline for all showcase applications is November 7. We couldn't be more excited to enter into the 27th SXSW season, with many exciting events in store. Check back often for big announcements. Don't wait until March to start your SXSW experience; begin planning and participating now! Go [here](/music/about/about-sxsw-music) to learn more about the SXSW Music and Media Conference.