SXSW News

Friday Feb 6th, 2015

SXSW Music Weekly Round-Up: Of Montreal, Mannie Fresh & More Confirmed

Written by Rory Burbeck

Time is just flying by! We’re now less than six weeks away from the SXSW Music Conference and Festival, and new speakers and showcasing artists keep flowing in. This week we added 90+ artists, bringing our official total (so far) up to about 1,250, along with a handful of...

Friday Feb 6th, 2015

Will Butler Confirmed for Song Exploder Live Podcast at SXSW Music

Written by Rory Burbeck

The Song Exploder is coming to the 2015 SXSW Music Conference for a special live podcast with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler! During the show, which is produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, Will Butler will take apart his songs, piece by piece, and tell the story of how they were made....

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

SXsports Warmup - Gameday 2025: What's In Your Living Room?

Written by Sonja Silkey

On this week’s SXsports Session Warmup, we spoke to Tennessee native Spencer Hall. Hall is the editorial director at SB Nation and founder of the renowned college football site Every Day Should Be Saturday. He has spoken previously at SXSW three times, including on last year’s...

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

SXSW Interactive Featured Session Speaker: Bill Gurley

Written by Aurora Blase

Featured Sessions at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival showcase some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Today’s installment of the Featured Speaker Feature focuses on Steve Case. At SXSW, catch his session Bill Gurley and Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation session on Sunday, March 15th at 12:30 at the...

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...

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