Session Spotlight

Wednesday Jun 17th, 2015

SXSW Eco Spotlight on Startup Programming

Written by Amanda Shaftel

SXSW Eco’s Startup Showcase is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top impact companies from around the world. The event has become a launching pad for the latest innovations set to positively impact society and the environment, and serves as a place of discovery for corporate, venture capital, angel and...

Wednesday Jun 10th, 2015

Design for Positive Impact - SXSW Eco

Written by Amanda Shaftel

SXSW Eco’s Place by Design (PXD) competition is one of the most popular events at the SXSW Eco conference. PXD highlights innovative projects that transform the built environment for positive social, environmental and economic impact. This year, SXSW Eco is featuring design as a central theme to overall...

Wednesday Jun 10th, 2015

Video Spotlight: A Conversation with Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, KLC & Young Guru

Written by Rory Burbeck

Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Eminem - all of these are legendary hip-hop artists, but what about the producers who played key roles in crafting their hits? BMI and Flight School gathered four of these super producers - including Just Blaze, KLC, Young Guru and Mannie Fresh - for...

Friday Jun 5th, 2015

Audio Recap: How Musicians Get Paid - The View From DC

Written by Rory Burbeck

Many stakeholders in the music business seem to agree that reformed copyright law in the United States is long overdue. But where do we stand on making this happen?

From the viewpoints of key legislators and decision-makers in Washington, D.C., we are making steady progress towards reform but several challenges...

Friday May 29th, 2015

Audio Recap: Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry

Written by Bobby Nall

Listen to the 2015 SXSW Music Conference panel Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry with panelists Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Gary Stewart (Trunkworthy), and Chris Becherer (Rdio) and moderator Tim Stickelbrucks (Saint Elmo's Entertainment) as they discuss the successes, challenges, and future of digital music curation....

Tuesday May 26th, 2015

Video Spotlight: Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary at SXSW 2015

Written by Rory Burbeck

Rhymesayers Entertainment was built from the ground up by people who truly believed in what they were creating. 20 years into the life of Rhymesayers, the founders of the label - including Slug from Atmosphere and Brent “Siddiq” Sayers - have a lengthy roster of talented, hard-working hip-hop artists...

Thursday May 14th, 2015

Audio Recap: Public Relations, Public Radio, & Music

Written by Bobby Nall

The sprawling world of public radio in the US can be a challenging entity to pitch your music to. With huge audiences (12-13 million/week!), and wildly eclectic musical tastes represented, the potential for exposure on NPR is fantastic, but according to the insiders here, you really need to tailor your...

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Video Spotlight: JACO at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference

Written by Rory Burbeck

The film JACO, which tells the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius, had its world premiere at SXSW Film 2015. A few days after the premiere, the filmmakers gathered for a special conference session to elaborate on the making of JACO and the immense influence Pastorius has had on...

Friday May 8th, 2015

Audio Recap: Independent Labels Then & Now at SXSW Music 2015

Written by Rory Burbeck

The landscape for independent record labels has changed quite a bit over the last several decades. An expert team of people with first-hand experience on the topic assembled for a discussion at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference.

The panel - which included Sire Records co-founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer,...

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