Sessions

Tuesday Jan 13th, 2015

Tuesday Keynote and More All-Star Programming Added to 2015 Event

Written by Aurora Blase

Dr. Astro Teller currently oversees Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory for building magical, audaciously impactful ideas that can be brought to reality through science and technology.

Before joining Google, Astro was the co-founding CEO of Cerebellum Capital, Inc, an AI-based investment management firm. Previously, Astro was the co-founding CEO of BodyMedia,...

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2015

PanelPicker Spotlight: Success Stories from SXSW Film 2015

Written by Austin Nauert

It’s time to get started on your proposals for PanelPicker, our easy and free, two-step process that lets you shape programming for the SXSW Film Conference. To give you some inspiration, we’re looking back at three PanelPicker success stories from last year’s entries and telling you what we liked...

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2015

SXSW Music PanelPicker: Success Stories & Tips for 2016

Written by Bobby Nall

SXSW Music PanelPicker, the online process for submitting SXSW conference sessions, is now open!

Every year, we get hundreds of fantastic ideas from you, the bright minds of the music industry, and they become the bedrock of our Conference programming. But what makes some ideas stand out from the...

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...

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