Creating & Monetizing Music

Music Track

The landscape for musicians has undergone seismic shifts as the traditional industry base has changed over the last two decades. How can musicians and publishers navigate, survive, and thrive in this dynamic space? The Creating & Monetizing Music Track will educate, inform, and equip everyone from artists to executives with the skills and tools they need to develop new opportunities.

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Featured Speaker: Amanda Palmer - Photo by Danny Matson/Getty Images for SXSW

Featured Speaker: Amanda Palmer - Photo by Danny Matson/Getty Images for SXSW

About The Creating & Monetizing Music Track


Looking at industry trends in songwriting, marketing, sync licensing, streaming, brand partnerships, touring and live events, to name a few, this track will explore an increasingly fragmented global music industry by answering three questions: how to make, collect, and invest profit derived from music.

Learn more about the Creating & Monetizing Music Track with 2019 sessions like First Play to First Platinum: The Evolving Creator Journey , Monetizing TV and Film Soundtracks in the Streaming Age , The Impact of AI on Music Creation, and Royalties, Data & Starting Up a Music Investment Fund .

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Have an idea for a session? We want to hear from you! PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are programmed at SXSW. Entry Process Period: July 1 – July 21, 2019

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Listen to 2019 SXSW Creating & Monetizing Music Sessions

Digital Music Marketing: The Right Channels Matter

Tips On How Artists Can Attack a Digital Campaign

Artists In Control: Technology and the New DIY

Take Advantage of New Tech and Do It Yourself

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Make your voice heard by entering your own session idea for SXSW 2020 and take part in the crowd-sourced programming selection process. Entry Period: July 1–21, 2019.

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 20 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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