Music Industry & Culture

March 12-16, 2019 | Music Track

As new technologies constantly disrupt industry practices, the Music Industry and Culture track explores music’s rich history to remind us that creativity and innovation are deeply embedded in its DNA.

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Featured Speaker Young Guru with Rodney Sampson - Photo by Levi Thompson

Featured Speaker Young Guru with Rodney Sampson - Photo by Levi Thompson

About Music Industry & Culture Track


In the Music Industry & Culture Track, sessions explore how the music business is constantly adapting and experimenting to meet the needs of a technology-driven world. Discover how culture inspires superstars and up-and-comers alike to explore the culture of music from worldwide to hyper-local scenes, genres, social movements, fashion, and beyond.

Enter your session idea related to the Music Industry & Culture Track from June 25 – July 20 using the official, user-generated session proposal platform, PanelPicker®. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements throughout the season.

Navigate the multifaceted and global music industry with help from experts and leaders in the Music Industry. Take a look back at 2018 sessions including Mo’ Data Mo’ Problems: Music in the Age of Data, Maximize Your ROA – Turning Likes into Dollars, Barriers to Innovation for New Music Experiences, and more.

Browse past speakers from the Music Industry & Culture Track below and explore more programming from the 25 Tracks for the SXSW Conference.

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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 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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