Now is the time for artists to begin making plans for showcasing at the 2018 SXSW Music Festival. 2018 Music Festival Showcase Applications will open on Monday, June 26. Fill out the application on SXSW’s website to be considered by our Music Festival programming team for an official performance at the leading music industry event of the year.
The initial application fee for Showcasing Artist applications will be $35. The early deadline to apply is Friday, September 8. After this deadline, the application fee will be $55. The final application deadline is Friday, October 20.
Considering applying? The SXSW Music Festival presents a great opportunity to network with industry pros and perform with thousands of artists from all over the world. More than 2,000 Showcasing Artists performed at SXSW this past March, with 544 of those acts representing 63 countries outside of the U.S. As a leading industry event, there will be reps from record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, publishers, and media outlets in attendance, as well as up-and-coming musicians and potential future fans. Showcasing Artists can also attend SXSW Conference sessions to learn from music icons and industry veterans about their craft.
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