south by southwest festivals : "SXSW Music
March 16-20, 2005
Hope you're all doing well.... SXSW is actually three festivals at the same time.... music/ film / and "interactive" IT... I thought you'd like the music most! james
read more below.....
'Now in its 18th year, the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, is a veritable fantasyland for music fans. There's a nearly 24-hour-a-day onslaught of live music showcases, parties and panels, as well as a whiplash-inducing propensity to run into other journalists, publicists, long-lost friends....' Billboard.com March 19, 2004
And you can listen to it for free!
"SXSW PLAYER: A POPULAR NEW FEATURE
SXSW Music Player The SXSW Music Player V.05 is a new and exciting way to explore the sights and sounds of SXSW 2005. You can listen to a continuous stream of all the acts, and the player will show you who you are listening to and give you a link to their band page. You can also use the quick search field to find a particular band and listen to just their track. We hope you have as much fun as we have been having with it. "
Every March SXSW Music delivers new opportunities to make your vision real. Musicians and the companies they work with have been using SXSW as a cost-effective way to promote themselves since 1987, and they come back year after year because SXSW works! It's a potent method to connect with press, radio, and other music industry players.
Over 1200 acts showcased last year before more than 8000 registrants from all over the world. Pop, jazz, country, blues, reggae, hip hop, electronica - every imaginable style of music, from nearly every continent - is represented each night at over 50 of Austin's premier stages, many within walking distance of one another. By day, the music industry's most accomplished and creative personalities collaborated, argued, and shared their experiences in dozens of panels, workshops, interviews, and meetings."