SXSWfm is our new online radio channel at sxsw.com/fm. The goal of the channel is to reflect the wide spectrum of sounds you can hear when you attend the SXSW Music Festival. It's all kinds of music from all over the world. Last year, over 2,000 bands from 55 countries performed here in Austin, and we've been doing this for 27 years, so you'll also hear legendary performers from throughout the history of SXSW.
Really, the only rule we have imposed on ourselves is that an artist we play has to have showcased at SXSW at some point in our history. That leaves room for a lot of bands and a lot of styles of music, and we're only just beginning to build a comprehensive library of SXSW artists.
As the SXSW 2014 season progresses, we will be introducing you to the artists who will be joining us in Austin in March for five nights of showcases on more than 100 stages. Thanks for your early interest in SXSWfm...and stay tuned!