Music sales post first overall gain since 1999
Story from Reuters.
Online Piracy Alert system becomes active this week
Post from NY Times Media Decoder.
Iggy and the Stooges to release new album in April
Item from LA Times.
Music news updates.
Austin traffic got you down? Stop waiting and start moving with SXcycles, the official SXSW bike share program!
Presented by NBC's Revolution, SXcycles equips you with a complimentary Tern Link D8 folding bicycle, lights, lock and helmet. This full service bike share offers a mobile mechanic and tips on how to get around town. Explore Austin and SXSW with this fun, social and eco-friendly transportation alternative. For more fun be sure to check out the Revolution experience at the SXcycles HQ!
Green Day announced today they would make their South By Southwest debut on Friday, March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro!. Later that night the band will perform at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.
Entry information for the events is as follows:
Films- open to SXSW Film, Gold & Platinum badges, Music Press Badge Holders, Film Wristband holders, and Idiot Club Winners
Show - open to SXSW Music & Platinum badges, SXSW Showcasing Artists and Music Wristband Holders, and Idiot Club Winners
This year’s Paste party at SXSW will be bigger than ever. Four days. 44 bands. Two stages. Free drinks.
HGTV has teamed up with Paste for their ninth annual party at SXSW March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.
Bravo proves everything is bigger in Texas as the late night live, interactive talk show, "Watch What Happens Live" comes to Austin. Hosted by Andy Cohen, "Watch What Happens Live" travels to SXSW for five shows beginning the week of March 10th, featuring guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. The series includes lively debates on everything from fashion, 'Bravolebrities' and what celebrity is making headlines that week.
SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites Austra return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly-awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year.
The band will be performing at the Moog/Switched On showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Elysium, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold and Kontravoid. They are also the first artist announced to be playing the BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Day Parties, more details to be announced.
It's been a long time since I've heard such infectious German ladypop (try Nena). That being said, though the band lives in Hamburg, BOY vocalist Valeska Steiner, actually hails from Switzerland.
Their hit, "Little Numbers," is a YouTube sensation with over 7.5 million views and there's more good sounds coming your way this month with the North American release of their debut album Mutual Friends.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16