Music news updates.
In June 2012, MusiCares announced that it was going to honor Bruce Springsteen as their 2013 Person of the Year. Just this week, they've announced an impressive list of performers, many of whom are also SXSW alumni, who will pay tribute to the legendary performer when the gala takes place on February 8, 2013. According to the website, performing bands include: Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young with Jon Stewart taking on hosting duties.
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SXSW 2012 featured interviews with some of the biggest names in music, and no name is bigger in Latin Rock than Juanes. Interviewer Dave Marsh (Rock & Rap Confidential) delved into the passion and motivation behind Juanes' unique and powerful songs. Hear a live performance, as well as some insightful and surprising details about what's driven his music, and his influences from the past and present. Who knew Juanes was such a Slayer fan?
UK plans to relax law on digital copying
Story from BBC News.
Study of rock and pop star mortality released
Post from BMJ Open.
Predictions for the upcoming year in digital entertainment
Post from CNET.
Much attention has been given to the ongoing commercial success of dance music in an otherwise turbulent music industry, and the 2013 Music Conference aims to illuminate and explore the world of EDM and what's made it so prosperous in recent years.
For registrants and artists attending the SXSW Music Conference & Festival, a variety of hotel options are waiting. Hotels in the immediate walking area are sold out and their waiting lists are open for Music Festival dates. However, savvy travelers who plan ahead might prefer to bypass the waitlist and go ahead and secure a great hotel at the best possible rate.
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Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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