Is Spotify a musician's friend or foe?
Commentary from The Independent.
Is the new Mega a cynical cover-up for a new piracy business?
Commentary from Paid Content.
Crate digging and the resurgence of vinyl
Feature from BBC News.
The SXSW® Music and Media Conference is back for its 27th year. Our reputation as the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music is being kept alive by our continued effort to offer compelling daytime programming and stellar nighttime showcases.
This year's SXSW Music Festival with include it's own live streaming venue for the first time. From March 12-16, each night at The North Door (501 Brushy St) will be programmed with an awesome mix official SXSW showcases. However, for those you who can't make it, they will all be viewable at sxsw.com in real time! Joining us in this new endeavor are SXSW favorites Carpark and Paw Tracks, showcasing on Friday, March 15th at SXSW Live at The North Door.
Big music companies vie to purchase Insomniac
Post from NY Times.
Kim Dotcom launches new venture
Story from Ars Technica.
Six music-related issues facing this administration and Congress
Story from Billboard.biz.
Sound City rocks Park City
Review from LA Times.
Music Gear Expo, showcasing the best in music creation apps - including virtual guitars, keyboards, drums and mixing software. The Annex will provide attendees with an interactive experience, allowing hands-on access to these exciting new tools.The App Annex is the newest addition to the
The Music Gear Expo is free and open to the general public, and will be a hot spot for the thousands of amazing showcasing artists at SXSW 2013.
Dates: March 14-16
Location: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 – right next to Flatstock!
SXSW Music 2013 will feature hundreds of the music industry's most influential and notable figures, discussing the most important issues in the business. This is your chance to meet some of our esteemed panelists!
Here's a quick interview with 2013 Music panelist Rynda Laurel, Founder/CEO of 1968media, a veteran of SXSW. Be sure to check out her panel, Herding Cats: New Digital Management for Artists this March!
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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