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Cody Simpson. Photo by Nick Onken.
Written by Corinna Burford | March 18, 2015

The United Nations With Support From MixRadio Brings International Day Of Happiness To SXSW 2015

This week, a host of global superstars have teamed up with the United Nations and music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch the #HappySoundsLike campaign, marking and raising awareness of International Day of Happiness.

808 at SXSW
Written by Rory Burbeck | March 17, 2015

808: Ground Shaking Beats with Funkmaster Flex, Hank Shocklee & More

You may not know it, but you've likely heard the sound of a Roland TR808, the drum machine that forever changed music.

Following up on the world premiere of 808 during the SXSW Film Festival last week, Arthur Baker will lead a panel that includes the legendary Funkmaster Flex, producer...

SXSW 2015 Presenter: Shepard Fairey
Written by Ali Killian | March 17, 2015

Art, Music and Politics With Public Enemy's Chuck D and Artist Shepard Fairey

Art and music can also be activism. The stories and personal tidbits embedded within art pieces and songs are sometimes political expressions with end-goals of tangible change.

Join Chuck D, the co-founder and leader of Public Enemy, and Shepard Fairey, the street artist and activist behind OBEY GIANT, for a...