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 Scott Perry, founder of Sperry Media, on reflections of past SXSW Festivals and what to look forward to this year. Be sure to check out his panel, From 140 to 0: The Rise in Image-Based Marketing, this March!
Number of times you've attended SXSW?
20+ (used to drive over from New Orleans during college)
What are you most looking forward to at SXSW this year?
The bands, the camaraderie with friends old and new and the barbecue.
What's the best thing you've heard (or overheard) at SXSW?
"Wake up, my parents are coming in from San Antonio for brunch!"
Briefly, what is your panel about, and why should we go to your panel?
Our panel is about how artists and promoters are using images across multiple platforms to build interest and revenue. People should come because the panelists are so awesome and the topic is so timely.
What's the most important issue in music today?
Leveraging social to maximize revenue across all possible channels.
What was your first job in the music industry?
I was paid to hang show posters around town while interning at the Top 40 radio station during high school, followed by a stint as a college rep for Sony– all three gigs sowed the seeds for incredible connections even two decades later.
Any tips for first-time attendees?
Wear comfortable shoes, be open to meeting new friends at every possible moment and always have a Plan B if you can't get into the show/panel.