Slim Whitman dies
Obituary from AP via Miami Herald.
Google might be experimenting with music playback in search results
Post from Music Industry Blog.
Bravado takes on Beatles merch rights
Story from Variety.
Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' draws criticism
Story from The Hollywood Reporter.
M.I.A. talks about label problems
Story from The Guardian.
Low's Sparhawk defends droning festival set
Story from Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Black Sabbath earns first #1 album
Chart watch from Billboard.
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.
Apply to be considered as a performer for SXSW Music Festival 2014 earlier than ever!
In an effort to ensure thoroughly reviewed submissions and inform applicants of their status sooner, the official Sonicbids application platform will open a month earlier this year, on July 9 for only $33. After September 7, the application fee will be raised to $45.
Please take note- the final submission deadline is also earlier (October 11), so don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of the SXSW 2014 lineup.
Check Sonicbids on July 9 to submit.
Written by Dempsey Jones
Austin-based indie rock band The Rocketboys released their third full-length album, Build Anyway, in June of 2012. After their first two full-length albums, and a complete band split, The Rocketboys continued with more heart and inspiration than before.
As a young high schooler in Abilene, Texas, I remember seeing The Rocketboys when they were Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys playing at local coffee shops in town. I loved them and all they represented for a small town like Abilene. As their talents strengthened and their dreams developed, The Rocketboys took themselves to Austin to pursue more opportunities.
Lil Wayne steps on flag during video shoot, criticism ensues
Story from NY Daily News
MTV wants to be wanted
Story from NY Times.
Pink Floyd put catalog on Spotify after fan challenge
Story from The Guardian.
Andrew WK to attempt world drumming record
Item from NME.
The inaugural SXSW V2V conference in Las Vegas begins in just over 50 days-- have you purchased your registration yet? Scheduled August 11-14 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, this exciting event brings together startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and digital creatives for four days of learning, sharing, networking and career-enhancing connections.
Speakers at SXSW V2V 2013 include Micah Baldwin (Graphic.ly), Scott Belsky (Behance), Stephanie Burns (Chic), Amber Case (Esri R&D Center), Steve Case (Revolution), Jake Colvin (National Foreign Trade Council), Dustin Curtis (Svbtle), Aziz Gilani (Mercury Fund), Frank Gruber (Tech Cocktail), Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Tony Hsieh (the Downtown Project), Peter Kazanjy (TalentBin), Natalia Oberti Nogurea, Tim League (Alamo Draft House) and many many others.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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