South By Southwest™ Music News

SXSW Music Weekly Round-Up: Of Montreal, Mannie Fresh & More Confirmed

Time is just flying by! We’re now less than six weeks away from the SXSW Music Conference and Festival, and new speakers and showcasing artists keep flowing in. This week we added 90+ artists, bringing our official total (so far) up to about 1,250, along with a handful of...

Will Butler Confirmed for Song Exploder Live Podcast at SXSW Music

The Song Exploder is coming to the 2015 SXSW Music Conference for a special live podcast with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler! During the show, which is produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, Will Butler will take apart his songs, piece by piece, and tell the story of how they were made....

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Written by Emily Lively | February 5, 2015

Downtown Rooms at the JW Marriott Still Available for Music

Downtown Austin hotels historically sell out very quickly for SXSW and this year is no exception, but the brand new JW Marriott Austin gives registrants an exciting housing option for March 2015. Located just 3 blocks from the Convention Center, this upscale property features elegant, oversized rooms, multiple restaurants and...

JACO Panel at SXSW Music to Highlight Jaco Pastorius Documentary

As part of its big 2015 Features announcement earlier this week, the SXSW Film Festival revealed quite a lineup of 24 Beats Per Second programming that included JACO, the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius.

On Friday, March 20, during the SXSW Music Conference, Music and Film badgeholders...