SXSW V2V would like to buy you a drink. Come on out to Mighty (119 Utah Street) between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to mix with your fellow entrepreneurs, digital creatives and tech professionals, and to learn a little more about what SXSW V2V has in store for its inaugural event in Las Vegas this August. One lucky party goer will win a FREE badge to attend SXSW V2V! Let us know you are coming, RSVP here!If you are in the San Francisco area this coming Monday, May 20,
Google Play Music All Acess launches
Story from LA Times.
Will Google Play Music All Access attract users?
Commentary from CNN.
Insomniac's Rotella faces prison sentence in upcoming hearing
Post from Get Lifted Tonght.
Warner Music gets approval to buy Parlaphone
Story from NY Times.
Meeting Ginger Baker: An experience to forget
Post from The Guardian.
iTunes revenue over time in chart form shows strength of content sales
Post from Asymco.
According to Shinyribs’ website, Kevin Russell, also frontman of The Gourds, started Shinyribs “to stretch out as a performer and band leader.” Russell’s solo project has come a long way since it formed in 2008. He just released his second full-length album under the name Shinyribs, Gulf Coast Museum, this past April 16. KUT states that the album is a tour through Russell’s “unique universe, featuring folk ballads, soul struts” and more. Shinyribs is currently on tour in the US and will be performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this fall.
Attend the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival for FREE by getting involved in our scholarship program. Now in its fourth year, this scholarship program leverages the knowledge of the international SXSW community. More specifically, we ask the international community to help us identify some of the non-profit heros from across the United States and around the world who are using digital tools to help empower the less fortunate members of our community. Complete details on the 2014 scholarship program for SXSW Interactive Festival will be announced via this website in early August – stay tuned for complete details here!
One of Australia's most prestigious film events, St Kilda Film Festival celebrates 30 years this year, and we're delighted to report that SXSW Film will be part of the festivities.
Short Film Programmer Claudette Godfrey will be heading to Australia to present 4 programs containing a selection of shorts culled from the last 5 years of SXSW.
Google readies streaming music service
Story from The Verge.
Iovine and Dre donate $70 mil to USC for degree program
Story from NY Times.
Rushmore.fm, a music ecosystem, is decloaking today
Post from Tech Crunch.
Pandora plans to share more airplay data with artists
Story from Billboard.biz.
When Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines decided to make a solo album, she knew she "didn’t want to make a country record." According to NPR, Mother, which was released last week, is "emphatically not country music." You might recognize a couple of the tracks on the album: "Without You" written by Eddie Vedder, and the title-track, which is a reinterpretation of a Pink Floyd tune from The Wall. Natalie, along with Ben Harper, Courtyard Hounds, and more, will be paying tribute to her father, Lloyd Maines, this Thursday, May 16, at ACL Live right here in Austin.
Mosh pit physics lead to strategies for crowd control
Video from Reuters.
FYF Fest announces lineup
Post from LA Weekly.
Johannesburg venue robbed of Bieber show money
Story from BBC.
Kiss plan to open 100 restaurants
Item from NME.
Warner Music revenue up 8.3% in Q2
Post from FMQB.
Superchunk announce new album 'I Hate Music'
Post from Pitchfork.
Aretha cancels shows under doctor's orders
Item from Yahoo.
Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life, will deliver the Tuesday, August 13 Keynote for SXSW V2V.
Recently called "one of the nation's greatest entrepreneurs" by CNBC, Steve Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution, Co-Founder of America Online and Chairman of The Case Foundation.
Steve co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985, when the Internet was in its infancy. Under Steve’s leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, and helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. AOL’s early focus on ease of use and social media set the stage for its rapid growth, and at its peak nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. In 1992, AOL became the first Internet company to go public, and was the best performing stock of the 1990s, with a 11,616% return. Steve then negotiated what remains the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner in a transaction that gave AOL shareholders a majority stake in the combined company. To facilitate the merger, Steve agreed to step down as CEO when the merger closed.
The entry process for the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker begins Monday, July 1. Based on our numbers from last year, SXSW Interactive expects to receive more than 3000 speaking proposals before this entry process closes at the end of the day on Friday, July 26. So, how to make your idea stand out from the crowd? One important aspect of the PanelPicker process is the video component. In other words, be sure to include a compelling video of the presenter (or, the main speaker) as part of your PanelPicker application. Ideally this video explains the proposal in greater depth and lets viewers understand how great a public speaker you are. Remember that we value passion and energy at SXSW – so make sure these attributes shine through in the video that accompanies your application. For more info on this process, please refer to the PanelPicker FAQ.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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