The line between gimmick and engagement in unusual promotions
Post from Forbes.
Checking in with David Lowery
Interview from CMU.
Mulgrew Miller dies
Obituary from NY Times.
Kim Dotcom wins access to seized property
Post from CNET.
Getting up-to-date on copyright reversion rights
Post from Hypebot.
Lambesis makes bail
Item from Rolling Stone.
This is not just magical camerawork by the King of Spring Break (pictured below), but magic all around as the groovy gals of Haim pay homage to Nardwuar, the most ultimate interviewer ever.
It's a mystery how Nardwuar discovers the many bits and pieces of trivia that he does about any artist he's interviewing. It's pretty much the best thing ever, the looks of joy, surprise, and sometimes consternation on the faces of his subjects.
Did you miss out on purchasing a souvenir t-shirt when you were in Austin in March? Or perhaps you couldn't make it to SXSW this year, but want to pretend that you did. Either way, you are in luck because 2013 (and 2012) merchandise is still available at the SXSW online store with a full range of styles, colors and sizes to give you many different shopping options. Remember that SXSW merchandise makes your summer styles that much cooler!
Velvet Underground and Warhol Foundation settle banana dispute
Story from Billboard.
Leave Snoop Lion alone
Commentary from LA Weekly.
Label spokesman denies failing new pop artists
Story from Radio 1 Newsbeat.
Bryan Ferry can identify with Gatsby
Interview from The Telegraph.
Why the studio is still relevant
Post from Music Think Tank.
Clarence Burke Jr. dies
Obituary from NY Times.
Marshall Lytle dies
Obituary from Rolling Stone.
Written by Allison Johnson
Nashville pop-country artist Caitlin Rose released her sophomore album, The Stand-In, back in March on ATO Records. After releasing her debut, Own Side Now, in 2010, Rose came back stronger than ever with an album that roots music blog No Depression called “an enriching and terribly gorgeous experience.”
With a long list of influences, Rose has a certain soft spot for covers and she includes two on the new album: “I Was Cruel” by The Deep Vibration and “Dallas” by The Felice Brothers. Producers and songwriters Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, known for their work with Justin Townes Earle, helped Rose create a sentimental album.
Stay tuned to SXSWfm to hear Caitlin Rose and more SXSW Showcasing Artists. Thank you for listening!
SXSW's closing night film The East weaves a clever tale of eco terrorism and intrigue while asking questions about where we are as a consumer society today.
Monday, July 1 marks the first day of entry for the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker process.
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 can you ensure that your amazing idea doesn't get lost in the mix? Crafting a great title is an obvious (but often overlooked) aspect of a successful proposal. A great title simply and accurately and succinctly reflects the focus of your idea, such that people can understand what your session will cover even without reading your description.
20/20 Vision speaker series. We couldn't be more thrilled that he will be able to share his vast entrepreneurial experience and vision with our attendees.Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League will joining us in Las Vegas this summer at the inaugural SXSW V2V as a part of our
Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. After a two-year stint at Shell Oil in Bakersfield, California, Tim left engineering and opened up his first movie theater. When that theater closed after a short run in 1995, he and his wife Karrie headed to Austin with 200 seats, a projector, screen, speakers and a passion to do it right the second time. They founded the Alamo Drafthouse in 1997, where as CEO League remains committed to providing creative programming and a zero tolerance policy for disruption during the theater experience. League also co-founded Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the United States and recently launched Drafthouse Films, a distribution label committed to releasing provocative, visionary and unusual films from around the world. Past releases include critically-acclaimed comedies FOUR LIONS and KLOWN, the rediscovered classic WAKE IN FRIGHT, and the Oscar-nominated BULLHEAD. When asked about his early qualifications for opening a movie theater, League answered "none, other than really liking movies, which I guess is the most important part." The Alamo Drafthouse is expanding nationwide to New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington DC, with many more on the horizon.
As you all know, just over a week ago a deadly tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, a town just south of Oklahoma City.
Native Oklahoman Wayne Coyne, lead singer of 2013 Grulke Prize Winning band The Flaming Lips, spoke of the resilience of his fellow citizens and delivered passionate opening remarks at their London show the day after the disaster.
Written by Dempsey Jones
With the release of his self-titled first album, Flume is receiving nothing less than rave reviews. The 21-year-old electronic producer from Sydney, Australia, was named one of Fuse TV’s 30 Must-See Acts at SXSW this year. With eight showcases during this year’s festival, Flume significantly grew his fanbase during his SXSW visit.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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