Session Spotlight

Audio Recap: Life Beyond YouTube - Maximizing Your Monetization Opportunities

As 2015 brings in the 10th year of YouTube, it’s more important than ever for artists to take charge of their online video presence. But as moderator Ted Cohen (Managing Partner, TAG Strategic) points out, it hasn’t always been a copacetic (and profitable) arrangement between artists, labels, rights holders...

808 at SXSW
Written by Rory Burbeck | March 17, 2015

808: Ground Shaking Beats with Funkmaster Flex, Hank Shocklee & More

You may not know it, but you've likely heard the sound of a Roland TR808, the drum machine that forever changed music.

Following up on the world premiere of 808 during the SXSW Film Festival last week, Arthur Baker will lead a panel that includes the legendary Funkmaster Flex, producer...

SXSW 2015 Presenter: Shepard Fairey
Written by Ali Killian | March 17, 2015

Art, Music and Politics With Public Enemy's Chuck D and Artist Shepard Fairey

Art and music can also be activism. The stories and personal tidbits embedded within art pieces and songs are sometimes political expressions with end-goals of tangible change.

Join Chuck D, the co-founder and leader of Public Enemy, and Shepard Fairey, the street artist and activist behind OBEY GIANT, for a...

The SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | March 16, 2015

Music Conference Spotlight: Independent Labels Then & Now

There's no question that records labels have evolved and changed in recent years - the question is: how?

A panel of industry figures, including Sire Records co-founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer, will answer this question while discussing how the challenges for today's labels stack up against those of the...

Music Conference Spotlight: Virtual Reality and the Evolving Concert Experience

Virtual reality is creeping into the world of music and it has become critical that artist’s learn how to master the concept before it becomes a huge sensation. Key industry leaders will discuss how music listening and concerts will be affected by virtual reality on March 17 at SXSW Music....

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Psychological Architectures for Persuasive Tech

Looking for an interesting Workshop to attend tomorrow? Look no further than Brian Cugelman’s Psychological Architectures for Persuasive Tech, to be held Friday, March 13 at 11am. Cugelman is releasing content new to the USA for the first time at SXSW, so participants will gain access to exclusive content...

Making the Most of YouTube: Artist Tools & Resources at SXSW Music

YouTube can be an incredibly useful tool for an artist to grow their fanbase or connect with existing fans. However, there are certainly overlooked methods of maximizing your presence on YouTube.

The company's own Erin Turner and Ali Rivera will speak at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference next Wednesday, March...

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: See What I Mean – The Language of the Body

Facilitation is a core aspect of Brad Nunnally’s position as a UX Architect, and reading body language is one of the core skill sets that has allowed his to become a successful facilitator leading workshops for many different types of clients around the country. At this year’s Festival, Nunnally...

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