SXSW 2017 is underway, but perhaps you blew your travel budget donating funds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or your local Premium Tequila Society. Or it could just be that the chaise lounge by your Austin hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2017.
Of the many, many bands that are performing officially and unofficially at SXSW this year, only a handful will see major career growth in the next year. So data journalist Emily Blake of Pandora and Next Big Sound dug deep into the stats to predict which ones are poised to rise and the lead the pack.
[UPDATE] SF MusicTech has just announced that their next edition will on October 17th, back at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. We'll share details and speaker announcements as we get them. But tickets are on sale now at a very low “just announced” rate; and we've got a special Hypebot 10% off discount code.
Spotify has teamed with SXSW to share the festival's music experience with those unable to travel to Austin. Users can access Spotify SXSW genre-specific curated playlists on the SXSW 2017 hub on Spotify and within the SXSW GO app.
David Bowie was the only 2X winner at last night's Brit Awards, the biggest show on the UK music calendar. As usual, the evening was filled with surprises. Here are all the nominees and 2017 Brit Award Winners:
On the 10th of February, Tom Petty of Heartbreaker fame was honored as MusiCares® Person of the Year, owing to both his accomplishments as an artist and for his long history of significant charity work and efforts defending artists' rights. Here we look at a transcript of his speech following the award.