Like many of you I'm off to SXSW this week! I launched my company at SXSW in 1996 with a dream to be a publicist and a stack of orange business cards. It's safe to say, seen a lot over the years...
"SXSW didn’t protect the integrity of its brand, simple as that. And now... it’s a massive free for all that feels kinda-fun (see aforementioned bands and beer) at best and obligatory at worst."
SXSW On will run for the duration of the 10 day festival, highlighting the best of original music, independent films, emerging technology, cuisine, and gaming culture in an effort to deliver the look, feel, and spirit of SXSW to audiences around the world.
Eventbrite has partnered with Next Big Sound and The Wild Honey Pie to conduct a nationwide search for undiscovered artists coast to coast. Two winners will stake claim to the prize of performance slots at the ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase and The Wild Honey Pie’s Beehive at Northside Music Festival.
The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label.
Birdman won big last night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards claiming the Oscar for Best Picture, but many musicians made noteworthy statements on stage with their live performances. Shazam compiled data from throughout the awards show, releasing the Top Shazamed Musical Performances of the 2015 Academy Awards.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanelli shares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferences with tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Music conferences are in full swing this time of year. While I am sure that many of you are super excited for events like the Indie Artist Summit in Nashville this weekend, I want to bring to your attention another amazing conference coming up this week. This year's Folk Alliance International Conference brings over 3,000 attendees per year and is sure to deliver some great insights into taking your career to the next level. With conference season gearing up, Elaine Romanelli shares in the first of this 3 part series how to get the most out of music conferences from PR powerhouse Ariel Hyatt.
Last night, San Francisco confirmed what Hypebot already knew – there is a vibrant community of music tech professionals in the Bay Area seeking the opportunity to network and grow together. How are we so sure? We met them last night!
Have you heard of Midem? It's the leading annual music industry event in Europe, and it will take place in Cannes, France on June 5-8, 2015. Over 6000 music tech people, managers, agents, labels and publishers come together to exchange information and do business. Midem is a four day, multi-faceted event. It includes a conference of educational talks, exhibition booths, a live music festival, networking events, as well as several competitions for artists, their promotional teams, and music tech startups.