Conventions & Awards

Bandsintown Big Break Showcase Returns To SXSW 2019

BandsintownConcert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held o Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street.


This year's Bandsintown Big Break Showcase will feature live performances by R&B singer Adrian Jean, LA rock duo KOLARS, critically acclaimed indie-pop group illuminati hotties, R&B vocalist Herizen, Portland’s Reptaliens, and electronic solo act Hazey Eyes.   

Bandsintown's "Big Break" is a fan data-driven emerging artist program that identifies artists who have demonstrated a notable increase in trackers on the platform within a six-month period. Thanks to a reach of 130 million fans including 50 million registered concert goer, plus 500,000 touring artists, Bandsintown can tap into live music insights and see who concert-goers are obsessing over.

Artists who qualify for Big Break receive promotion across Bandsintown’s robust digital network, customized editorial, in-app features, brand partnerships, touring, special showcase opportunities, and social media promotion.

“We’re thrilled to be returning to SXSW to help shine a light on this eclectic group of artists who are rapidly growing their audiences on Bandsintown,” said Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown. “Big Break is the first fan data-driven emerging artist program and is especially unique in its ability to detect promising emerging artists at a very early stage while simultaneously helping fans discover music’s most promising up-and-comers. We look forward to celebrating their bright futures in Austin.”

Free Mentoring

SXSW badge holders are invited to join Fabrice for a mentor session on Wednesday, March 13th at 5:00 PM. For more information and RSVP details, click HERE.

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