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9 Steps To A Successful #SXSW [Ariel Hyatt]

9 steps SXSW"I launched my company at SXSW in 1996 with a dream to be a publicist and a stack of orange business cards that I had stayed up all night perfecting at Kinkos the night before I arrived in Austin," writes Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR.  "I remember seeing Joan Osborne and I also remember taking it very seriously because after all, it is a music conference. Amazing to think how much it has grown."

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11 Shows And Panels You Need To Be At For SXSW Starting Today [Kosha Dillz]

Sxsw-2019From indie rapper Kosha Dillz: "SXSW is in full swing. This is my life 11th year playing it officially out of 12 years in Austin.  There are certain shows and bands and panels I just wouldn't wanna miss. There are so many out there, I just think it is time to shed light on a few."

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Bandsintown Data-Driven Big Break SXSW Showcase Returns To Austin Wednesday

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

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Midem Names Midemlab Music Startup Competition Jury, Submission Deadline Nears

image from celebrityaccess.comInternational music industry convention Midem has unveiled its jury for this year’s Midemlab music startup competition. Sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku,Midemlab showcases the most promising international music-related startups offering fresh opportunities to the music sector.

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CD Baby EU DIY Musician Conference Returns To BerkIee Valencia Campus Next Month

CD_Baby_Logo_BlackCD Baby is returning to the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia, Spain for the European edition of its popular DIY Musician Conference. To be held on April 6-7, the conference is designed to impact self-managed artists’ careers through actionable ideas and advice.

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QUICK HITS: AWAL + Apollo • Songtrust • Marcie Allen Van Mol, Bebe Evans • Music Row's Rising Women On The Row

QuickHitsKobalt’s AWAL has signed long-term worldwide recordings deal with Omar Apollo. Apollo already has 45 million streams on Spotify and an extensive touring history. Apollo will perfrom at the AWAL House Showcase at SXSW.

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4 Ways To Prep For The Chaos Of SXSW 2019

19_SXSW_Website-SEOWith SXSW just around the corner, members of the music industry are scrambling to get their ducks in a row in order catch all the incredible shows they want to see, meet all the people they want to meet, and maybe even grab a bite to eat along the way. A thrilling but often overwhelming experience, Angela Mastrogiacomo here offers four tips for how to deal with the chaos of SXSW 2019.

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Blues Foundation Names 2019 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

Bllues FoundationThe Blues Foundation has today (March 1) announced the 2019 inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame. Among this year’s honorees are Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, Booker T. & the MG, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Ida Cox, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bessie Smith and Elmore James.

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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.

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SXSW Adds Keynotes From Spotify, Gimlet, Malcom Gladwell

image from 2hbc6o2wz3pg6vt5d48le2j1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.comSouth by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced further additions to their Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the March 8-17 event.

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Are YOU A Male Ally To Women In The Music Business?

1As more allegations of predatory behavior by men in the music business continue to emerge, Chris Robley shares a recent open letter from Joe Crookston to the Arts and Music Community, encouraging men in the music industry to make a commitment to act as true allies to women in the business.

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9 Simple Reasons To go To SXSW 2019 [Kosha Dillz]

image from 2hbc6o2wz3pg6vt5d48le2j1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.comSXSW can be overwhelming, but not so for indie rapper Kosha Dillz, who is prepping for his 12th SXSW. Planned properly, SXSW launches Kosha's year. Read and learn, grasshoppers.

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2019 Must-Attend Music Conferences

1Music conferences can a be a life changing experience, and the perfect place to educate yourself about the industry, connect with your contemporaries, and make contact with the powers that be. They can also be a huge waste of time however, so we've here provided a short list of must-attend conferences.

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Brit Awards 2019 - Full List Of Winners

image from upload.wikimedia.orgThe UK music industry gathered at the O2 Arena on Wednesday for the annual Brit Awards, with The 1975 taking top honors, winning album of the year for their hit A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The 1975 also took home the 2019 Brit Award for British group.

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16 Cool People I Met At Pollstar Live! [Kosha Dillz]

PollstarFrom agents to artists and tour buses to trucks, Pollstar Live! is the gathering of the tribe for the touring industry. This was the first year that new grand poobah Ray Wadell and the Oak View Group were in charge, and they left their stamp in nothing but positive ways. Hypebot and our sister company, the Skyline Artists Agency were there. But so was Kosha Dillz, and this man knows how to work a room.

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Billboard’s Power 100 List: The Right & Wrong

1As such 'best ofs' are want to do, Billboard's recent Power 100 list of the music industry's most important people was met with some controversy by the industry as a whole, with many feeling the company's ranking missed the mark a bit. In this piece David Philp explores where Billboard went wrong, as well as some of things they were a little more accurate about.

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A2IM Announces First Ever SXSW Showcase

A2IMA2IM has announced their first ever showcase at this year's SXSW featuring  six acts from the rosters of U.S, based independent labels. " While planning the lineup, the most important goal was to have the acts best represent our unique and diverse membership, said Patrick Ferrell, Head of Label Relations at A2IM.

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5 Good Reasons To Enter The Independent Music Awards

1The Independent Music Awards will soon be given out, bringing industry attention to self-released and independent artists. Here Alexandra Kennedy outlines five reasons to enter the IMAs by February 1.

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She Rocks Awards Celebrate Women In The Music Industry

image from celebrityaccess.comThe She Rocks Awards took over the House of Blues Anaheim last the weekend to pay tribute to women from all corners of the music and audio industries. Co-hosted by Lyndsey Parker and Christine Devine in association with the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), the 7th annual gala celebration featured an array of honorees that including Terri Nunn, Lisa Loeb and Nita Strauss.

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Grammy Awards Say This 'Leaked' List Of Winners Is Fake

image from www.grammy.com[UPDATED] A partial list of Grammy winners which was "leaked" via Twitter is a fake, according to The Recording Academy, which oversees the music awards. Main Pop Data published a list of winners in several main categories that it said had leaked on the Grammy web site.

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Grammys + IBM + Muzooka = New AI Powered GRAMMYconnect

Grammy_logoThe Grammys have created a new site that traces the connections - both obvious and wonderfully obscure - between the 19,000 artists and individuals that have been nominated for or won a Grammy over the years.

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Clio Music Awards Opens Entries For Best Creative Work In Music Marketing and Advertising

image from lh6.googleusercontent.comThe Clio Music Awards today announced its 2019 call for entries.  Part of the Clio Awards, the global creative and ad community's premier awards show, Clio Music recognizes work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations and the use of music in advertising.

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Folk Alliance Announces 2020 Conference Move, 2019 Registration Still Available

image from celebrityaccess.comFolk Alliance International has announced the dates and location of its 2020 conference, just a few weeks before its 2019 gathering in Montreal. The 2020 edition is headed to New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street Jan. 22-26.

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SXSW Adds Keynote, Featured Speakers For 2019

Sxsw-2019SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.

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Alicia Keys To Host 2019 Grammys [VIDEO]

Grammy_logoAfter parting ways with comedian Kevin Hart, The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual  Awards. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.

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Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

image from ci4.googleusercontent.comThe Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering.  Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.

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Music Scores Big Wins At Golden Globes 2019

GoldenGlobesMusic related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical.  Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow."

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Musician's Guide To Music Conferences: 2019 Edition

1While a great deal of focus is typically put on artists promoting themselves online, there is still much to be said for old school in the flesh networking. Music conferences can be a great place to do this, so here we look at a helpful breakdown of some 2019's best upcoming events.

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$5K Gets You A Box At The Grammys With Two Congressmen

3In a classical example of maybe-legal but still atrocious 'soft corruption', this article looks at a recent email sent around to a group of industry lobbyists offering them tickets to sit with to congressional big wigs at the grammies for a steal at just $5k a pop.

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