Now part-owned by a major corporation, how might SXSW change?

An iconic conferences with a largely stellar reputation, Austin’s South By Southwest has reigned supreme among music conferences. Now that the brand is partly owned by P-MRC (owner of Rolling. Continue reading

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SXSW sells 50% to Billboard, Rolling Stone publisher Penske Media

The publisher of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vibe, and Variety, Penske Media has bought a 50% stake in SXSW. “a true lifeline” The SXSW festival and conference were struggling after they were canceled in. Continue reading

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SXSW Announces 2022 In-Person Dates

SXSW promises a full in-person convention in 2022 from March 11 – 20 in Austin, TX. The announcement came as the virtual SXSW 2021 event wrapped. “I’m very confident that. Continue reading

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Pandemic, Force Majeure Clauses and Insurance In The Music Business

Following the cancellation of SXSW and thousands of concerts across the US and globally, artists and music companies are struggling to understand the often forgotten “force majeure” clauses in their. Continue reading

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TUES. BRIEF: Spotify Adds Radar, Personalized Home Screens • SXSW Layoffs • Led Zep Wins • More

TUESDAY 3.10.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above READ HERE

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MONDAY BRIEF: SXSW Cancellation Fallout • WMG India Launches • Megan Thee Stallion Sues Label • More

MONDAY 3.9.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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OFFICIAL: SXSW CANCELED

South by Southwest 2020 has been officially canceled, Austin city officials announced on Friday. The decision came as an increasing number of participants, including, UMM, Sony, WMG, Apple, Netflix and. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: SXSW Updates • Record Store Day Releases • Pex + Dubset • More

FRIDAY 3.6.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Apple, Netflix Join Companies Pulling Out Of SXSW 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

Apple and Netflix have joined a growing list of major companies pulling out of SXSW 2020 over coronavirus concerns. The annual event will draw several hundred thousand participants to Austin, Texas. Continue reading

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Bandsintown Names Six To Big Break Emerging Artists Accelerator Program

Concert discovery and marketing platform Bandsintown has named a new round of six emerging artists to its data-driven Big Break accelerator program. Since 2017, Bandsintown has looked for new artists whose live music. Continue reading

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