Ah, South By Southwest. A whirlwind of live music, fascinating panels and tons of Tex-Mex. (We will not mention the booze. Oops, I guess we just did.)
For a decade, FMC has descended on not-so-sleepy Austin, Texas to participate in discussions about, well, the future of music, and hobnob with the incredible array of artists, managers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, media gurus, rabble-rousers and just about anyone else you can think of. Since we're a musician-centric shop, you can usually find an FMC staffer playing a show or ten.
This year (March 17-21, 2010), we've got a ton of awesome stuff lined up. Read on for more details! read more
Now in its 24th year, the SXSW® Music and Media Conference has grown into the must-attend networking event for the 21st century music industry. Showcasing nearly 2,000 musical acts from around the globe at over 80 stages in downtown Austin, SXSW registrants have a first-look at tomorrow’s stars. By day, managers, labels, promoters, press, internet media outlets, artists and other business professionals conduct business in the SXSW Trade Show. Conference registrants also partake in a full agenda of provocative, informative panel discussions and celebrity interviews featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. read more
Lots of stuff to report this month, from exciting Policy Summit 2009 additions to developments at the FCC and action on Capitol Hill on key issues that affect musicians. Read on for your monthly dose of music-technology-policy, available without prescription.
The venerable SXSW Music Conference, which takes over Austin, TX every March around St. Patrick's Day, is trying an experiment this year: they're using crowdsourcing techniques to generate programming ideas for the conference. And, as of Monday, July 17, these ideas are now posted on their site at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ ...and everything is up for a vote!
SXSW recently launched its 2010 "Panel Picker" interface -- an online system that allows the SXSW community to weigh in on what they'd like to see disussed at the 2010 event in Austin, TX.
If you caught the music panels at SXSW 2009, you probably witnessed some pretty interesting stuff (especially those FMC speakers). But maybe there was a topic or issue you think was overlooked. Well, now you can have a hand in next year's programming! SXSW recently launched its 2010 "Panel Picker" interface -- an online system that allows the SXSW community to weigh in on what they?d like to see disussed at the 2010 event in Austin, TX. read more
South By Southwest has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most raucous music conferences in the country. Held yearly in Austin, Texas, SXSW is an over-the-top celebration of music, booze, and networking that can take a while to recover from (in a good way). In between the live sets and Tex-Mex, there's also panel discussions about where this whole music dealie might be headed. read more
Happy almost-spring from FMC! First up we want to say thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s D.C. Policy Day our best yet. If you were there, you know what we’re talking about; if not, you’ll be psyched to know that archived audio and video from Policy Day ‘09 is now on the event website. Read on for details on all this and more.
Just wanted to let all you Austin-bound peeps that Alex Maiolo, project coordinator for FMC's Health Navigation Tool (HINT), will be at South By Southwest this year, rocking out and spreading the word about this free service for musicians. read more