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Discussion I Made about 6 months ago

SXSW Sydney and Melbourne Meetups February 17.

Discussion I Made about 6 months ago

If you're a registant, one of the 48 invited bands showcasing or planning to go to SXSW this year or next...

The Corner Hotel in Melbourne and The Newtown Social Club in Sydney will be the venues for free meetups for SXSW delegates and bands Tuesday February 17. It's a way for SXSW virgins to meet with veterans and also to interface with each other in advance of SXSW.

It will start at 5:30 with drinks, four speakers at 6:30 in each venue will share their secrets, tips and techniques for success at SXSW, we'll entertain questions from the audience and wrap up about 8 pm. We do this each year a month out to give newcomers the edge, grant old-timers a chance to catch up and inform those still thinking of going whether or not to do it this year or next.

Two of our major speakers will be Marc Sousley (GM of Secret Sounds Touring, formerly with C3 Events in Austin) and Millie Millgate of Sounds Australia who are running the Aussie BBQ and concert Friday March 20 at Brush Park in Austin. We've also added Mumbrella and Encore editor Alex Hayes to the Sydney lineup as one of the speakers relying his advice from the Film and Interactive perspective. Plus SXSW veteran Andrew Mast, managing editor of a heads up the Melbourne speakers. This is a crucial networking event for both bands/music delegates as well as Interactive and Film attendees.

NO RSVP is needed just show up at either venue on the night. We will try to set up similar events in other major cities if we can.

Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street Richmond VIC starting at 5:30 Tuesday February 17 Newtown Social Club, 387 King St., Newtown NSW starting at 5:30 Tuesday February 17

South By--You'll hate us for this

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

We just opened SXSW for registrations for the 2015 event yesterday and had 74 Australians buy in and get their hotels booked in the CBD within the first 24 hours. Quite a few major companies have registered multiple staff.

South By--You'll hate us for this

Discussion I Made about 1 year ago

We've just announced the 11 speakers for our two free SXSW Meet n Greet events at the Corner Hotel August 12 and Newtown Social Club August 13 starting at 5:30 and free. Details are here

Apple Music Fest at SXSW--Major Acts

Comment I Made about 1 year ago


Apple Music Fest at SXSW--Major Acts

Discussion I Made about 1 year ago

If you're not going to SXSW where we're having this series at the Austin City Limits Moody Theatre, you can watch it over the web

55 Oz Bands for SXSW A Record

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

I thnik Kirin will come out the winner in the attention paid stakes. It's a strong lineup too. most with great management and agencies in place.

55 Oz Bands for SXSW A Record

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

Agree on Dog Trumpet, I think Reg and co will do well there. Bernie Hayes is playing with them and Iain Shedden too.

55 Oz Bands for SXSW A Record

Discussion I Made about 1 year ago

Our latest press release on Southby. Great number of bands and talented artists.

  Press Release    For Immediate Release   January 22, 2014

Largest Contingent of Australian Bands in the US At Any One Time In History 55 Australian Artists to play joined at SXSW by over 750 Registered Delegates

The world's largest and most prestigious music business event--South by Southwest Music Festival & Conferences ( confirmed that 55 Australian artists have confirmed contracts to perform at this year's showcases March 11-16 in Austin Texas. It's a record number of Australian homegrown talent at SXSW and the most Australian artists in the US at any one time in history. The list of all 55 bands is at the end of this email.

And there's more--six artists invited from a field of 80 are still to confirm or drop out--and there are also over 550 Music, Film and Interactive delegate registrants already paid and building every day, four major stand presences in the Trade Fair and several films for screening that will be revealed January 31.

What started as five Oz bands and 20 delegates in 2002 has mushroomed into its own brand at this combination of three creative content conferences and festivals that began 28 years ago in Austin. Despite recessions, currency fluctuations and rising travel costs, Australian have created their own music, film and interactive brands at SXSW through shrewd investment by AUSTRADE in the early years and Australia Council, State governments and peak industry bodies more recently.

As SXSW Australian, New Zealand and Hawaiian representative Phil Tripp states, ''We have so many bands because Australian music is performance-based live at the crash barriers, not cloned in auto-tune studio cubicles. Our film makers are world class and our interactive software and online entrepreneurs are in high demand overseas. SXSW has been the catalyst for this Australian Invasion of talent for over a decade of momentum and we're ready to explode in 2014.''

The competition for bands will be fierce with over 100 venues featuring up to 2000 artists from 55 countries who applied and were invited to play. There were more than 7500 applications to play globally and Australia had over 220.

SXSW Music attracts close to 15,000 registered delegates from the industry; SXSW Film close to 10,000 while SXSW Interactive is the epicentre for 30,000 attendees. Australian delegates are projected to exceed 750 compared to 658 last year.

SXSW Music Conferences feature over 500 speakers during the day in over 200 panels and keynotes which include P. Diddy, Blondie, George Clinton, NAS and many more to be announced.


Angus and Julia Stone Boy and Bear Chela Cooper Dirty South Dog Trumpet Dub Fx DUNE RAT DZ Deathrays Favored Nations GANG OF YOUTHS George Maple Glass Towers Gossling High Highs HIGH TENSION Indian Summer Jonti Josef Salvat Jungle Giants Kid Mac King Parrot Kirin J Callinan KLP Lime Cordiale Mia Dyson Miami Horror Money For Rope Mt Warning Oh Mercy Owl Eyes Panama Peking Duk People of Letters REPTILES RÜFÜS DU SOL Seekae Sheppard Strange Talk The Chevelles The Creases The Delta Riggs The Griswolds The Growl The John Steel Singers The Kite String Tangle The Preatures The Swiss Thief Touch Sensitive Vance Joy Vancouver Sleep Clinic Wave Racer Wax Motif What So Not

For further information, contact Phil Tripp Coffs Harbour NSW Australia (041) 22 666 77 or

MEDIA PASSES: Applications close February 5 We can not consider any media application after that date or without a letter of assignment from the commissioning media outlet.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries and global networking opportunities abound.

Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events' conclusion.

''South by Southwest broadly is about bringing people from a wide array of business and creative disciplines together to figure out the future: how to make it as an indie band; how to make a better movie; how to build a startup that doesn’t suck. It’s a forward-thinking event.'' – Wired, March 2013

First 6 OZ Bands for SXSW Chosen

Discussion I Made about 1 year ago

The first announcement for South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) 2014--to be held in Austin, Texas March 7-16 in its 28th year--spotlights the opening 150 performing artists accepted for showcase and 85 music conference sessions. Six Australian artists were announced and at least 30 more are likely to play in 2014 as more invitations are sent and accepted. The total number of bands playing will be around 2000 in over 100 venues with more than 15,000 delegates at SXSW.

Australian Acts invited and accepted include: The Chevelles Vance Joy Money for Rope People of Letters Josef Salvat The Swiss

Music submission closed last week and close to 8000 artists from over 55 countries applied to play at the world's largest and most prestigious music festival and conference. Australian peak music body Sounds Australia ( is planning another major all-day Aussie BBQ with an Australian stand in the Trade Fair and other promotional events.

The complete list of initial artists is at:

SXSW also features some of the world's greatest thought leaders in music and entertainment technology to share their visions and pass on their knowledge each year in a few hundred panels and keynote speeches.

The list of speakers, panels and sessions for the Music Conference is detailed with topics at:


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