SxSW opens its doors

By weeklyvolcano on August 7, 2007

South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival is now open for business. You may
register, make a hotel request, and apply for a music festival showcase slot here. SXSW Music takes place March 12-16, 2008 in Austin, Texas.

A keynote address anchors four days of panels, interviews, workshops, peer meetings and the trade show exhibition at the Austin Convention Center. Daytime events flow into the world-renowned music festival, which showcases over 1,000 acts on stages throughout downtown Austin.

South Sound bands interesting in rocking SXSW may apply online in two ways â€" through the SxSW Web site or Sonicbids. The deadlines are Oct. 26, 2007 for international artists and Nov. 9, 2007 for artists in the USA. The fees are $20 for early submissions and $30 for applications submitted after Oct. 5, 2007. â€" Brad Allen