For the past two years, M has celebrated the success of British acts at the legendary SXSW festival in Texas with interviews, videos and reviews. This year we spoke to some of the bands that received British Music Group funding to travel to the showcase, and we invited SXSW veteran Vic Galloway to comment on the showcase.
Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).
As SXSW 2012 draws to a close and an army of British acts pack up their kitbags for the long trek home, PRS for Music’s Jules Parker looks back at a week of musical mayhem.
Music fans are streaming and downloading more music than ever across borders and different platforms, but how are collecting societies adapting to the changing marketplace?
Today from Texas: PRS for Music’s Jules Parker is moderating a panel to discuss success strategies for international artists in the UK.
Ilona is a Bulgarian singer songwriter, who has been living in the UK for the last decade. Although only officially starting her music career in May last year, she has already been on a mini tour of the UK, played three nights at Hop Farm Festival, become a favourite on BBC London, and supported Newton Faulkner and Adam Ant.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the most important events in the musical calendar, and this year it will host 18 UK acts funded by British Music Abroad, along with countless others who will showcase their talent to an international audience.
PRS for Music will once again be going to SXSW and are involved in several activities, including two panels and a showcase at the British Music Embassy.
To help UK companies who are considering attending or applying for artists to perform at either or both of these events, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are working with partners around the UK to deliver a series of briefing events to tell you all about the opportunities that these important events can offer.
The SXSW 2012 Panel Picker voting launched on Monday 15 August 2012.
The PanelPicker is a two-step online system that allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming of the panels, presentations, discussions, demonstrations, etc.…