I just got this from the folks down in Austin. I need fellow KCians to hang out with this March, so don't hesitate to apply. Dream big, honeychile.
SXSW 2007 Music Festival Showcase Application Final Deadline
Austin, Texas - October 31, 2006 - For over 20 years, South by Southwest
(SXSW) Music Conference and Festival has been bringing musicians, record
company executives, club owners, radio programmers, journalists, publicists
and countless other people working in the music industry together. Over one
thousand showcasing artists and solo acts from around the globe perform on
60 stages over the course of five nights, March 14 - 18, 2007 in Austin,
Texas. Online applications to perform at this extraordinary event are being
accepted until Friday, November 10, 2006.
Applications to perform, MP3s and press materials are now being accepted
electronically. Please access the website at www.sxsw.com/showcase and fill
out the application online. The final application deadline is November 10,
2006 for domestic acts, with a fee of $30. (The late application deadline
for international acts has passed.) This year, all showcase applications
must be filled out and paid for by credit card online. (Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover, and Diner's Club are accepted.) Once the online
application has been completed, the primary contact will be sent a
confirmation email with instructions on how to upload MP3s, a biography, an
artist photograph and a press kit. No more packing CDs, paying postage or
worrying if SXSW received the packet!
Some of the musical genres featured at the SXSW Music Festival include
alternative country, bluegrass, blues, country, DJ, electronic,
experimental, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, metal, pop, rock, punk,
singer/songwriter, world, and reggae.
2007 will be the 21st Anniversary of SXSW Music taking place March 14 - 18
at the Austin Convention Center and on stages throughout downtown Austin. In
addition to the music festival, the conference will gather music business
professionals to participate in panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one
interviews and the Trade Show and Exhibition.
For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.sxsw.com
or e-mail email@example.com.