SXSW 2009 Music Conference and Festival

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4/n/n2009 marks the 23rd year of the SXSW Music Conference and Festival. Check out our Quick Chat with Brad First from SXSW:

SXSW Music Conference and Festival has become one of the largest and most influential musical events in America, and throughout the world. The SXSW 2008 Music Conference and Festival drew over 12,000 music industry professionals for compelling panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and as always, five nights of top quality music by more than 1,700 American and international bands hailing from points as close to home as Texas and from more than 60 countries around the world in more than 75 venues in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin Texas.

SXSW 2009 Music Festival will be bigger than ever, with more bands participating than any year in the past, and more opportunities than ever before to get your band exposure to thousands of music fans and industry professionals, from Agents, Promoters, and Talent buyers to Media, Management, and Legal experts who attend the Conference and participate in panels and workshops. Networking with the industry, as well as other performers, has never been easier or more advantageous for showcasing artists. And you will be performing
in front of an eager audience, hungry to discover the next new sound and artist of the year.

Access to more advanced band information than has ever been offered by a music industry convention will be instantly available to every music fan worldwide! The Showcasing Band Pages will allow fans and professionals to search through the bands that perform at SXSW 2009, hear their music, read their bio's, and learn the exact date, time and location of their performance. The opportunities for outside media attention have never been better with the event being covered by hundreds of national and international media outlets from television
to radio, music magazines to blogs, live broadcasts to podcasts, not to mention hundreds of independent bloggers, reporting on every facet of the festival and laying claim to having heard the next big act before anyone else.

From unsigned bands to Indie and Major label headliners, SXSW continues to be the premier music event that sets tone and direction of the industry by introducing the hottest new talent, and showcasing the new directions and sounds of the most important music acts in the world, while providing the ideal environment for showcasing acts to learn from and meet the music industry professionals that can help them further their careers by sharing their experiences and advice.