2003 Music + Media Conference
March 12-16 Austin, Texas
by Jianda Johnson
IN AUSTIN, EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOU STREAM....
"South by SouthWho?" is something we've been hearing, surprisingly, since we
have been gearing up to be here. "Well, I'm not going, buuuut, you might wanna
check out this band, or another..." Now, from vets who've been to South By Southwest (sxsw.com), that's understandable. But if you've never been, it might do ya good to find out more about it, showcase, or find some way, shape or form to be represented there.
Think the conferences will be a yawnfest? SXSW doesn't. Read on: "Why register for SXSW Music 2003? For the valuable and topical information about the state of the music business. While some sessions are basic enough for curious newcomers, most offer in-depth and inside information that's hard to come by. This draws respected music professionals back to Austin each March, year after year. A registration badge for SXSW can open doors you won't know existed. The panels and tradeshow are an essential part of the whole."
Aside from the bands, festivities, showcases and conferences, there's evidently a great cultural, diverse tapestry of goodies in Austin. But don't take our word for it! In this day-to-day report, we'll let the photos and the testimonials do the talking. We'll get quotations, collect insights, and show you some Austin, TX pics detailing all the goings on, so you can feel it for yourself!
Handy dandy links in the meanwhile:
Bookmark our SXSW Indie Odyssey page:
See Ya In Austin!
MP3.com SXSW Kid
(originally published at mp3.com)