March 10–19, 2017 Austin, TX Dates & Deadlines

March 13-19, 2017


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The 2017 SXSW Conference & Music Festival is the destination for influential music industry professionals, international media, and fans alike who all share a passion for new music discovery. Industry discussions, artist interviews, and boundless networking opportunities occur by day, while evenings provide a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists in venues throughout Austin.

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We’ve streamlined the conference into one unified event with 24 tracks of programming offering a wealth of content for the multi-disciplinary SXSW community. The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to engage with a diverse array of today’s thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

A Music Badge will get you primary access to all SXSW Conference Music & Convergence Tracks, Music Festival showcases, Comedy Festival showcases, and more. In addition, it will also grant secondary access to most Interactive and Film programming.

2017 SXSW Music Tracks include:

  • Making Music - Explore the future of making music, and creative methods to make music
  • Music Industry - Navigate the multifaceted and global music industry with help from experts and leaders
  • Music Influencers - Find inspiration, insight, and guidance from the brightest in the music world
  • Touring & Live Experience - Discover the newest innovations and sage advice on touring and festival industry
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Each year the SXSW Music Festival hosts a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists performing just about everywhere around Austin, Texas. The festival is the destination for influential music industry professionals and fans alike.

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