From authentic Americana to future electro-soul, there’s a gaggle of uber talented ReverbNation artists headed to BBQ-land to play SXSW in Austin next week. You’ll probably recognize at least a few of them. There’s the quirky pair that make up GRUMBY, the kid Rolling Stone labeled a “prodigy” – also known as Sammy Brue, and Future Thieves, who debuted their track “Ghosts” with Conan O’Brien. That’s just to name a few. Come hear the rest…
Every March, Austin becomes the mecca for all things music, film and technology. With 10 days of showcases and panels, it’s hard to narrow down the possibilities. Here are our Top 10 Must See Acts for South By Southwest 2016, and our Can’t Miss Showcase!
Rolling Stone recently named Parker Millsap on their “Top Ten Country Artists To Watch: March 2016” list. He has opened for artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin and more. Millsap was also named one of Americana Music Association’s 2014 Emerging Artists of the Year.
ReverbNation CONNECT artist manager (and former booking agent with The Windish Agency) Sharyn Goldyn has already shared her essential tips for how emerging artists can make the most out of their first tours. Today she answers the big question, should a new band go to SXSW?
Should a new band go to SXSW?
There’s a lot to think about before you decide. The amount of bands that go each year is insane. The venues are hit or miss, shows are rushed and the sound can be compromised. Almost no shows are paid unless you’re a big name and there’s a big sponsor, so you’re going to lose money right out of the gate. BUT if you have a new release with anticipation around it, money to pay for it, and an agent or someone else helping you get on the right shows, it can be very worth it. Having at least one really good look like a Fader Fort or Spotify House can push the needle for a new artist.
Did you miss South By Southwest in Austin last week? Or were you lucky enough to join thousands of other audiophiles and experience the annual festival and conference? Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Before SXSW began, we asked dozens of great ReverbNation Artists to help us document their time in Austin using #AustinSnapshot on Instagram and Twitter. You can see the whole #AustinSnapshot collage here, but we’ve also picked out some of our favorite shots that showcase everything from Texas BBQ to Game of Thrones pedicabs to all the great shows that happened during the week.