Music Business: SXSW History – SXSW 2014

If you're in the Music Business then you probably know about the SXSW. It's an important conference where people gather to share the latest in the music biz, gear and buzz.

SXSW History | SXSW 2014


"The first South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) was held in 1987 in Austin, Texas. Despite the fact that Austin was not a Top 20 major market at the time, the background and character of the city made it a perfect location for the conference. Austin was considered a fairly cosmopolitan town for its size because of the University of Texas, which draws people from all over the world. As home to the state government and Texas Legislature it has also always been a popular party town, with a reputation that goes back to the 19th century when numerous nightspots and bars were populated by General Custer's troops after the Civil War. These nightspots are located in the same areas where the 6th Street and 4th Street club and bar scenes now exist. "

SXSW Panel Discussion 2012

SXSW music business

photo by Scott Beale

SXSW is known as one of the largest and most important music conferences in the industry. Will you be attending this year?

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