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Wednesday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Handicapping SXSW Showcases

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There are over 2000 bands playing SXSW and we'll tell you the top 10 you won't want to miss. Experienced ears ponder raw data. "The Buzz" is the industry's most elusive gem. Experts discuss how the internet can propel an artist career. Who are the "buzzbands" for this year's SXSW? Where did their buzz start and will it sustain? How is the industry world-wide adapting A&R and promotions to the changing environment of music on-line?



Vincent Clery-Melin

MDCooperative Music

Ollie Hodge

A&RColumbia Records
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Jeremy Maciak

Vagrant RecordsJEREMY MACIAK is the head of New Media Marketing for Vagrant Records, an independent label home to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells and The Hold Steady, among others. Prior to joining Vagrant, Jeremy worked with Epic Records as A&R... Read More →
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Taylor McKnight

CEO, Emamo
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Kevin McStravick

FounderOperation Every BandKEVIN MCSTRAVICK is the founder and sole contributor of Operation Every Band, a Tumblr-based blog with the task of reviewing all 2000 bands playing SXSW 2011. This is Kevin’s first foray into music journalism, a life-long fan determined to make a contribution... Read More →
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Jon Sidel

Sidel Services LLCJON SIDEL is a notorious '80s nightclub impresario, party-boy and restauranteur who began his journey in the music business in 1992 when on a tip from a friend, signed Grandaddy to his indie label. From 1994-2007 he worked as a VP of A&R at Outpost,(Geffen), Interscope... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 15

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