After crowdsourcing ideas from their audience, consulting with the board (the Advisory Board) and narrowing down the list, the 2011 SXSW music gathering has named its initial lineup of panels and speakers. With titles like "Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online?" and "Super Fans as a Marketing Force Amplifier," it sounds like a good start to SXSW. Check out the full lineup below.
The South by Southwest Music Festival 2011 show will take place in Austin, Texas on March 16-20. The entire SXSW experience will go from March 11th-20th, and includes SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film.
Once the domain of up and coming bands, the South by Southwest Music Festival is becoming a place where semi-established bands also play to get exposure in a more crowded, more conservative music industry. And then of course, there will always be the bands we have never heard of, some of which will break out in 2011.
Check out video coverage from this year's South by Southwest conference on the Spacelab Media Player.
Visit the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on SXSW.
SXSW 2011: Panel Lineup
Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online? (Laina Dawes, Writing is Fighting)
Entrepreneurs in Music (Jonas Woost, Jonas Woost Consulting)
How Mod Culture Changed The World (W. Hodgkinson, Looking For A New England)
Immigration Awareness is Vital to Successful International Touring (Katie Ray, Digital Pyrotechnics/Traffic Control Group)
Johnny Cash: Trapped by Authenticity (Jonathan Silverman, UMass Lowell)
Mastering Vinyl, Hear All About It (Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios Inc)
Music in Sports (Steve Knill, GMR Marketing)
Record Store Day and Revitalizing Indie Retail (Susan Tanner, Righteous Babe)
Super Fans as a Marketing Force Amplifier (Spencer Richardson, FanBridge)
The Independent Music Label Roadmap (Richard Bengloff, A2IM)
The Next Generation of Music Executives (Jason Rio, Aware Music)
The Rise Of The Music Vlogger (Sami Jarroush, Rock it Out! Blog)
The Social Graph and The Future For Musicians (Brian Zisk, Collecta)
Three Drummers Walk Into a Bar... (Judy Tint, Judy Tint Counselor at Law)
Top of the Charts in 2015 (Alex White, Next Big Sound Inc)
Touring Together: The Future of the Club Business (Matt Hickey, High Road)
Website? Get Real. You Need A Web Empire. (David Dufresne, Bandzoogle)
What It Takes to Get and Promote Gigs (Lou Plaia, ReverbNation.com)
Women in the Recording Studio (Terri Winston, Women's Audio Misson)
Your Music Here: New Models in Brand Collaborations (Don MacKinnon, (RED))