SXSW

Starting Date / Time: 17th March 2015

Finishing Date / Time: 21st March 2015

Type: Industry Event

Venue: Convention Centre Austin, Texas, USA


Members ticket price: AIM Members Discounted Registrations

Music Badge
$725.00 22nd November- 16th January
$750.00 17th January-13th February

Platinum Badge
$1,495.00 22nd November- 16th January
$1,575.00 17th January-13th February

Standard ticket price: Music Badge
$750.00 22nd November- 16th January
$795.00 17th January-13th February
$895 Walk Up

Platinum Badge
$1,575.00 22nd November- 16th January
$1,645.00 17th January-13th February
$1,745 Walk Up

AIM members need to log into the members area to access the discounted rates.

Booking website: www.sxsw.com


Further information

SXSW Music 17th-21st March / SXSW Interactive 13th-17th March / SXSW Film 13th-21st March

We advise you to book early as some downtown hotels are already sold out.

SXSW Conferences and Festivals offers the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery with 20,000 music delegates and 2,370+ bands showcasing from 58 countries on 100+ stages.

By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Centre  and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. In 2014 SXSW Interactive attracted 30,600+ delegates and SXSW Film 16,300+ delegates thus becoming similarly important events for the international film and interactive sectors. The British music industry participates in SXSW Music to network, to raise the profile of the organisations they represent with influential people in the US and to use SXSW to publicise and market their work.


THE BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY @ LATTITUDE 30

BME

sxsw 2012 bme

©Andy Sheppard - www.lowlightphoto.co.uk

SHOWCASES AT THE BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY

The British Music Embassy, with its own dedicated music venue at Latitude 30 on San Jacinto Blvd, just of 6th St, is the hub of all British music activity at SXSW.  Supported by AIM, UKTI and other industry organisations, 50+ of the best up and coming UK talent will be showcasing at the BME. Latitude 30 effectively becomes a little piece of the UK, our Embassy and HQ for the 'live/showcase side of British Music in Austin', for the duration of the event and will be a place for promoting the British contingent. 

For more information about shows at the BME visit http://www.thebritishmusicembassy.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/britishmusicembassy information on the daytime shows will be available shortly.


OTHER EVENTS AT THE BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY

Are you wanting to make new connections, discuss hot topics with other international delegates or meet with any of the British Music Embassy partners (AIM, Creative Scotland, Generator Northern Ireland, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation, UK Trade & Investment and The Welsh Music Foundation) then the following events may be of interest to you.


Meet the British Music Embassy Partners - Wednesday 18th March, 11am–1pm

These two hours offer you the chance to meet and put questions to the British Music Embassy partners including representatives from AIM, Creative Scotland, Generator Northern Ireland, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation, UKTI, Music Wales and Welsh Government who will all be in attendance to give you more information on their services and how they may be able to help you develop your business internationally. UKTI’s team will include International Trade Advisors (ITAs) from London and Yorkshire, as well as market representatives from Germany and India.

Country Connections: International B2B Sessions - Thursday 19th March, 11am–1pm
During these two hours we will offer you 5–10 minute meetings with as many International delegates as we can put in front of you in the time available. These quick-fire meetings will facilitate introductions and broker business connections with people and companies from around the world.   

Country Connections: B2B International Roundtables - Friday 20th March, 11am–1pm
This two hour networking session will bring together delegates and companies from across the globe to discuss hot topics affecting the industry, build networks and develop business relationships and opportunities.

Please note that as space is limited you are only able to apply for either the International B2B Sessions OR the International Round Tables not both.

To register visit https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/country-connections-1/

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Insider's Guide to SXSW

Funded by UKTI, British Underground have produced a digital toolkit called ‘Insider’s Guide to SXSW’.  It's full of useful information and guidance for planning your trip to SXSW.  Visit http://www.uksxsw.com/ to access the toolkit.


Artist Showcase Applications Now Open & Visa Info For Showcasing Acts

SXSW have produced a showcase tipsheet with info and advice on the application process download tipsheet at the bottom of this page. Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2015 SXSW Music Festival the link for artists to apply is http://sxsw.com/music/shows/apply.  As with last year there will not be a separate international and domestic deadline. All applications must be submitted no later than 10th October 2014.  If you apply by 13th September the fee is $33 and rises to $45 after this date. 

SXSW are advising acts invited to showcase that are not playing any other gigs (paid or otherwise) to travel under the Visa Waiver Programme with a B visa under ESTA.  This is at odds with the advice from the US Embassy in London who currently advise acts traveling to the US to showcase at events like SXSW are recommended to apply for either petition-based P or O visa (whichever is appropriate). 
AIM strongly advises all AIM member labels that have acts showcasing at SXSW to consider this advice prior to making a decision. For more information on visas and to download the guides, advice sheets and other documents click here.


For more information about SXSW please visit their website www.sxsw.com.


BA Offer  - 20% discount on long haul flights
 
UKTI have just announced a 20% discount offer which may be of interest to companies attending SXSW.
 
20% discounts are available when booking a long haul BA flight to take part in a UKTI sponsored event i.e. SXSW.  Flights must originate in the UK and must be BA flights (e.g. not code shares).
 
The discount will not apply for fares below £600 and a Promotional Code must be sought from Jo Doyle in UKTI prior to making any booking.  The company must be a member of BAs’ On Business programme and can only use the offer once.
 
For more information download the flyer at the bottom of this page.

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