Whilst artist submissions are currently open for bands to apply to showcase at the South by Southwest Music Festival & Conference March 17-22 in Austin, Texas , SXSW are holding Meet 'n' Greet free events in Melbourne & Sydney (August 12 & 13) for music artists & professionals as well as those wanting to attend the Interactive and Film Festivals which precede Music March 12-16.
The SXSW Meet 'n' Greet will happen in Sydney at 5:30pm Wednesday August 13 at the Newtown Social Club (387 King St, Newtown) with an hour of networking drinks, followed by a panel of SXSW veterans and experts divulging tips & secrets with a Q&A until 9pm. Both events are free and open to all comers. No RSVP necessary.
The SXSW official travel agent, Brad Thomas, will be also be in attendance giving tips on saving money, hotels outside the grid, direct flights to Austin via LAX or Dallas and much more.
For artists wanting to showcase, the submission process starts with an online EPK application exclusively through Sonicbids for US$33 at http://wwwsonicbids.com/find-gigs/sxsw/. The price rises to US$45 from September 12 and submissions close October 10. It's encouraged that Australian acts apply earlier rather than later.