Artist submissions for SXSW close October 11! - MusicNSW

The deadline for artist submissions for the 28th South by Southwest Music Festival (March 11-16 Austin TX) is fast approaching! With entries closing October 11, now is your last chance to apply online with an EPK through SonicBids.

South by Southwest is considered to be the world’s biggest and most prestigious music event, and a springboard to international stardom. It has been held in Austin for over 25 years. More than 300 Australian bands are expected to apply and get earlybird showcase submission for this year’s South by Southwest.

Submissions are done online through Sonicbids, via an Electronic Press Kit that allows artists to upload songs, bios, website and other materials. After uploading the electronic press kit, a committee of over 100 professional evaluators looks them over and makes their decisions.

SXSW is the one and only international music event to have representation in Australia. It has also been the start for many great acts including John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother and helped others such as Kimbra, Temper Trap, DZ Deathrays, Alpine, Emma Louise, Cut Copy and Tame Impala.

In March 2013, over 70 Australian artists out of a pool of 250 were invited to play an official showcase. These artists competed with 2250 other musicians in 113 venues of which 597 came from 55 foreign countries other than the US.

Hurry up and submit your electronic press kit to be a part of this amazing showcase opportunity. The cost is $US45 and closes on October 11, a month earlier than the closing time last year.

Submit by heading here.

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For more information, contact Australian representative Phil Tripp  (041) 22 666 77   POB 44, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450