Marina & the Diamonds performing at SXSW. (Photo by Ron Herrman)
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already that time of year again! Artist applications for the 2016 SXSW Music Conference and Festival are now officially open on Sonicbids.
As the official, exclusive application platform for SXSW for the ninth year in a row, we’ve brought thousands of artists to the festival, including Royal Teeth, San Cisco, and Wild Cub. Sonicbids acts have gotten to be on the same bill as some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Iggy Azalea, Green Day, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Zedd, and countless more. Last year, over 2,200 acts showcased for over 30,000 industry attendees, including nearly 3,000 media representatives and thousands of fans.
Now in its 30th year, SXSW Music has been one of the largest, most influential, and anticipated annual events worldwide for over a quarter of a century. From unsigned bands to indie and major label headliners, SXSW continues to be the premier music event that sets the tone and direction of the industry by introducing the hottest new talent, and showcasing the new directions and sounds of the most important musical acts in the world. The festival provides an ideal environment for artists to learn from and meet the music industry professionals that can help them further their careers.
Don’t miss this opportunity to perform and mingle with thousands of musicians and industry people from all over the world! Apply by September 11, 2015 and pay only $33 – after that, the application fee will increase to $45. All applications must be submitted no later than the final deadline of October 23, 2015.
Questions about performing at SXSW 2016? Read the music showcase FAQ here.