SXSW 2014 Music Festival Now Accepting Band Applications

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South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival is now accepting band applications for artists to perform at the world famous SXSW Music Festival at http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Apply now for the opportunity to perform for the 25,000 industry representatives including over 3,000 media representatives and the thousands of fans in attendance. A showcasing act at SXSW has the unique opportunity to play in one of Austin's many live music venues along with acts from all over the world. SXSW hosts acts in every stage of their development including music legends such as Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Mavis Staples, Snoop Lion, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Juanes, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Lil Wayne. Join the ranks of Fitz & The Tantrums, Alabama Shakes, Bomba Estereo, Mumford and Sons, Haim, CHVRCHES, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, Cafe Tacvba, Richie Hawtin, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Danny Brown, The xx, Big Boi and so many more by gaining career changing exposure and publicity from the amazing mix of influential participants that attend SXSW every year. Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2014 SXSW Music Festival. To apply, go to http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. All applications must be submitted no later than October 11, 2013. Application fees are $33 for early submissions, $45 for applications submitted after September 6, 2013.

Listen now to SXSWfm (powered by Triton Digital) at http://sxsw.com/fm to enjoy programming of all kinds of music from previous festivals. Stay tuned to hear the music of SXSW 2014 Showcasing Artists as they are announced.

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference, the world's leading music industry event, offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other conference activities at the Austin Convention Center. At night, the absolute best mix of musical performances from over 2,200 regional, national and international acts will take place at the nighttime music festival. Altogether, SXSW presents unmatched networking opportunities, career-building conference programming and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas. For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please go to http://www.sxsw.com.