SXSW Announces New Wave of Keynotes and Featured Speakers

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has announced the next round of Keynotes and Featured Speakers for the 37th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, television, and music. SXSW takes place March 10 - 19, 2023 in Austin, Texas. 

The Keynotes announced include humanitarian, culinary innovator, educator, and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés, actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Priyanka Chopra Jonas, members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-nominated rock band New Order Bernard SumnerStephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert, Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Margo Price, and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.

Newly-announced Featured Sessions include:

  • The Art of Creating Influence 101: In this crash course, join female trailblazers such as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Young Money Records Karen Civil, rhythm and blues singer Savannah Ré, DJ, producer, and creative curator DJ Rosegold, on-camera host, music journalist, publicist, and founder of Remixd Magazine Tallie Spencer, and founder of Socially Loud Randa Quraan as they offer real and fresh viewpoints on how to navigate a career in entertainment, media, and marketing while building your own brand. Whether you're looking to work in these fields, or you're an artist wondering how to market yourself, this panel will discuss tips for getting yourself noticed and marketing your skills in order to grow your brand, and most importantly your influence. 
  • The Blog Era: Hip-Hop's Wild Wild West: The Blog Era was the intersection where hip-hop really met the internet. Thanks to a handful of nobodies behind keyboards, the careers of Drake, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi and hundreds of cultural centerpieces were launched, entire industries were brought to their knees, and the course of pop culture was changed forever. In this session, ItsTheReal, together known as creators Eric Rosenthal and Jeff Rosenthal, will sit down in a live setting for the first time with artists and insiders of the time and run back the highs, the lows, and the lawsuits ahead of the April premiere of their new podcast series: The Blog Era

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