- Jul 14
For musicians and bands: apply now to showcase at SXSW Music 2016
Are you a performing artist who has proven you have the talent, experience and drive to make it in the music world? Perhaps you are in search of the chance to make that next step on your path to success.
If you're pursuing music as your career, SXSW might be the place to reach the next rung of the ladder. Around 2,000 acts from numerous countries, a plethora of genres and in varying stages of their career perform each year. Apply now for your opportunity at SXSW 2016.
At SXSW, thousands of members of the international media cover all aspects of the event providing valuable career boosting coverage for the showcasing musicians. It's a hotbed of networking opportunities with over 30,000 music professionals, occupying a variety of positions within the music and recording industry, and fellow musicians, coming from all corners of the world. If chosen to perform, you'll also have the opportunity to sit in on inspirational, educational and career-shaping panel sessions, workshops, mentor sessions, featured interviews and keynote address.
Apply now through Sonicbids, the official SXSW Music Festival application platform for 2016. Once you set up your Sonicbids Electronic Press Kit and apply for SXSW 2016, your band will have access to a vast network of promoters and booking agents which will enable you to look for gigs outside of SXSW as well. Apply by September 11 and pay only $33. The final deadline for applications is October 23, 2015.