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South By Southwest 2002 Gearing Up To Rock Austin!!!

By Frank Meyer, Contributing Editor
Monday, December 17, 2001 @ 12:47 AM


SXSW Announces Initial List of

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Adhering to the number one rule in showbiz - the show MUST go on - South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference is gearing up for an impressive 16th year. With that in mind, make arrangements soon to be in Austin, Texas from March 13 - 17, 2002 for a productive, enlightening, and overwhelmingly musical week.

SXSW is proud to announce that Robbie Robertson will deliver the keynote address opening the 16th annual conference on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at the Austin Convention Center. Acts confirmed to appear at the SXSW Music Festival include The Supersuckers (Seattle, WA), High On Fire (San Francisco CA), Girls Against Boys (Washington DC), Man or Astro-Man? (Atlanta GA), Add N to (X) (London UK), Black Sun Ensemble (Tucson AZ), Bullfrog featuring Kid Koala (Montreal QC), Chicks on Speed (Berlin Germany), Clinic (Liverpool UK), Neil Finn (Te Awamutu New Zealand), Hanson (Tulsa OK), Kim Richey (Nashville TN), and The Webb Brothers (Chicago IL).

Join music business professionals from around the world for four days of panels, interviews, demo listening sessions, and the mentor program. This year the conference panels will begin on Wednesday March 13th with a special track of introductory and entry level discussions known as the Crash Course. This track of panels was so well received last year that Attracting Media Attention, Indie Label Opportunities, How Much Does Music Matter?, Artists vs. Technology, The Road To Airplay, Studio Tips, Online Retail, A&R Myths and Realities, Publishers' Role in Creating Income Streams, Digital Music Subscription Services, Are Recording Contracts Fair?, and Touring - Exclusive Artist-Promoter Deals. Many more topics are in the works.

SXSW Interviews this year will be conducted with Hilary Rosen, president and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, and author Peter Guralnick. Confirmed speakers include: Lorraine Ali, writer, Newsweek; Bill Bentley, senior vice president, Media Relations, Warner Brothers Records; Jeff Brabec, vice president, Business Affairs, Chrysalis Music Group; Todd Brabec, executive vice president, Membership, ASCAP; Frank Callari, senior vice president of A&R/Artist Development, Lost Highway Records; Bev Chin, Gorgeous PR; Paul Corbin, vice president, Writer Publisher Relations, BMI; Karen Glauber, president, Hits Magazine; Martin Goldschmidt, managing director, Cooking Vinyl; Mario Gonzalez, attorney; Nic Harcourt, music director/host "Morning Becomes Eclectic," KCRW; Carol Holz, project manager, Southwest Wholesale Records and Tapes; Ken Irwin, owner, Rounder Records; Jon Pikus, director A&R, Columbia Records; Kurt Reighley, writer, Seattle Weekly; Frank Riley, agent, High Road Touring; John Rubeli, vice president, A&R, Atlantic Records; Rob Seidenberg, president, Mammoth Records; Bonnie Simmons, Bonzilla Corp.; Brian Turner, music director, WFMU; Bruce Warren, program director, WXPN/World Cafe; Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records; Howie Weinberg, senior engineer, Masterdisk. All panel topics and speakers are subject to change. Consult our website at sxsw.com for the schedule.

The list of bands is only 10% complete, but it is an incredible start. Bands that are scheduled to play include: The Angel (Los Angeles CA), Anvil FX (Sao Paulo BRAZIL), Atom and His Package (Philadelphia PA), Bare Jr (Nashville TN), Beulah (San Francisco CA), Bigbang (Oslo NORWAY), Big Leaves (Cardiff UK), Jeff Black (Kansas City MO), Brainfailure (Beijing CHINA), Brian Jonestown Massacre (Los Angeles CA), David Bridie (Melbourne AUSTRALIA), The Briefs (Seattle WA), Nicole Brophy and Jodi Moore (Sydney AUSTRALIA), Simon Bruce (SydneyAUSTRALIA), Richard Buckner (Edmonton AB), John Butler Trio (Fremantle AUSTRALIA), Car Stereo Wars (Melbourne AUSTRALIA), Chancho en Piedra (Santiago CHILE), Doudou Cissoko (Bordeux FRANCE), Clem Snide (New York NY), Color Filter (Tokyo JAPAN), Cravo Carbono (Belem BRAZIL), DASH (New Orleans LA), The Datsuns (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), The Delphines (Los Angeles CA), Departure Lounge (Nashville TN), Destroyer (Montreal QC), The D4(Auckland NEW ZEALAND), D14 (Zaragoza SPAIN), The Gabe Dixon Band(Brooklyn NY), DJ Dolores Y Orchestra Santa Massa (Recife BRAZIL), DJRoger Moore (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL), DNA Doll (London UK), Susan Enan (Belfast UK), Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel (Chicago IL), FOE (Tokyo JAPAN), Genitallica (Monterrey MEXICO), The Gift (Portugal) (Alcobaca PORTUGAL), The Glands (Athens GA), Howling Guitar (Tokyo JAPAN), Jenai (Nashville TN), Jesus Jones (London UK), Daniel Johnston (Waller TX), Norah Jones (New York NY), Joselo (Mexico City MEXICO), Jucifer (Athens GA), KaitO (Norwich UK), The Kingsbury Manx (Chapel Hill NC), Kitty Wu (Copenhagen DENMARK),Knievel (Sydney AUSTRALIA), La Honda (London UK), The Latebirds (HelsinkiFINLAND), Lo-Ball (Los Angeles CA), Macha (Athens GA), Marcy Playground (New York NY), The Mayflies USA (Chapel Hill NC), Megababe (Tokyo JAPAN), Mr. Scruff (London UK), Mono (TokyoJAPAN), The Mooney Suzuki (New York NY), Mull Historical Society (LondonUK), my morning jacket (Louisville KY), Nile (Greenville SC), pexbaA (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL), Poncho Kingz (MEXICO), Quintron (New Orleans LA), Radar Tanta (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL), The Revs (Dublin IRELAND), Riddlin' Kids (Austin TX), Amy Rigby (Nashville TN), Sahara Hotnights (Robertsfors SWEDEN), The Scooters (Cardiff UK), Seaworthy (Athens GA), Serafin (London UK), Sing-Sing (London UK), Toby Slater (London UK), Jenny Toomey (Washington DC), TSOL (Huntington Beach CA), ultrasound (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS), ulu (New York NY), Umphrey's McGee (Chicago IL), Valv (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL), Robert Walter's 20th Congress (San Diego CA), Xploding Plastix (Oslo NORWAY). This list is, of course, subject to change.

Registering for the conference has multiple advantages. In addition to having access to the panels and priority access to the music festival, SXSW registrants will be able to attend the Austin Music Awards, the outdoor stage shows, a huge industry Trade Show, the Acoustic Day Stage, the infamous softball tournament, and have the opportunity to sign up for the golf tournament. Also available to registrants from January to December of each year is the Online Registrantsą directory, an invaluable listing of the music industry professionals attending SXSW. All of these things together create an unparalleled opportunity for doing business.

Register now, save money, book your hotel and spend an incredible week soaking up information, interacting with music professionals and seeing some of the best signed and unsigned bands in the world. Sign up at www.sxsw.com. For more information, contact SXSW at sxsw@sxsw.com or call 512/467-7979.

South by Southwest Music and Media Conference is sponsored by Miller Lite, Jim Beam, The Austin Chronicle and KLBJ-FM.
Media Conference is sponsored by Miller Lite, Jim Beam, The Austin Chronicle and KLBJ-FM.


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