Getting Ready For Your SXSW Showcases

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo.]   SXSW 2018 is just around the corner and, if you’re performing at the conference this year, it’s time to start preparing. While a lot of your focus should be on maximizing your entire time in Austin (and the number of breakfast tacos you’re going to eat), […]

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SXSW 2018 – Best Practices for the Biggest Fest

[Editors Note: This article was written by TuneCore’s Director of Entertainment Relations, Amy Lombardi.]   You’re heading to SXSW, one of the world’s largest music festivals and conferences. Well, whether you’re a veteran of South by, or taking your first trip to the Lone Star State, here are a few suggestions for making the most of the […]

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Networking At SXSW: Keep Those Connections After the Festival Ends

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Flash forward to a couple of weeks from now: you’ve made it through the brilliance and chaos of another SXSW, and you between all the showcases, panels, and parties, you managed to make a few strong connections that you’d like to hang onto. So, how do […]

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Some Post-SXSW Thoughts From TuneCore’s Staff

A couple weeks back, a group from of TuneCore staff members trekked down to Austin for SXSW 2017. We had a great set-up in the SXSW Artist Gifting Lounge, where we were able to connect directly with artists – getting feedback, answering questions, providing promotional/social media consultations, and in some cases, just explaining what we’re […]

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Scenes From SXSW 2017

We’re only a couple days in and so far, SXSW 2017 has been a blast! Tons of amazing live music moments, a sweet set-up in the Artist Lounge where we’re connecting with our artists, and super educational and informative panels. We thought we’d check in and show off some of the fun we’re having in […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by W. Tyler Allen, a music and marketing consultant and contributor to the TuneCore Blog.] SXSW is one of those events that has become synonymous with the music industry. The festival and conference is one of the best known events in the US that centers around technology and music. […]

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SXSW 2017 Austin Local Picks: Tacos, Record Stores, Margaritas and More

Heading to SXSW 2017 this week? Prepare for sensory overload! So many unique and exciting places to grab a bite/drink, catch a show, or dig in the crates. Regardless of your busy schedule, it’s likely to include at least a little bit of downtime, so we thought it’d be cool to build on our “Local Picks” blog […]

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Your Stress-Free SXSW Kit

With SXSW 2017 kicking off this week, we thought it would be cool to offer our friend Debbie Stanley’s “Stress-Free SXSW Kit” infographic, covering everything an indie artist or band will need during their time in Austin for health and comfort, communication, and overall preparedness. Debbie is the author of The Organized Musician and owner […]

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Time at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo.Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the co-founder of 24West, a full-service creative agency focusing on music and tech.] 2017 seems to be a bit of an odd year for SXSW. Between the visa controversy and the fact a good number of traditionally cornerstone […]

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5 Tips & Taboos to Remember at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Jhoni Jackson, a music journalist and Puerto Rico-based venue owner.]   Planning is key to a successful SXSW experience, but there’s more to prepping than booking shows and finding a place to stay. Understanding what you could potentially get out of your time at the fest is equally […]

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