SXSW 2009 Sets Artist App Deadlines


Two E-Z ways to apply,
no trips to the post office… start uploading those press kits!

By Fred Mills


With the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media
Conference and Festival set for Austin
March 18 – 22, the SXSW organizers have registration underway. Aspiring
attendees can head over to for all the details they’ll need about the 2009 event — it’ll be the 23rd in a long, illustrious line of SXSW happenings, in fact — and to register to attend.



Meanwhile, SXSW is now accepting showcase applications for
music acts to perform at the 2009 music festival. This year artists will have a
choice of two ways to apply – both online to avoid trips to the post office.



You can submit your online application at this official website:



Or you can apply through Sonicbids:



The deadlines for applying are October 24, 2008 for
international artists and November 8, 2008 for
artists in the USA.
The fees are $25 for early submissions and $35 for applications submitted after
September 26, 2008.


Incidentally, the other SXSW related dates are as follow (go
to for details):


SXSW Interactive: March 13-17
SXSW Film: March 13-21


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