CD Baby SXSW showcase 2015

South by Southwest is just around the corner, and this year CD Baby is bringing a mammoth helping of  indie awesomeness to Austin.

The Official SXSW CD Baby Showcase

For starters, our showcase on Friday, March 20th promises to (at the very least) leave some scuff marks on the fabric of spacetime.

It’ll kick off at 8pm at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (on 6th and Trinity), and features sets from Doug Burr, Summer Cannibals, Chaos Chaos, Olivver the Kid, Sadat X, and Black Milk.

Then there’s the panels. Four of ’em, as follows:

1. Indie Revenue Streams Breaking Through: Real Data

CD Baby’s CEO Tracy Maddux moderates this panel that aims to check the pulse of how independent artists and labels are generating revenue in today’s music industry.

Tracy will also appear as a panelist on…

2. Be Your Own CEO

Learn about  creative and insightful ways for artists, content creators and songwriters to launch and maintain a career in today’s complicated and ever-challenging marketplace.

3. Micro-Licensing: The Fast Growing Future of Sync

CD Baby’s VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner will speak on this panel about a growing revenue stream that leverages the power of the masses who are looking for music to soundtrack the videos they upload to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

4. Self-Releasing for Success

Ben Hubbird (CD Baby Digital Marketing & Label Relations) will appear on this panel discussing the pros and cons of self-releasing, strategies for a successful self-release, and the future of artist-owned recordings in the music industry of tomorrow.

Dozens (maybe even 100+) CD Baby bands performing during SXSW

Are you one of them? When and where are your showcases, parties, or unofficial events? Let us know in the comments below. Oh, and please stop by our showcase or one of our panel discussions and say hi!

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