Phew, it’s SXSW time already. For those who don’t know SXSW is one of the biggest events for both the music and tech communities. Seeing as SoundCloud hits the sweet spot directly between those two things it’s no surprise that we have a whole bunch of interesting activities lined up for the week. And we want to get you involved too. So here’s our SXSW wrap up…
Get Involved! Become a SXSW Sound Ambassador
With so many interesting people, discussions, bands and music going down in Austin during SXSW it’s the perfect place to start playing with our Record features (available for iPhone and Android). And this is where you come in…
We’re looking for 20 official SXSW Sound Ambassadors (ideally 10 attending Interactive and 10 attending Music) to pound the streets of downtown Austin using the SoundCloud App to record sounds, tag their locations and taking pics. All these sounds will then be featured on our special Sounds By South West map. Neat huh? Everyone we choose will also get an account upgrade and SoundCloud goodie bag with stickers, badges and a t-shirt. All you need to do is apply here by Friday 11th March. But be quick, we’ll pick the best people as soon as we can.
We’ve also teamed up with both Blue Microphones and Billboard (more news on that soon). And we’ll be revealing another special project that involves a VC and lots of elevators in Austin. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use the SoundCloud mobile app to record then read our 101 on ‘Audio Tweeting‘.
Get Involved! Add Your Music to our SXSW Showcase Group
Of course we don’t want to leave you musicians and bands out. Our friends at Paper Garden Records have thrown up a group for anyone who is playing in Austin during SXSW. If you’re playing and have some tracks to showcase then go ahead and add them here. And if you’re a blogger or journalist then please feel free to go ahead and embed the group in any posts or features you might be writing.
Come and Learn
One of the things we love about SXSW is the sheer amount of new things you can learn. Both Interactive and Music have a great lineup of panels and presentations during the day. We’re pleased to say that we’ll be speaking too:
- Love, Music APIs – Mon 14, 11am - Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD
- Selling Services Or Products To Musicians – Tue 15, 5pm - Hilton, Salon A
- Mobile Music Moves To The Cloud – Wed 16, 2pm - Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
- Marketing Your Music In An Overcrowded Market – Fri 18, 2pm - Austin Convention Centre, Room 10A
Come and Meet us
Whatever you’re doing at SXSW then we want to hang out and say hello. So SoundCloud is throwing two different meetups with some of our friends from the world of music + tech.
- SoundCloud, Rdio & Songkick: 2nd Annual SXSW MusicTech Mixer - Tues 15, 6.30-8.30pm - El Sol La Luna (corner of 6th & River)
- SoundCloud, Mobile Roadie, Topspin, Songkick, Virb, Digital/Music Matters, MXP4 Meetup - Wed 16, 5-9pm - Belmont (305 W 6th St)