The wait is over… we can finally share the BIG news! We are excited to announce that our panel “Landing A Music Career In Flyover Country” made the final cut and will be part of the 2011 SXSW Music Conference programming. Check out the announcement on SXSW.com and on Sophia Ahmad’s Des Moines Register entertainment blog for the full scoop. Our panel is one of 47 panels that will be presented at the 2011 SXSW Music Conference. All SXSW Music panels will be presented March 16 – 19, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center.
So what happens now? We are currently coordinating with SXSW organizers to assemble the rest of the panel, which involves planning the panel and locking down up to 4 additional speakers - we’ve got some great Midwest music industry superstars and success stories in mind! We’ll keep you updated on our progress as our panel comes together over the coming months. We look forward to representing Des Moines at SXSW 2011 in Austin this March and hope to spread the word that you can launch a successful music career in “flyover country,” including the GREAT city of Des Moines!
We were also excited to see that another music panel we were rooting for made the cut. If you’re headed down to SXSW Music this March, be sure to check out a panel called “Marketing Your Music in an Overloaded World“, moderated by Carmen Rizzo (@carmenrizzo) – pictured next to me on the newsletter and site today.