Jill and I were excited to attend SXSW Music last March for the first time, while at the same time launching our new music, entertainment and lifestyle company, On Pitch. We made a special effort to attend as many music panels each day as we could possibly squeeze in, hoping to absorb a ton of music marketing knowledge like sponges. While the majority of the panels we attended at the 2010 SXSW Music Conference were both enlightening and interesting, we knew exactly what was missing from the lineup – a good ol’ taste of how we do it on the “no coast.”
This year, we’ve submitted a SXSW Music panel idea called “Landing A Music Career In Flyover Country” and need your help getting it through. The SXSW PanelPicker is an online system that allows the community to have a significant voice (30%) in programming Interactive, Film, and Music conference activities for SXSWeek 2011 (March 11-20). You can read a full description of our panel idea and vote here.
If our panel idea makes the final cut, it will be added to the programming at the 2011 SXSW Music Conference, and On Pitch will get to work with SXSW to plan the panel and select the panelists. Not to mention, we get to represent the great city of DES MOINES at the 2011 SXSW Music Conference. All you have to do is VOTE! Voting begins on August 11, 2010 at noon and ends on August 27, 2010 at 11:59pm.
1. To get started, create a FREE PanelPicker account.
2. After that, go to our panel idea, “Landing A Music Career In Flyover Country”
3. Please give our proposal a “thumbs up” if you like it, and feel free to leave a comment telling the world why you think our panel should get through, or if you know us personally, you can just vouch for how awesome we are.
Help us spread the word by inviting your friends to vote for our panel idea on Facebook. Thanks for your support!