SXSW 2004 Showcase Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted in News on September 14, 2003
Attention BMI songwriters, musicians and artists! The 2004 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, scheduled to take place March 17-21 in Austin, Texas, is now accepting applications from artists for showcase performances.

To apply to perform at the SXSW Music Festival, please go to and fill out an online application. Then enclose in one package a CD or cassette of original materials (at least 3 songs), a photo, biography, and a press kit. Mail the package to:

SXSW Music Festival
P.O. Box 4999
Austin, TX 78765.

Submitted materials become the property of SXSW, Inc. and cannot be returned. The early application deadline is October 6, 2003 (postmark date) with an application fee of $10 ($20 for hardcopy mail-in application). The late application deadline is November 7, 2003 with a fee of $20 ($30 for hardcopy mail-in applications). Acts will be notified no later than February 6, 2004.

Some of the musical genres featured at the SXSW Music Festival include alternative country, bluegrass, blues, country, DJ, electronic, experimental, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, metal, pop/rock,� punk, r&b, singer/songwriter and world/reggae.

Since 1987, SXSW has been bringing musicians, record company executives, club owners, radio programmers, journalists, publicists and countless other people working in the music industry together. Over one thousand showcasing artists and solo acts from around the globe perform on 50 stages over the course of five nights. BMI is a long-time supported of SXSW.

SXSW 2004 will take place March 17-21, 2004 at the Austin Convention Center and on stages throughout downtown Austin. In addition to the music festival, the conference will gather music business professionals to participate in panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one interviews and the Trade Show.

For more information, e-mail or call 512-467-7979.

"For three days each March, downtown Austin is the sight of one of the most vigorous, vibrant club scenes in the world, as attendees of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference pack venues to check out a diverse and seemingly never-ending parade of talent." Billboard, March 15, 2003