Senior Music Event and Programming Manager: SXSW (USA)
I’d like to meet agents, managers, labels, artists or anyone connected to artists who would be an appropriate invite to SXSW. These should be artists who are ready for the international market – those with a growing buzz to those with a substantially successful career. Meeting those who are very new without much of a career or fanbase isn’t very helpful since having them come to SXSW generally isn’t very beneficial for anyone involved unless they were part of a full evening showcase which then could be comprised of developing talent and headliners. If there are any private or governmental people or agencies who you think could help in funding artists to come to SXSW, it could be helpful to meet them.
I’m interested in all genres of music but genres that are upbeat and fun tend to have the best response at SXSW. This of course isn’t always the case. Successful artists of most any genre can work at SXSW. I do have a particular interest in “World” music so any introductions to traditional African music would be very cool. Often times people do go to our World music showcases without knowing the acts so these can be less developed.