South by Southwest (SXSW) 2006 in its twentieth year, taking place in Austin, Texas March 15 – 19, 2006, is one of the largest gatherings of musicians, film makers, web developers and other content creators in the US. This year, several podcasts are available for people that can’t make it in person.
An official podcast is available of the SXSW 2006 Interactive Panels Podcasts. This podcast features sessions discussion technologies and ideas relating to interactive content development.
Musicane, a company that provides a commerce service for music downloads, has released a podcast entitled the Ultimate Survival Guide to SXSW, which features exclusive interviews with top music industry executives.
The podcast features A&R executives, managers, and mavericks of the digital music revolution, booking agents, and rising artists who discuss attracting new fans. This podcast offers in-the-trenches perspective from insiders of the music industry on how to break through the clutter of SXSW.
“Already more than 5,000 blogs have been tagged as discussing SXSW. We saw this as a great opportunity to help educate the community by sponsoring a podcast that addresses the real world issues an artist faces at a festival the magnitude of SXSW,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Robertson.