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SXSW: Apply to Showcase

Every year around 2,000 artists from every corner of the world join together in Austin, Texas to perform and celebrate together at SXSW. Applications to showcase in 2020 are open now! 

Not limited by musical style, the SXSW Music Festival strives to present both iconic and emerging acts each year to the reps from record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, publishers, media outlets, artists, and fans in attendance to help shape the dialogue about the global music industry.

If you're thinking of applying get along to the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA Export Masterclass in Brisbane on 16 July and find out all the things to know before you show. Scroll down for details!

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is Australia’s export music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access international business opportunities. 

In total, 783 Australian artists have showcased with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA since January 2009.

Artists who played their first international showcase with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA include Courtney Barnett, D.D Dumbo, DMA’S, Flume, Julia Jacklin, Hermitude, Methyl Ethel, Nick Murphy, Peking Duk, San Cisco, Sheppard, The Jezabels, The Preatures, Tkay Maidza and Vance Joy.

Showcasing at international music market events can offer valuable opportunities for artists and businesses to secure international performance, touring and festival slots, label or record company signings, distribution deals, promotional opportunities, media relationship building, song placement and synchronisation offers, co-management and management deals in overseas territories, not withstanding general global networking and relationship building.

You can apply for funding to help you make your journey through Australia Council and Arts Queensland.

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