Toronto bands looking to apply to showcase at the 2010 South By Southwest Music conference in Austin, Texas need to do so by midnight on Friday November 6. The festival will be running March 17-21 and encourages Toronto bands to apply through Sonicbids. Unfortunately there is a $40 application fee, but the fee also gives bands a six-month membership trial to Sonicbids. Last year’s Toronto performers included Sebastien Grainger, Emma-Lee, The D’Urbervilles, the Mark Inside, Magneta Lane and more.
Here are some helpful links provided by Sonicbids whether you’re applying to SXSW or not.
SXSW application page: www.sonicbids.com/sxsw
Audio interview with Brad First from SXSW’s election committee giving advice to bands: lounge.sonicbids.com/284/
Blog post sharing tips/advice from SXSW’s chief music director: panosbrew.sonicbids.com/7-tips-to-get-you-noticed-by-sxsw/