Here’s The First Round Of SXSW 2016 Performers & Panelists

Artists from across the globe will be performing at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival, touching down in Austin, Texas from March 15-20, 2016.

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More than 100 artists for the event have already been announced including rappers MC Lars from Oakland, Calif., Sy Ari Da Kid, who hails from ATL and Mr Muthafuckin eXquire from Rockaway, N.Y. Be on the lookout for Wordburglar from Canada, DJ collective Southern Hospitality (London, UK), Sweden’s Silvana Imam and Adée, Korea’s Illionaire Records (Dok2 & The Quiett), and Vietnam’s first successful female rapper, Suboi.

Talib Kweli will also be in attendance as a guest speaker during the “What It Means to Start a Label in the Digital Age” session at the conference. Other highlighted conference chats include “From Vine To Signed: The Future of A&R,” “Making Music History: 50 Years of Ardent Studios,” “Making Streaming Royalties Fair(er)” and High Res Audio in Every Earbud. More conferences and artists are slated to be announced later in the week, according to SXSW’s Twitter page.

“The conference offers unmatched access to ideas and global viewpoints on an increasingly borderless industry,” a press conference from the event states. “It aims to educate and inspire musicians and professionals alike, with sessions attended by over 30,000 registrants and showcasing artists. A large multi-industry trade show exhibition, Music Gear Expo and daytime stage performances round out the day while evenings are devoted to the SXSW Music Festival, which showcases 2,000 acts ranging from the unsigned to the iconic.”

Head to sxsw.com/music for more info and turn up to the artists that will be performing at SXSW 2016 by tuning in on your mobile device or desktop to SXSWfm at http://www.sxsw.com/fm. To register for the event, click here.