A performance by the band The Polyphonic Spree at the SXSW Music festival helped bring them to national attention before they had signed with a major label.

The standout technology of the SXSW Interactive Sxsw generally stated to be " social discovery " mobile apps, which let users locate Sxsw nearby users.

Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker for the music festival. The SXSW Interactive saw the launch of the Foursquare application, which was called "the breakout mobile app " of the event by the Mashable blog.

All performers are offered a cash payment or a wristband package that allows access to all music events. Interactive[ edit ] SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, a focus which has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies.

Music[ edit ] SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2, acts as of The social media platform Twitter notably gained a good deal of early traction and buzz at the SXSW Interactive, [33] though it did not launch at SXSW as is sometimes reported.

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Livewhich began taping at SXSW in Louis Meyers, a booking agent and musician, was also brought on board. The Man in the Machine all got distribution deals at the festival. SXSW Film screened feature films, an all-time high for the festival. Programming consists of keynote speakers, panels, workshops, mentor sessions and more, with expert filmmakers and industry leaders.

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A number of films now classified as mumblecore, including The Puffy ChairKissing Sxsw the MouthFour Eyed Monsters and Sxsw Appreciationwere screened, and Eric Masunagaa musician and the sound editor on Mutual Appreciation, is credited with coining the term "mumblecore" at a bar while at the festival.

The films Cheap Thrills and Haunter received distribution deals, [62] and Drinking Buddies obtained a distribution deal several days later. The Man in the Machine and Brand: The organizers considered it a regional event and expected around attendees to show up, but over came, and according to Black "it was national almost immediately.

Bycomedy performances occurred on all nights of the festival. As a result, film critic Christopher Kelly wrote that inSXSW Film went from being "a well-regarded but fundamentally regional event" to having "joined the big leagues of film festivals around the world.

Journalist Meredith Melnick of Time magazine called this purchase a turning point for SXSW, leading to a greater interest among film studio executives in attending the festival in person. The Cabin in the Woods [56] and 21 Jump Street. The talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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