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SXSW Panel Announced!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by

The South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Music Convention is less than two months away! The festival is charging ahead with its release of its all-star panel list, featuring familiar faces across several industries. Here is the released list, which is sure to have at least one face for every interest group:

Renowned chef and winner of Top Chef All Stars, Richard Blais sits in on the panel “Snacky Tunes: Food, Music & Internet Radio.” Artist Gloria Gaynor discusses the legislation that allows authors to reclaim their copyrights after 35 years on “How Stella Got Her Masters Back: Reversion Rights.” Entrepreneur and Former Executive VP of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Warner Music Group, Kevin Liles, talks about the many aspects of artists’ brands on the panel “Taking the Throne: The Brand is the New King.” Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen, collectively known as StarGate, sit down for an interview to discuss their successful careers working with artists such as Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Beyonce. Founder and CEO of turntable.fm, Billy Chasen, joins the panel “Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free.” Andrew W.K. will examine the influences of the occult in rock music on the panel “Blood Music Sex Magick.”

South By features hundreds of musical acts, running the gambit of genres and the length of every street that the festival occupies. Here is a partial list of the artists to expect at this year’s South By festival:

The Ting Tings (Manchester UK – ENGLAND)
Counting Crows (Berkeley, CA)
Metric (Toronto CANADA)
Vetusta Morla (Madrid, SPAIN)
Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco, CA)
Doomtree (Minneapolis, MN)
Stars (Montreal, CANADA)
Steve Aoki (Los Angeles, CA)
The Men (New York, NY)
The Big Pink (London, UK – ENGLAND)
The Drums (New York, NY)
Niki & The Dove (Stockholm SWEDEN)
The Black Belles (Nashville, TN)
Built to Spill (Boise, ID)
Craft Spells (Seattle, WA)
Danny Brown (Detroit, MI)
Turquoise Jeep (Des Moines, IA)
Blitzen Trapper (Portland, OR)

Keep up with the SXSW film festival by visiting their festival webpage here, and check in on their festival schedule for complete lists of the bands featured at this year’s festival.

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