SXSW 2010 is kicking

SXSW Music 2010Demographics

Total conference registrants: 29,572 (31,050 w/ artist registrations)

Under 21…..1%
Under $35,000…12%

Showcasing Acts: 1,987 (575 were international)
Music Showcase Stages Participating: 88
Music Conference Participants: 11,687 (with band registrations 13,165)
Approximate Number of Music Media in Attendance: 2,346
Approximate Number of Music Trade Show Attendees: 16,400
Number of Music Trade Show Exhibit Spaces: 155
Number of Foreign Countries Represented: 49

Geographic Breakdown by Percentage of Total Music Registrants:
– Southwest 26% – International 22%
– West 21% – Southeast 7%
– Northeast 18% – Midwest 6%

• First SXSW Music Conference and Festival: 1987

• Registrants in 1987: 700

• Registrants in 2009: 12,000

• Festivals inspired by SXSW: North By 35 (NX35) in Denton, Texas; North By Northeast (NXNE) in Toronto, West By Southwest (WXSW) in Tucson, Ariz.

• Estimated direct economic stimulus (2007): $110 million US

• SXSW has been a world leader in showcasing technological advancements, tie-ins and applications related to the music industry and the digital age. The festival was on the cutting edge of the debates about Napster, torrents, social networking and more.

09:00 PM on Tuesday March 16,2010
SXSW Film Closing/Music Opening Party hosted by VH1 and YouTube
Maggie Mae’s
Music Party

Kick up your heels at the bash that officially closes the 2010 SXSW Film Conference and kicks off the 2010 SXSW Music Conference. Good company and complimentary food and beverages are sure to make this an unforgettable event.

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