South by Southwest 2019 is in full swing and this year Vydia is impacting Austin like never before! If you’re headed to the Lone Star state this week for one of the industry’s most iconic music festivals, you won’t want to miss out on the following SXSW 2019 must-see events:

SXSW 2019: The Panels

One of the biggest benefits of attending SXSW 2019 is having the opportunity to sit in on the programmed panels. Each panel offers the opportunity to learn valuable insights from some of the most influential thought-leaders in music and entertainment as panelists share their unique perspectives on the topic at hand. Each day is filled with a variety of topics and discussions that range from ‘Blockchain & Cryptocurrency’ to ‘Music Industry & Culture’.

If you are an aspiring musician, videographer or lyricist one of the most anticipated panels that you should mark on your calendar is Breaking Artists Through Video: Your How-To Guide. This panel will explore how the right music video can be an artist’s ticket to the main stage, without the backing of a major label. Learn what it takes to create content that drives viewership, how to promote video content that breaks through the competition, and monetize a video to make you rich.

Panelists include:

  • Roy LaManna, Co-Founder & CEO (Vydia)
  • Hannah Lux Davis, Recording-breaking Music Video Producer (most recently, she was the mastermind behind Ariana Grande’s viral “Thank U Next” video)
  • Cornell Brown, General Manager & Executive Producer (Complex Media)
  • Justin Thyme Prager, Senior Director, Music Programming/Curation/Editorial (Vevo)

This panel will take place on Friday, March 15th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Austin Convention Center (ROOM 12AB). Mark your calendar and favorite this panel in the SXSW Go App today!

SXSW 2019: The Music

It wouldn’t be SXSW 2019 without independent music. This year the conference will welcome 2,000+ official performers from over 60+ countries. The diverse roster of talent will perform at local bars, clubs, parks, churches, and hotels all around downtown Austin. For World Music fans, the hottest showcase will be Vydia Presents: Music Is Culture. This official 2019 SXSW showcase is packed with a trending lineup featuring the most in-demand acts in Hip Hop, R&B and World Music including Thutmose, pineappleCITI, Exit 21, Rene, Sean Garrett, Vaughn P, James Kaye, Biggie Babylon, Jess Marie, Leigh Paris, Young Dutchi, Feli Fame, DJ Irony, & DJ Phife.

Close out your SXSW 2019 with Vydia Presents: Music Is Culture set to take place at the legendary restaurant venue, The Belmont, on Friday, March 15th from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Space is limited, so reserve your free ticket today!

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