Blockchain is coming in big at South by Southwest this year. The blockchain and cryptocurrency track has over 48 panels and talks, Joe Lubin is delivering a keynote, and ConsenSys has already opened their Blockchain House, filled with non-stop programming, workshops and demos. We’re happy to be leading one of the most relevant panels for independent artists on Saturday, March 16, 2pm (“Artist in Control: Technology and the New DIY”). Designed to share more about the choices facing DIY artists today and how new technologies will usher in a future of music distribution that is more transparent and profitable, giving a new level of control and power to artists. Featuring Tamir Koch (eMusic President), Hayley Rosenblum (Head of Digital, Creative and Fan engagement for Amanda Palmer), Shelita Burke (Pop Artist and Crypto/Blockchain Expert), and Jeff Leven (Partner at Davis Shapiro Grabel Leven Granderson & Blake Law Firm), you can expect a lively discussion on how to get more ownership back into the hands of creators. In case you miss the panel, you can find out more about our project here.
Going to the Live Music Capital of the World, we’re excited to catch Amanda Palmer, Bambara, Sneaks, Lowly and more. Also not to be missed — several of eMusic’s premiere artists partners are performing in featured showcases:
· Shelita Burke, Tuesday March 12, 8pm, SXSW Showcase
· Don Rio, Saturday March 16, time TBD, Jack Thriller Showcase
So if you’re in Texas, make sure to come by our panel or enjoy any or all of the artist showcases. Stay tuned for follow up here on our blog from artists, panelists and more.