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See you in Austin: Music Tech at SXSW 2019

SXSW is already underway! If you're looking for music tech happenings among the overwhelming number of events on the schedule, we've got some selections to help you plan the rest of your week.

Don't miss the Music Tech Meet Up co-hosted by rock paper scissors inc. and PEX, at 5:00PM Wednesday 3/13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown Room 404. Join rps COO Sheryl Woodhouse and PEX COO Amadea Choplin of PEX for networking bingo, prizes, and lots of schmoozing! SXSW badge required. We’re expecting a full house so get there early!

Check in on the 24 hour SXSW Hackathon Tuesday, March 12- Wednesday, March 13. As Travis Laurendine and Luann Williams described in our podcast episode, music tech is well-represented among the APIs and SDKs hackathon coders will be working with.

With so many conference tracks that touch on the music tech space, there are sessions for tech-minded musicians and producers, music-minded coders and developers, and music tech entrepreneurs alike. We’ve selected a few of the most relevant across all the conference tracks.

Making & Marketing Music Track

Tuesday 3/12

The Impact of AI on Music Creation, 3:30PM – 4:30PM, Austin Convention Center Room 12AB

Wednesday 3/13

Making Audio First and Audio Only Experiences (on audio for AR & VR ), 2:00PM – 3:00PM at Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D

Creativity: Perspectives from Neuroscience and A.I., 3:30PM-4:30PM Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

Thursday 3/14

Digital Music Licensing Meet Up with Adam Bauer, ASCAP's Senior Director of New Media Licensing, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Hilton Austin Downtown Room 404

Emerging Technologies & the Music Video "Revolution" with Tara Razavi and Cherie Hu, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Austin Convention Center Room 16AB

How Labels Can Use AI To Drive Catalogue Sales, 3:30PM – 4:30PM, Austin Convention Center Room 11AB

Futuristic Music Production with Music Robots, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Austin Convention Center Room 12AB

Friday 3/15

How Humans & Machines Classify Music, 12:30PM – 12:45PM, Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

How Digital Assistants Can Change Music, 12:45PM – 1:00PM, Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

Advantages of Regional Music Services Around the World, 2:00PM – 3:00PM at Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

Learn about streaming services like JioSaavn and iMusica!

Guitars and More: Creating New Sounds with Tech, 3:30PM – 4:30PM Austin Convention Center Room 16AB

Music Industry & Culture Track

Wednesday 3/13

Music Industry 3.0 - The Great Rebalancing Begins, 12:30PM-1:30PM, Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

Thursday 3/14

Right On! Real Developments in Rights Technology, 2:00PM-3:00PM, Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

Catch recent podcast guest Dae Bogan on a panel discussing rights management, data, and technology in the bustling digital music landscape!

Intelligent Future Track

Wednesday 3/13

Let AI Hear What's Going On: Machine Listening with Yoonchang Han, 12:30PM – 1:30PM at Fairmont Manchester EFG

VR/AR/MR Track

Tuesday 3/12

The Value of VR for Indie Labels and Artists, 3:30PM-4:30PM, JW Marriott Salon 3-4

Wednesday 3/13

A New Wave: VR/AR’s Impact on Music, 2:00PM-3:00PM at JW Marriott Salon 1-2

Coding & Development Track

Tuesday 3/12

Making Daily Song Plays Datasets For Music Labels with Brian Femiano, Staff Data Engineer at Pandora, 9:30AM – 12:30PM at Westin Austin Downtown Continental 3

Coding for Audio & Music Technology Meet Up, hosted by Brett Porter of Art+Logic, 3:30PM – 4:30PM at Fairmont Sunflower

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