South by Southwest has revealed the Australian artists and bands who will be showcased at the festival in 2015. South by Southwest is considered to be the world’s biggest and most prestigious music event, and a springboard to international stardom. It has been held in Austin for over 25 years. More than 300 Australian bands are expected to apply and get earlybird showcase submission for this year’s South by Southwest.

SXSW Australian/NZ representative Phil Tripp says he hopes to increase last year’s tally of 50 Australian artists, playing SXSW, to 70 in 2015. “We have a history of launching Australian talent through our showcases,” said Tripp. “[Offering] exposure to music executives and over 1000 media attending looking for the Next New Thing.”

The 28th South by Southwest Music Festival happens March 11-16 in Austin TX.

SXSW 2015 – Australian Artists

Angus & Julia Stone
Ball Park Music
Courtney Barnett
The Church
The Gooch Palms
Demi Louise


The University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and MusicNSW are pleased to reveal the speakers and sessions for PLUG IN, a free mini conference for musicians and industry professionals covering all aspects of performance, production and promotion.

Held on Saturday 25th October at Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, PLUG IN will kick off with The Social Musician Panel, featuring experts providing advice on how one can effectively use online services to build an audience. The panel will discuss ways to embrace our new digital age, by demonstrating how the social musician can plug in to this growing market through the use of social media.

The Social Musician Panel Industry Speakers:

Moderated by Kirsty Brown (MusicNSW)

Dayna Young – Select Music

Dayna Young is a Senior Agent at Select Music, where she represents artists including Miami Horror, Goldroom, Client Liaison, Crooked Colours, Thief, KLP (triple j house party), Nicole Millar and Japanese Wallpaper. Prior to joining Select, Dayna oversaw the roster at Archery Club, a boutique Sydney agency that specialised in developing local Djs and electronic producers. She has also worked at Jam Music (where she worked on programming for Good Vibrations Festival) and Ministry of Sound’s UK based, International Touring Division.

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