Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Paul Weller, Joe Jackson & 12 More Announced for NON-COMMVENTION
February 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM (PT)
Format veterans WILLIE NELSON, NORAH JONES, PAUL WELLER and JOE JACKSON have been added to the list of artists performing at the 12th annual NON-COMMVENTION returns to PHILADELPHIA, MAY 17th-19th, 2012. They join the previously announced BRANDI CARLILE, SINEAD O'CONNOR, NADA SURF, RUFUS WAINTWRIGHT, DIEGO GARCIA, DRY THE RIVER, JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND, LEE FIELDS and FATHER JOHN MISTY.
All the meetings and music will be held at the WXPN building, which also houses the WORLD CAFE LIVE venue A complete schedule of the 2012 event is in the works, but this year’s NON-COMMversation will be with blogger/instigator BOB LEFSETZ.
Early-bird registration details can be found at here.
The 2012 SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL is set to take place in AUSTIN, MARCH 9th-18th. Many of the acts have already been booked and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has been announced as a keynote speaker for the event.
The annual SXSW Music Meeting – hosted by SONGLINES’ SEAN COAKLEY and MELANIE SHRAWDER – is taking place this year on FRIDAY, MARCH 16th in AUSTIN. Panelist for the event include KBCO/DENVER’s SCOTT ARBOUGH, WXRT/CHICAGO’s NORM WINER, KCSN/LOS ANGELES’ SKY DANIELS, and SOUND OPINIONS’ GREG KOT and JIM DEROGATIS.
NPR MUSIC and partner public radio stations will present a showcase lineup for the opening night, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th at STUBBS. The showcase will be available on-air, online and on mobile featuring ANDREW BIRD, ALABAMA SHAKES, DAN DEACON and SHARON VON ETTEN, with more to be announced.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Triple A KUT will produce four no-wristband-required music showcases at the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL during SXSW. The events will feature 30-minute sets by some of SXSW's most-anticipated artists including: M. WARD, NADA SURF, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, NNEKA, JIMMY CLIFF, RUTHIE FOSTER, PUNCH BROTHERS, MOTOPONY, GRACE WOODRUFF, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD and more being confirmed. Each set also will be broadcast on KUT 90.5.
EMMIS Triple A KGSR will be announcing its showcase plans shortly.
Keep up at www.sxsw.com.
ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE have announced the dates for the second annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT. The highly anticipated "United Nations Of Radio" is set to take place APRIL 27th-28th, 2012 in LOS ANGELES at the W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD.
Please, lock those dates into your calendar and budget for this must-attend event, now. With the great buzz from last year, Triple A programmers should seriously considering attending.
Visit www.WorldWideRadioSummit.com for more information.
The granddaddy of them all, The FMQB TRIPLE A CONFERENCE celebrates 20 years in 2012. The event will again be held in BOULDER, CO at the ST. JULIEN HOTEL & SPA August 8th-11th, 2012. BONNIE RAITT has already been announced as the opening keynote Q&A!
Early-bird registration details can be found here.
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced the date for the 2012 AMERICANA FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE in NASHVILLE SEPTEMBER 12th-15th, 2012.
Stay informed at www.americanamusic.org.