SXSW Music 2016 Announces First Of Multiple Keynote Speakers
January 26, 2016 at 8:45 AM (PT)
For the first time ever, the SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL will offer multiple keynote speakers. The first to be announced is TONY VISCONTI, who will give the opening keynote on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th, at 11a in Room 18ABCD of the the AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER.
VISCONTI has been hailed as one of the most important producers in the history of Rock and Pop. DAVID BOWIE's "Young Americans" and "Heroes" are masterpieces, while "(Bang a Gong) Get It On" and “Cosmic Dancer” by T. REX are true cornerstones of rock and roll. He has recently co-produced DAVID BOWIE’s Blackstar CD, co-produced ESPERANZA SPALDING’s upcoming CONCORD release "Emily's D+Evolution," and DAPHNE GUINNESS’s "Optimist in Black."
VISCONTI’s keynote is open to all Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists. More keynotes will be announced in the near future.
The SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL is a six-day event held every MARCH in AUSTIN, TEXAS. The conference offers access to ideas and global viewpoints on an increasingly borderless industry. It aims to educate and inspire musicians and professionals alike, with sessions attended by over 30,000 registrants and showcasing artists. A large multi-industry trade show exhibition, Music Gear Expo and daytime stage performances round out the day while evenings are devoted to the SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL, which showcases 2,000 acts ranging from the unsigned to the iconic. The 30th annual event takes place MARCH 15th-20th. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com.