South by Southwest
January 18, 2007 10:31 AM Subscribe
Will it be worthwhile to attend SXSW in order to promote my album?
posted by ludwig_van to media & arts (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be visiting a friend in Austin in March, and while I'm sure it'll be cool to catch the performances at the festival, the tickets are quite expensive. With any luck I'll have an album finished by then which I will be sending around to labels and press and whatnot. SXSW seems to be promoted as a music-industry-insider sort of event, so I figure I'd feel like I could justify the cost if I thought I might get some value on that end by putting my CD in some people's hands, doing some networking, etc.
Is that a reasonable thought, or am I barking up the wrong tree?