MixMatchMusic at SXSW? We need your help!

Recently, MixMatchMusic submitted a couple of discussion topics to South by Southwest (SXSW) organizers for its 2009 Interactive Festival agenda. SXSW is currently planning to have about 150 sessions at next year’s event. At least 100 of these sessions will come from the ideas submitted via the Panel Picker and what people vote through for next year’s agenda.

Here’s what you can do. Click here; take one minute to register and submit your feedback and rating on MixMatchMusic’s discussion ideas by 11:59pm on Friday, August 29, 2008.

The MixMatchMusic panel topics are captured under the header “New Technology/Next Generation.” Here are the panel titles and the description you’ll see when you click on the submission idea.

Mix & Match: A New Model for Engaging Fans

Description: The $18 billion dollar music industry includes a relative handful of famous acts and tens of millions of independent and semi-professional artists, many of whom would like to collaborate with each other and are on the lookout for an innovative new way to cultivate and engage with a solid base of music enthusiasts. This panel discussion would address the intersection of music, technology and social media and the tools that musicians want and need to collaborate with other artists, engage fans and ultimately create great new music.

A New Model for Artists’ Collaboration Online

Description: What exactly is a collaborative music environment? This proposed panel discussion will specifically address the rights scheme needed to support a collaborative environment online. Panelists would riff on a system of rights and legal protections that will help to ensure that musicians can profit online from their art.

Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing you in Austin at SXSW 2009!


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