A female signer on stage. Photo by: Pexels.com
A female signer on stage. Photo by: Pexels.com

SXSW organizers have recently announced their first round of artists for the music portion of the annual event taking place in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19. Musicians from all over the world will arrive in Austin to make their mark on music history.

“This first small reveal is just a taste of what you can expect at SXSW 2023. You’ll find everything you’ve come to expect at SXSW from rising hip-hop stars, buzzy indie-rock acts, and Latin pop to the latest from the British underground jazz scene, all sitting nicely next to things you never thought could have existed - a beatboxing Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and a punk-embracing marimba group from Mexico, for example. We couldn’t be more excited to show these amazing artists to the world, and to experience them with you in March.” - James Minor, VP of SXSW Music Festival

In addition, festival organizers have announced over 350 speakers plan to enlighten crowds at SXSW. A list of speakers from large-scale companies, universities, and creative industries, include Blackbird.AI, Grammarly, Cheddar, Duolingo, Reddit, Meow Wolf, Google, Sony Pictures, Epic Games, The Walt Disney Company, Indeed, McKinsey, LEGO Group, Shopify, IBM, Spotify, Accenture, Warner Music, Wizards of the Coast, MIT Mobility Initiative, Partnership on AI, Axios, and many more.

"We're excited to host so many innovative thinkers across many different pursuits and professions. The staff has selected the best of the best from thousands of speaking proposals with a unifying theme of extraordinary creative thinking and exceptional creative solutions. We can't wait to showcase all of these amazing sessions next spring in Austin." - Hugh Forrest, SXSW Co-President and Chief Programming Officer

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.