SXSW’s Music Festival has been a historical springboard of exposure for thousands of bands to record labels and publishing companies. But the world has changed, musicians can’t rely just on album sales or touring alone…you need to diversify your career if you want to make money in the music business world. SXSW has expanded and with the interactive and film components as well as music, there’s a lot of people to throw your name at.
So to help promote the wealth of musical creativity that exists within the Syracuse University community, Bandier and the iSchool have teamed up to create the SUxSW Mixtape. This mixtape will be played at the official “Orange Influencers” party at SXSW Interactive (being held at the Klout Krib), distributed and promoted online through social networks, and also via cards being created especially for SxSW with a link to the music on Bandcamp.
Working with Producer/Composer and Newhouse alum Nick Cicero (American Idol, Ford Motor Company, A&E and more) we will be accepting submissions from current and former students who want their band (or music) featured on the compilation. Starting now and ending March 6th, you can submit up to (but no more than) 3 MP3’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the following in the body of your email:
Brief Bio (No more than 60-70 words)
We will be choosing people based on their quality of music (obviously) but also their social media presence. We encourage you to have your friends or fans “vote” via a Tweet to @SyracuseU or post on the Syracuse U FB page. Remember to tag your tweets with #SUxSW and we’ll see who some of the influential Syracuse Musicians are!