Highlights and Career Advice from South by Southwest
South By Southwest and the surrounding hoopla have come and gone. The music portion of the annual conference and festival was incredible, with names like Kanye West and Jay-Z performing together, Lady Gaga bringing her dynamic stage presence to Austin, Skrillex previewing his new album with an exclusive performance, the band Soundgarden reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their landmark album “Superunknown” and about 2,000 other acts vying for attention in the midst of the frenzy! For a full round-up of highlights and career advice from South By Southwest, try this great blog by the Trebas Institute. It contains some interesting information on the festival, including an overview of some of the top keynotes. There are more than 2,000 chances to hear something cool in Austin during the festival, so make sure to read our helpful summary to wade through all the pop stars and publicity stunts.
“This year, the music side featured Lady Gaga and her dynamic stage presence, hip-hop artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar or Lil Wayne, the grunge band Soundgarden reuniting on stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album “Superunknown,” and Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Skrillex, one of the most identifiable faces in the electronic dance music world and a DJ school in himself, previewing new music by kickstarting his album launch in Austin. On the technology side, 3D printing, wearable tech, and privacy issues were the three big trends. One highlight, for many, was 3D Printed Oreo Cookies.”