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.
For the past two years I have been working to help promote the wealth of musical creativity that exists within the Syracuse community, and I’ve been pleased to work with The Bandier School and the iSchool to create the SUxSW Mixtape.
This mixtape was distributed and promoted online through social networks, and also via QR download cards passed out throughout SXSW. (Also featured on a number of blogs, radio shows, and even Syracuse.com)
The success has been huge. The first year, we received tracks from more than 50 students and alums, and in the end the Mixtape had more than 2,000 downloads from more than 50 countries! Last year, we had 60 submissions, and more than 10,000 Mixtape Downloads.
Because of all this, we’re doing it again. So we need any and all CURRENT AND FORMER SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS who are pursuing a music career in some way shape or form to submit your act’s track to our mixtape. We’ll be offering the collection as a Free Bandcamp download as well as getting exposure for a number of places to be announced.
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 email@example.com
BTW – if you’re wondering a little about who I am or my industry experience, you can check out my about page, but here’s a short list of clients in the music industry I’ve worked with:
- American Idol
- Ford Motor Company
- AMC Television
- Kendrick Lamar
- Cyhi the Prynce (G.O.O.D Music)
- Universal Music Group
The coolest part about this promotion is that we create a Syracuse-branded mixtape in just under a week that showcases the diversity of Syracuse’s music scene to the entire world. Wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?
To listen to previous mix tapes visit here: http://suxsw.bandcamp.com
Once again: 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 (Optional: No more than 60-70 words)
Get the word out. Tweet, Facebook, Blog, Share, this is to show the world the talent in Cuse!
This is one of my favorite cuts off last year’s track by Chemicals of Creation.