SxSW 2006 & The Aussie Assault - Part 1
SXSW 2006
SxSW 2006 & The Aussie Assault - Part 1
By: Australian Music Office



2006 marks the 20 year anniversary of the U.S Based music festival and conference South by Southwest (SxSW). Held in Austin Texas every March, this major industry event provides the opportunity for bands to showcase their music to key industry representatives, there's also a trade fair as well as seminars and speakers. It attracts 11,000 participants and over 1400 bands showcase in 50 venues over five nights.

This year, 25 Australian bands and over 200 Australians took part. Led by Austrade's Australian Music Office, this year's so called Aussie Assault helped Australian artists strengthen their position in the lucrative US$13b U.S. music market. A 20 minute DVD of the event was produced for Austrade executives and it's been released here in segments courtesy of Austrade and roocast.

This first episode explores some of the background of Austrade's involvement at SxSW.

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Other Episodes
 
This first episode explores some of the background of Austrade's involvement at SxSW.
 
Day 2, and the official live showcases have begun.
 
Day 3 sees the Trade stands open for business
 
Day 4 - the evening showcases are in full swing, including local acts Shifter and The Living End
 
Day 4 brings the official Aussie BBQ, the centre piece of the Aussie Assault.
SxSW Night at the Corner Hotel
In conjunction with the Music Managers Forum and VIC Music, the organisers of SxSW held a 'roadshow' at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne in early August. The evening was a six month 'heads up' to artists, managers, labels and music business professionals who either plan to attend SxSW March 14-18 2007 or bands who wish to apply to showcase at the event.

You can listen to the audio version of the evening's discussion as MP3 files. Download the files below.

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Place Invaders

Roocast's Place Invaders series features some SXSW 2006 bands, with a little help from our friends at the Australian Music Office.

Place Invaders: The Boat People
 
Tony chats with Robin and James from The Boat People live in LA


Place Invaders: Troy n Trevelyn
 
Tony chats with Troy Brady from Troy n Trevelyn in LA


Place Invaders: Soma Rasa
 
Tony chats with Bill Hazard, Dan Hazard, MC Handy, DJ Sampology and Metaphysical (from Digitial Underground) live in LA.


Place Invaders: Dead Day Sun
 
Tony chats with Alan and Darren from Dead Day Sun live in LA.


Decoder Ring
 
Tony chats with Lenka and Tom from Decoder Ring live at SxSW 2006.


Place Invaders: Function
 
Ryan chats to Matt from Function before he heads to SxSW


Dappled Cities Fly
 
Dappled Cities Fly chat with Roocast live from SxSW 2006.


Shifter
 
Shifter chat with Roocast live from SxSW 2006.


Place Invaders: Love of Diagrams
 
Ryan chats with Love of Diagrams before they embark on their jaunt to South by South West.


Wolfmother
 
New Australian music heros Wolfmother in the continuing Place Invaders Podcast series.