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Artist Showcase Applications Open for SXSW 2020

Arstits can now apply now for the opportunity to perform at the 2020 SXSW Music Festival, happening March 16-22 in Austin, TX. One of the biggest indie music festivals in the world, it gives artists access to an audience of industry professionals, international media and new fans.

Read SXSW's Music Showcase FAQ for answers to common questions.

The fee for an application completed by Sept. 13, 2019 (11:59 pm PT) is $35 USD. After Sept. 13, 2019, the application fee increases to $55. The final deadline to apply is Oct. 25, 2019 (11:59pm PT). Applicants will be charged the rate listed at the time of final submission. All applicants will be notified of their status on or before Jan. 17, 2020. SXSW is not able to issue any refunds.

Music Showcase Applications are open to:

  • All genres
  • Solo acts and/or full bands
  • Artists from any part of the world

Invited Artists are guaranteed at least one showcase slot. Showcase slots run an average of 40 minutes and will scheduled during the festival between March 16-22, 2020, generally between 7 pm to 2 am (exceptions do apply). Venue, time and date assignment will vary

SXSW does not provide artist backline or cover travel and accommodation expenses.

To apply and for more info, go HERE.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.