SXSW is held every year in Austin Texas and every year the bridge between music and tech comes closer and closer. This year, SXSW brings monumental technology companies coming to SXSW in collaboration with independent music artists, record labels and a variety of major brands to deliver the latest and greatest in music tech.
Style Utah is always looking for ways we can support our local Utah music artists. Here is our list of the best of Music Tech at SXSW
Stem Music Distribution is an online music distibution service quickly becoming a major player in a fast-growing corner of the music industry. Music Distribution. Stem began only a year ago and the online platform caters to independent artists by distributing their music to streaming services and organizing the many strands of royalties that accumulate from fans’ clicks. THIS EQUALS MONEY FOR THE ARTIST!
“We want to ensure a sustainable future for creators and are focused on building the tools they need to be smarter about their business,” said Stem CEO and co-founder Milana Rabkin in a statement.
Different trends include startup music accelerators related to music such as Techstar Music based in Boulder Colorado. Techstars is the program started in 2007 and was the first Techstars accelerator program. Project Music located in Nashville California and offers a leading initiative to support innovation in the music industry through the entrepreneurial creation, launch and growth of music-driven startups.
Crowdsourcing in music from platforms such as Patreon creates a reoccuring revenue stream for artists. Crowdsourcing tours with real-time information such as Roadtrip Nation is based out of Costa Mesa, California and Crew which is based in Miami both offer an excellent platform for touring musicians.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is the future of technology and this includes those who are looking to advance their creative projects in the music industry. Sony’s makeshift Wow Factory was a major hit at SXSW this year.