March 18, 2010-07:48PM
The SXSW Festival and Conference is a mecca for live musicians of all
stripes, from rock to metal to country to rap to electronic and pop and
everything in between. It all has a home here, and as far as music
cities go, few can touch Austin's open accommodation of music culture.
Of course for most bands, writing songs, playing shows and recording
albums is most of the focus, but at some point, nearly all bands to
turn to the question of how to get their music out to more people and
built their fanbase, which is why many of them play at SXSW. But a
festival like this is only the start of one path to stardom, and
success never comes without hard work and calculated business.