March 06, 2013

Vampire Weekend, T.I. and Emmylou Harris Among Top Performers at #ASCAPSXSW

New York, NY, March 6, 2013: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its lineup of events at the 27th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival being held March 8th-17th, 2013 in Austin, TX. Each year, ASCAP's high-profile showcases are a highlight of the festival, attracting capacity crowds and music industry heavyweights who come to see some of the best emerging singer-songwriters and bands from both across the country and overseas.

In addition to staging its popular Pop/Rock "ASCAP Presents…at SXSW" showcases, ASCAP will partner with BET to present the first-ever Music Matters, powered by Yahoo! SXSW Showcase, as well as participate in official SXSW music panel discussions, host its annual boat rides and sponsor many other exciting showcases and parties to highlight the best and brightest in music, including the Radio Day Stage, Brooklyn Vegan Day Parties and Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street.

A partial schedule of ASCAP events at SXSW 2013 is included below.  For more details, please visit www.ascap.com/sxsw.

ASCAP PRESENTS… at SXSW
Wednesday, March 13th @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River Street)
Doors open at 7:30pm / SXSW badges and wristbands welcome / 21+

8:00pm            FAYE
8:50pm            The Wild Feathers
9:40pm            American Authors
10:30pm          The 1975
11:20pm          PAPA
12:10am          ON AN ON
1:00am            Foxes

THE RADIO DAY STAGE, presented by ASCAP
Wednesday, March 13th – Saturday, March 16th @ Ballroom D in the Austin Convention Center
Open to all Music and Platinum badges and Artist Wristbands

Wednesday, March 13th
12:00pm          Crew Peligrosa
1:00pm            El Cuarteto de Nos
2:00pm            Bajofondo
3:00pm            BOY
4:00pm            Jake Bugg
5:00pm            Devendra Banhart

Thursday, March 14th
2:00pm            Wake Owl
3:00pm            Cayucas
4:00pm            Family of the Year
5:00pm            Lissie

Friday, March 15th
12:00pm          Divine Fits
12:45pm          Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
1:10pm            Iron & Wine
2:00pm            Charles Bradley
3:00pm            Pickwick
4:00pm            Dawes
5:00pm            Vampire Weekend

Saturday, March 16th
11:00am          SXSW Interview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
12:00pm          Nakia
1:00pm            Ozomatli
2:00pm            TBA

BET AND ASCAP PRESENT... Music Matters, powered by Yahoo! SXSW Showcase
Thursday, March 14th @ Brazos Hall (204 E. 4th Street)
Doors open at 8:00pm / SXSW badges required / 21+

8:15pm    DJ Hella Yella
8:55pm    BJ The Chicago Kid
9:20pm    Bridget Kelly
9:45pm    Joey Bada$$
10:15pm    Chrisette Michele
10:40pm    DJ Drama
10:50pm    LeCrae
11:30pm    Schoolboy Q
12:05am    T.I.

In addition to the above line-up, the showcase will also feature special surprise guests.

BROOKLYN VEGAN DAY PARTIES, co-sponsored by ASCAP
Wednesday, March 13th - Saturday, March 16th @ the Old Emo’s (603 Red River Street)
12:00pm – 6:00pm daily / SXSW badges welcome / 21+

ASCAP ANNUAL HOSPITALITY BOAT RIDES, sponsored by IMRO, SOCAN, SunTrust Bank and TAXI
Thursday, March 14th @ The Four Seasons Dock
12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm

On Thursday, March 14th, join the ASCAP crew for their annual Hospitality Boat Rides, co-sponsored by IMRO, SOCAN, SunTrust Bank and TAXI, leaving from the Four Seasons Dock at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30pm.

FILTER MAGAZINE’S SHOWDOWN AT CEDAR STREET, co-sponsored by ASCAP
Thursday, March 14th – Saturday, March 16th @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 West 4th Street)
11:00am – 6:00pm / SXSW badges welcome / 21+

Thursday, March 14th
11:00am          Sóley
11:40am          Ásgeir Trausti
12:20pm          Ólafur Arnalds
1:00pm            Bastille
2:00pm            Charli XCX
3:00pm            Willy Moon
4:00pm            Shout Out Louds
5:00pm            Local Natives

Friday, March 15th 
11:00am          NP
11:40am          KAMP!
12:20pm          Brodka
1:00pm            HAERTS
1:45pm            St. Lucia
2:30pm            MS MR
3:20pm            Wild Belle
4:10pm            The Neighbourhood
5:15pm            HAIM

Saturday, March 16th
11:00am          Mikhael Paskalev
11:40am          Heyerdahl
12:20pm          Young Dreams
1:00pm            IO ECHO
2:00pm            K.I.D.S
3:00pm            Wildcat! Wildcat!
4:00pm            A Place to Bury Strangers
5:00pm            Surfer Blood

ASCAP PRESENTS… at SXSW
Friday, March 15th @ The Victorian Room at The Driskill (604 Brazos Street)
Doors open at 7:00pm / SXSW badges and wristbands welcome / 21+

7:30pm            Mary Epworth
8:15pm            Tyler Lyle
9:00pm            The Lone Bellow
9:45pm            Nylo
10:30pm          David Ramirez
11:15pm          Wardell
12:00am          Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

ASCAP on SXSW Panels

Music Metadata Means More Money for Musicians
Lynne Lummel
, Senior Vice President of Distribution and Repertory
Wednesday, March 13th, 2:00-3:00pm @ Room 15 in the Austin Convention Center

Digital Distribution – Where the Future Money Is
Christine Pepe
, Associate Vice President of Legal Affairs
Friday, March 15th, 3:30-4:40pm @ Room 9ABC in the Austin Convention Center

About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 450,000 members representing more than 8.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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Tim Hayes
ASCAP
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