March 03, 2014

Gungor, Tori Kelly, Matthew Koma and Meg Myers Among Top Performers at ASCAP Events at SXSW

New York, NY, March 3, 2014: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its lineup of events at the 28th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival, being held March 7th-16th, 2014 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 most promising emerging singer-songwriters and bands.

In addition to staging its popular "ASCAP PRESENTS… at SXSW" showcases, ASCAP will again co-present its annual boat rides and participate in official SXSW music panel discussions. ASCAP is also an official sponsor of the Terrorbird Publishing & Red Brick Songs Showcase and Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street, highlighting the best and brightest in music.

A partial schedule of ASCAP events at SXSW 2014 is included below. For more details, please visit

Wednesday, March 12th @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River Street)
Doors open at 7:00pm / Free with SXSW badge or wristband or $8 at the door / 18+

8:00pm            Madi Diaz
8:55pm            Oh Honey
9:50pm            Meg Myers
10:45pm          Wild Ones
11:40pm          BASECAMP
12:35am          Gungor

Thursday, March 13th @ Four Seasons Dock (98 San Jacinto Boulevard)
Departing: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm

Friday, March 14th @ The Victorian Room at The Driskill (604 Brazos Street)
Doors open at 7:00pm / Free with SXSW badge or wristband or $15 at the door / 21+

7:30pm            The Wind + The Wave
8:25pm            Zella Day
9:20pm            Run River North
10:15pm          Matthew Koma
11:10pm          Jamestown Revival
12:05am          Mary Lambert
1:00am            Tori Kelly

Terrorbird Publishing & Red Brick Songs Showcase, co-sponsored by ASCAP
Wednesday, March 12th @ Cheer Up Charlie's (NEW location at 900 Red River Street)
Free admission / 21+

12:00pm          Andy Shauf
1:00pm            Psychic Twin
2:00pm            mr. Gnome
3:00pm            Kyle Andrews
4:00pm            AgesandAges
5:00pm            Eternal Summers

12:30pm          GRMLN
1:30pm            Los Encantados
2:30pm            Painted Palms
3:30pm            Mirah
4:30pm            Those Darlins
5:30pm            Jessica Lea Mayfield

FILTER Magazine's Showdown at Cedar Street, co-sponsored by ASCAP
Thursday, March 13th - Saturday, March 15th @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 West 4th Street)
11:00am – 6:00pm / SXSW badges welcome / 21+

ASCAP on SXSW Panels
Songwriting and Money
Ralph Murphy
, ASCAP International Consultant
Thursday, March 13th, 11:00am-12:00pm @ Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB

Making the Transition from Artist to Suit
Marc Emert-Hutner
, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Pop/Rock
Friday, March 14th, 11:00am-12:00pm @ Austin Convention Center, Room 15

Flipping Publishing Micro-Pennies into a Bucket
Andrew Sparkler
, ASCAP Vice President of Business & Membership Affairs
Friday, March 14th, 2:00-3:00pm @ Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

To learn more about ASCAP at SXSW, visit

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 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 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.

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