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Record 'Australasian Invasion' Predicted In 2005

Record 'Australasian Invasion' Predicted In 2005

For South By Southwest In Austin 200 Australian & New Zealand Artists Applied for Showcases; Attendance Quadrupled in 2003; More to Come!

It's only four months to go before the world's largest and most prestigious music event series kicks off in Austin, in its 19th year--having started in 1987. Of more than 6500 artists from around the world who have submitted their material for a showcase slot in the 1100 night shows to take place at South by Southwest Music & Media Festival and Conferences in Austin Texas March 16-20, nearly 200 Australian and New Zealand artists listed below (with more to be confirmed in the next week) got their submissions in by the October 29 cutoff for international artists.


It's a tremendous mix of established and up and coming homegrown bands or solo artists who see SxSW as a crucial opportunity to play before the assembled 10,000 attendees-including a vast array of record label & publishing A&R managers, over 700 print and electronic media representatives, managers, agents, promoters, venue owners and other music professionals. It's estimated another 50 artists will be added to this submission list as their late entries are accepted and logged, but time has run out for any further showcase applications for 2005.

While 20 Australian and six New Zealand artists fronted the SxSW stages last year (of which ten major deals eventuated), this year it's likely that 30 Australian and 10 New Zealand artists will be invited to play with acceptances to be confirmed in early December.

SxSW band showcases and professional delegate attendance have quadrupled since 2002 and this year, over 150 Australian music business attendees and close to 50 from New Zealand are expected to register as participants with a healthy media contingent to cover the event. Both countries' attendees are being supported by their respected Federal Government's and some state government entities.

Once again, AUSTRADE and the New Zealand Music Industry Commission have invested in major stand presences to support the bands and businesspeople who will be representing Australia at South by Southwest in a second 'AustralAsian Invasion' to help crack overseas markets for a broad range of musical genres and entrepreneurs. There will also be a 36 page 'Australian Music Guide' street-press style, free, 15,000 copy newsprint magazine inserted in all 10,000 attendees' showbags, distributed at key CD stores or venues as well as on the Australian stand.

This advertising supported industry initiative was introduced last year and was the most successful marketing strategy of the entire event-establishing an unbeatable street presence for our artists and attendees, which wowed competing countries' contingents. A PDF copy of the 2004 Australian Music Guide is online at http://www.themusic.com.au/sxsw/media.html along with a recent article in Billboard Magazine documenting this year's results as well as 2005's strategies. Logos and images are also availble for media in this area.

For Australia and New Zealand info on SxSW go to http://www.themusic.com.au/sxsw
For the official South by Southwest site go to http://www.sxsw.com .
For registration information, further details or an eight page brochure on the event, contact Australia/New Zealand rep Phil Tripp at tripp@sxsw.com

Media passes are arranged initially through Australia, confirmed by Austin SxSW HQ.


AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS SUBMITTED
Rachel Abbey
Garth Adam
After The Fall
Angry Tradesmen
Antediluvian Rocking Horse
Architecture in Helsinki
Avalanches
Leslie Avril Band
Brian Baker
Beacon
Black Label
Sarah Blasko
Brindle
Jackie Bristow
Karl Broadie
Simon Bruce
BugGiRL
Bumblebeez 81
John Butler Trio
Loene Carmen
Charlie
Cog
Pete Cornelius
Susan Cotch
Cousin Leonard
Ashleigh Croft
Curly
Cut Copy Dappled Cities Fly
Degrees.K
The Devil Dolls
Doubled
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ebolagoldfish
Mike Elrington
End Of Fashion
Faker
Renny Field
The Flairz
The Floors
Foreshore
Fruit
Gazoonga Attack
Git (AUS)
Glovebox
Delta Goodrem
Kara Grainger
The Grand Silent System
The Grates
Ground Components
Gyroscope
Carla Herrod
Hotel Diablo
Melissa Hughes and Midflyte
Infusion
Intercooler
Karen Jacobsen
Janine Le Clair
Jennifer Reed
Jeremiah
Juggernaut
Julie
Kashan
Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males
Kid Confucius
The Kill Devil Hills
Kingpin440
Kisschasy
Kitto
Jeff Lang
Lapis
Last Years Hero
Ben Lee
Little Birdy
Little Dictator
Lovejoy
Machine Translations
Macromantics
Dean Manning
Masonia
David McCormack & The Polaroids
Mickyfin
Midnight Juggernauts
Kate Miller-Heidke
Mistamash
Monesque
Montana
Nessa Morgan
The Morning After Girls
Motormoth
Naked Without My Cello
Neon
Nevereleven
Newstone
Shane Nicholson
Ocean
Ocean Henry
Old Man River
Pablo Discobar
The Panda Band
Parkers Brother
The Peachfish
Pfea
Krista Polvere
Prettymess
Purplene
Regurgitator
Riff Random
Rocket Science
Michele Roget
Xavier Rudd
Saritah
Rob Sawyer
Screamfeeder
Sekiden
Sophie Serafino
Shifter
Shihad
Shmutt
The Sinking Citizenship
Skulker
Glenn Skuthorpe
Leonie Smith
Spazzys
Starky
Stripshow
Sunk Loto
Penelope Swales
Tapered Edges
Tom Thorvis
Those Bloody McKennas
Holly Throsby
Andrew Toner
The Trafalgars
Amy Vee & The Virtues
Vue
The Vultures
Wagons
Jason Walker and The Last Drinks
Wallspace
The Whats
Wishing Tree
Wolfmother
Claire Wyndham
Zombie Ghost Train

NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS SUBMITTED

Angelsound
Autozamm
Betchadupa
Carly Binding
Blindspott
Bored Gordon
Cell
The Coolies
Cortina
Crumb
Daisy Chain Halo
The Dellburgoes
Die Die Die
Dukes
The Electric Shakedown
Elemeno P
The Fanatics
Fiesta Drive
Gasoline Cowboy
goodshirt
Flip Grater
The Have
International Flannel
Jakob
Lacerda
The Mint Chicks
Mumsdollar
Michelle Nadja
The Neverends
1QA
Pluto
Revolver
The Rock and Roll Machine
Scribe
Stylus77
Tadpole
Tough Love
Truce
Trureal
Hendrix Warren


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