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SXSW 2017

SXSW 2017

March 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017
March 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017


South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 6 days, and Film running concurrently for 9 days.

SXSW is run by the company SXSW, LLC which organizes conferences, trade shows, festivals, and other events.[1] In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the company runs three other conferences, two in Austin: SXSWedu, a conference on educational innovation,[2] and SXSW Eco, an environmental conference;[3] and one in Las Vegas: SXSW V2V, a conference focused on innovative startups.[4]

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Joe Biden
bornNovember 20, 1942
Resides inWilmington, Delaware
John Cena
bornApril 23, 1977
Resides inTampa, Florida, United States
Buzz Aldrin
Lil Wayne
Rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive
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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. (/ˈsf rɒbˈnɛt ˈbdən/; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, having been jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until becoming Vice President in 2009.

Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942, and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to the New Castle County council in 1970. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972, and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation to assume the Vice Presidency in 2009. Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He opposed the Gulf War in 1991, but advocated U.S. and NATO intervention in the Bosnian War in 1994 and 1995. Biden voted in favor of the resolution authorizing the Iraq War in 2002, but opposed the surge of U.S. troops in 2007. He has also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties, and led the legislative efforts for creation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. He chaired the Judiciary Committee during the contentious U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and in 2008, both times dropping out early in the race. In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama chose Biden to be his running mate in the race, which they won. Biden became the first Roman Catholic, and the first Delawarean, to be Vice President of the United States.

As Vice President in the Obama administration, Biden oversaw the infrastructure spending aimed at counteracting the Great Recession, and U.S. policy toward Iraq up until the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011. His ability to negotiate with congressional Republicans helped bring about legislation such as the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 that resolved a taxation deadlock, the Budget Control Act of 2011 that resolved that year's debt ceiling crisis, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that addressed the impending "fiscal cliff". In 2011, Biden opposed going ahead with the military mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Obama and Biden were re-elected in 2012. In October 2015, after months of speculation, Biden chose not to run for President of the United States in 2016.[1] In December 2016, Biden refused to rule out a potential bid for President in 2020.[2]

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Jill Soloway (born September 26, 1965)[3][4][5] is an American comedian, playwright, writer and director. She won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for directing and writing the film Afternoon Delight. She is also known for her work on Six Feet Under and for creating, writing, executive producing and directing the Amazon original series Transparent, for which she has won two Emmys.[6]

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Lee Louis Daniels (born December 24, 1959)[1] is an American film and television producer and director. He produced Monster's Ball and directed Precious, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the film won two of the awards.

In 2012, Daniels directed The Butler, a historical fiction drama featuring an ensemble cast portraying unique events on the 20th century presidents of the United States at the White House. Daniels is also a co-creator, executive producer and director of the television series Empire and Star, which debuted in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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Top Albums by Performers Day 16

Top Songs by Performers Day 15

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Top Albums by Performers Day 289

Top Songs by Performers Day 258

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Top Albums by Performers Day 3167

Top Songs by Performers Day 3123

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Top Songs by Performers Day 4134

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Top Songs by Performers Day 5117

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Top Songs by Performers Day 659

Notable Featured Films21

Keynote Speakers8

Additonal Speakers92

Notable Attendees299


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles720


Spotify - Featured Tracks308


News Articles26

The Roots And Their Superstar Friends Turn In The Ultimate Performance Of South By Southwest 2017
  –  March 20, 2017
If you found yourself in downtown Austin on Saturday night for the penultimate evening of South By Southwest, and weren’t one of the hundreds of people wrapped around the block trying to get into 800 Congress Avenue, you truly messed up. It was in those ...
At SXSW, Garth Brooks Sees The Constants In A Changing Industry
  –  March 20, 2017
The South by Southwest music festival is well-established as a venue where up-and-coming artists get discovered. But it also offers a chance to hear from the music industry's icons — like veteran country star Garth Brooks, who delivered a keynote address ...
Forget Scaling. Moore's Law Panel Talks Power Consumption.
  –  March 20, 2017
But a panel of semiconductor experts at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, is not crying over the possibility that the chip industry has reached the end of its decades-old guidebook. The panelists said that industry would move toward designs ...
How this ride-hailing startup is learning from Uber's mistakes
  –  March 20, 2017
While locals have adjusted to an Austin, Texas without Uber and Lyft, the nearly 100,000 South by Southwest attendees who descended upon the city last week weren’t so sanguine. Out-of-towners might not have been familiar with alternatives that have ...
SXSW Game Award-nominated titles on sale now
  –  March 20, 2017
South by Southwest is currently taking place, and set to announce the winners of the SXSW Gaming Awards this weekend. In celebration of the indie titles nominated in various categories, the digital distribution platform GOG (Good Old Games) is hosting a ...
USC Annenberg students reflect on 2017 South by Southwest conference
  –  March 20, 2017
Four students from USC Annenberg attended the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference from March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. Austin Roy, Diana Lee, Sarah McMullen and Elias Goodstein attended panels and discussions as part of the conference and festival.
UVA’s iLab Brings The Heat To South By Southwest
  –  March 20, 2017
This year for South by Southwest’s annual trade show, the University of Virginia’s W.L. Lyon Brown III Innovation Laborator (i.Lab for short) brought three startups down to Austin. All three startups continue to work on their companies after incubating ...
A Thousand Horses Run Wild At South By Southwest
  –  March 20, 2017
BMLG Records group A Thousand Horses (ATH) spent time with TuneIn staff prior to taking the stage at South By Southwest this weekend. Pictured L-R: TuneIn's Kelly Sutton; ATH's Zach Brown, Michael Hobby, Graham DeLoach, and Bill Satcher; BMLG's Dave Kelly ...
Ranking the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, Part 2
  –  March 20, 2017
Toward the end of South by Southwest, music and gaming events are in the ascendancy. Lines at theaters shrink as movies screen for the second, third, and fourth times. The headline-grabbing event at the end of the festival was a packed outdoor Garth ...
South by Southwest Film Fest unveils 2017 audience award winners
  –  March 20, 2017
PanARMENIAN.Net - The South by Southwest Film Festival announced the 2017 audience award winners on Saturday, March 18. The formal SXSW film festival prizes were announced earlier this week, Variety said. Writer-director Jessica M. Thompson’s “The ...
At South by Southwest, the stakes were never higher
  –  March 20, 2017
What if they gave a music festival and people of certain ethnic backgrounds couldn't get in? It sounds like the subject of a dystopian novel, but the question hovered over the South by Southwest Music Conference as it wrapped up its 31st year Sunday.
South By Southwest: A Social Perspective
  –  March 20, 2017
Anyone who has been to South By Southwest is eager to share advice with first-timers. Usually they tell you how to balance panels and parties or manage your time according to what matters most. As the festival has evolved from music and movie-focused to ...
SXSW 2017: Celebrities attend South by Southwest
  –  March 20, 2017
The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas now that SXSW 2017 is officially underway! Wonderwall.com has the best photo of celebs who took over Austin for the annual celebration of film, music and digital media, starting with Charlize ...
Finding the Joy at South by Southwest: 12 Notable Acts
  –  March 19, 2017
AUSTIN, Tex. — All sorts of metrics are applied to digital-era music to measure success: sales, streams, radio plays, tickets. One that’s harder to measure, and therefore often ignored, is audience joy. That’s where the South by Southwest Music ...
South By Southwest Adds A 'Super Bowl' To Austin's Economy Each Year
  –  March 19, 2017
This weekend we're coming to you from the Texas Standard studio at KUT in Austin, Texas. We're here for South by Southwest. And if you haven't heard of South by Southwest, let me try to describe it. First, there is music everywhere. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC ...
Thirty years in, South by Southwest still keeps it weird and wonderful
  –  March 19, 2017
Look at the event that somehow puts Joe Biden and Stranger Things on the same schedule. Nathan Mattise and Sam Machkovech - Mar 19, 2017 2:00 pm UTC AUSTIN, Texas—We at Ars have woken from a taco-and-barbecued induced haze and managed to survive our ...
Is South by Southwest Still Relevant to Tech?
  –  March 18, 2017
South by Southwest is wrapping up, and in the past few years what started as a music festival has morphed into the place to launch tech products. But this year there wasn’t a lot of buzz, so I wanted to know if that’s still the case. I posed the ...
'Travel Ban Bands' Rock South by Southwest With Message of Love
  –  March 18, 2017
Bands with diaspora from the seven Muslim-majority countries on U.S. President Donald Trump’s original travel ban took to the stage in Austin to build resistance against executive orders critics see as perpetuating bigotry. For many musicians in the ...
At South by Southwest: Fresh Ideas About Working
  –  March 17, 2017
Most people who head to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals, as I just did, go for the films, bands and the newest, coolest technology. I went for the sessions about new, fulfilling ways to work as a manager and ...
The Motley Fool at South by Southwest 2017
  –  March 17, 2017
The South by Southwest conference is wrapping itself up after a busy week. The Motley Fool sent a team of analysts down to Austin to discover some the latest technology and insights that companies are showcasing this year -- tune in to get a preview of ...
Sweet relief at South by Southwest
  –  March 17, 2017
Depressed about the state of the country? Worried we’re in a handbasket going you know where? Wondering how to make sense of it all? Well, perhaps you should sprint on down to the 31st annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Here — the ...
Editorial: Why can't Roanoke duplicate South by Southwest?
  –  March 17, 2017
In Austin, Texas, the big local news this week is South by Southwest. If you don’t know what that is, we’ll explain. We’ll also explain why it potentially matters here in this part of Virginia, where Southwest has a completely different meaning that ...
New Mexico True showcased at South By Southwest
  –  March 17, 2017
Thousands of people from all over the world now know what it means to be New Mexico True. Our state’s tourism department put together some videos to be viewed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Tech companies flock to the annual ...
'Most Beautiful Island' and 'The Work' win top prizes at South by Southwest Film Festival
  –  March 16, 2017
Even as it garners more headlines for screening star-studded premieres such as this year’s “Baby Driver,” “Atomic Blonde” and “The Disaster Artist,” the true soul of the South by Southwest Film Festival still lives in the charmingly homespun ...
Baltimore creative agency shares South by Southwest experience
  –  March 15, 2017
Editor's note: Dan Schepleng and Sean Sutherland of Kapowza, a Baltimore creative services agency, are attending the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. The two are sharing their experience from the past few days with the ...
Immigration tensions seep into South by Southwest music fest
  –  March 13, 2017
AUSTIN (AP) — The trendsetting South by Southwest music festival is all about the next big thing, but the heated politics of the moment is stealing the show. Tensions over immigration have put a heavy air over the typically breezy weeklong music bash ...

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