2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Hunt for the Next Great Metal Band

Friday, March 18
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10B
531 E 4th St

In an era where many of metal's seminal headliners are reaching middle age, this panel will discuss the search for the next heirs to the heavy metal throne. Drawing upon the expertise of industry insiders including a major artist, record label executive, manager, booking agent and attorney, the panel will explore what the industry is looking for in new talent, and what is, can and should be done to curate the development of that talent to breed the next generation of metal titans and festival headliners.

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Eric German


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Mike Mowery at SXSW

Mike Mowery


OuterLoop Management

Mike Mowery is the President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. He began the company with Jeff Cohen in 2004. With Mike's extensive knowledge of the road and what it takes to make a band...

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Mike Gitter at SXSW

Mike Gitter

VP of A&R

Century Media

For well over three decades now, Mike Gitter has been hurting your ears, agonizing over master recordings and ingesting music wherever and whenever he can. When his high school-born, self-publishe...

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Scott Givens

VP Metal/Rock

eOne Music

Jose Mangin at SXSW

Jose Mangin



Heavy Metal Ambassador and SiriusXM Sprit Animal, Jose has worked in radio for over 20 years. Since 2000, he's been with SiriusXM as the main curator and host for several rock stations, including ...

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