2016 Schedule

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

How to Get Heard When No One's Heard of You

Wednesday, March 16
12:45PM - 1:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17A
531 E 4th St

Before your appearance on Late Night, before your Pitchfork review, before your feature on NPR Music – you’re looking for a music blogger who will press play, give you some honest feedback and hopefully like what they hear enough to post a track stream and help break your band. So how do you do it? This panel will focus on pitching to the mid-majors – blogs with strong readership and a loyal following that also give significant love and editorial space to new, undiscovered artists. What do they want to hear from you? How can you set yourself up for success in that first e-mail? And what can you do to build long-term relationships with the ones who DO write you back?

Hashtags: #sxsw #GetHeard


Elizabeth Cawein at SXSW

Elizabeth Cawein


Signal Flow PR

Signal Flow PR is a boutique media and marketing firm dedicated to serving musicians and music businesses/non-profits. Elizabeth founded Signal Flow PR in July of 2011. Her background is in print media and musicology.

Jennifer McGillan at SXSW

Jennifer McGillan

Lead Blogger

Now This Sound is Brave

Mayer Danzig



Ryan Spaulding at SXSW

Ryan Spaulding


Ryan's Smashing Life


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