2016 Schedule

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

The Genius of Michael Jackson

Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St

Let's talk about why we like Michael Jackson in the first place: his music. With testimony from the people who helped the King of Pop put together his songs, albums and shows, we’ll deconstruct the brilliance of "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop til You Get Enough," "Black or White" and the rest. 

Hashtags: #sxsw #geniusofMJ



Steve Knopper


Rolling Stone

Siedah Garrett at SXSW

Siedah Garrett

While Siedah Garrett is widely known for co-writing Michael Jackson‘s “Man in the Mirror”, this GRAMMY Award winning and two-time Oscar nominated singer/songwriter has created a body of work that s...

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Bill Bottrell

Steven Ray at SXSW

Steven Ray

Red River Pictures

Steven B. Ray has enjoyed a vast career in the entertainment industry by thriving in a variety of roles and mediums. His experience began as a roadie working summer tours with George Rhodes, condu...

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Anthony Marinelli at SXSW

Anthony Marinelli

Anthony Marinelli has proven to be a sought after composer, performer, electronic musician and producer. He has composed music in over sixty motion pictures including Young Guns, Internal Affairs,...

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