2016 Schedule

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

Band Website Extreme Makeover Part 2

Saturday, March 19
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Artist Central in Ballroom E
531 E 4th St

In Part 1 of this 2-part session, it’s all about live critiques of band websites! Bands submit their websites for review and each site's design, organization and content are assessed. Reviews will be ruthless and diplomacy left aside, but everyone will learn how to improve their websites. Plus, one winner will get their website redesigned for part 2 on how to build an effective band website!

Using the site that was redesigned after Part 1, Part 2 will show musicians how to create an effective website that will keep fans engaged. The panel will discuss how a band’s website should be organized, what content needs to be included, how it should be designed, and what mistakes to avoid.

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Ari Herstand at SXSW

Ari Herstand

Musician, Blogger

Ari's Take/Digital Music News

Most people now know Ari Herstand as the guy who helped them fly with their instruments. His Carry Your Instrument On The Plane… It’s The LAW blog post went viral and has been viewed over 300,000 t...

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Chandler Coyle at SXSW

Chandler Coyle

Digital Geek

Music Geek Services

Digital Geek at Music Geek Services. We are a digital marketing firm that specializes in fan engagement and direct-to-fan campaigns.

Music business instructor at Berklee Online.

Publisher of ...

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Cheryl Engelhardt at SXSW

Cheryl Engelhardt

Composer/Songwriter/Music Biz & Branding Consultant


Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer and singer/songwriter with dozens of film scores, national commercial jingles including Honey Nut Cheerios, Lysol, and Lowes, and song placements on shows like "S...

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Dave Cool at SXSW

Dave Cool

Dir, Artist & Industry Outreach


Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle. Built for musicians by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful mobile-friendly we...

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