2016 Schedule

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

The New Artist Rights Grassroots Advocacy

Wednesday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17A
531 E 4th St

Artists are getting involved with advocacy for artist rights at an unprecedented scale. Blogs like The Trichordist and MusicTechPolicy help to get the message out to the community. The #irespectmusic campaign has helped 13,000 plus artists get their message to Congress directly through the irespectmusic.org petition. The #irespectmusic campaign also tackles local issues through city based groups like irespectmusicaustin.org that is supporting venue retention and helping fans and artists communicate with City Hall.

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Blake Morgan at SXSW

Blake Morgan


ECR Music Group

“Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radio...inspired songwriting and passionate performances.”
—Billboard Magazine

Native New Yorker Blake Morgan is a recording artist, record p...

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Chris Castle at SXSW

Chris Castle


Christian L Castle Attorneys

Chris Castle founded Christian L. Castle, Attorneys in Los Angeles in 2005 and moved the firm to Austin in 2011. Chris divides his time between advising creators in the music industry, representin...

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David Lowery


Terry School of Business

David Lowery is a founding member of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. He writes The Trichordist artist rights blog and is an instructor at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia at Athens.


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