Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
This session will provide mentees 15 minutes to receive face-to-face feedback on 1-2 tracks of the mentee's choosing. Registrants signed up for this session will need to bring a digital copy or links to their tracks with them.
Meeting with this mentor is highly recommended if you're looking for feedback on the best booking techniques and branding & marketing. This mentor specializes in the following genres- americana, folk, bluegrass, punk, and indie rock.
Mike Smith runs Marketing at venerable, Grammy-nominated independent record label Bloodshot Records, where he works with a roster of 20+ independent bands out of the label's Chicago headquarters.
You can see Mike’s fulll bio on his speaker page.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.