U.S. Musicians' Visas: Strategies & Issues

Mar 16, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: U.S. Musicians' Visas: Strategies & Issues, Mar 16, 2023

Touring is a critical part of developing an audience in the US, but the U.S. artist visa process is complex, frustrating, invasive, and expensive for international musicians. And this process has only gotten harder in the last few years. In this session, two seasoned immigration attorneys (and touring musicians) explain the U.S. artist visa process, debunk pervasive myths, detail strategies for avoiding unnecessary problems and costs, explain how to get your visa in time, and outline ways for artists to have more control over their visas—and their careers.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Matthew Covey
photo of Will Spitz
Will Spitz


Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband
Secondary Access
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge