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SXSW is one of the world’s biggest music industry conventions bringing together emerging bands, music executives and A&R all under one roof in the US state of Texas and is therefore is an amazing opportunity for any aspiring singer/songwriter, producer or band to be noticed.

Getting noticed will be just be the beginning for one aspiring ACM student because in collaboration with Metropolis Studios, ACM’s Industry Link team has selected James Minas-Blight aka Jimmy Blatant, a second year Audio Production Degree student to attend SXSW to showcase their music to a who’s who of the music industry!

“This is the best news I’ve had possibly ever!!! Thanks so much to you and ACM for this opportunity and for all you’ve done so far!”
James Minas-Blight aka Jimmy Blatant After receiving the news he’d be chosen to attend SXSW

The 40 minute set will be part of the Austin Party Weekend (APW). Now in its third year, APW is fuelled by top tier performances from the best bands, DJs and producers around and hosted by some of todays most iconic labels to create the COMPLETE party experience.

APW will take place at the Empire Control Room & Garage where three stages – indoor and outdoor – will be available to the 1,700 strong audience so this is going to be one hell of an opportunity for our lucky ACM EMP student!

”This is an amazing opportunity for one of our students to appear alongside some of the top artists and DJs that are currently making a noise in the US . The response to this initiative was overwhelming and the quality of the submissions was of an extremely high standard . Watch out for more similar opportunities over the coming months.”
Ewan Grant Head of ACM Music Business

More about SXSW
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offers the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launch pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning while business activity thrives at the Trade Show and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW, where career development flourishes amid a relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events conclusion.

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