It’s official: John Seay will be speaking at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX, on Friday, March 17, 2017. The topic of the panel is Building Your Own Team: Navigate Your Career. Maggie Vail from CASH Music and Nicole Poulos from Sideways Media are also on the panel. Jay Coyle of Music Geek Services is moderating. Last year John was also invited to attend SXW to participate in an official SXSW mentor session. This will be his first year invited as a speaker on an official panel. John covered SXSW for many years as a music journalist with publications like Birmingham Weekly and Flagpole Magazine. The official description of the SXSW panel is as follows:
This panel will focus on creating success and having options as your business and fan base grows. We will focus on managing and communicating to your fans for fan engagement “best-practices”. We will offer options for distribution and how to make your music available everywhere. We will discuss how to build members of your team properly to replicate what large labels and management firms offer their clients. As your business grows, we will suggest a “check list” for building the right team around you to serve the needs traditionally found within a label or a big management company. We will discuss how to find success on your own terms without giving too much of your business or control away.
Hope to see you there.