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PWR BTTM to talk Safe Spaces at SXSW & other new 2017 speaker/session additions

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“Safe Space to Rock: Combating Harassment in Music”
Artists and activists discuss harassment in the music scene and propose solutions to ensure the music community is safe and accessible for people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Panelists include: Kate Ida, femchord; Jessica Raven, Collective Action for Safe Spaces; Liv Bruce, PWR BTTM; and Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM.

SXSW has announced more panels and speakers for its 2017 edition, which happens March 10 – 19 in Austin. Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe will be one of the keynote speakers, as will filmmaker Gareth Hudson (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). 750 Panel Sessions were just announced, including the “Safe Space to Rock” panel featuring PWR BTTM’s Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins, as well as once titled “Saving Small Venues” that includes’ PopGun’s Rami Haykal, and Brooklyn Bowl/Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro (ex-Wetlands).

A few other highlight panels are listed below and you can check out all 750 over at SXSW. As for what artists are playing SXSW 2017, that list is here.

SXSW – 2017 Featured Music Panel Sessions & Keynote additions

SXSW Keynote: Zane Lowe – A New Zealand-born radio DJ, live DJ, record producer and television presenter who, after moving to the UK in 1997, came to prominence presenting on XFM and MTV Europe before hosting a new global music show on BBC Radio 1 from 2003–2015. Lowe is now the Creative Director and L.A. Anchor for Beats 1, Apple’s first free global radio station broadcasting 24/7 to over 100 countries.

Music Sessions:
Arrow Straight: Success of Vans Warped Tour
The founders of Warped Tour discuss brand communities and social entrepreneurship as primary reasons for its longevity, both as a music festival and an entrepreneurial venture.
Panelists include: Joe Bogdan, Silvershift; Jen Kellogg, 4Fini (Vans Warped Tour); and Kevin Lyman, 4fini (Vans Warped Tour).

Tech Matters: A Blueprint For DIY Musicians
This panel will discuss best practices for DIY artists looking to incorporate technology into their marketing and branding strategies to make their careers both innovative and sustainable.
Panelists include: Cherie Hu, Forbes; David Watson, Zoo Labs; Kiran Gandhi, Madame Gandhi LLC; and Karen Marie Mason, Artist Launch.

Saving Small Venues & The Independent Music Scene
Changing urban dynamics are threatening independent venues all over the U.S. Explore how small rooms become legends, the role they play for emerging artists and local culture, and how they can be supported.
Panelists include: Greg Patterson, Eventbrite; Rami Haykal, PopGun Presents; Peter Shapiro, Brooklyn Bowl; Dayglo Ventures and Graham Williams, Margin Walker Presents.

Women in A&R: Navigating the Stereotypes
The music industry remains predominantly led by males and A&R remains one of the most competitive roles in the field of music. Working with and signing talent as a woman presents its own challenges.
Panelists include: Alyssa Castiglia, Island Records; Michelle Fantus, Razor and Tie Music Publishing; Kristina Grossman, Republic Records; and Molly Jonke, Atlas Music Publishing.

The Jazz of the Music Biz
Talib Kweli, Om’Mas Keith and Jarret Myer will discuss how their love of jazz and how avant garde music fits into their philosophy of creation and the music business as a whole.
Panelists include: Jarret Myer, Woven Digital; Talib Kweli, Javotti Media; and Om’Mas Keith, White Lines Studio.

Does Spotify Help More Than It Hurts?
Spotify’s chief strategy and content officer Stefan Blom will answer questions about how streaming is impacting artists. Learn how to make the best of this double-edged sword.
Panelists include: Josh Constine, TechCrunch and Stefan Blom, Spotify

To Kween BEE or Not To Be: Do I Start a Business?
Successful women in the music industry discuss their tips for building a business from the ground-up.
Panelists include: Dayna Ghiraldi-Travers, Big Picture Media and Marni Wandner, Sneak Attack Media.

How to Get Paid to Write About Music
Four professional music editors and journalists discuss their professional journeys and provide practical advice for people looking to make a living writing about music.
Panelists include: Emilie Friedlander, Editor-in-chief, THUMP; Andre Grant, Freelance writer; Eric Sundermann, Editor-in-chief, Noisey; and Matthew Schnipper, Managing Editor, Pitchfork.

How to Develop an Electronic Artist: Matoma
The secrets behind the development of Norwegian electronic producer Matoma from relative unknown into one of the most streamed artists in the world.
Panelists include: Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi, APA; Tom Stræte Lagergren, Matoma; Adam Vodofsky, APA; and Andrew Jackson, Milton Archer.

Safe Space to Rock: Combating Harassment in Music
Artists and activists discuss harassment in the music scene and propose solutions to ensure the music community is safe and accessible for people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Panelists include: Kate Ida, femchord; Jessica Raven, Collective Action for Safe Spaces; Liv Bruce, PWR BTTM; and Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM.

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