It’s so hard to say good-bye.
We spent a week zigzagging Austin subsisting on free tacos and sugary drinks alone for SXSW Music this year. ICYMI, these are the best things we saw.
A mind-boggling 2,200 artists from around the world flock to Austin every year to vie for the attention of fans and influencers at the South By Southwest music and media conference. We asked a few of them why they joined the herd.
Around 45,000 official registrants, and many more unofficial, descend on Austin every year for the 10-day music, film, and interactive conference South By Southwest. We asked locals for their unvarnished opinion on the annual population (and taco, and beer, and brand) explosion.
The critically acclaimed garage rocker, on the cusp of fame or something like it, chats with BuzzFeed News about playing for “influencers” and the perils of corporate sponsorship.
Even if you’re not headed to Austin, get to know all the up-and-coming artists everyone will be talking about. In no particular order.
Following leaks, To Pimp A Butterfly was released by the rapper late Sunday night.
In the wake of the $7.3 million “Blurred Lines” verdict, songwriters for Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, and more talk candidly with BuzzFeed News about the trouble with copyright law and the inevitability of influence.
“Is this going to bring the music industry to its knees? Certainly not.”
It has 16 tracks and arrives March 23.
How you think about music ≠ how the courts think about music.
For the first time ever in the U.S. and the U.K., new albums will soon be released on Fridays.
It’s both popular and beloved, a rarity for the franchise.
This guy has some serious moves.
Who Is Fancy? A first official music video provides a new glimpse at the mysterious singer/songwriter.
Listen to the quotable, effervescent “I like Tuh.”
Lady Gaga, Common and John Legend, Tegan and Sara and more crashed Hollywood’s biggest night.
The embattled rap superstar broke his silence on his feud with Cash Money, the status of his new album(s), and learning what “On Fleek” means.
Somewhere, Azealia Banks cackles maniacally; then sheds a single tear.
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is a massive hit.