[quote:91ae108fc3]Belfast City Council is encouraging local bands to be a part of next year`s historic 25th anniversary of the SXSW Music Festival.
Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Texas`s famous live music venues, with more than 13,000 industry representatives and over 2,000 media members in attendance.
Musicians and bands are required to apply individually to SXSW. To apply to South by Southwest 2011, please visit http://sxsw.com/music/shows/apply
Who's running this then now that NIMIC is no more?
Where's the money coming from too if BCC's event's budget has been decimated?
I assumed BCC have assimilated most/all of NIMIC's former purview and do it in-house now?
NIMIC werent involved the last few years if im not mistaken. BCC have been doing it themselves.
Also i believe the funding was already secured for a period of time (perhaps till 2011).
If my memory serves it costs each band around fifteen quid to be considered. The selected bands will come from a pool of:
The first 10 local bands you think of.