We are all prepared for our annual trek to Austin for the best conference of the year: South by Southwest. This year is extra special because:
We’re Throwing A Party! on March 18th, open to EVERYONE! The Zeitgeist Radio Shows were such a hit, we’ve decided to move forward with a weekly show that highlights the most popular music on the Hype Machine each week. Get all the deets on the The Hype Machine Radio Show Launch Party page and listen to the very first episode, a preview of the bands playing at our party.
We’re On A Panel! Anthony is speaking on a panel this year called Help! My iPod Thinks I’m Emo all about music recommendation systems, the benefits/drawbacks of social vs mechanical picks and more. Should be a lively debate with The Echonest‘s Paul Lamere.
And of course, for all things SXSW, you should check out my side project: sxsw2009.sched.org/ to create a schedule to export to your iCal/iPhone or just print out! This year we’ve also added the ability to get SXSW show recommendations based on your Hype Machine, Last.FM and Grooveshark profiles.