Tag Archives | SXSW

…It’s Movie Monday: Jerk It?

The music video for Thunderheist’s Jerk It was recently awarded the Grand Jury Prize at South by Southwest:

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…South by Southwest wants to give you free music?

SXSW Music

If you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest (aka #SXSW for the Twitter-ites) but you still want to keep up with all the latest and greatest in the semi-undiscovered music scene, then check out the fully legal, DRM-free, RIA-safe collection of music that’s been released by the festival’s promoters through the torrent world.

The torrent, which is the fifth such collection to be put out on the ‘net, contains more than 6 GB of music, or 1267 MP3s spanning multiple genres and levels of famous-ity.

Granted, not everything is going to match your specific tastes, but there are plenty of songs to try out, so open your mind and be prepared to discover, because you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

(Just one warning: There are so many songs here that it will probably crush your current collection of music, and if you try to use the random function on your MP3 player ever again, you’ll still end up listening to 10 SXSW songs between every normal song, so be prepared. Not that that’s a bad thing, just don’t expect your best of Michael Jackson collection to string together like it used to ever again.)

[SXSW Collection]

[Via: Torrent Freak]

…It’s Music Monday: South By Southwest?

South By Southwest

South by Southwest (AKA SXSW) is an interactive, film, and music festival that takes place every year in Austin, Texas.

Because many of the bands that perform there each year are trying to make it big and break into the scene, they release an official torrent with most of the music from the festival for you to download and enjoy.

This years torrent contained 763 tracks, and played end to end, would be nearly 48 hours of continuous music.

If that sounds like a lot to go through to find what you like, that’s because it is, so Paul Ford decided to listen to them all and give you a kind of cheat sheet for finding the music that you like.

His chart ranks each of the songs on a one to five scale, and gives each a six-word review, making it easy to find the good stuff.

If you’re looking to be on the cutting edge of the music scene, then head on over to the download link and fire up your favorite torrent downloader, because it doesn’t get much rawer than this.

[South By Southwest]

[South By Southwest Torrents]

[South By Southwest – Six-Word Reviews]

…Lifestreaming is the next big thing?

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Twitter introduced the world to the idea, but lifestreaming hasn’t quite taken off yet; though if SXSW has anything to do with it, that’s all about to change.

Lifestreaming is “an online record of a person’s daily activities, either via direct video feed or via aggregating the person’s online content such as blog posts, social network updates, and online photos.”

Basically, lifestreaming sites take everything you do online during the day and compacts it onto one page so that your friends can quickly and easily keep up with what you’re doing.

It’s also one of the hottest areas for development right now, with plenty of companies trying to be the next big thing. For a rundown of some of the top ones, check out ReadWriteWeb’s list of 35 Ways to Stream Your Life, and see if this lifestreaming thing is right for you.

[ReadWriteWeb – 35 Ways To Stream Your Life]