For music fans, singers and producers, the hottest place to be each March is the South by Southwest music festival happening now in Austin, Texas. SXSW (or #SXSW on Twitter) is where artists like John Mayer and James Blunt got discovered, and it’s the spot music enthusiasts from all walks turn to hear the freshest sounds.
We at MyMusicCloud couldn’t be more excited about SXSW 2012, which got the crowd jumping Monday night with a knock-out concert by Jay-Z. At a packed theater, the hip-hop superstar electrified fans with hits like “Empire State of Mind” and “Big Pimpin’.”
But you don’t have to hop a 757 to hear Jay-Z or any of SXSW’s cutting-edge new bands. Our MyMusicCloud store has 11 million tracks from rappers like Jay-Z along with more irresistible, chart-climbing albums in our New Releases section. You can even delve deeper into your favorite Genre categories like Drum N Bass, Metal, World Music or Country. Our cloud-based music delivery service helps you discover more of what you like – whether it’s the classic rock sound of The Sheepdogs or the lilting vocals of Florence and the Machine.
Found something you adore? Through your MyMusicCloud account, you can tell your Facebook friends what you’re listening to with our easy “Share” button. Ping them with your new discoveries and have a blast discussing your opinions.
We’re so committed to growing our cloud-based music delivery service to bring you the newest music that we’re working on a more enhanced discovery mechanism to be released in the next few months.
Until then, here are some of SXSW 2012′s artists that we think are worth a listen:
Blondfire: Brother-sister duo with a “Foster the People”-like sound.
Jillian Edwards: Sweet-voiced folk singer.
Ruthie Foster: Soulful blues crooner and 2010 Grammy nominee.
Kendrick Lamar: Inventive Cali rapper with an arty bent.
Night Beat: Experimental rock with a ’60s flavor.
Nikki Lane: Rockabilly country with a nod to Loretta Lynn.
Peanut Butter Wolf: Stones Throw hip-hop label founder and DJ.
Radaid: Spanish world folk blended with electronica.
Wild Child: Dreamy pop-folk band with a ukulele.
Yellow Ostrich: Earnest NYC indie rockers.
Tell us about your favorite new bands!