Everyone's heard of I Am T-Pain, Pandora, and Turntable.fm but app developers on the next bleeding edge are pushing the envelope with features from the stunningly practical to the wildly "out-there" that many within the industry may not have heard of before. Within these entertaining apps lies advanced technology with practical applications across the board. Let's take a tour of the most advanced, wackiest music apps that exist -- or are on their way to existing.
Backplane presents the Managers Hack, a global hackathon dedicated to building the future of digital music distribution. Hacker participation is invite only.
RELAX and RECHARGE with Wifi, Power up stations, DJ sets, back-rubs and more.
REFUEL on exclusive macaroni and cheese and FREE Beer.
by Paul Lamere
Data mining is the process of extracting patterns and knowledge from large data sets. It has already helped revolutionized fields as diverse as advertising and medicine. In this talk we dive into mega-scale music data such as the Million Song Dataset (a recently released, freely-available collection of detailed audio features and metadata for a million contemporary popular music tracks) to help us get a better understanding of the music and the artists that perform the music.
We explore how we can use music data mining for tasks such as automatic genre detection, song similarity for music recommendation, and data visualization for music exploration and discovery. We use these techniques to try to answers questions about music such as: Which drummers use click tracks to help set the tempo? or Is music really faster and louder than it used to be? Finally, we look at techniques and challenges in processing these extremely large datasets.
The Safe Harbor Room is a place for people in recovery to meet during SXSW. The sessions are informal and supportive. SXSW is a challenging atmosphere for those who choose sobriety. All are welcome to come to the Safe Harbor Room to meet with like-minded attendees.
Kick off SXSW with the FLUENT team by Party Rocking it up at Maria Maria.
Featuring live performances by Mobb Deep and DJ Mikey Millions and much
more! RSVP http://fluentsxsw.eventbrite.com/
Meet part of the team behind @MasterpiecePBS "Sherlock": Emmy-nominated creator Steven Moffat (of “Doctor Who” fame) and his wife, series producer Sue Vertue. Music, food, pictures, autographs, t-shirts, fun & suds.
Everyone knows Idea Engineers throw the best parties. Join us for free booze! DJ Spider! Grand prize giveaway! Oh and free booze!
Showcasing DJ and live music performances from the FADER FORT, brought to you by Converse.
Housed in a first-of-its kind structure for SXSW, the 3-domed Nokia Lab located at 2nd and Brazos will give SXSW Interactive attendees an engaging sneak peek behind the scenes, as it relocates its R&D lab from snowy northern Finland to warm central Texas. Guests will have the opportunity to check out the new Nokia Lumia portfolio of Windows Phone devices, including the much-anticipated Lumia 900 from AT&T and the recently launched Lumia 710 and 800 devices. In conjunction with The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, Nokia will be showcasing DJs and Live Music with three nights of teaser performances during SXSW Interactive at the Nokia Lab.
Check out Nokia's official blog at http://conversations.nokia.com/s... for all of Nokia’s activities at SXSW 2012!
Full Nokia Lab Schedule:
Saturday, March 10 4:00pm-8:30pm - FADER DJ Sets
Sunday, March 11 8:00pm-1:00am - Deniro Ferrar, Hood Internet, and more
Monday, March 12 4:00pm-8:30pm - Gigamesh, Oberhofer, XV, and more
Tuesday, March 13 4:00pm-8:30pm - Cassian, 2 Chainz, Free Energy, and more
Performances by Nosaj Thing, Fred Falke and Anoraak (DJ Set). lrnevl.com/FEED2012
9th–13th March 2012