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Feb 02, 2024

The world is starting to rumble as artists and the many cogs that make up the music industry point their compasses toward Austin with the intent to take over the city in March of 2024. The name up in lights is none other than: 2024 SXSW Music Festival.

SubmitHub, our sister company founded by Jason Grishkoff, was asked to present an official showcase. SubmitHub is a music submission platform that has reshaped the industry. Since 2015, it has given independent artists a leg-up in the music promotion game by connecting them to curators and influencers transparently and fairly. The quality-control checks are what sets it apart from other sites that have tried to mimic it. And these days, most artists, managers, labels, and publicists include SubmitHub in their music promotion strategy. Making a ripple in the industry in this way, SubmitHub's name thrown into the SXSW mix makes perfect sense. 

SubmitHub's approach to hosting the showcase took the form of collaborating with the platform's biggest blogs, each presenting an artist. This is where we come in, as one of the co-hosts alongside Birp.fm, Stereofox, We All Want Someone To Shout For, Highclouds, and Alexrainbirdmusic.

Historically, music blogs have lent their voice to the promotion of smaller artists and shaped the landscape as tastemakers. With the overwhelming volume of music available, music blogs act as filters and curators and let's not forget that for emerging artists, getting featured on a music blog can be a crucial step in their development.

More about SubmitHub Selects Co-hosting Blogs

Indie Shuffle - that's us! Founded in 2009 by former Googler, Jason Grishkoff, who later went on to start SubmitHub. We will present Bad Tuner

High Clouds - a Brussels-based, Hype Machine-listed music blog that's been around since 2015 and is a big supporter of the LGBTQ+ community that will be presenting Mali Velasquez

Alexrainbird - founded in 2011 by Alex Rainbird and Beth Paterson (since 2017). This outlet is dedicated to finding and sharing the finest independent pop, folk and rock music and will be presenting Cole Scheifele

Stereofox - since 2013, this blog has featured more than 15 000 songs and albums, interviewed 100s of artists, both new and established, aiding in the blossoming and establishment of musicians worldwide. They will be presenting Miranda Joan

BIRP.FM - started BIRP.fm in February of 2009, originally as Blalock's Indie/Rock Playlist, as a way to share music discoveries. BIRP is now a well-known, well-regarded monthly compilation of +100 tracks that are free to stream/download. This blog is presenting Bay Ledges

We All Want Someone to Shout For - a New York-based music blog founded by Will Oliver in the summer of 2008. It started as a way to share music with friends and became the globally recognized platform that it is today. They'll be presenting BODEGA

 The Venue: 

The showcase will take place on Thursday, March 14th at Esther's Follies — a women-owned business that's LGBTQIA+ friendly and is said to boast great service, delicious burritos, and good vibes. It's host to the comedy group with the same name and is the nation's longest-running musical revue!

The Line-up: 



Below you will find the most-streamed song of each artist. Please enjoy and we're excited to see you all at the 2024 SXSW Music Festival.





Mali Velasquez - Turn Red
Cole Scheifele - Thinking of Me
Miranda Joan - Bada Bing!
Bay Ledges - Safe
BODEGA - Territorial Call of the Female
CLAVVS - Lay Back (Bad Tuner Remix)
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