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SXSW 2022 – Informationen zum Festival und US Visum
Mit 2.000 Bands aus über 60 Ländern gehört das SXSW zu den weltweit führenden Konferenzen und Showcase-Festivals der Musikbranche – und mittendrin rund 20 aufstrebende wie einzigartige Künstler:innen und Bands aus Deutschland. Sie vereint ein gemeinsames Ziel: der Durchbruch auf dem nordamerikanischen und damit größten Musikmarkt der Welt.
SXSW-Booker James Minor wird in diesem Web-Seminar das Festival vorstellen und Tipps zur Bewerbung geben. Im Anschluss wird Matthew Covey von der Nonprofit-Organisation Tamizdat einen ersten Überblick über das komplexe Thema US-Visum geben.

Das Web-Seminar wird auf Englisch stattfinden. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Eine vorherige Anmeldung über diesen Link ist notwendig.
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Speakers

James Minor
Head of Music Festival @SXSW
James Minor is the Head of SXSW Music Festival, which is celebrating its 35th season in 2022. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with 2,000 acts from 66 foreign countries performing at 90+ venues in 2019. Minor has a diverse background, with over 20 years in the industry, having worked in artist management, tour booking and managing, as well as talent buying and management for noted venues in both Austin, TX and NYC. He is a known advocate for up and coming talent and has spoken around the world at conferences including Primavera Pro (Spain), MU:CON (South Korea), Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan), MIDEM (France), Waves Vienna (Austria), ADE (Amsterdam) and Pop-Kultur Berlin (Germany).
Matthew Covey
Executive Director @Tamizdat
Covey has devoted his professional career to helping artists build bridges between international communities. Following his studies in literature and music and post-colonial theory, Covey moved to Slovakia where he co-founded the critically acclaimed US/Slovak indie-rock band Skulpey. After relocations to Dublin and then New York, Covey worked as a festival talent-buyer before running Knitting Factory Records’ Amsterdam booking agency. In 1998 he co-launched Tamizdat and managed its Prague operation for three years before returning to New York to become the manager of Grammy Award winning band, The Klezmatics. Through the early 2000s, U.S. visa policy became an increasing impediment to international culture in the U.S., inspiring Covey attended law school (JD NY Law School) to further Tamizdat’s work facilitating international cultural mobility. He launched Tamizdat’s affiliated law firm, CoveyLaw, in 2015, and is the U.S.’s leading authority and advocate for arts immigration.