SXSW 2015 Talks That Everyone Will Be Talking About – Entertainment Inspired Panels

Headed to Texas for cinematic masterpieces and to surround yourself with the best of the entertainment biz? Here are a few more events we feel are worth your time.

By the way, while you’re there, don’t miss hearing our founder Joel partner with Google, Lippincott and Charles Trippy to move forward the discussion on “Humanizing Digital” on Monday, March 16 as part of SXSW Interactive!

Saturday, March 14 – 5:00pm CT
A Conversation with Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel discusses his roles as host and executive producer of the popular late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live in a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how he makes it in the “funny” business.
Hosted by Kevin Ryder (Kevin and Bean) and featuring Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Sunday, March 15 – 4:10pm CT
Pixar’s LAVA: Telling a Story Through Song
How powerful is music when it comes to storytelling? What can be learned from the musical craft that can later be utilized in animation to create an impactful and emotional moment? All this and more will be explored in a short 10-minute presentation on the power of song in storytelling.
Featuring James Murphy (Pixar / LAVA)

Tuesday, March 17 – 11:00am CT
Data and Spoon Benders: Hacked Music and Design
This highly anticipated discussion will center on the next generation of rule breakers and artists who continue to redefine where design and music software overlap – whether that’s creating new music genres, developing new toys or creating art.
Featuring Michael Hendrix (IDEO)

Tuesday, March 17 – 3:30pm CT
Music as Personalized Medicine: Experiment at SXSW
What if sound and music had the power to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and cure depression? Science is saying that might not be too far a stretch! Join this live presentation that pilots a new technology and measures the impacts of music listening to your health.
Featuring Alexis Kopikis (The Sync Project), Jessica Grahn (Western University), Tristan Jehan (Spotify USA)

Thursday, March 19 – 2:00pm CT
The (Real) Market Value of a Music Placement
Using case studies, this insightful panel of successful music supervisors will discuss what makes a music supervision moment really “hit” – and how to determine the worth of a music use for film, TV and video games in the ever changing entertainment environment.
Featuring Antony Bland (CandyShop Management), Lysandra Woods (Third Side Music), Rebecca Rienks (E! Entertainment/NBCUniversal), Rochelle Holguin (Viacom/MTV Networks)

What do you think of the list? Looking for a conference buddy? Follow me at @former_case to get a peek of the action or to meet-up with some of the MMM team!


Kristen Lueck is Strategist, Culture and Innovation at Man Made Music. Talk to her on Twitter @former_case.

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