SXSW Music and Media Conference and Festival, one of the largest, most influential, and most anticipated music events of the year, is ready for 2013! At SXSW 2012, almost 19,000 music industry professionals attended compelling panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and six nights of music performed by about 2,286 various acts representing 49 different countries, performing at over 100 venues in downtown Austin, Texas.
For 2013, SXSW plans on keeping with our tradition of continuously outdoing ourselves by bringing you even more of the absolute best mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international and legendary musical performances, planted all over Austin in bars, clubs, parks, churches and elsewhere. As has been the case the last 26 years, attending SXSW is a must for the music and creative industry professional.
In last year's SXSW, Kpop had a panel and was represented by MNET COO Sang Cho, Koreaboo's CEO/Founder Flowsion Shekar, and David Zedeck from Creative Arts Agency (a talent/entertainment firm). In 2013, it only feels right that a Kpop or Korean entertainment band and/or act represent at SXSW. The representative needs to not be mainstream K-pop (Gangnam Style) but someone who can give a unique color and variety to the Kpop industry.
About this Petition
Being FNC's senior band (with 6 years to its belt), FTISLAND is best positioned to represent the Korean band scene at this prestigious event. FTISLAND's dream has always been to spread the Korean band wave overseas, and this will be a meaningful and impactful attempt at getting to that.
The application deadline to have a showcase/stage at SXSW is November 4, 2012. Primadonnas, please help us try to sign FTISLAND up for a stage at SXSW. Our petitions will be presented to FNC, after which we will work with FNC to submit the necessary forms for a showcase/stage by November 4th.
It's time to show FNC and the world that we want to see FTISLAND perform alongside great music acts and start to spread the Korean band wave. Help us get to as many signatures by October 24th!
Thank you for your support!