Damn straight we did! And we loved bringing IP's message of self-archiving and community preservation to the music industry, so we wanna do it again!
This time around, we're taking some of our friends along so we can talk about how institutions are taking the lead on preserving local music scenes! We've invited Andy Leach (Senior Director of Library and Archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!) and Megan Fraser (of UCLA's LSC Punk Archive -- remember that time we wrote about the project??) to talk about their projects, along with Norie's own Houston Folk Music Archive at Rice University.
Our proposal is now up for public voting on SXSW's Panel Picker website. SXSW staff and their Advisory Boards ultimately pick who gets to present, but public voting (that means y'all!) accounts for 30 percent of their decisions. That means your input is important! If you have a spare minute or two, please consider voting for us! It will only take a minute and will get us that much closer to helping the DIY music scene.
Thanks for reading, and apologies to anyone who already voted for us!