Music and Film

Photo of Morgan Kibby of White Sea

V2V Music

White Sea and Richard Grewar Music Showcases Tuesday, July 15 from 9 - 11 PM at Book & Stage

Music plays an important role at SXSW, and is also a big part of V2V. As the music industry changes, many artists are becoming their own companies, managing everything from marketing and distribution to merchandising, all outside the traditional label structure. Through the daytime programming, SXSW V2V explored the "band as a startup" and highlighted some of the unique business challenges artists, and the industry as a whole, are facing in the digital age. We also celebrated the artists themselves with special music performances during the nighttime program of the event.

The SXSW V2V 2014 Music Showcases included a performance on Tuesday night by White Sea and Richard Grewar at Book & Stage (located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.) Morgan Kibby of M83's solo project highlighted her beautifully powerful voice in exceptional production and seamless arrangements -- all done by Kibby herself. Kicking off the show was Las Vegas’ own Richard Grewar with a sound blending pop, acoustic and folk elements in arresting vocals and succinct lyrics.

Print the Legend Bre Pettis of Makerbot Cuts Ribbon to New Factory

V2V Film

Print the Legend Film Screening Monday, July 14 from 8:30 - 10:30 PM at Inspire Theater

Like music, film is at the foundation of SXSW. And also like music, the film business is experiencing disruption in the traditional models of funding, production and distribution, with many new and exciting innovators changing the way we experience content. V2V addressed these changes during the daytime programming and with a special evening film screening.

In keeping with our mission to share what it takes to be an entrepreneur and build a company, SXSW Film was honored to present a very special screening of the 3D printing documentary, Print the Legend, at SXSW V2V on Monday evening, July 14.

Print the Legend provides an intimate look into the lives of those racing to bring 3D printing technology to our homes. Recently winning a Special Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and premiering worldwide this fall by Netflix, this documentary shares the “Macintosh Moment” of the ongoing revolution and explores what it takes to live the American Dream.

In addition to the screening, producer Steven Klein spoke in a special Closing Speaker session just ahead of the film -- from 5:30 - 6:00pm in Belmont 2/3 -- revealing insights into how his filmmaking journey mirrored that of many startups.

White Sea photo courtesy of the artist.
Print the Legend still courtesy of the filmmakers.