Mapping SXSW: Where the music’s coming from

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Events, Infographics, Music In Culture

Musicians, fans, and industry folks have been converging on Austin every spring since 1987–and this year is no exception. SXSW has become a force to be reckoned with, drawing more than 13,000 registrants in 2011, plus many more revelers who come strictly for the shows and parties.

Sonos counts itself among this the lucky attendees in 2012, and we’ll have a special surprise in tow for a handful of artists. This year, the conference has attracted 500 bands traveling from 45 countries–and that’s just the officially listed count.  Get an eyeful of whence these musicians hail in the graphic below, and then try your hand at guessing how many “extra” acts will turn up in Texas the second week of March.

Editor’s Note: This data is based on SXSW’s band listing page as of February 28, 2012.

Band of Travelers at SXSW 2012


Posted on February 28th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Events, Infographics, Music In Culture

  • Colin

    I’m amazed that there are bands coming from The Congo, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Ghana — I didn’t know there was such an international presence.

  • ELN

    And I’m amazed Scotland and Wales are not part of the UK

  • Derek Edwards

    Wish I was there !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=552828926 David Tapia

    I have counted 7 musical acts coming from Chile: Alex Anwandter, Rocio Peña, The Suicide Bitches, Francisca Valenzuela, Kali Mutsa, Astro and Ritmo Machine

    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/search?q=chile

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

       Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We’re looking into this to see where the data might be off.

  • http://twitter.com/Fundi2com Fundi2

    The musical acts from Chile were not counted: Alex Anwandter, Rocio Peña, The Suicide Bitches, Francisca Valenzuela, Kali Mutsa, Astro and Ritmo Machine

    When was this infographic created?

  • Okiu

    this datas is completely off, you might want to look again at the schedule.

  • Jose

    What type of presence will Sonos have at by SXSW?  I’ll be in attendance and would like to visit with your team.

    • http://sonos.com Sonos

       Hi Jose – Be sure to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/sonos) this week for updates on where Sonos will be. Some of the highlights: foursquare Playground, GroupMe Grill, Pure Volume House, gdgt Live, and Club DeVille (w/ Rhapsody).