Photo of Izzy Cox by Linda Evans.


I am kinda bummed that I am not going to SXSW this year but if I were, these are the 3 things on the top of my “To Do” List.

Drop It Like It’s Hot: Snoop Dogg to Keynote
Yo’ waddup! Snoop Dogg’s keynote conversation takes place on Friday, March 20 at 11:00AM in Ballroom A of the the Austin Convention Center and is open to all Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists. Since 1993, multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg has released twelve albums and collaborated with artists across all genres, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple GRAMMY® nominations and is at the forefront of pop culture. Snoop defines hip-hop history. fo’ shizzle.

Knowing Me, Knowing You: Power Networking Panel
Sure, you got mad skills but that can only take you so far. One thing you really have to do to thrive in today’s music business is to know how to network. Yup, it’s all about who you know and who knows you. Learn what it takes to successfully network in today’s music business. Music Connection is sponsoring the Power of Networking in the Music Business panel at SXSW on Saturday, March 21, from 3:30-4:30PM CST at the Austin Convention Center in Room 17A.

Killing Me Softly: Songwriters Showcase
USA Songwriting Competition will be presenting a showcase during SXSW on March 20, 2015, from 7:00 – 10:00PM at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, 3826 Lake Austin Blvd. NO COVER Be sure to get there early because “murder ballad queen” Izzy Cox is up first and you don’t want to miss her.

The Lineup:
Izzy Cox – 7:00 to 7:25
White Widow – 7:30 to 7:55
Big Little Lions – 8:00 to 8:25
Katie Garibaldi – 8:30 to 8:55
Scott Fant – 9:00 to 9:25
Justine and Kerris Dorsey (Overall Grand Prize winner, USA Songwriting Competition) – 9:30PM
Hosted by Paul Adragna