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With every passing year, the South By Southwest festival, held annually in Austin, Texas grows in popularity. The 10 day festival centers on music, film, trade, gaming, technology, and more. The festival has grown so popular that some are categorizing the event on par with C.E.S, Pax, and even E3.
SXSW Music is now considered to be one of the biggest music festivals in the country with over 2,000 performers in over 90 venues. SXSW Interactive stems as an avenue for countless companies to flaunt their latest and greatest gadgets and technology. Then there is SXSW Film, an event that draws in filmmakers from all over the world in hopes of promoting their latest project.
How exactly can one attend such a popular event? For those who are unaware, it is certainly not a free event that is open to the general public. Tickets must be purchased and can range from specific portions of the festival or can be bundled as an all-in-one pass where people can receive the full experience of SXSW by access to visit all the aspects of the event.
Surely the pricing of SXSW may come to a surprise to anyone who has never attended. Personally, I feel the price is purely justified due to the vast amount of shows, demonstrations, and networking one can accomplish in such a short amount of time. However there will still be some who may or may not see the pricing of the event as reasonable. All-in-in, it is what it is.
Cricket Wireless and Muve Music is taking away some of the worry about pricing or travel accommodations by conducting a national search for SXSW correspondents to represent Muve Music at the festival. The chosen correspondents will fly to Austin, Texas and partake in the musical portion of SXSW. They will also be allowed access to shows, events, and artist interviews. On top of that, correspondents will also be given a complimentary Muve Music Cricket phone.
Anyone who is interested in possibly signing up to be a potential correspondent can fill out a form located here. The top contestants will be featured on the Cricket Wireless Facebook page and Facebook fans will vote on whom they believe will best represent Muve Music at the festival.
Overall, a free trip to Austin, flight, hotel accommodations, along with a free phone, and the opportunity to get access to one of the biggest music festivals in the country sounds pretty great.