EXCLUSIVE: DJ Holiday Talks Hollipalooza at SXSW, Upcoming Projects, and Giving Back to Artists

DJ Holiday Talks Hollipalooza at SXSW, Upcoming Projects, and Giving Back to Artists

DJ Holiday, a renowned DJ, producer, and visionary, has been making waves in the music industry for years. But it’s his creation of Hollipalooza that’s continuing to set him apart as a game-changer. From its inception at SXSW to its nationwide expansion, Hollipalooza has become synonymous with providing unparalleled opportunities for rising artists nationwide. Visit […]

UnitedMasters Announce Jadakiss As Special Guest At “Earn Your Masters” Event At SXSW

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UnitedMasters, Ally, and Earn Your Leisure have come together to create the Earn Your Masters (EYM) for SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas on March 17th. The event will fuel financial literacy in educating the next generation of creators and people who are traditionally underserved by financial institutions. To activate this mission, UnitedMasters and Earn Your Leisure will provide a […]

DJ NECTERR’s SXSW Hacks Mixshow: The In and Outs of the Festival

DJ NECTERR's SXSW Hacks Mixshow: The In and Outs of the Festival

The SXSW festival has been a music industry game-changer for years, and DJ NECTERR has been headlining shows there for just as long. In this mixshow, DJ NECTERR gives a behind-the-scenes look at the festival, sharing insider tips and tricks for making the most of SXSW. Visit for more information SXSW (South by Southwest) […]

Soundcloud ‘Next Wav’ Experience Is Coming to SXSW

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Soundcloud keeps the ball rolling at SXSW to start the new year. Visit for more information Last month the platform announced its new joint venture with Quality Control Music Group and Solid Foundation management founders Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas. The partnerships will “create custom A&R programs for selected artists inclusive […]

“Dark City” Documentary Explores Baltimore’s Hip-Hop scene

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When most people think about Baltimore, the city’s thriving music and art scene isn’t likely the first thing that comes to mind. However, the Issa Rae-produced documentary “Dark City Beneath the Beat,” which premiered at the SXSW film festival and is currently available on Netflix, highlights the contrast between Baltimore’s gritty streets and its thriving […]

SXSW Kicks off Virtual Online Festival

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Almost a year ago, the iconic South by Southwest (SXSW) festival was the first major festival to announce its cancellation in light of the global pandemic. This year the festival picked back up, but in a very different format than years past. Similar to the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW is almost entirely virtual this year, […]

The Film Festival You Can Attend From Home: Ambulante En Casa


If you’re a documentary junkie currently riding out the COVID-19 pandemic from home, nomadic film festival Ambulante has got you covered! The festival was founded by actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna (who you may recognize as Felix from the hit Netflix series, “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico”) in an effort to showcase globally released […]

SXSW Lays Off 50 Staff Members After 2020 Festival Cancellation


The cancellation of the SXSW festival has resulted in the lay off of at least 50 employees, which equates to a third of its year-round staff. Visit for more information Last week the festival was canceled due to the potential impact of the coronavirus, resulting in the possible loss of tens of millions of […]

SXSW Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Scare


The coronavirus epidemic continues to wreak havoc. Visit for more information It was announced Friday (Mar 6) that South by Southwest, the annual music, tech, and film conference that takes place in Austin, Texas will be canceled amidst the coronavirus outbreak. At a news conference this past Friday, Mayor Steve Adler, declared a state […]

Netflix and More Companies Pull Out SXSW 2020 Due to Coronavirus

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Netflix has pulled out from SXSW 2020 due to the rising concerns of coronavirus. The withdrawal of Netflix cancels five film screenings and a #BlackExcellence panel, Variety reports. Visit for more information Currently, there are 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Texas. The films that would have been shown at SXSW would be the […]

Shooting Near Host Site for SXSW Leaves One Injured

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What was aimed to be a week of Hip-Hop discovery and good times at SXSW turned sour briefly as one person was injured in a shooting on Sixth Street. Visit for more information Saturday night a report of shots fired at Sixth Street and San Jacinto in Austin, Texas, left one injured and incited […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Projecting $40M Box Office Opening


Jordan Peele’s upcoming thriller, Us is eyeing a potential $35-$40 million box office opening. Visit for more information That’s a little over the $33.3 million Get Out raked in for its $4.5 million budget. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut ultimately grossed around a 5.3x multiple of $176M stateside ($255.4M worldwide), four Oscar nods including Best […]

King Combs Group CYN Drops New Record “Motion Pictures”


In true CYN fashion, the collective (formed over 10yrs ago) always MOB’s together as their crew of 15 members is ever expanding. CYNMOB, short for CYN ‘Men Of Business” has been buzzing in the streets of the East and West Coast as the crew city hops performing their hottest tracks and their latest single, “Motion […]

Saweetie Signs to Warner Bros, Releases Debut EP ‘High Maintenance’


To some, it was Instagram popularity that turned into a viral video, but for Saweetie it was hard work and dedication toward a dream she’s had since she was 14 years old. In October 2017, Saweetie released the music video for her “ICY GRL” anthem that was initially just a video of her freestyling on […]

Three Bombs Disguised as Packages Kill Two People in Austin During SXSW


Over the past 10 days, three packaged bombs have exploded, resulting in life-threatening injuries and the death of two people in Austin, Texas. Local police officials said Austin residents found packages on their doorsteps that they assumed was mail addressed to them, and when the package was moved or touched it exploded. Visit for […]

Six Hip-Hop Artists to Watch for at SXSW

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Words by Zoe Zorka Visit for more information In just a few short weeks, all eyes in the tech, entertainment, and music industry will be on Austin, Texas as some of the most innovative and up-and-coming entertainers, techies, artists, and thought leaders gather at South by Southwest to, according to the festival’s tagline, “discover […]