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SXSW Updates: Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach & Pat Carney Announced as Keynote Speakers

Joining the ranks of Austin’s annual SXSW keynote speakers are none other than Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney! Here’s an update on all things SXSW thus far:

Adding More Star Power To This Year’s SXSW Panels

This March, music fans can immerse themselves in the artistic dreamscape that is SXSW, or South by Southwest music festival. From March 8th to the 16th, the Austin conference will hold multiple panels for aspiring music professionals and enthusiasts to converge in the heart of the Texas music capital. It’s a creative’s dream come true. Congregating in the same space with like-minded individuals, punctuated by icons giving advice from their time in the industry. And this year’s conference has just been boosted with the addition of Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney as keynote speakers.

As six-time GRAMMY award recipients, Auerbach and Carney can provide some invaluable insight to budding music industry professionals. Known best for their 2011 album, El Camino, the Black Keys have cemented themselves as blues rock staples. Their most notable tracks include “Lonely Boy,” “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Little Black Submarine.” Just these three tracks alone have accumulated three-quarters of a billion streams. And this is only scraping the surface of the long list of accolades achieved by the Black Keys over the years.

SXSW 2024
SXSW 2024

SXSX 2024 Spotlight:

In addition to Auerbach and Carney, SXSW guests can catch Patreon CEO Jack Conte, actress Jane Fonda, and actor and film producer Elijah Wood among other keynote speakers. Additionally, songwriter Justin Tranter and former NBA player Dwyane Wade will be making appearances as well. For nine days, SXSW guests can immerse themselves in the tales of these speakers, plus SO much more.

Overall, SXSW provides an exceptional opportunity for anyone in the creative arts industry. And with the event just around the corner, the buzz of excitement continues to grow! Indulge in film screenings, music performances, collaborative workshops and so much more. Interested in learning more? Visit the SXSW website and check back in to Music Daily for any updates in the future!

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