South By Southwest (SWSX) is a major media event that occurs annually in Austin, Texas. It combines music, interactive content and films, gathering musicians, digital content creators, and filmmakers together. This year’s event kicks off on March 11, 2005. If you’re planning to attend the event, the SWSX 2005 Music Festival schedule is available for
download to your iPod. What’s more, you can also download full songs or 30-second clips made by the artists showcased at this year’s event.
South By Southwest Inc. and CitizenPod have teamed up to create the SWSX4Pod Music Festival Schedule. Using the Notes feature of the iPod, the SWSX4Pod Music Festival Schedule lets you search the SXSW Music Festival by band, venue, showcase and genre. And if you’d like to hear the musicians before you plan your itinerary, or if you’re not going to SXSW at all but you’d like to get a taste of what music is being offered this year, you can separately download one of two audio bundles — a 360MB collection including 30 second clips of the artists, or a 2.6GB “big audio bundle” comprising full songs, instead. Both audio bundles are being made available through BitTorrent, a Mac and PC-compatible file distribution system that’s particularly well-suited for exchanging large files.