Date: 2008-02-22 21:02:00
sxsw showcasing music torrents

Since 2005, I have supported the annual South by Southwest music festival by operating a "seed" for the BitTorrent files they have created. From 2005 through 2007, SXSW created the torrents themselves and hosted them on their own tracker. I learned that this year, for whatever reason they won't be doing that for us.

So, I took matters into my own hands (after all, the songs are all available for download) and have created a torrent of the 2008 showcasing artists, which is one .mp3 file from 764 different artists. This year, it is almost 3.5 GB of new music, for free.

SXSW Showcasing Music Torrents

(I noticed that the torrents for 2007 and earlier are not currently working. I've emailed a contact at SXSW and we should get those restored soon, otherwise I'll find another way to make those available again.)

Wow! Thank you very much Greg. Your first torrent was my gateway to the music of SXSW and I've been hooked ever since :)

I will gladly seed as much as I can, but Comcast is traffic-shaping so I don't know how much will actually trickle out of my connection.
[info]ext_86597 : very cool
An embarrassment of riches for the music fan...thanks for posting, am going this year for sure!
In case you were unaware, someone else has put up some 2009 torrents.
Awesome, now I don't have to do it. I'll link to it and seed too.
Greg Hewgill <>