It’s been just over a week since SXSW wrapped up in Austin, Texas. Since the last showcase closed, we’ve been crunching The Austin Buzz data from the final week of the festivities to bring you the insights that matter.
The Austin Buzz used real-time data powered by social media to keep you up-to-date on the most talked about bands and artists from this year’s SXSW.
Were the Aussies causing a stir? Does still having a Myspace account get chins wagging? Do more band members equal more mentions? And most importantly, who was the buzziest artist of SXSW 2017?
The answers to these pertinent questions, and more are exposed below.
Insights from SXSW
(All data drawn from final seven days of SXSW)
In the final seven days of the festival, it was rock music that was causing a stir. 27 out of the top 100 artists in the final 7 Day Austin Buzz Charts said rock was their thing.
At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising if the USA started to resemble the town from Footloose but nonetheless, Americans charted well. They took out 39 of the 100 spots in the final seven days.
Around 40 Australian artists made the pilgrimage to Texas, with 9 charting in The Austin Buzz.
Impressively, 12 unsigned artists and bands claimed a spot while 31 released new music this month.
Forty-five artists and bands still have a Myspace account, so a tip of the hat to you, Tom.
Eight bands had a keyboardist, and just 5 had so many members they couldn’t travel in a single hatchback.
That’s a wrap form The Austin Buzz – see y’all next year!