SXSW 2020 Submission Dates and Deadlines

SXSW 2020 planning season is in full swing even though the festival doesn’t start till March 13th! SXSW Festival happens annual in Austin, Texas and consists of Film, Music, Interactive, Gaming, Art, and SXSW EDU. This year SXSW will take place from March 13th through March 22nd with SXSW EDU running from March 9th through the 12th.

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Gibson Announces Gibson Alliance And Gibson Generation Group

Gibson made another great announcement this summer with two new programs; one for its iconic artists, the Gibson Alliance and the second for emerging musicians, the Gibson Generation Group. The Gibson Alliance gives legendary and visionary musicians across genres the opportunity to help guide the future of Gibson. For the new Gibson Generation Group (the “G3”) Gibson will invite a select group of young musicians to join the group.

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Otter.ai Announces Integration with Dropbox to Collaborate, Manage, and Search Video and Audio Files

Today, Otter.ai, creator of Otter Voice Meeting Notes, announced it’s partnership with Dropbox, Inc. as one of Dropbox’s media integrations. The Otter integration is now available to Dropbox users. The new Otter integration provides Dropbox customers with a competitive edge in transforming their collaboration and streamlining their workflow. Also, it reduces the time and cost of managing and sharing the full spectrum of customer’s raw video files.

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Gibson Launches Their New G-45 Series Collection

Gibson, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has announced its new G-45 Series Collection that is now available in North America and China. The G-Series guitars include the G-45 Studio and G-45 Standard and offers players of all levels, the with a mix of tone, performance, with the traditional Gibson style and value. The G-Series acoustic integrates traditional design, like a hot hide glue dovetail neck-joint, domed top bracing, blended with modern features, such as a slimmer body depth, and modern neck profile.  The new Gibson G-45 Series Collection brings a premium line of new high-quality acoustic guitars hand-crafted by the same team that create their J-200 and J-45’s. Below are the specifications for the G-45 Studio and G-45 Standard.

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beyerdynamic Announces the Award-Winning LAGOON ANC Headphones are Now Shipping

beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, is now shipping the much anticipated LAGOON ANC headphone. The Lagoon ANC headphones combine MOSAYC sound personalization with active noise cancelation to create the ultimate travel headphone. LAGOON ANC, a circumaural headphone designed to provide outstanding wearing comfort and extended battery life, is available in two styles, Traveler and Explorer.

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Gibson Interviews Ray Burton, Father of Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, on a Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Dads for Father’s Day

Last week, one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll fathers Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, sat down with Mark Agnesi, Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience to reminisce about the formative years of the rock icon. In 1982, Cliff Burton joined Metallica as their bassist and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em AllRide the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Sadly on September 27, 1986, Metallica lost Burton in a bus accident in Kronoberg County, a rural area of southern Sweden, as Metallica toured in support of the Master of Puppets album.

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