Music Industry News Network [02-27-2013]
Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge Celebrates Creativity, Innovation And Music At SXSW Interactive And Film 2013
AUSTIN – February 27, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with Paste Magazine to present the Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge, an official SXSW showcase event scheduled to take place between Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 12th at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. The three-day event will feature interviews every half hour between noon and 6pm each day with film directors, actors, app developers, technologists and musicians. The audience will be invited to listen to the live Q&As via Sennheiser wireless headphones, while tweeting questions to participants using hashtag #SennheiserSXSW.
Each night, music starts at 8pm and will feature artists including Quiet Company, Moon Taxi, The Lone Bellow, Jason Isbell, Houndmouth, Foi Chen, Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers, The Last Bison, The Spirit Family Reunion and many others. Sennheiser and Paste will also host musicians on the front porch of the cottage-style venue during each day, including Emily Wolfe, Micah Dalton and Seryn. For the duration of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to audition Sennheiser's latest Momentum headphones, which combine premium sound, style and comfort.
Among the confirmed interviewees are LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Alex Winter (Downloaded, Bill from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket). There will also be interviews with directors Neil LaBute, John Sayles and Joe Swanberg. All interviews and musical performances will be broadcast using Sennheiser and Neumann microphones; attendees will be able to listen to interviews and performances via wireless headphones, which will be available both indoors and outdoors.
Look for updates and interview announcements at Sennheiser's Facebook page. For more information and to RSVP, please visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com/sxsw2013.
Paste is one of the most acclaimed voices in entertainment journalism and analysis, whose coverage has resulted in four National Magazine Award nominations, dozens of Plug, Folio and Gamma Awards and endorsements from USA Today, The NY Daily News and The Wall Street Journal, who called Paste “the finest among American music titles.” The more than three-million monthly unique visitors at PasteMagazine.com comprise a highly engaged and devoted audience of entertainment lovers hungry for authenticity and creativity, looking to discover the best of what’s next in music, movies, TV, books, video games and culture. As Utne says, “Paste brings together the best elements of the mainstream and indie press.”
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.
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