SXSW is an annual music festival held in Austin Texas. According to the SXSW website, the festival “showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature.”
Apparently, they also make available a good portion of the music that is played at the event. It’s legally downloadable via a torrent at SXSW Showcasing Music Torrents.
This year, they released 3.5 Gigs of downloadable music content. That’s a lot of tunes.
Not sure how good the content is just yet, I’ve just started downloading it. According to my torrent client, I’ve got at least a day to wait.