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SXSW Music Announces Keynote Speaker

SXSW Music The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Film Festival has announced that Lou Reed will be the keynote speaker for 2008. Reed's keynote will be held in conjunction with a screening of Julian Schnabel's film Lou Reed's 'Berlin, which documents a recent performance of the landmark 1973 album. Reed's groundbreaking work with the Velvet Underground and subsequent solo work reverberate through the music world to this day. His music continues to explore themes and sounds in a singular style, staking new territory for Rock 'n' Roll. Reed will speak at the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 13, as the kickoff of the twenty-second annual SXSW. SXSW Music Conference events take place March 12 - 16, 2008.

In addition to Lou Reed's keynote, the SXSW Music Conference presents interviews with a number of featured speakers. More info HERE

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