We also invited SXSW veteran Vic Galloway to comment on the showcase, and heard from PRS for Music's Andy Harrower and Jules Parker about the music industry panels they attended.
Royalties in the digital age: Music fans are streaming and downloading more music than ever across borders and different platforms, but how are collecting societies adapting to the changing marketplace? Andy Harrower, Head of Broadcast Licensing at PRS for Music, contributed to a lively panel debate at SXSW. Find out more
To celebrate the breadth of British talent that British Music Group funded at SXSW this year, M caught up with some of the bands hoping to make their mark at the showcase:
M meets...Jonquil: From Oxford, Jonquil are Hugo Manuel on vocals and keyboard, Sam Scott on bass and trumpet, guitarist Robin McDiarmid and drummer Dominic Hand. They talk to M about their visit to SXSW
M meets... Frank Turner: Following the break up of his band Million Dead, Frank built a huge and loyal fan base by touring constantly for three years. Read interview
M meets...Treetop Flyers: The west London band's rootsy sound has drawn comparisons to Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Band, as well as contemporaries Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket and Josh T Pearson. Find out more
M meets...Charlie Simpson: Taking a break from his band Fightstar, Charlie recently released a solo album Young Pilgrim, which showcased his more folky singer-songwriter side. He also visited SXSW this year
M meets...Spycatchers: This Watford five-piece, whose hook-laden rock sound has already received Radio 1 daytime airplay, talk to M about their influences and their plans for SXSW. Read more
M meets...Woodenbox: Folk-rock sextet Woodenbox has built a growing reputation for raucous live shows by fusing old school country rhythms with mariachi horns. Read more
Watch video interviews with Future Of The Left, Kwes and Spycatcher here.