The South by Southwest Music Conference, which was held last month in Austin, Texas, isn't as concerned as it once was with getting new acts signed or producing breakout bands. These days, it's more about schmoozing at parties thrown by magazines and dot-coms, eating all the barbecue and Tex-Mex you can hold and launching new projects by established stars (this year's model featured high-profile performances by Patti Smith, Steve Earle and Led Zeppelin's... More >>>