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SXSW Music 2014

The Nerdy Music Panel

Today, video games and internet are surpassing TV and radio as the #1 source of entertainment. This has led to increasing popularity of subgenres such as chiptune, nerdcore hip-hop and more. Learn about the beginnings of these subgenres to their sudden boost in popularity, and how nerd musicians pay bills, tour, and play thousand-person festivals-- yet you had no idea it existed.

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  1. What is nerdcore hip-hop?
  2. What is Chiptune?
  3. How easy is it to make nerd music?
  4. What are some pros and cons to creating a niche subgenre of music?
  5. How can I make a career of nerd music?



Raheem Jarbo, musician, RandomBeats, LLC

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  • Event: Music
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Genre Specific
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