SXSW 2016 Recap
Posted on March 28 2016
Last week we returned from Austin after our very first SXSW. We exhibited at the Music Gear Expo, a three-day event featuring tech, gear and music products. We weren't totally prepared for the 90 degree days or the 80% humidity, (hello Texas spring!) but our booth was plotted out well in advance and we had high hopes to catch a few shows in-between hours of trade show madness. At the show we shared a few new products launching later this spring. We made a super short video as well, if you'd like to take a peek!
The Music Gear Expo was a jam-packed show- we met vinyl collectors from all over Texas and the US, as well as many record enthusiasts from all over the world. We brought a few friends with us to Austin- The Record Stand by Atocha Design, and a handful of gorgeous double blank art records by Wax Mage Records. We hosted a giveaway with Vinyl Me, Please, and one lucky collector received The Record Tote filled with vinyl picks from Vinyl Me, Please and a VMP record divider to help get get their collection in order.
At the show we previewed our newest collection of wood storage crates. We've collaborated with Simple Wood Goods to make a durable and minimal wood crate for record collectors, designed specifically for use with any of our record divider panels. The crates are made for 12" and 7" collections. The crates are modular, and can stack together or can be used individually. The crates will be available for preorder later this spring, and will be sold as sets, in combination with record dividers. Sign up for our newsletter, or check back here in a few weeks to be notified when our crates are available for purchase! The 12" crates hold about 80-100 albums and the 7" double wide boxes hold about 180 45s.
It was a great show and fun opportunity to meet some of our customers and collaborators from all over the US. On Friday night we saw a SXSW showcase of world artists. We were excited to see Noura Mint Seymali after discovering her music on NPR, but also really enjoyed the other performers, including Dubious Kolektiv (crazy Bosnian band!) qawwali artist Imran Aziz Mian and a few others.