Well, it's been a presence at the last couple SXSW conferences, and it'll be there again this year, as a set of panels for the 2010 South By Southwest Music Conference was announced today, officially confirming "Jumping into the Kiddie Pool: Diving for Dollars" as being in the mix. Tor Hyams is heading up the panel, which will answer questions such as... What venues are booking kids acts during the day and grown up acts at night? What sponsors are paying for the kid's venues? What are the Imagination Movers really like on tour?
OK, maybe not that last one. In any case, I'm expecting Tor and Karen Rappaport McHugh (who's also helping put together the panel) to assemble a good list of panelists. Should be fun.
(Also kids-music-related to that list of panels: Andy Adelewitz, who does PR for the Sippy Cups, will lead a panel on "The Future of Music PR." And Holly George-Warren, noted rock journalist who happens to be the wife of Robert Burke Warren AKA Uncle Rock -- does that make her Aunt Rock? -- will lead a panel on "Women Write Women's Experiences in Music.")