SOURCE: PledgeMusic


March 03, 2011 11:39 ET

PledgeMusic Presents: The Hotel Cafe at SXSW

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - PledgeMusic (, a leading international direct-to-fan music company providing a platform for musicians to record and tour, today announced that it is sponsoring the Hotel Café showcase series at SXSW. PledgeMusic and the Hotel Café will bring the intimate, singer songwriter vibe from the famed Hollywood club to Austin.

"We are huge fans of the Hotel Café and the artists that play there," said Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic. "We have already enjoyed great crossover between PledgeMusic artists and Hotel Café artists and are really excited to have the opportunity to work together to bring exceptional performances to SXSW."

The roster of artists, which includes The Damnwells, Brooke Fraser, Cary Brothers, Kevin Devine, Laura Jansen, Meiko, G Love, Bobby Long, Frazey Ford, Lenka, Ladies Gun Club, Brian Wright, Lelia Broussard, Satellite, Holly Conlan and many other Hotel Café favorites will be rocking St. David's Sanctuary, The Ale House and The Tap Room during the annual SXSW conference. 

"PledgeMusic embodies the hands on philosophy that we've always embraced at the Café," said Marko Shafer, Co-owner and booker at The Hotel Café. "Partnering with them to bring some of our best artists to SXSW just makes sense."

Shows begin at 7:00 pm on March 18th and 19th and the music will not stop until the doors close. For tickets and information, please visit or PledgeMusic is also sponsoring the highly anticipated return of The Hotel Café Tour commencing in the Fall.

For more information about PledgeMusic, please visit PledgeMusic media inquiries: Victoria Rierdan Hurley, Helicon Public Relations,, 310 993 1840.

About PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic was founded by musician Benji Rogers to give artists a DIY option for pursuing and augmenting their careers. The company was designed to be transparent and open, while benefiting artists and fans. Artists will get the funding and promotional support that they need, the fan will get the music and artist interaction that they want at the price that they want to pay, and charities who have scant fundraising resources will receive a percentage of the money raised.

About Hotel Café
Once just a small coffee shop, The Hotel Café has quickly blossomed into one of the premier singer/songwriter venues in the United States, and been labeled "the room that breaks artists." The musicians surrounding The Hotel Café regard it as home, where lyrics, voice and a DIY approach rule. On any given night, you can find well-known names on the same bill with up-and-comers, playing both as solo artists and as a communal project, sometimes well-rehearsed and sometimes in the heat of the moment, and more often than not, jamming into the wee hours of the morning.

About SXSW
South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc.) is a private company based in Austin, Texas, with a year-round staff of professionals dedicated to building and delivering conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival.

Contact Information

  • PledgeMusic media inquiries:
    Victoria Rierdan Hurley
    Helicon Public Relations
    Email Contact
    310 993 1840