SXSW is now firmly underway, with acts from all over the world descending upon Austin, Texas for what is one of the world’s biggest showcases and a chance for new artists to get in front of key industry players as well as thousands of music fans.
The Musicians Union has restarted the Visa Taskforce to address the difficulties in acquiring visas to perform in the US. If you are having any problems let us know.
We have been asked recently about the position about visas when songwriters go to the USA. This paper has been written by Re-Production to provide some guidance: Songwriting in the US – Visas: Yes or No?
NEW CONSULAR INFORMATION FROM THE US EMBASSY: Please note that the Visa Branch at US Embassy London is soon transitioning to a new visa information and appointment booking system, which includes a free online appointment booking service for nonimmigrant visa applicants. This new system is being implemented worldwide. The new service will become available Read More
The New York Times recently reported on the “increasingly labyrinthine, expensive and arbitrary” process of US performer visa applications, citing a number of artists who have had to pull out of performances as a result. Read the article online here. We are again raising this issue with UK Music to try to effect change on Read More
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