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SXSW Music Festival announces lineup

Yola performing at SXSW 2019. (Stephen Olker/SXSW)

SXSW Music Festival is back this year featuring a diverse lineup of over 100 artists, including Indigo Sparkle, A Place to Bury Strangers, Francisca Valenzuela, Squid, Grrrl Gang and Darkoo.


This year's SXSW festival will be a completely digital experience, taking place from March 16-20. The complete music lineup can be viewed here.

The SXSW Music Festival also announced this year it will host world-class showcases and presenters, where pass holders can watch online as artists perform at unique venues in their home country. Presenters include AfroFuture Sounds, Damnably, EQ Austin, FOCUS Wales, Roskilde Festival, Taiwan Beats and more.

The unique online experience will feature musical performances from artists all around the world, ranging in style. And to add to the excitement, SXSW has released playlists for the 2021 music festival. The playlists are available on Apple Music, Spotify and Quobuz.

SXSW Online also announced last week keynote and featured speakers, along with conference sessions and headliners of SXSW FIlm Festival.

To attend this year's exclusive digital festival, purchase a SXSW Online pass. The pass will cover the entire festival, including conferences, workshops, SXSW Film Festival, musical performances, online exhibitions and more for $249. You can register online here.

This story has been updated to include more details on the festival.

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Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.