SxSW Infographic Highlights How Musicians Build Social Networking Fans

South by Southwest is approaching fast, and it’s unique hybrid of cutting edge independent music and state of the art technology has given birth to all sorts of trends, including Twitter and Foursquare.  A recent infographic looks at the effect of South by Southwest on the artists who perform there — how do their social networking fans erupt after the show?  How do some artists’ fans grow as they perform?

The phenomenon of immediately finding and following an artist while watching them perform may seem sacrilegious to some, but it’s common practice these days and can offer some additional context to an artist who’s currently performing.  Not surprisingly, the artist who’s gained the most fans since performing at South by Southwest is the dubstep phenomenon of the last year, Skrillex.  But the artist who got the biggest percentage increase of fans over the course of a day was Richie Hawtin.  The awesome infographic comes from the folks at Musicmetric.

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