If selected to showcase, foreign, non-U.S. acts will not be compensated. Instead, they will each receive a SXSW Artist Wristband (Artist Wristband details, here).
Domestic, U.S. acts can choose to receive a small financial compensation in lieu of the Artist Wristbands (some exceptions may apply). Some acts may be scheduled for more than one official showcase. Foreign performing artists will receive one Artist Wristband each and domestic performing artists may receive either one Artist Wristband each or a one time payment in the amount listed here regardless of the number of times they perform. Each performing artist has an option to purchase two discounted general SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL wristbands for working crew members.