I'm not going to SXSW this year for the reasons I outlined in my SXSW RIP post. TL/DR: much worse curation, worse scheduling and massive price increase means it's not worth my effort and time.
As such, I'm not sure I'm even going to bother doing the deathmarch through this pile of MP3s this year, since I expect that rather than finding new artists from all over the world (like it used to be) I'm instead going to find a bunch of established, signed artists from LA who already have soundtrack and TV commercial deals (like last year).
Interestingly, the creators of the torrent found it less difficult to create this year, because unlike last year, SXSW is back to posting MP3s instead of hosting everything on Soundcloud, wrapped in tasty DRM for your protection and convenience.
Why might that be? Might it be because someone stopped paying? Might it be because this year, Soundcloud is no longer on the "Super Sponsors" list on their front page? Hmmm?
McDonald's Esurance AT&T By Southwest.
If you're going, you might find my SXSW Scraper useful, though I haven't tried it against the 2015 web site. It will probably require patching.