Louis Meyers

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Louis Meyers (1955 or 1956 – March 11, 2016) was a American festival organizer and co-founder of South By Southwest. He was born in Austin, Texas.[1] Meyers was the event’s primary music booker until he sold his share in the event after the 1994 conference.[2][3] Meyers was also an multi-instrumentalist and producer.[4] From 2005 to 2013, Meyers was executive director of Folk Alliance International.[5]

Meyers was admitted to a hospital in Austin on March 10, 2016 and initially was diagnosed with blood clots.[6] He then died of a suspected heart attack the next day at his home.[7] He was aged 60.[8]

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  1. Flanagan, Andrew. "Louis Meyers, Co-Founder of SXSW, Dies". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. Mizoguchi, Karen. "SXSW Festival Co-Founder Louis Meyers Dead at 60". People Magazine. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. Blackstock, Peter. "Louis Meyers, co-founder of SXSW, dies". music.blog.austin360.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. Blackstock, Peter. "Louis Meyers, co-founder of SXSW, dies". music.blog.austin360.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  5. Maine, Sammy. "SXSW co-founder, Louis Meyers, has died". nme.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. Blackstock, Peter. "Louis Meyers, co-founder of South by Southwest, dies at 60". mystatesman.com. American-Statesman Staff. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  7. Christopher, Heine. "SXSW Co-Founder Louis Meyers Dies as His Festival Opens for the 30th Time". adweek.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  8. Carley, Brennan. "SXSW Cofounder Louis Meyers Has Died, According to 'Austin Statesman'". Spin. Retrieved 11 March 2016.