Press Release


McCaul to Speak at SXSW on Homeland Security

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) will speak at a SXSW event entitled “Artists’ Role in Homeland Security” on Saturday, March 15th. Chairman McCaul will join Daryl Friedman of The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY organization) to discuss how music and the arts can play a positive role in America’s national security. This discussion is open to SXSW credentialed media.

SATURDAY, March 15 at 12:30 pm CT – 1:30 pm CT

SXSW Discussion Panel

Artists’ Role in Homeland Security

Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701


  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security
  • Daryl Friedman, Chief Advocacy & Industry Relations Officer, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY organization)

**The event is only open to SXSW badge holders and showcasing artists (Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband).