It's been almost a year since Tim Armstrong became CEO of AOL, and now he's at South By Southwest to show his commitment to making AOL a destination for original content.
AOL is hiring writers to cover nearly all of the 1,800 bands performing here at the festival, hiring journalists to do interviews with at least 1,400 of them.
AOL has to live down its weak reputation of the past decade when it was owned by Time Warner and build a new image as a content company. Being a sponsor of this festival and getting some street cred with the musicians here is one step in that direction.
Today AOL announced a big push to expand its local business — content and advertising.