Image for Meet The Website Helping You Track The Most Buzzed-About Artists At BIGSOUNDChronolyth @ BIGSOUND 2016 / Photo: Rebecca Reid

Meet The Website Helping You Track The Most Buzzed-About Artists At BIGSOUND

Written by Tom Williams on August 24, 2017

The 2017 edition of Brisbane’s annual music festival-stroke-conference, BIGSOUND, is just around the corner, and there’s a super-easy way to track all of the most buzzed-about acts around town.

BIGSOUND Buzz, which made its debut last year, is now back for round two, using its magical algorithm to give punters a leaderboard of the BIGSOUND acts who are getting the most buzz online.

BIGSOUND Buzz was created by the digital and creative agency Bolster, and this year they’ve added a few new features, including an integrated Spotify playlist which updates in real time and an audio preview of each act’s top Spotify track.

“We wanted to take this year’s version of Buzz even further,” says Bolster co-founder Alex Zaccaria.

“The algorithm has even been tightened up to consider updates from Facebook and it’s integrated with Spotify to encourage discovery. Every time the Buzz charts update, the Spotify playlists are updated as well.

“There’s something so great about listening to a playlist that you know is a living thing. It’ll always be up to date with artists people are talking about.



“Buzz started as a fun way to challenge ourselves to build and design something both cool and useful. With 150-plus artists playing over four days, it’s a really great resource to anyone attending BIGSOUND, and even those who can’t.”

BIGSOUND 2017 is going down in Fortitude Valley from 5th to 8th September. Check out BIGSOUND Buzz right here, and peep all the artist and speaker lineups for BIGSOUND 2017 over here.

Gallery: BIGSOUND Live 2016, Day 2 – Brisbane 08.09.16 / Photos: Rebecca Reid

BIGSOUND 2017

Tuesday, 5th September – Friday, 8th September
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

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