BIGSOUND 2015 Speaker Lineup Expands

Australia’s biggest music industry conference, BIGSOUND, just got even bigger, with almost 30 new speakers added to the event’s impressive list of special guests, including Pitchfork‘s Jessica Hopper (pictured) and music industry wiz Marc Geiger.

Come September, Hopper will make a keynote speech at BIGSOUND 2015, drawing on her years of experience as a music and arts critic. Hopper, who is now senior editor of Pitchfork and editor-in-chief of The Pitchfork Review, released her latest book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, earlier this year.

Geiger, who will also make a keynote speech, is a partner and Head of Music at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, looking after live bookings for acts such as Jack White, Neil Diamond, The Flaming Lips, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty, Pixies, Trent Reznor and Rihanna. His experience and influence extends to A&R, marketing, new media, and even festivals, having co-created Lollapalooza.

BIGSOUND’s latest lineup announcement also includes a stack of other industry figures, artists, journalists, promoters and managers. Catch the full updated list of BIGSOUND 2015 speakers, below.

The event’s first speaker announcement featured the likes of parliamentarian and Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett, rapper and activist Brother Ali and a host of other super-experienced industry peeps.

The conference’s lineup of musical performances also includes sets from acts such as Stonefield, Muscles, Gang Of Youths, Holy Holy, The John Steel Singers and Slum Sociable.

QMusic Executive Office Joel Edmondson says, “BIGSOUND 2015 is shaping up to be incredibly diverse. The calibre of global industry leaders who can help the careers of the artists showcasing has never been more exciting.”

BIGSOUND 2015 will take over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from 9th September. Catch the full lineup of speakers alongside ticket details, below.

UPDATE 19/08/15: The final speakers for this year’s BIGSOUND conference have been announced, including the likes of NME’s new music editor Matt Wilkinson and triple j‘s Zan Rowe. Catch the full, updated list, below.

Watch: Pitchfork‘s Jessica Hopper – If This Is How the New Journalism Is, Count Us Out! TED Talk (2012)

Final BIGSOUND 2015 Speakers

Adam Bauer, Fleming Artists – USA
Ashley Sambrooks, Higher Plains – AUS
Bill Cullen, One Louder Entertainment – AUS
Blake Rayner, Dew Process, Create/Control – AUS
Ben Salter, Artist – AUS
Brandon Haas, BMI – USA
Caitlin Veitch, Third Side Music – USA
Catherine Haridy, Catherine Haridy Management – AUS
Chris Gill, Northside Records – AUS
Chris Johnson, Amrap – CBAA – AUS
Dan Rosen, ARIA and PPCA – AUS
Danni Zuvela, Liquid Architecture Sound Inc. – AUS
Dan Nevin, AIR – AUS
Danny Rogers, Lunatic Entertainment and St Jerome’s
Darren Levin, Junkee Media – AUS
Darryl Bailey, Six Boroughs Media – AUS
David Goldsen, Warner/Chappell Music Inc – USA
Dean Bein, True Panther Sounds – USA
Deb Suckling, #Noton and SugarRush Music – AUS
Laneway Festival – AUS
Eli Chamravi, Wild Things Presents – AUS
Elizabeth Moody, Pandora – USA
Emma Donovan, Artist – AUS
Erin Flanagan, Boiler Room – AUS
Evelyn Morris, LISTEN – AUS
Graham “Asho” Ashton, Footstomp Music – AUS
Hannah Fox, Dark Mofo – AUS
Hau Latukefu, Artist – AUS
Kane Hibberd, The Art of Capture – AUS
Katie Pearson, Whiskey Houston / LISTEN – AUS
Katie Stewart, Lunatic Entertainment – AUS
Kim Moyes, The Presets – AUS
Kirsty Brown, MusicNSW – AUS
Kirsty Rivers, Creative Victoria – AUS
Kristina Kelman, QUT – AUS
KLP, Artist – AUS
Lachlan Kanoniuk, THUMP – AUS
Lauren Taylor, Triple R Broadcasters – AUS
Leigh Treweek, The Music – AUS
Linda Bosidis, Mushroom Music Publishing – AUS
Liz Northeast, The Orchard – UK
Luke Logemann, UNFD – AUS
Lysandra Woods, Third Side Music – CAN
Maggie Collins, Fans Creative Management – AUS
Marcus Teague, Journalist – AUS
Mariel Beros, AMIN – AUS
Mathew Eggleston, 2DayFM Sydney – AUS
Matt Tanner, Native Tongue Music Publishing – AUS
Matt Wilkinson, NME – UK
Michelle Brown, 4ZZZ – AUS
Mike Glynn, JB HiFi – AUS
Mike Katz, Harvey Sutherland – AUS
Monique Rothstein, Positive Feedback – AUS
Nick DiDia, Producer/Engineer – AUS
Paul Hutton, Metropolis Music – UK
Rahul Kukreja, Livescape Asia – Malaysia
Rhett McLaren, The Hills Are Alive/UNIFIED – AUS
Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studios / SLAM – AUS
Ian Jorgensen, A Low Hum – NZ
Jacinta Parsons, ABC – AUS
Jake Cleland, STRINE WHINE – AUS
James Ware, Waving At Trains – AUS
Jamie Bennett, Red Bull Music Academy – AUS
Jay Walkerden, Nova 106.9 – AUS
Jen Cloher, Milk! Records – AUS
Jennifer Sullivan, memBrain, LLC – USA
Jennifer Taunton, Level Two Music – AUS
Jeremy Neale, Artist – AUS
Jesse Barbera, The Fans Group – AUS
Joe Alexander, Bedroom Suck Records – AUS
Joel Connolly, Umbrella Artist Management – AUS
Joe Porn, Music Glue – UK
Julian Hewitt, Media Arts Lawyers – AUS
Julian Knowles, Maquarie University – AUS
Justin Heazlewood, Artist/Writer – AUS
Rob Cannon, Australian Institute Of Music – AUS
Ruth Barlow, Beggars Group UK – UK
Sarah Smith, Junkee Media – AUS
Sarah Spencer, Blank Realm – AUS
Scott Bradbury, Inertia – AUS
Shannon Logan, Jet Black Cat Music – AUS
Simon Winkler, Triple R FM – AUS
Simona Castricum, Artist AUS
Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio – AUS
Stephen King, Believe Digital – UK
Stephen Green, SGC Media Group – AUS
Steve Bell, The Music – AUS
Stuart Stuart, Producer – AUS
Tim Poulton, Music Feeds / Evolve Media – AUS
Trad Nathan, Crowbar – AUS
Tim Byron, AUS
Vic Edirisinghe, Astral People – AUS
Yvette Myhill, AAM – AUS
Zan Rowe, triple j – AUS

BIGSOUND 2015 Speakers Lineup Announcement #2

Marc Geiger (USA) – William Morris Endeavour – Keynote
Jessica Hopper (USA) – Pitchfork – Keynote
Adam Bauer (USA) – Fleming Artists
Adam Lewis (USA) – The Planetary Group
Andy Farrow (UK) – Northern Music Co.
Ben Martin (AUS) – Golden Era Records
Danny Zook (USA) – Alien Music Services
Darryl Bailey (AUS) – Six Boroughs Media
Dean Bein (USA) – True Panther Sounds
Emily Kelly (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Joe Schiavon (UK) – Global Live
Johann Ponniah (AUS) – I OH YOU
Kate Hennessy (AUS) – Freelance Journalist
Kween G (AUS) – Artist
Matt Ash (USA) – Raw Power Management
Michael Goldstone (USA) – Mom + Pop Music
Michael Nieves (USA) – Sugaroo! & Native Tongue America
Niki Roberton (USA) – IAMSOUND
Paul Sloan (AUS) – Billions Australia
Rebecca Reato (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Rob Zifarelli (CAN) – The Agency Group
Robb Nansell (USA) – Saddle Creek Records
Sarah Casey (UK) – Leighton Pope Organisation
Si Jay Gould (AUS) – Wondercore Island
Tyler Childs (USA) – Sony ATV
Tyler Treeves (USA) – Double C Promotions

BIGSOUND 2015 Speakers Lineup Announcement #1

Peter Garrett – Keynote (AUS)
Brother Ali – Keynote (USA)
Ashanti Abdullah – Rhymesayers Entertainment (USA)
Alex Maxwell – Troubadour (USA)
Amy Morgan – Beggars Publishing / Glass Animals (UK)
Avery McTaggart – The Windish Agency (USA)
Ben Munro – Hostess (JPN)
Ben O’Connor – Chapter Music (AUS)
Eric Barleen – Another Planet Entertainment (USA)
Guy Blackman – Chapter Music (AUS)
Jacob Daneman – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Jacqueline Saturn – Harvest Records (USA)
Josh Moore – Bowery Presents (USA)
Julia Wilson – Rice is Nice (AUS)
Justin Sweeting – WME / Clockenflap (HK)
Laura Snapes – Freelance Writer (UK)
Lesley Olenik Golindo – Goldenvoice (USA)
Lio Kanine – Kanine Records (USA)
Lorrae McKenna – Remote Control Records (AUS)
Marshall Betts – The Windish Agency (USA)
Meg Helsel – Grandstand Media (USA)
Melissa Yong – Other Sounds / Village Sounds (SGP)
Meredith Fraser – Panache Booking (USA)
Paul Buck – Coda Agency (UK)
Phil Waldorf – Secretly Group (USA)
Rachel Cragg – Nettwerk Music Group (USA)
Robin McNicol – Superfly (USA)
Sat Bisla – A&R Worldwide (USA)
Talya Elitzer – Capitol Music Group (USA)
Tunji Balogun – RCA Records (USA)


Wednesday, 9th September – Friday, 11th September
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

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