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BIGSOUND Announces First International Speaker Lineup For 2019

As BIGSOUND festival draws ever closer, the esteemed Brisbane event has finally given us the first lot of notable names who will be appearing – the first round of international speakers and buyers.

Leading the announcement is Terry McBride of Canada’s Nettwerk Music, whose roster includes Father John Misty, Xavier Rudd and Stereophonics. McBride will also be providing a keynote for the event.

“BIGSOUND has been on my to-do list for many years and it’s so exciting to come back to Australia and to check out potential new acts for the Nettwerk Roster,” McBride said in a statement.

“Everybody thinks Nettwerk is an Australian label, after all we have 17 Artists from Australia/New Zealand signed already. The fact is we are lovers of good music and data. When you combine those two things together then you understand the power of music and its ability to create a community that goes beyond physical borders. Australia is a big part of that global community and BIGSOUND is where the world goes to discover Australian music.”

A lot of other huge rosters will be represented at the festival, including Mom + Pop (Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana), Sub Pop (Fleet Foxes, Nirvana, Foals), Primary Talent International (Catfish & The Bottlemen, DMA’s, Alt-J) and many more.

BIGSOUND 2019 is taking place in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, between Tuesday, 3rd and Friday, 6th September.

BIGSOUND 2019 Speakers & Buyers First Announcement

Terry McBride – Nettwerk (Can)
Abbie McCarthy – Radio 1 & BBC Music Introducing (UK)
Adam Kreeft – The Feldman Agency (USA)
Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)
Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)
Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)
Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)
Ben Morris – Domino Creative Sync (USA)
Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Brendan Moylan – ECO (MEX)
Casey O’Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)
Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)
Fabrício Nobre – A Construtora Música e Cultura (BRA)
Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)
Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK / Download Festival (UK)
Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)
Kiran Patel – A&G Sync (UK)
Kristin Genovese – Third Side Music (USA)
Matt Brinkworth – Omnian Music Group (USA)
Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)
Mike Ajayi – AMF Records / Virgin EMI (UK)
Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)
Nando Machado – ForMusic (BRA)
Natasha Parish – Ground Control Touring (USA)
Nick Holroyd – Primary Talent International (UK)
Owen Mallon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Paul Brindley – Music Ally (UK)
Shannon Kurlander – Terrorbird Media (USA)

Suzanna Slavin – Mom + Pop Music (USA)


Tuesday, 3rd – Friday, 6th September

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Tickets: Official Website

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