BIGSOUND Announces New Speakers, Releases Full Schedule Of Shows & Panels

Brisbane music festival/conference BIGSOUND has just dropped its full schedule of live shows and conferences, and has added a bunch of new speakers to its lineup.

Running for three days this September in Brisbane’s iconic Fortitude Valley precinct, the event will feature over 160 live shows, as well as discussion panels and keynote addresses from leaders of the Aussie music industry.

With things getting off to an early start on the event’s Tuesday night with official parties hosted by Pandora and Mushroom, the real fun gets under way on Wednesday with lunchtime events from CAAMA and Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

The party doesn’t stop there though, with an afternoon soiree hosted by Fans x NFE x Pilerats and evening events such as the Home Indigenous showcase and the Red Bull Sound Select party.

Thursday backs it right up again, this time with lunchtime parties from the Gold Coast Music Awards and BEMAC, while Pandora sees you through the afternoon and Oztix and Singapore Sound System keeping the vibe alive well and truly into the night.

And for anyone still looking for more action on Friday evening, there is a wind-down party at The Triffid. Only in the music industry would Friday night be a wind down, amirite? This is all in addition to the official BIGSOUND Festival lineup, which is huge and features the likes of Tkay Maidza, Luke Million, Harts, DZ Deathrays and more playing across a number of venues.

It’s not all parties though, with organisers also dropping the conference program, announcing a further 80 new speakers including Merlin’s Charles Caldas, Vinyl Me Please’s Cameron Schaefer, artist Sarah Blasko, Indonesian promoter Sarah Deshita, Double J’s Myf Warhurst, triple j’s Ollie Wards, Today Show music producer Sarah Mason, Sony/ATV’s Craig Hawker and one half of the Moldy Peaches Kimya Dawson among many others.

The conference program will include panel topics like the value of sync and artist placement, the contemporary role of physical music sales, pathways for Indigenous musicians, and much more. Popular topics like festival booking, the digital music economy, the metal genre, artist management and community radio will return for an annual review.

Catch this year’s full BIGSOUND schedules at the BIGSOUND website. The BIGSOUND mobile app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play, and the full list of speakers and buyers is available below.


Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th September

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


BIGSOUND 2016 Industry Speakers/Buyers

Peanut Butter Wolf – Stones Throw Records (USA) – Keynote

Chris Carey – Media Insight Consulting (GBR) – Mini Keynote

A.B. Original (Briggs & Trials) – Keynote

J Rocc – Stones Throw Records (USA) – Keynote

Jaddan Comerford – UNIFIED – Keynote

Kim Gordon – Artist (USA) – Keynote

Kimya Dawson – Artist (USA) – Keynote

Brodie Lancaster (AUS) – Mini Keynote

Charles Caldas – Merlin BV (NLD) – Mini Keynote

Lars Murray – Pandora (USA) – Mini Keynote

Phil Silverstone – Eventbrite – Mini Keynote

Aaron Miller – Arts & Crafts (CAN)

Adam Sylvester – United Talent Agency (USA)

Alastair Green – Maker Agency

Alex Becket – Creative Artists Agency (USA)

Alex Black – Big Deal Music (USA)

Alex Bruford – ATC Live (GBR)

Alex Young – Dew Process

Alex Zaccaria – Bolster

Alexander Grigg – Palms

Alicia Sbrugnera – Spotify

Anthony Zaccaria – Bolster

Becc Bates – South Australian Music Development Office

Andrea Szew – Szew Law Group (USA)

Andrew Stone – Chugg Entertainment

Angela Glaister – Sweat It Out / Sound Sauce

Anthony Dever – Industry 5000

Arlo Enemark – Xelon Entertainment

Ben Dennis – Myriad Management

Brett “Nozz” Nossiter – ARN

Cam Durnsford – PBS 106.7FM

Cameron Schaefer – Vinyl Me, Please (USA)

Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management

Chad Gillard – Future Classic

Charlie Ellison – Rice Is Nice

Ben Eltham – Crikey

Bruce Tweedie – Music Mill

Catherine Satour – Artist

Chit Chat – Artist

Chloe Turner – LISTEN

Chris Johnson – Amrap

Chris Swanson – Secretly Group (USA)

Chris “Muz” Murray – Falcona

Christine Cao – The Windish Agency (USA)

Chris Stevens – Consultant

Craig Hawker – Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

Dana Erickson – Grandstand Media & Management (USA)

Claire Collins – Bossy Music

Craig Bruce –

Dalse Yoon-Young Kong – Zandari Festa (KOR)

Daniel Champagne – Artist

Danielle Marsland – Pilerats

David O’Rourke – Nightlife

Dean Ormston – APRA AMCOS

Deb Suckling – SugarRush Music

Edwin Tehrani – New World Artists

Clairy Browne – Artist

Dom Alessio – triple j

Ella Thompson – Artist

Elly Scrine – Huntly

Emily Ulman – The Toff In Town / The Gasometer Hotel

Graham Muir – We Are Unified / 24Hundred Store

Jackie Shuman – Good Ear Music Supervision (USA)

Jen Taunton – Level Two Music/ Midnight Choir/ Nice Rights

Jess Beston – Tiny Monster – Artist Management & Artist Development

Jessica Strassman – Columbia Records & StarTime International (USA)

Emilie Davaine – A Gauche de la Lune (FRA)

Emily Wurramara – Artist

Emmy Feldman – Canvasback (USA)

Frank Henry – Brisbane City Council

Fred Leone – Impossible Odds Records

Georgina Ingham-Myers – Nova 106.9


Guy Blackman – Chapter Music

Imran Ahmed – XL Recordings (USA)

Ivano Maggiulli – Brace Yourself PR (UK)

Jacek Tuschewski – Mighty Games

Jacinta Parsons – Double J/ABC

Jacqui Walter – Stage and Screen Travel

Jamie Timony – These New South Whales

Jane Blondel – Songs For Children (SGP)

Jared Kristensen – Ticket Squad

Jaymis Loveday – Video Director

Jen Cloher – Milk! Records

Jeremy Maciak – Vagrant Records / BMG (USA)

Gawurra – Artist

Jim Pitt – Conan (USA)

Joanna Cave – Support Act

Jodie Regan – Spinning Top Music (USA)

Johann Ponniah – I OH YOU

John Castle – Producer/Engineer

Jon Coombs – Secretly Publishing (USA)

Jon Salter – ATO Records (USA)

Jonno Seidler – Journalist

Josh Roth – Superfly (USA)

Joel King – Music Feeds

John Atkins – White Sky

Julia Wilson – Nice Rights / Midnight Choir / Rice Is Nice

Katie Noonan – Queensland Music Festival

Julie Crabtree – Zebra Psychology

Kate Hennessy – Journalist

Katie Rynne – Select Music

Katie Cunningham – Junkee Media

Kavisha Kuruk – White Sky

Kirsty Rivers – Creative Australia

Lachlan Kanoniuk – FasterLouder

Lachlan Macara – triple j Unearthed

KUČKA – Artist

Laura Byrne – Made In Katana / The Scouted

Lauren Murray – William Morris Endeavour

Lawson Higgins – The Royalty Network, Inc USA

Lochlan Watt – triple j / Thy Art Is Murder

Lindsay McDougall – Artist

Maggie Collins – BIGSOUND

Marco Walzel – Avocado Booking (GER)

Marcus Teague – Journalist

Marcy Bulkeley – Wild Card AV (USA)

Maree Hamblion – Sony ATV

Mark Vaughan – Atomic Soul (NO)

Mark Grose – Skinnyfish Music

Mark Smith – MusicNT

Matt Ash – Raw Power Management (USA)

Matt Bird – White Sky Royalty Accounting

Matthew Young – King Parrot / Extreme Management Group

Nikita Lavrinenko – Paper and Iron Booking Co. (GER)

Paige McGinley – Booker/Talent Producer

Paul Mason – Australia Council for the Arts

Regan Lethbridge – Lemon Tree Music / 123 Agency

Meg Williams – Inertia Music

Melody Forghani – twnty three

Micheal ‘Miko’ Smith – CAAMA Music

Michelle Brown – 4ZZZ

Mike Landers – White Sky

Mikey Cahill – Journalist

Millie Millgate – SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

Mitch Knox –

Myf Warhurst – Double J

Nicholas Jones – Tone Deaf

Nick Yates – Unified

Olivia Bartley – Olympia

Ollie Wards – triple j

Oscar Dawson – Artist

Paige X Cho – Bolster

Paul Barclay – ABC

Paul Curtis – Consume

Phil Larsen – Prettygreat

Pixie Weyand – The Zoo

Rebecca Reato – Deathproof PR

Rev. Moose – Marauder (USA)

Rich Moffatt – Way Over There

Rob Cannon – AIM

Roger Shepherd – Flying Nun Records (NZ)

Roman Trystram – Creative Artists Agency (UK)

Sally Kellaway – Zero Latency VR

Samantha Torres – NSW Department of Justice

Sarah Deshita – Ismaya Live (INA)

Sarah Mason – Today Show / Channel Nine

Sean Horton – Red Bull Sound Select (USA)

Sebastian Freed – The Bowery Presents (USA)

Sharna Taylor – Caloundra Music Festival

Simon Wheeler – Beggars Group (UK)

Siobhan Kranz – Mushroom Promotions

Stephen Green – SGC Media Group

Sarah Blasko – Artist

Sarah Hamilton – Ditto Music

Shannon Logan – Jet Black Cat

Taylor Testa – Universal Music Publishing Group (USA)

Tim Hollo – Green Music Australia

Tim Charles – Ne Obliviscaris & Welkin Entertaiment

Tom Wironen – Post Hoc Management (USA)

Simona Castricum – Artist

Stephen Goodhew – FBi Radio

Steve Lacy – Leading Teams

Stu MacLeod – RTRFM 92.1

Thomas Heymann – Pandora

Tim Price – Collision Course

Tim Shiel – Artist

Tim Kelly – Inertia

Tom Larkin – SIGNAL Agency Group / The Studios In The City / Homesurgery MGMT

Tom Harris – White Sky

Travis Banko – Lunatic Entertainment

Tyler McLoughlan – The Sound Pound

Vanessa Picken – Comes With Fries

Vanja Bezbradica – Remote Control Records

Victor Van Vugt – Producer (AUS/GER)

Wayne Connolly – Producer

Zac Ives – Goner Records (USA)

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