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Neil Finn, The Church Join BIGSOUND Speaker Lineup

Written by Nastassia Baroni on July 9, 2014

Not long after announcing a massive live music lineup organisers of the country’s leading music industry conference and showcase, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND, have revealed legendary musician Neil Finn and members of classic rock band The Church are amongst the event’s three dozen speakers.

The event takes place over 10th and 11th September, with punters given the choice over 140 artists to experience over the two nights in fourteen incredible venues in the Fortitude Valley live music precinct, Brisbane’s iconic live music hub and the setting for many memorable performances.

Neil Finn will open proceedings discussing his long career from Split Enz and Crowded House to his solo albums and side projects. The Church, including outspoken frontman Steve Kilbey, will also discuss their time in the industry plus play a special album preview show exclusively for BIGSOUND delegates.

They’ll join already announced representatives from SXSW, The Great Escape, The Windish Agency’s Tom Windish, Kevin French of Paradigm and Bonnaroo and Superfly’s Chris Sampson as well as local industry heavyweights like Ben Marshall of the Sydney Opera House, and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival’s Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio at the 2014 event.

Bluesfest director and co-founder Peter Noble will also deliver a keynote speech while US YouTube blogger and founder of The Needle Drop Anthony Fantano, Reggie Ba-Pe III from China’s Sonically Transmitted Disease, Anuj Gupta from India’s Only Much Louder and other new speakers will share their perspectives on cutting edge industry debates.

“When we say BIGSOUND means business, we mean it,” said BIGSOUND programmer Nick O’Byrne in a statement. “Whether it’s labels, publishers, live bookers and more, we’ve got some of the most important players in the global music business here to see the best new music and join in the discussion about one of the most dynamic industries on the planet.”

Tickets to BIGSOUND Live are available for $69 + booking fee from OzTix, while those looking for the full BIGSOUND experience, including access to the illustrious roster of industry speakers, still have time to grab tickets from the BIGSOUND site.

Check out the 2014 BIGSOUND Live lineup here.

BIGSOUND 2014 Speakers And Buyers

Neil Finn (NZ)
the church (AUS)
Peter Noble – Bluesfest (AUS)
Anthony Fantano – The Needle Drop (USA)
L-FRESH The LION (AUS)
Justin Heazlewood – Funemployed / The Bedroom Philospher (AUS)
Martin Elbourne – Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape (UK)
Chris Porter – One Reel / Bumbershoot Festival (USA)
Tor Hansen – Red Eye Distribution / Yeproc Records (USA)
Julia Willinger – Mom and Pop Music/Q Prime (USA)
Mike Harounoff – Transgressive / Rockfeedback (UK)
Lee Rickard – Burger Records (USA)
Derek Davies – Neon Gold (USA)
Francesca Stabile – Neon Gold (USA)
Michael Taylor – Universal Music Australia (AUS)
Michelle Fantus – Sony / ATV Music Publishing (USA)
Jaime Gough – Native Tongue (AUS)
Mollie Moore – Atlantic Records / Lip Sync Music (USA)
Ali Hedrick – The Billions Corporation (USA)
Matt Hickey – High Road Touring (USA)
Alex Bruford – ATC Live (UK)
Grace Jones – Grandstand PR (USA)
Brad First – SXSW (USA)
John Kastner – Canadian Music Week (USA)
Reggie Ba-Pe III – Sonically Transmitted Disease / Arkham / Arcade (CHINA)
Anuj Gupta – Only Much Louder / NH7 (India)
Claire Collins – Bossy Music (AUS)
Andrew Stone – Chugg Music (AUS)
Maggie Collins – Fans Creative Management (AUS)
Pam Thornback – Inertia (AUS)
Rebecca Young – Artist Voice (AUS)
Graham “Asho” Ashton – Footstomp Music (AUS)
Andrew Hayden – Poison City Records (AUS)
Chris Scaddan – triple j (AUS)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
Meagan Loader – Double J + triple j Unearthed (AUS)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Stephen Goodhew – FBi (AUS)
Simon Winkler – Triple R FM (AUS)
Michelle Brown – 4ZZZ AUS
Adrian Basso – CBAA & PBS 106.7FM (AUS)
Chelsea Wilson – PBS FM (AUS)
Adam Christou – RTRFM 92.1 (AUS)
Chris Johnson – Amrap / CBAA (AUS)
Bex Chilcott – Ruby Boots (AUS)
Julian Hewitt – Media Arts Lawyers (AUS)
Julia Kosky – Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS)
Scott Fitzsimons – themusic.com.au (AUS)
Adam Lewis – Planetary Group (USA)
Rev. Moose – The Syndicate (USA)

joining…

Tom Windish – The Windish Agency (US)
Kevin French – Paradigm (US)
Chris Sampson – Superfly / Bonnaroo / Outside Lands (US)
Sean Carlson – FYF Fest (US)
James Minor – SXSW (US)
Adam Ryan – The Great Escape / MAMA & Company (UK)
Avery McTaggart – The Windish Agency (US)
Michelle Cable – Panache Booking (US)
Josh Moore – The Bowery Presents / Cloud 9 Adventures (US)
Danny Rogers – Lunatic Entertainment / St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (AUS)
Jerome Borazio – Get Notorious / St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (AUS)
Jamie Wade – X-Ray Touring (UK)
Emily York – Penny Drop (AUS)
Ben Marshall – Sydney Opera House (AUS)
Justin Sweeting – Artist Voice Asia / Clockenflap Festival (HK)
Melissa Yong – Village Sounds Asia (SNG)
Josh Taylor – Cassette Entertainment / Sprung Hip Hop Festival (AUS)
Mario Stresow – FKP Scorpio (GER)
Henning Ahrens – Four Artists Booking Agentur (GER)
Grimur Atlason – Iceland Airwaves (ICE)

Wednesday, 10th September & Thursday, 11th September 2014
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Tix: Via OzTix

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