BIGSOUND Festival Announces Second Speaker Line-Up

BIGSOUND Festival 2017 just keeps growing with a second round of international and national speakers added to Australia’s biggest music event. BIGSOUND is pleased to welcome two new keynote speakers, co-founder of one of the world’s biggest indie labels PIAS, Kenny Gates, and vocalist, poet and multi-instrumentalist Sadie Dupuis from US buzz band Speedy Ortiz.

 

Also popping in for a chat are over 40 industry heavyweights including: US Pitchfork writer Jillian MapesUK Vevo talent manager Carl Young; US tastemaker label Captured Tracks A&R, Mike Sniper; US booking powerhouse Paradigm Talent Agency’s Jackie Nalpant and Marshall Betts; ARIA CEO Dan RosenC3 Management’s Joe Greenwald; UK author and ex-manager of Wham! and Marc Bolan, Simon Napier-Bell; Singapore’s Slate Entertainment founder and CEO Keith Tan and a host of other amazing speakers and buyers—all of whom could make a real difference to the global careers of the 130+ artists showcasing at BIGSOUND Festival.

 

These new additions join with previously announced speakers including Tina Arena,Archie Roach, Alison Wenham (WIN UK), Jane Abernathy (4AD), Eva Trifonas (Ninja Tune), Stuart Meyer (Sub Pop), Mary Ramos (Saturday Music Inc), Nick Findlay(triple j) and many more to create the most diverse program of international and national music tastemakers ever assembled in Australia, building on BIGSOUND’s sixteen years of being the southern hemisphere’s premier A&R event.

 

BIGSOUND is the key networking event and party that no Australian musician or industry participant can afford to miss with over 7,000 attendees expected in 2017.

 

Full list of speakers plus ticketing information below.

 

 

 

BIGSOUND 2017

SEP | 5 – 8

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

 

Get Tickets HERE

 

Rainbow Pass – $85.00
Four nights of live music + BIGSOUND Festival Closing Party

Single Night Pass – $45.00
Access to a single night of live music

Access All Areas Purple Pass – $470.00
Access to all live show, conferences, parties, delegate portal and more

 

BIGSOUND FESTIVAL SPEAKER ANNOUNCE
SECOND ANNOUNCE

Kenny Gates – PIAS (BEL) – Keynote
Sadie Dupuis – Speedy Ortiz (USA) – Keynote

Aminé Ramer – States of Sound (USA)
Ben Godding – AWAL/Kobalt Music Recordings (AUS)
Ben O’Connor – Chapter Music (AUS)
Ben Swanson – Secretly Group (USA)
Bill Wilson – Music Biz (USA)
Cameron Schaefer – Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Carl Young – Vevo (UK)
Charles Kirby-Welch – Kartel (UK)
Chris Twite – Secret Sounds / Brisbane Festival (AUS)
Clémence Bizien – Super! (France)
Dan Rosen – ARIA (AUS)
David Sheils – APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Elspeth Scrine – LISTEN / Huntley (AUS)
Emma Calverley – Australian Cultural Fund (AUS)
Emily Kelly – Deathproof (AUS)
Farinoush Mostaghimi – SynchAudio (CAN)
Haley Connelly – Little Press (UK)
Heath Miller – Webster Hall & Excess dB Entertainment (USA)
Hugh McClure – Good Manners (AUS)
Jackie Nalpant – Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Jake Friedman – We Are Free Management (USA)
Jane Gazzo – Triple M (AUS)
Jeff Owens – Felte / Ghostly International (USA)
Jennie Sager – Twitter (AUS)
Jeremy Yohai – Imagem Music Publishing (USA)
Dr. Jess Carniel – University of Southern QLD (AUS)
Jillian Mapes – Pitchfork (USA)
Joe Greenwald – C3 Management (USA)
Joel Connolly – Blackbird Ventures (AUS)
Karl Richter – Level Two Music (AUS)
Kate Mills – Native Tongue Publishing (AUS)
Keith Tan – Slate Entertainment (SIN)
Lars Brandle – Billboard (AUS)
Leigh Treweek – The Music / Handshake MGMT (AUS)
Marshall Betts – Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Matt Fiedler – Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Mel Yong – Village Sounds & Other Sounds (AUS)
Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)
Nic Warnock – R.I.P. Society Records / Repressed Records (AUS)
Paul Barclay – ABC RN (AUS)
Peymon Maskan – Media Arts Lab (USA)
Shelli Trung – QUT CEA (AUS)
Simon Napier-Bell – Pierbel Ltd. UK (UK)
Steel Hanf – WME (AUS)
Tom Taaffe – United Talent Agency (UK)
Zena White – Partisan Records (UK/USA)
Ziggy Ramo – Artist (AUS)


 

ALREADY ANNOUNCED

Archie Roach (AUS) – Keynote
Tina Arena (AUS)  Keynote
Adel Hattem – D Music Marketing (Brazil)
Alison Wenham – Worldwide Independent Network (UK)
Andrew Jervis – Bandcamp (USA)
Ash Kerley – Girls Rock! (AUS)
Bill Roe – Trouble In Mind Records (USA)
Bob Van Heur – Le Guess Who? Festival / Belmont Bookings (NL)
Eva Trifonas – Ninja Tune (AUS)
Isla Angus – ATC Live (UK)
Ivy Yuen – Magnetic Asia Limited (Hong Kong)
James Clarke – Aeroplane Agency (AUS)
James Moodie – The Orchard (UK)
Jane Abernathy – 4AD Records (USA)
Jenn Yacoubian – Goldenvoice (USA)
Lucy Wood – Festival Republic (UK)
Mary Ramos – Saturday Music Inc. (USA)
Mazin Tappuni – Communion Music (UK)
Mel Brown – Impressive PR (UK)
Melissa Woods – Third Side Music (USA)
Mike Ajayi – All My Friends (UK)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Paul Adams – New Community Management / Roc Nation (USA)
Peter Berard – Domino Recording Co. Ltd. (USA)
Poppy Reid – Seventh Street Media (AUS)
Rebecca Young – Collective Artists (AUS)
Ric Leichtung – Adhoc (USA)
Roy Amar – Bear Parts Music (AUS)
Stuart Meyer – Sub Pop (USA)
Sullivan Patten – Sullivan (AUS)
Sylvie Piccolotto – Rock City (Argentina)
Zan Rowe – triple j (AUS)

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