News: BIGSOUND TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM: FYRE FESTIVAL’S ANDY KING UNVEILED AS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND ANNOUNCES 70+ MORE SPEAKERS WITH FULL PROGRAM RELEASE

BIGSOUND TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM:
FYRE FESTIVAL’S ANDY KING UNVEILED AS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
AND ANNOUNCES 70+ MORE SPEAKERS WITH FULL PROGRAM RELEASE
Australia’s biggest music industry gathering and new music discovery festival BIGSOUNDhas dropped a last minute surprise, revealing “extremely dedicated” Fyre Festival event producer Andy King will be making his way downunder to address the conference, giving insight into the world of event promotion and why you should never run out of water.

A pop culture icon following the Netflixdocumentary ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’, Andy King has become the event management poster child for going the extra mile with a history of successful events to his name in the States to contrast with the exceptional circumstances surrounding his more famous endeavour. His learnings, insights and good humour will set the scene for BIGSOUND 2019.

With the entire conference and live music timetable also revealed today, BIGSOUND has dropped 70+ more speakers and buyers, including representatives from Spotify, ARIA, triple j, The Fader, Sony Music, Unified Music Group, Secret Service, X-Ray Touring, and more.

They join the recently announced keynote speakers Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald, acclaimed artist Mojo Juju, and Nettwerk Music’s Terry McBride, as well as a keynote featuring four First Nations voices to unpack cultural resurgence and working within a global settler-led music industry.

BIGSOUND also unveils its full program schedule, giving you a taste of the panels, forums, workshops, and presentations which will dissect the music industry today, look forward to where it’s heading, opportunities to brainstorm ideas, hear different perspectives, and discuss all the key topics at the forefront of artists and the industry’s minds.

And that’s before we even get to the 150 bands and over a dozen parties including the first Indie Label Market on the event’s closing night. BIGSOUND is teaming up withMountain Goat and [PIAS] for the market between 5-8pm featuring indie labels from around Australia as they sell vinyl, merch and spin some of their releases before turning Ric’s Backyard into the final night of live music as the featured labels showcase their rosters.

BIGSOUND has partnered with YouTube Music to present the first ever Artist Village!In this sanctuary and meeting place, YouTube Music will provide artists with exclusiveworkshops on how to maximise their music potential with the help of its global platform. YouTube Music experts will also be on hand for one-on-one assistance for artists, managers and publishers on topics at all levels – including leveraging and growing your audience, monetising your channel, playlisting, content IDs and digital fingerprinting.

“Some of the most memorable moments with artists happen early — many fans can tell you about the first time they heard an incredible new song or watched a groundbreaking video from a musical newcomer,” said Ruuben van den Heuvel, Head of Music Content Partnerships (South East Asia, AU/NZ), YouTube. “This is why we’re proud to join forces with BIGSOUND for the second year, and look forward to coming together with thousands of artists in Brisbane, to try to help them find audiences at every phase of their career.”

The YouTube Music Artist Village will be open to all BIGSOUND artists from 10am until 4pm daily, including free accommodation, complimentary breakfast, free wifi, conference live stream, artist workshops, safe zone with mental health counsellors, informal interview spaces, instrument repair store, hair and makeup salon, rehearsal room and brand networking opportunities.

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The hints, clues, rumours and announcements have finally come together into a cohesive program of discovery, networking and professional development, with collaboration and community at its core as BIGSOUND stamps its mark as the place to create change and celebrate the future of the Australian music industry.

Grab the app, some headphones, your ticket, and your mates to start planning your BIGSOUND 2019 musical journey.

THE FULL BIGSOUND PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE NOW ON THE BIGSOUND APP (IOS & ANDROID) OR AT www.bigsound.org.au
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW ATwww.bigsound.org.au

BIGSOUND 2019 SPEAKERS & BUYERS PROGRAM:

KEYNOTES
Andy King – Andy King Events (USA)
Bethany Cosentino – Best Coast (USA)
Terry McBride – Nettwerk Music (CAN)
Mojo Juju (AUS)
Sahara Herald – Frontier Touring (AUS)
Vivien Goldman (USA)

FIRST NATIONS KEYNOTE
Neil Morris – VMDO (AUS)
Sosefina Fuamoli – Beat Magazine (AUS)
Chelsey June – Twin Flames (CAN)
Ninakaye Taanetinorau – Tikidub (NZ)

SPEAKERS & BUYERS
Abbie McCarthy– BBC Music Introducing, BBC Radio 1 & 4 Music (UK)
Alessandro Pavanello – Kanjian (CHINA)
Alethea Beetson – QMusic (AUS)
Alex Pinte – Wind & Birds (AUS)
Alex The Astronaut – Artist (AUS)
Alexander Franco – Future Classic (AUS)
Alicia Sbrugnera – Spotify (AUS)
Allan Aufamau – Sprigga Mek (AUS)
Amanda Perlstein – twnty three (USA)
Amit Nerurkar – face-less (USA)
Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)
Andrew Khedoori – CBAA (AUS)
Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)
Anna Laverty – Producer (AUS)
Aroha Harawira – Ableton (AUS)
Ashleigh Hills – Unified Music Group (AUS)
Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)
Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)
Ben Dennis – Myriad (AUS)
Bill Cullen – One Louder (AUS)
Brendan Moylan – ECO:8106/Sicario Music (MEX)
Brent Hedley – AFL Players Association (AUS)
Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Carla Arias – Quemasucabeza, Armónica & Festival Neutral (CHILE)
Carla Zimbler – VJ (AUS)
Casey O’Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)
Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Mgt/AAM (AUS)
Chris Scaddan – ABC (AUS)
Christopher Kevin Au – Triple One (AUS)
Claudia Dalimore – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Correne Wilkie – Maven and Muse (AUS)
Count Eldridge – Vertebrae Productions (USA)
Courtney Fry – Pedestrian Group (AUS)
Damien Luscombe – White Sky (AUS)
Dan Rosen – ARIA (AUS)
Danielle Caruana – The Seed Fund/Mama Kin (AUS)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
David Grice – Cognilitics Pty Ltd (AUS)
David Sheils – YouTube and Google Play (AUS)
David Vodicka – Media Arts Lawyers (AUS)
Davyd Norris – Olive Grove IT (AUS)\
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
Deline Briscoe – Artist (AUS)
Dina Bassile – Tibi Events & Access Consultants (AUS)
Dona Inthaxoum – Facebook (SIN)
Dorothy Markek – Double J (AUS)
Elise Huntley – Secret Sounds (AUS)
Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)
Emily Kelly – Deathproof (AUS)
Fabrício Nobre – Festival Bananada (BRA)
Fanny Lumsden – Artist (AUS)
Firas Massouh – PBS (AUS)
Francesca de Valence – I Heart Songwriting Club (AUS)
Francisca Sandoval – IMICHILE (CHILE)
Gordan Koang – Artist (AUS)
Greg Wells – Ghost (UK)
Hailey Collier – Songwriter (USA)
Hau Latukefu – triple j/Double J/ Forever Ever Records (AUS)
Hayley Rosenblum – Amanda Palmer (Manager) (USA)
Hazel Berry – Soundcloud (UK)
Helen Marcou – Bakehouse / Slam (AUS)
Ingrid Andress – Artist (USA)
Jaaji – Twin Flames (CAN)
Jack Ball – HIT 105 (AUS)
Jackie Antas – Live Nation (AUS)
Jackson Walkden-Brown – Artists Only (AUS)
Jade Harper – Manitoba Music (CAN)
Jaiden Walker – Tasman Keith (AUS)


Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Janet Gaeta – ABC TV (AUS)
Jeff Crabtree – The Zebra Collective (AUS)
Jenny Valentish – Journalist/Author (AUS)
Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie – Artist (AUS)
Joe Alexander – Bedroom Suck/Music In Exile (AUS)
John Atkins – White Sky (AUS)
Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)
Justin Stanley – GoFunkYourself Inc (USA)
Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK (UK)
Karen Leng – Double J (AUS)
Kathy McCabe – News Limited (AUS)
Kavisha Kuruk – White Sky (AUS)
Kim Ambrosius – Roskilde Festival (DENMARK)
Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)
Kiran Patel – A&G Sync (UK)
Koo Abuali – FireWire Music Company (AUS)
Kristin Genovese – Third Side Music (USA)
Kurt Steinke – Townhouse (USA)
Kween G – Artist (AUS)
Kymie – Artist (AUS)
Leigh Treweek – TheMusic.com.au – (AUS)
Leroy Amphlett – Noisegate (AUS)
Lindy Morrison – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Maggie Collins – BIGSOUND/Morning Belle (AUS)
Matt Bird – White Sky (AUS)
Matt Brinkworth – Captured Tracks (USA)
Maya Janeska – Believe (AUS)
Meg Williams – Inertia/PIAS (AUS)
Megan Washington – Artist (AUS)
Melody Forghani – twnty three (AUS)
Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)
Michelle Grace Hunder – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Michelle Rose – Live Nation (AUS)
Mick Tarbuk – Believe (AUS)
Mike Ajayi – AMF Records/Virgin EMI (UK)
Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)
Milan Ring – Artist (AUS)
Nadine McDonald-Dowd – QPAC (AUS)
Nando Machado – ForMusic (BRA)
Natasha Parish – Ground Control Touring (USA)\
Nathanael Miller – Titomic (USA)
Nick Holroyd – Primary Talent International (UK)
Ophir Admony – Secretly Group (USA)
Oscar Serrallach – The Health Lodge (AUS)
Owen Mallon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Ozi Jarel – Artist (AUS)
Paige X. Cho – Bolster (AUS)
Paul Brindley – Music Ally (UK)
Peta Ellis – River City Labs (AUS)
Petrina Convey – Sony (AUS)
Philippe Ceulen – QUT (AUS)
Philip Vafiadis – Innovyz & Cognilitics (AUS)
Poppy Tohill – CRS Management (NZ)
P-UniQue – Artist (AUS)
Rhianna Patrick – ABC (AUS)
Richard Kingsmill – triple j (AUS)
Ruuben van den Heuvel – YouTube & Google Play (AUS)
Sanaz Lavaedian – MOCEAN – (USA)
Shaad D’Souza – The Fader (AUS)
Shannon Kurlander – Terrorbird Media (USA)
Shaun Faulkner – X-Ray Touring (UK)
Simon Moor – Kobalt (AUS)
Simon Winkler – 3RRR (AUS)
Stacey Piggott – Secret Service PR (AUS)
Stephen Green – SGC Media (AUS)
Stephen Lane – Noisegate (AUS)
Stephen Wade – Select Music (AUS)
Susan Emerson – Auslan Stage Left (AUS)
Suzanna Slavin – Mom + Pop Music (USA)
Tamara Mills – Creative Enterprise Australia (AUS)
Tara Medina – Strawberry Fields (AUS)
Tasman Keith – Artist (AUS)
Tim Shiel – Spirit Level (AUS)
Tobias Kuhn – Artist (GER)
Tom Larkin – VVV MGMT (AUS)
Tom Mee – Spotify (AUS)
Trish Adjei – Australia Council (AUS)
Tristan Malloch – Noisegate (AUS)
Uda Widanapathirana – Inertia (AUS)
Vanessa Picken – Comes With Fries/PIAS America (AUS)
Viv Fantin – Next Acting Coaching – (AUS)
Zack Alcott – Get Skilled Access (AUS)
Zig Annor – Art Management Group (AUS)
BIGSOUND OFFICIAL LIVE SHOWCASE LINE-UP:
100
3K
Adrian Eagle
Ainsley Farrell
Alana Jagt
Aphir
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
Aquila Young
Bad//Dreems
Bakers Eddy
Being Jane Lane
Black Rock Band
Bobby Alu
Boy Azooga
Butter
Butternut Sweetheart
CHAII
Chakra Efendi
City Rose
Close Counters
Concrete Surfers
Creed tha Kid
Cry Club
darvid thor
Deline Briscoe
Dianas
Dream Coast
DREGG
DRMNGNOW
Dulcie
DVNA
EGOISM
Electric Fields
Fan Girl
Fergus James
First Beige
Fletcher Gull
Flossy
Freedom Of Fear
FRITZ
Future Haunts
GAUCI
Gordon Koang
Greta Stanley
Hallie
Hannah Blackburn
Harlequin Gold (CAN)
Hemm
Holiday Party
Hooligan Hefs
Hope D
Huntly
imbi the girl
Ivey
Jack Davies and
The Bush Chooks
Jaguar Jonze
Japanese Wallpaper
Jeida Woods
Johnny Hunter
Jon Bryant (CAN)
Kat Edwards
Kitschen Boy
Kobie Dee
Kymie
LÂLKA
Laura Imbruglia
Lauren.
Leonie Kingdom
Lil Spacely
Little Quirks
Lo!
LOSER
Louis Baker
Love Deluxe
Luboku
Lucy Peach
Mambali
Marco
Mariam Sawires
Mermaidens
Mickey Kojak
micra
MID CITY
Miiesha
Milan Ring
Mojo Juju
murmurmur
Nancie Schipper
Nerve
NETTI
Noah Dillon
Obscura Hail
Oh Boy
Outright
Ozi Jarel
Party Dozen
Penelope Two-Five
PINCH POINTS
Polythought
POPPONGENE
Private Function
P-UniQue
Raj Mahal
Rebecca Hatch
RedHook
Reija Lee
Reliqa
Renee Lamoureux (CAN)
RINI
Royal And The Southern Echo
Ruby Gilbert
Ryan Fennis
Saint Lane
Savage The Girl
SCABZ
Seaside
Semantics
Serina Pech
Shady Nasty
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (CAN)
Spacey Jane
Stellie
Stevan
Sunbeam Sound Machine
SUPEREGO
Sycco
Tasman Keith
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
Temgazi
The Amazons
The Buoys
THE DEAD LOVE
The Gloom In The Corner
The Lazy Eyes
The Money War
These New South Whales
Tobacco Rat
Tones And I
TOWNS
Twin Flames (CAN)
upsidedownhead
VOTIA (REU)
Wither
Wolfjay
Wreath
yergurl
ZĀN