BIGSOUND 2010 Press Coverage

15.09.10 Sounds like the city's on a roll The Courier-Mail
14.09.10 BIGSOUND 2010: Being There Mess+Noise
13.09.10 Brisbane's BIGSOUND conference reviewed The Music Network
13.09.10 Five Things We Learned At Bigsound Billboard.biz
10.09.10 Brisbane's big secret is out The Courier-Mail
08.09.10 The music industry: new models for the future Radio National (audio)

BIGSOUND Live 2010 Press Coverage

21.09.10 BIGSOUND Summit The Line Of Best Fit
15.09.10 BIGSOUND Review Scene Magazine
08.09.10 BIGSOUND 2010 Showcases Time Off

Quotes from BIGSOUND 2010

"BIGSOUND was a great hang, great sounds and great chat. BIGSOUND is where the big guns of the music business go for big fun. BIGSOUND was a great opportunity to have my mind bent by some of the Antipodes up and coming musos and ear bent by some of the most experienced industry people." Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes/The Break)

“BIGSOUND 2010 was easily the best, most well organized music conference I've been to in a decade. It reminded me of SXSW before it got so huge. For networking, educational panels and discussion groups and absolutely top shelf artist showcases, it was revelatory.” Peter Jesperson (New West Recordings USA)

“BIGSOUND 2010 was a triumph on every level. It's the best music conference I've been to in Australia hands-down! The panels and panelists were excellent. The relevance to the audience and the audience engagement was first class. And the music on display across the precinct of the conference was a great showcase of new and fresh Australian and New Zealand sounds. Bravo BIGSOUND.” John O’Donnell (OdFellows Music/Cold Chisel Management)

“BIGSOUND continues to impress me. The enthusiasm of the Brisbane scene as well as the delegates who attend, sends me back to work feeling inspired and optimistic. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event!” Mathew Coyte (editor, Australian Rolling Stone)

“BIGSOUND was intimate and informative. A great opportunity to catch up with peers and punters alike with everyone getting a great deal out of the three days.” Cathy Oates (Original Matters management)

“BIGSOUND was the perfect way to showcase both the art & the industry!” Bernadette Ryan (Management – Dan Kelly, Eagle & The Worm)

“BIGSOUND focuses some of the most interesting and accomplished international names working in music on the Australian market for three solid days of one on one meetings and panels. As helpful for the attendees as it is for the speakers, I am sure.” Morgan Lebus (Domino Records and Publishing USA)

“A very focused and intimate festival that really shined with its ability to connect the Brisbane and Australian music community with the world. I hope I am invited back next year.” Joel Carriere (Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management CAN)

“This was my first trip to BIGSOUND, after hearing so many good stories, I made the journey and was not disappointed. The line-up of local artists was second to none as were the panel discussions. I have been to many conferences worldwide and this was one of the best.” Simon Moor (Kobalt Music Publishing)

“It was an absolute honour to be invited to attend BIGSOUND this year. From the quality of the international speakers, to the fantastic new relationships forged with the Australian industry and importantly, the brilliant home grown artists, the entire experience was one which I'll never forget and I am sure will bear both creative and commercial fruits in the future.” Tim Dellow (Transgressive Records UK)

“2010 was my first BIGSOUND and it won’t be my last. It was great to catch up with the key players in the Australian Music industry, see some of Australia and New Zealand’s best up and coming artists, and get involved in some stimulating music conversations with people from all over the world. BIGSOUND has a great vibe to it, one that makes it easy to connect with people from all sectors of the Australasian music scene.” Adam Holt (Universal Music New Zealand)

“BIGSOUND 2010 was amazing. A complete overload of great bands and every industry person you'd ever want to meet from all over the world. A successful few days for me and I think for everyone who was there.” Victor Van Vugt (Producer USA)

“BIGSOUND is my new favourite music conference. Large enough to showcase a great number of exciting new bands but small enough to make the experience manageable, stress free and truly rewarding. I didn't want to leave.” Jen Long (BBC UK)

“For the second year running, BIGSOUND is my hands down favourite music conference worldwide. It’s just the right size to connect with industry peers and to witness all the best up and coming music Australia has to offer the world.” Andy Cassell (Winterman & Goldstein Management/Ivy League)

“BIGSOUND 2010 was one of the best conferences of the year for sure. From the world class and top notch music to the organised and well thought out meeting schedules and networking events we achieved allot more that we had hoped for. We'll be back in 2011 for sure." Benji Rogers (Pledge Music UK)

“BIGSOUND has proven itself once more as an essential week in the year’s calendar, both locally and internationally.” Justin Cosby (Inertia)



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