2012 Program

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Time Details

10:00AM - 10:15AM

Official Welcome

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Opening Keynote - Q&A with Steve Earle

We kick off BIGSOUND 2012 with a Q&A with singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winning artist Steve Earle.

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Streams of Consciousness

Discusses the impacts that streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio have had and will continue to have on the industry.

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Live Music Globally - The Ever Changing Landscape

Join our panel of promoters as they discuss the ever-changing global live music landscape.

11:30AM - 12:30PM

D-Tune - The Future of Heavy Music

This panel is for those that love their punk, metal and hardcore music and the big business that it generates.

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Sounds Like Brisbane Lunchtime Showcase

Head down to James Street for some free live music from McKisko, My Fiction and Tiny Migrants.

12:30PM - 12:45PM

Making Sense of Royalties - White Sky Royalty Accounting Presentation

Learn how the royalty system works, discover tips on what to look out for when negotiating royalties and common mistakes to avoid in accounting.

12:30PM - 2:00PM


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Getting Back To Our Roots

We discuss the significant contribution that roots music makes and how the Australian scene differs from the US and Canadian ones.

2:00PM - 3:00PM


Explore the crucial role that branding and sponsorship has made to the global music business.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

A Case Study in GROUPLOVE

We look at one of the more unique stories of modern music with GROUPLOVE a band formed from the far four corners of the globe.

3:00PM - 3:30PM


3:30PM - 4:30PM

Making Records That Matter

Discuss examples of the greatest albums of all time, how they came to be and where the next ones are coming from.

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Self-Regulating The Australian Music Industry

We discuss the cowboys that run wild and free in the music industry and what we can do to prevent them from harming themselves and artists.

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Mobile - The Most Powerful Marketing Tool Ever

The mobile phone and apps have revolutionised they way we can do business. Find out how to get the most of this technology.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

EMI Music Party

Live music from Kings Cannons, Ball Park Music, Oh Mercy, and Something for Kate.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

A-Venue Party

Featuring live music from Leanne Tennant, Pirates Alive, The Roshambos, The Short Fall, and Gentlemen.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

NZ Music Party

Live music from Eden Mulholland, Tom Lark, Sola Rosa, Transistors, and Cairo Knife Fight.

12:30AM - 3:30AM

Permanent and Halfcut Records Launch Party

Live music from Strangers, Heroes For Hire and special guest Chance Waters.