Thursday, 10 September 2015

Time Details

8:15AM - 9:00AM

Bacon and Bangers at Music Industry College

Coffee, bacon, eggs, pastries, and live music from Saskia Van Iperen, Asha Jefferies and commacomma.

10:00AM - 11:10AM

Keynote: Brother Ali

Brother Ali is more than a hip-hop artist. He’s also a writer, an orator and a philosopher and a man who has had an interesting personal journey.

11:20AM - 12:20PM

The Mysterious Role of the Producer

This panel explores the definition of a producer by talking to five award-winning and respected professionals about the projects they’ve worked on.

11:20AM - 12:20PM

Indie Labels & Community

This panel brings together special people whose label is the vehicle from which they have built great communities of musicians and fans.

11:20AM - 12:20PM

North America Live

Some of North America’s best agents and promoters talk about the best way to approach touring throughout the USA and Canada.

11:20AM - 12:20PM

Milestones in Heavy Music

This panel will discuss the strategies and goals required to break a metal band in Australia and overseas.

12:00PM - 3:00PM

triple j Unearthed

Meet the Unearthed team as they hit the shop front in the Judith Wright Centre from 12-3pm. Got a question? Want some advice? Come and say hello!

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Lunch Break

12:30PM - 2:00PM

BEMAC Presents: Echoes Vol. 2 CD Launch Feat. Qld's Best World Music Artists

Live music from Brandon Woods, Yemanja, Dheeraj, and CKNU.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Adelaide Showcase Party

Live music from Grenadiers, Horror My Friend, and Skies.

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Keynote: Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper is Senior Editor at Pitchfork and one of music’s most insightful and principled writers.

2:05PM - 3:05PM

How to Build a Management Business

We talk to a bunch of amazing managers with artists of all genres and sizes and find out how they do it.

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Commercial Radio for Australian Artists

Influential radio directors and radio pluggers discuss the power of commercial radio and the role it can play in an artist’s career.

2:05PM - 3:05PM

England & Europe

A discussion on how to approach England and Europe as a live market and some of the challanges that may arise.

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Growing Your Audience with Community Radio

We explore how community radio empowers Australian artists, music fans, local scenes and culture.

3:10PM - 3:35PM

Fair Music: Mini Keynote by Allen Bargfrede

The recorded music industry was built on copyright, however the rules of copyright have been bent, stretched and broken. How can we rebuilt them?

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Creative Publishing

Some of the world’s leading publishing companies come together to discuss exactly how they help artists in the 21st century.

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Why We Write

This panel will discuss why music criticism and journalism is important.

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Middlemen: Digital Music Distribution

What is the future of getting your music to your fans online and how can money be made from music on the internet. 

3:45PM - 4:45PM


KLP brings together awesome up-and-coming producers from the BIGSOUND live program to talk about the art of the remix.

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Safe Spaces

A discussionon how we can ensure that all of our musical venues are truly safe spaces, free of threatning and violent behaviour.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

The Oztix Party

Live music from Sugar Army, WAAX, Lepers and Crooks, Polish Club, and Good Boy.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Red Bull Music Academy Presents BIGSOUND Showcase

Live music from Charles Murdoch, Planète, Sui Zhen, and Mark Maxwell.

12:15AM - 3:15AM

Create / Control, The Music and Woolly Mammoth Present the Official BIGSOUND After Party

With Rolls Bayce DJ, Moses Gunn Collective DJs and Le Fruit DJ.