BIG SOUND 2010 will be held from the 8th to 10th of September 2010 in Australia's only live music precinct Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

Conference Program

Wednesday, 09 September 2009
TIME CONFERENCE EVENTS SPEAKERS
10:00AM
to 10:15AM
Welcome

Welcome address from Q Music President Prof. Julian Knowles and government representatives.

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VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

 
10:15AM
to 10:45AM
Keynote Interview - Van Dyke Parks

Noel Mengel interviews music industry legend Van Dyke Parks. From working with Brian Wilson on the aborted "Smile" album project to working with Daniel Johns and silverchair on their most recent albums, Van Dyke is one of the world's most respected musical minds.  

The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

10:45AM
to 12:00PM
It's All About the Music: What is a “Hit” and What Makes One?

Its all about the hits! No matter what level you are in the music industry, fighting for that elusive hit is what we spend our time doing all day. For some of us its about having an underground smash, for some others its about selling platinum. Some of us cloak our egos by saying its just about g ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

Sponsored by D-Star Play MPE

10:45AM
to 12:00PM
MASTERCLASS: Social Media + Internet Marketing = Success

Your music should be: Spontaneous and creative. Your marketing should be the exact opposite: Systematic and scientific.  Social Media has revolutionized the way artists and fans are connecting and it is clear that the Internet is an indispensable place to promote music and create r ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

12:00PM
to 12:30PM
Export Case Study: Modular

 Director of one of Australia's most successful music export businesses Modular, Steve Pavlovic discusses the meteoric rise of his business and its part in launching the international careers of artists like The Presets, Cut Copy, Wolfmother and Ladyhawke. 

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

Sponsored by Trade Queensland

12:30PM
to 1:45PM
Lunch
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VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Shopfront

Sponsored by Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)

 
1:45PM
to 3:15PM
Sync: The New Pot of Gold?

 As record sales head down the list of income streams in the music industry, synchronisation in film, television, games and advertising is quickly becoming a prime earner for the industry. So what is changing and what new opportunities exist? As the industry begins to focus energies in this ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

1:45PM
to 3:15PM
Blogging, Twittering & Online Publishing: Time Wasting or Tastemaking?

 The whole world is online! Whether you're typing essays for eager fans or 140 character pearls of wisdom, online publishing is quickly becoming the new bastion of communication and online journalism. What is Twitter and why would you use it? How do you start a blog and why would you? Is thi ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

Sponsored by Midemnet

1:45PM
to 3:15PM
MASTERCLASS: Touring in the UK

 This masterclass covers the basics you need to know before you hop on a plane to play the UK. What is the scene like? What visas do you need? When's the best time to travel? Do you need an agent? All these questions and more are yours to ask. 


***NOTE: Masterclasses have cap ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

1:45PM
to 3:15PM
Triple J Listening Session

BIG SOUND is offering Queensland delegates a series of five minute, one-on-one music meetings with Nick Findlay, Assistant Music Director at Triple J, without having to leave the conference venue, let alone the state! These meetings have been designed to allow Queenslanders the ability to pitch t ...

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre - The Bell Tower

Sponsored by Triple J Presents

 
3:30PM
to 5:00PM
MASTERCLASS: Cracking the New Zealand Market

 With just a three hour flight across the Tasman, New Zealand is a market both for releasing and touring that is often overlooked in export plans. This masterclass brings together some of New Zealand's top industry professionals to give advice on how to conquer the land of the long white clo ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
The Big Pitch: Three Briefs, Thirty Seconds

THE BIG PITCH is your chance at BIG SOUND 2009 to get your best song heard by a panel of real industry who can potentially use your music for international opportunities. Give us your best song along with which opportunity you think it best fits for and the panel will select a dozen tracks from t ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
Record Labels: The Model of the Past or the Future

 With increasing pressure from the evaporation of their traditional main income stream, the concept of a "record label" is increasingly under scrutiny. How important is a record label in 2009 to the success of an artist and is the concept of what a record label is the same as it wa ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

5:00PM
to 8:00PM
BIG SOUND Party - DEW PROCESS / UNIVERSAL MUSIC Showcase

Dew Process and Universal Music are proud to present our first ever Bigsound party. We have hand picked three of the most exciting showcasing artists in YVES KLEIN BLUE, LAST DINOSAURS and WASHINGTON to blow the door open on your first nights festivities. The combination of leaders in both Austra ...

VENUE: Alhambra Lounge

 
5:00PM
to 8:00PM
BIG SOUND Party – Indigenous Showcase and CD launch

QLD Indigenous Showcase and CD launch. The Queensland Government is pleased to invite all BIGSOUND delegates to the QLD Indigenous showcase and CD launch of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.


Featuring performances from


 
6:00PM
to 9:00PM
APRA Roadshow 2009 - The Live Music Revolution

APRA has been working in conjunction with venues, hoteliers and promoters to lift the profile and promote the benefits of live music - now it's your turn at the 2009 Roadshow "The Live Music Revolution".

We have gathered together a panel of experts – national touring art ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

 
 
Thursday, 10 September 2009
TIME CONFERENCE EVENTS SPEAKERS
10:00AM
to 10:30AM
Keynote Interview: Danny Goldberg

 In a career spanning 40 years, Goldberg has held senior executive positions with a number of major and independent record companies (including Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records), managed artists from Nirvana to the Beastie Boys, worked in film, and authored books.  He is currently ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

10:30AM
to 10:45AM
Online Marketing Research Paper Launch

The Internet has had an undeniable impact on the market for and marketing of recorded music. High-profile success stories and music industry commentators have contributed to a general consensus that the online space offers valuable new opportunities to recruit and engage fans. The big question fo ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

  • David Carter
    Queensland Conservatorium - Griffith University (AUS)
10:30AM
to 12:00PM
Asia: Separating Opportunity from Red Herrings

 BIG SOUND has focused heavily on the Asian region in previous years and the music industry at large is realising the potential this region can have for music export. This year we collect together panelists from various regions in Asia to look at opportunities that exist in various regions a ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

10:30AM
to 12:00PM
MASTERCLASS: Radio In the US

 Ever wished you were on the radio in the USA? Ever had someone tell you you'd go well on college radio? Now's the time to separate the fact from the fiction and find out how US radio really works from those who have worked there breaking acts for many years. If you have a release coming out ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

10:45AM
to 12:00PM
Smoke & Mirrors: What Tricks Should You Use to Get Your Music Selling - Online and Off?

The internet has turned music marketing on its head. Or has it? What has changed in today's music marketing world and what are some great tips for artists looking to promote themselves? Following on from the research paper on marketing activities, this robust panel will debate marketing methods a ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

Sponsored by J Mag

12:00PM
to 12:30PM
Export Case Study: Winterman & Goldstein

 The directors of one of Australia's most successful management companies discuss their management company, their label Ivy League and their extraordinary export successes with artists like Jet, The Vines and Empire of the Sun. 

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VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

Sponsored by Trade Queensland

12:30PM
to 1:45PM
Lunch

Amrap will be announcing a revolutionary new music/content to radio service that will gain qualitative results for the Australian music industry. This service will change the way the music industry and community radio interact. Amrap Manager, Chris Johnson, will be speaking at the lunch. 
VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Shopfront

Sponsored by Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP)

 
1:45PM
to 3:15PM
MASTERCLASS: Breaking Into Japan

 This masterclass is specifically designed for those artists releasing, touring or looking to release or tour in Japan. Featuring people on the ground who know the territory, this is the perfect opportunity to find out the intricacies of the market and to focus in on your project and your qu ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

1:45PM
to 3:15PM
I Write the Songs: Publishers, Songwriters and Creative Careers

A songwriter's journey can be a rewarding one with many career options available. In this session some of the world's best publishers discuss current trends in songwriting careers and look at various income streams that songwriters may be able to access. The session will also delve into current t ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

1:45PM
to 3:15PM
Around the World with the IMMF

 Management is the new hotbed sector of the music industry with the spotlight and the pressure on managers to direct artist's careers. In this panel, managers from all corners of the globe come together to discuss the issues of the industry from the manager's perspective and look at problems ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

Sponsored by MIDEM

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
Hypothetically Speaking

 In what is sure to be one of BIG SOUND's most entertaining panels, John Watson (Eleven: A Music Company) will take a panel of Australia's finest on a journey through the evolution of a rock band. From their first gig through to courting A&R, putting out a record and world domination, th ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
Mobile Music: The Ringtone Post Mortem

 Just two years ago we were excited about how mobile music was the way of the future and the music industry stood up and took notice because all of a sudden, revenues from ringtones were flowing into the coffers. The Crazy Frog was in his studio cranking out the hits and the future was clear ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

Sponsored by Mercury Mobility

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
MASTERCLASS: Publishing for Publishers

 This masterclass is designed for publishers looking to meet and discuss the industry with some of the world's top publishing talent. Preference for attending this session will be given to AMPAL members although self-published artists are welcome to apply. 


***NOTE: Mastercla ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

3:30PM
to 5:00PM
MASTERCLASS: Making the Moves.... Getting UR Grooves: Working with Choreographers & Dancers

 Ausdance Queensland, the State’s peak body for dance, facilitates a conversation with some of our most successful MTV choreographers and dancers about their experience of working on music videos. This session provides a guide for getting the best groove you can out of your creative te ...

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre - The Bell Tower

Sponsored by Ausdance Queensland

5:00PM
to 7:40PM
BIG SOUND Party - soundslikebrisbane.com Showcase and Launch

BIG SOUND delegates are welcome to help celebrate the launch of soundslikebrisbane - a unique project aimed at profiling, promoting, and supporting Brisbane's booming independent record labels. soundslikebrisbane is being developed through a partnership between the city's indie record labels and ...

VENUE: Artisan Gallery Outdoor Stage

 
 
Friday, 11 September 2009
TIME CONFERENCE EVENTS SPEAKERS
10:00AM
to 10:30AM
Keynote Address - Glenn Wheatley

 One of Australia's most successful artist managers discusses the future of the music industry in an inspirational and entertaining keynote address. 

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VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

10:30AM
to 11:45AM
WIN & AIR: Label Briefing

Members of the board of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and its Australian member organisation The Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR) will host an information session for members, industry and stakeholders to discuss the issues facing labels today. 

The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

10:30AM
to 11:45AM
Entrepreneurialism in the Music Industry

The music business has a history of characters and risk-takers and the new millennium isn't stemming the tide of new ideas, new ventures and new blood in the industry. In this session, we chat to a number of entrepreneurs about what makes them tick, how they manage their risks, how they deal with ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

10:30AM
to 11:30AM
MASTERCLASS: National Touring

 This masterclass is for those about to embark on planning their first national tour. Find out the tips for getting the most from your trip interstate and learn from those that have made all the mistakes before!


***NOTE: Masterclasses have capacities of 20 people only to ensure a ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

12:00PM
to 1:15PM
The Songwriter Sessions

 This session focuses directly on the art of songwriting. Join some brilliant songwriters as they discuss how they create their work and give you tips and inspiration for how to bring the best out of your own songs.


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VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

12:00PM
to 1:15PM
Live Music: Has the Festivals Bubble Burst?

 From 200 people in a sweaty pub to 20,000 people chanting along at an outdoor stage, the live scene has come a long way over the past fifty years and with the explosion in the number of festivals in the 1990s and early 2000s, and great shows in venues every night of the week there seems to ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

1:15PM
to 2:45PM
Lunch

Over the past eight years Brisbane’s BIG SOUND Summit had grown from humble beginnings to become the largest annual music event of its type in Australia – and among the most respected in the Asia Pacific region.

Produced by not-for-profit industry body the Queensland Music N ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Shopfront

Sponsored by Queensland Music Network Inc.

 
2:45PM
to 4:15PM
Music & the Internet: Models For Prosperity

 The internet has revolutionised the music industry however the revolution has not yet passed and debate still rages about where the business model for music will rest online. Will it be a-la-carte services like iTunes or Amazon? Will it be subscription services like Rhapsody? Or should ISPs ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Theatre Rehearsal Room

2:45PM
to 4:15PM
MASTERCLASS: Export 101

 Thinking of taking the next step in your career and looking outside Australia? This masterclass will assist you with the questions you have including what you need before you start looking abroad, what territories you might like to target and the pitfalls you may encounter as you start your ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre – Music Rehearsal Room

2:45PM
to 4:15PM
Managing the Artist / Fan Relationship

More than ever, success in the music industry means an artist connecting with their fans. Whether its at shows, online or through products, the conversation an act has with its fan base is more important than ever. This panel will discuss potential for growing your fan base through exploring ways ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

4:30PM
to 5:00PM
Keynote Interview - Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo)

 From singer/songwriter responsible for indie pop darlings The Apples In Stereo, to founder of the Elephant 6 recording collective (Olivia Tremor Control, Of Montreal) to producer of Neutral Milk Hotel's indie classic, to children's entertainer and mathematician, Robert Schneider is one of t ...

VENUE: The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space



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