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


Major Partner
  Trade Queensland

Trade Queensland, the Government's export agency, is the major sponsor of BIG SOUND 2009 and provides assistance through a domestic and international network helping Queensland companies go global.

Trade Queensland has developed a three-year contemporary music strategy called QMEx. QMEx aims to provide targeted services to the music industry, with a goal to achieve A$10 million worth of export outcomes over the three financial years from 2008-2011.

Arts Queensland is the State Government agency dedicated to supporting and growing Queensland's vibrant and innovative arts sector. Arts Queensland is part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation works to capitalise on Queensland's advantages to grow regional economies and strengthen industries.



  Brisbane Marketing

Brisbane’s reputation as a progressive and globally competitive destination has steadily developed over recent years and Brisbane Marketing has been a driving force in supporting and celebrating this success story.


  Australia Council for the Arts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Corporate Partner
  Virgin Australia

Australia's newest international airline, V Australia, took to the skies in February 2009 with its inaugural services between Sydney and Los Angeles. V Australia offers a high quality, innovative travel option introducing a fresh new choice and competition to the trans-Pacific route.


  QUT Creative Industries

The Creative Industries Faculty is leading the way in the development of the creative industries in Queensland and nationally, and has a reputation as an internationally networked hub of creative enterprise.



Principal Media Partner
  Street Press Australia

Independent publisher Street Press Australia is the leading choice in reaching Australia’s youth. Dedicated to producing market-leading music and popular culture magazines for over 15 years.


  Triple J Presents


  Faster Louder

Your Access All Areas pass to the latest in Australian rock music! News, Reviews, Photos, Forums and more.



Associate Media Partner
  MySpace Music

MySpace is the world's premiere social portal connecting people and allowing them to discover content and culture online. Music has been a primary bloodline of MySpace since its inception and remains its cornerstone entertainment channel today, allowing around five million artists, big and small, to establish direct relationships and virally market their content to over 30 million fans worldwide.


  J Mag

The jmag features the best music, behind-the-scenes at triple j action, competitions, fashion, sport and hot topics, straight from the airwaves to you.


  The Music Network

The Music Network is Australia’s # 1 source for music industry news and information, and has been for 15 years.


  Rave Magazine

Brisbane's leading street magazine - now with daily site updates to keep you in touch with all the latest music news, tour and gig information.


  Scene Magazine

Scene magazine is a free weekly music and entertainment guide featuring up to the minute news on the club scene [our speciality], live music, fashion, the arts and a heap more.



Avalon Media Proprietary Limited, established in 1999, is an Australian-based media development and production company, with offices in Sydney and New York City. In 1999, the company purchased Lesbians on the Loose, a Sydney-based magazine, which was first published as an eight-page newsletter in 1989.



Industry Partner
  Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP)

Amrap (the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project) works with the music industry and community radio to get great Australian music national airplay, faster.


  Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)

THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORK exists to bring together and represent its members, the state and territory music industry associations, and by doing so create a strong network that provides a national platform for: the representation of; and the delivery of projects for the benefit of, the contemporary music industry in Australia.



MidemNet committee members, speakers and leading industry experts debate hot issues. Discover exclusive content, videos, research papers, presentations and more



Berlin, 19 June 2009 – Amid continuing difficulties within the industry and in agreement with the Association of Independent Sound Media Companies (VUT) and the Association of the German Music Industry (BVMI), Popkomm GmbH has decided to postpone the music industry platform Popkomm for one year. Popkomm will be taking place again in Berlin in summer 2010, with a different general concept.


  Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)

WIN is a global forum for the professional independent music industry. It was launched in 2006 in response to business, creative and market access issues faced by the independent sector everywhere. For independent music companies and their national trade associations worldwide, WIN is a collective voice. It also acts as an advocate, instigator and facilitator for its continually growing membership.


  Sounds Australia

Sounds Australia is the lead Australian music industry initiative created to further the profile and promotion our music and music businesses around the world.


  Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)

AIR is a non profit, non government association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Australias independent recording sector. AIR represents Australian owned record labels and independent artists based in Australia .


  Universal Music


  D-Star Play MPE

D-Star provides a suite of digital tools designed to provide content owners simplicity, functionality, security and efficiencies. Provides three industry-leading digital tools to the Australian and New Zealand music industries; D-Star's Play MPE, D-Star Spins, D-Star Digital.


  Mercury Mobility

Mercury produces high margin content and manages content for all major record labels, independent record labels and some of the world’s largest entertainment brands.



MIDEM is where music professionals from across the industry meet face to face to do business, analyse trends and build partnerships. MIDEM brings together music leaders looking for concrete solutions and insights.




  Music Matters

Music Matters 2009 will take place over a jam-packed three days from 2 - 4 June at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. In yet another year of excitement, innovation and, of course controversy in the industry.


  The Music Void

The Music Void is the place where the real issues impacting the music business value chain are discussed. TMV provide the ultimate guide to whats going on with the music industry with a tech edge. With veteran industry insiders as columnists, TMV gives you the inside track, offering analysis and insight into brand new business models as well as innovative marketing, online and mobile campaigns. TMV keeps you up to speed with the ever-changing music business landscape.


  Ausdance Queensland

 aims and priorities

To promote awareness and understanding of, and access to, dance throughout Australia.
To provide opportunities for debate, advocacy, lobbying and policy development.
To foster international links with dance and dance-related organisations.
Professional dance
Youth dance
ATSI, culture specific dance, community dance, regional dance
Education, teacher development and services
Audience development, dance marketing/profile
International links



Venue Partner
  The Globe

220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley


  The Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley,


  Artisan Gallery

381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley,


  Alhambra Lounge

12 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley


  Family Nightclub

8 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley


  X & Y Bar

12 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley


  The Zoo

711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley


  The Troubadour

Address: 322 Brunswick St



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