BIGSOUND 2011 to be held 7th - 9th September, 2011 in Australia's only entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

BIGSOUND is one of the most respected and fastest growing music business events in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Q Music (Queensland Music Network Inc), and now in its tenth year, BIGSOUND is positioned as Australia's most internationally focused conference.

Producing three days of panels, workshops and artist showcases for local, national and international music industry representatives BIGSOUND is a must-attend event for artists and industry alike.

BIGSOUND Live, the live music component of BIGSOUND, brings an urban music festival to Fortitude Valley, hosting 60+ of the most exciting acts across two nights.


BIGSOUND 2010 Included: Michael Azerrad - Author/Journalist (USA), John O’Donnell - Co-Manager of Cold Chisel/Publisher (AUS), Michael Gudinski – Chairman, Mushroom Group of Companies (AUS), Robert Forster – Artist, The Go-Betweens (AUS), Morgan Lebus - A&R Manager, Domino Recordings and Publishing (USA), Tom Windish - Booking Agent, The Windish Agency (USA), Peter Jesperson - Senior Vice-President of A&R, New West Records (USA), Brian Ritchie - Artist, Violent Femmes & The Break / Curator, MONA FOMA (USA/AUS)


BIGSOUND 2010 Included: About the Future: New Business Models – an examination of new ideas to build a career in this fast-changing industry; Songwriting Master Class – featuring Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Ed Kuepper, Jake Stone (Bluejuice) and Ben Salter (Gin Club); Taking on The World – a two-part panel looking at how Australian artists can break into the world’s biggest markets; Overproduced? – an insightful look at the role of the record producer; On The Road – Tour managers and artists swap tales in a light-hearted look at what happens on the road.


BIGSOUND 2010 Included: Washington, Children Collide, Boy & Bear, Hungry Kids of Hungary, The Jezabels, The Vasco Era, The Gin Club, The John Steel Singers, Parades, Ernest Ellis & many more!


Morph TV were on site at BIGSOUND 2010 and filmed a number of interviews with speakers including Michael Gudinski, John O'Donnell, Brian Ritchie, Dave Faulkner + more. You can now view these on our YouTube channel HERE.

BIGSOUND 2010, an initiative of peak industry body Q Music, was proudly supported by the Queensland Government through a major sponsorship by Trade and Investment Queensland and through Arts Queensland.

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