Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND.
Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND industry conference.
Now in its seventeenth year, BIGSOUND has grown to become the biggest annual music event of its type in Australia. Run across four days and four nights, you can meet, talk and listen to the brightest lights in the music industry. When the lights go down, your band could be wowing the industry audience at some of Australia's best live music venues in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
Nearly a thousand bands have performed at BIGSOUND over its 16 year history – it's easy to see why BIGSOUND Festival is the place to be for breaking artists. Previous years’ festivals propelled the careers of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Rufus, Seth Sentry, Stella Donnelly, Gang of Youths, DMA’s, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, Megan Washington, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, A.B. Original and Methyl Ethel - and many, many more.
Will you be next? Applications have been extended and will now close on Thurs 16 May.
Playing BIGSOUND puts you in the running for a share of the $120,000 Levi’s® Music Prize.
Launched in 2017, the annual prize awards 4 BIGSOUND artists $25,000 plus $5,000 in travel support courtesy of Stage & Screen to help them achieve their export goals. Previous winners include Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie, Emerson Snowe and Amyl and the Sniffers.
In addition to having access to hundreds of influential music industry figures and becoming eligible for the Levi’s® Music Prize, BIGSOUND Festival showcasing artists are provided with the opportunity for excellent media exposure, with the event being covered by national and international media outlets and reaching an international audience of 24.6 million people.
The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
Recipients of the career changing award include Angie McMahon, Ecca Vandal, Mojo Juju, Deline Briscoe, Amanda Cole,
Imogen Clark, Beatrice Lewis, Pru Montin and Niran Dasika. Jess Hitchcock wins Smugglers of Light Music and Media Award.
Levi's Music Prize awarded to blind Sudanese Refugee Gordan Koang on final day of biggest ever event. With record crowds enjoying some of the hottest new acts on the Australian live music scene, BIGSOUND 2019 closes the curtains today and announces The Levi’s® Music Prize winner - Gordon Koang.
With the countdown well and truly on for the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards, the event has begun its rollout of exciting program details ahead of the October Awards Ceremony and Concert at the Brisbane Powerhouse!
Leading the announcement, the reveal of the 2019 AWMA Program speakers include Amy Sheppard, Yumi Stynes, Deborah Cheetham, Kween G, and Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, along with an Awards Concert that traverses Opera, Roots, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and even a “Guitarmagedon”.
Ngaiire, Mojo Juju, Christine Anu, Claire Edwardes and Alice Skye are among the stellar list of ﬁnalists in the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA), to be presented at a star-studded ceremony, concert and party in Brisbane on Wednesday 9 October.