Entries for Unearthed High 2019 are now open, so if you're in high school and you’re a band, solo artist, producer or rapper, upload your tracks before midnight Monday 29 July.
BIGSOUND is back from September 3-6 in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct, with this year’s theme revealed as ‘The Artist As CEO’.
The event will acknowledge the new music industry reality where artists are now truly in the centre of the industry, making empowered creative and business choices around their music. BIGSOUND not only creates the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest new live music party, but also tools artists, managers, labels, publishers, bookers and other music professionals with knowledge, inspiration and expanded thinking around their careers.
For the first time in the event’s history, BIGSOUND will also be waving goodbye to its traditional conference home at the Judith Wright Centre and saying hello to Cloudland, providing expanded conference and meeting facilities right in the heart of the BIGSOUND Festival precinct.
“Over the years, BIGSOUND has changed, with networking, workshops and other events becoming far more integral to the event, so making the move to Cloudland will give more programming flexibility as well as bringing the conference events closer to the live music that is at the heart of BIGSOUND”Maggie Collins
BIGSOUND Executive Programmer
BIGSOUND 2019 also sees a new programming team joining Collins, with Tom Larkin (Shihad, VVV Management) assisting the conference events and Melody Forghani (Twnty Three) and Tim Shiel (Spirit Level, Double J) joining the live music team.
BIGSOUND is also expanding the “Hook Up” sessions to provide opportunities for artists and industry to connect through deeper one-on-one face time. With even more international delegates and decision-makers than ever before, BIGSOUND is not just your opportunity to hear from global industry and influencers, it’s their opportunity to hear from you. This year will also see the introduction of “WTF” micro-workshops for accelerated understanding of important but often daunting subjects such as blockchain or neighbouring rights as well as a focus on relatable storytellers, thinkers and innovators.
Special rate Purple Passes for entry to the full BIGSOUND experience are on sale now. Purple Pass access is the only way to get into the BIGSOUND Hook Ups, WTF sessions and other conference events, as well as priority access to BIGSOUND Festival events (did you miss out on last year’s Paul Kelly secret show?). Purple passes sold out early last year, so don’t miss out!
Do you want to take your practice to the next level? Flying Arts is inviting mid-career artists to take part in a weekend intensive, July 20 - 21, to refresh and grow their arts businesses. Registrations close 28 June.
Performer applications for the 2020 National Folk Festival are open now! Queensland is a featured state, so programmers will be looking for something special from the Sunshine State! Apply before 12 July.
This years AMPLIFY program is focused on co-writing in person as well as looking at how best to facilitate online collaborations where artists will be writing for other artists and to briefs.