The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
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!
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.