BIGSOUND’s first announcement hits today, with the first three forums, two keynotes and a host of buyers and influencers added to the brand-new program which will be focused on participation from delegates in the unpacking of important industry issues.
BIGSOUND artist applications have been extended with a new closing date of May 17.
With alumni including Gang of Youths, Flume, Tash Sultana, Courtney Barnett, San Cisco, Violent Soho, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Methyl Ethel, The Jungle Giants and many more, the event has become a rite of passage for Australian musicians breaking out onto the world stage.
Showcasing at BIGSOUND offers artists a rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry.
BIGSOUND has just announced its first range of buyers and influencers including massive list of industry from across the world including Paradigm Talent Agency (USA), Line of Best Fit (UK), C3 Management (USA), Universal Canada, Maybe Mars (China), CIE (Mexico), DFSB (Korea), X-Ray Touring (UK), Domino (USA), Vinyl Me Please (USA) and many more. You might see these people popping up on panels, watching bands or grabbing a drink at the bar, but in traditional BIGSOUND style, these are the people (along with a massive second announcement still to come) that will be shaping the future of our showcasing artists.
Showcasing artists are also eligible for the $100,000 Levi’s® Music Prize which has resulted in $25,000 each for Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever since last year’s event to help them achieve their export goals with two prize announcements still to come. Levi’s® are also pleased to announce that this year’s prize will also increase to include $5,000 to each winning artist in travel from Stage & Screen.
After a successful 2017 launch, BIGSOUND Festival in 2018 will see the return of a bigger and better BIGSOUND Music Tech Showcase. Suitable for existing and emerging music tech companies with products at prototype stage. Applications close July 15.
BIGSOUND Festival seeks 15 leading emerging artists from South East Queensland to join the Festival Design team and contribute to a precinct wide activation plan. Apply now!