Bringing together two of humankind's finest creations - music and brunch - BIGSOUND once again teamed up with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to bring the second BIGSOUND Brunch to SXSW in Austin, TX last month.
Taking place at Australia House the party served up a killer combo of bloody marys, bacon and egg burgers and amazing Aussie bands, boasting a stellar lineup of BIGSOUND alumni comprised of Amaru Tribe, Rachael Fahim, Mojo Juju, Gabriella Cohen, Feels, Two People, The Gooch Palms, Golden Vessel, Angie McMahon and Kwame.
With a career that's gone from strength to strength since her first BIGSOUND appearance in 2017, Melbourne singer songwriter Angie McMahon hit another huge milestone, winning the Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act. The award has previously gone to now-massive acts like Courtney Barnett and CHVRCHES.
Also making the trip stateside for SXSW this year were our two most recent Levi’s® Music Prize
Check out the gallery below for just some of the highlights from The BIGSOUND Brunch.
The Gooch Palms
Some of the artist managers and industry professionals involved in our free professional development workshop series Industry Connect have divulged their industry insider tips and lessons learnt.
QMusic's Annual General Meeting took place on April 16 at X CARGO in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. The committee presented the results for 2018 with QMusic President Michael Crutcher noting that "QMusic will look back on its 24th year as another success, building on the excellent work that has been done across the last decade". Read the full report.
Riverstage has presented countless diverse and memorable shows over the years and this September will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, they want to hear about your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue. Take the survey or upload your digital artifacts to go into the draw to win a double pass to any gig at the Riverstage in 2019!
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. Applications close 2 May.
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’. 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.
Now in its 3rd year, BIGSOUND Tech will significantly expand opportunities and skill development for new creative tech developers. Apply by June 16 to be eligible for this exciting opportunity!