Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music) has been selected as the Keynote Speaker at BIGSOUND 2019.
BIGSOUND returns in 2019 with its biggest list yet of buyers and speakers destined for Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct this September.
A project of QMusic, BIGSOUND is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gathering of industry professionals, meeting annually for a showcase of the region's hottest new talent.
With a list headed by keynotes from Terry McBride from Canadian powerhouse Nettwerk Music (Xavier Rudd, Father John Misty, Stereophonics), the list of talent scouts also expands to include giants of the music world Sub Pop (Nirvana, Fleet Foxes, Foals), Captured Tracks( Mac Demarco, DIIV, Beach Fossils), Mom + Pop Records (Tom Morello, Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana), Green Man Festival, Domino Creative Sync, Paradigm Agency (Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, The XX, Bon Iver), Primary Talent International (Catfish and The Bottlemen, DMA’s, Alt-J), The Feldman Agency (Sarah McLachlan, Simple Plan, Michael Buble) and many more.
"BIGSOUND has been on my to-do list for many years and it’s so exciting to come back to Australia and to check out potential new acts for the Nettwerk Roster," Terry McBride says.
"Everybody thinks Nettwerk is an Australian label, after all we have 17 Artists from Australia/New Zealand signed already. The fact is we are lovers of good music and data. When you combine those two things together then you understand the power of music and its ability to create a community that goes beyond physical borders. Australia is a big part of that global community and BIGSOUND is where the world goes to discover Australian music."
Boasting diversity across industry sectors, BIGSOUND also welcomes BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, Paul Brindley from respected industry think-tank Music Ally, Kamran Haq from Live Nation UK, talent buyer Jon Halperin from Californian venue and record store The Glasshouse as well as five South American buyers from Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, representing major events and agencies across this important emerging market.
BIGSOUND once again provides a three-night showcases with over 150 bands from across Australia and the world playing in front of global industry decision makers. BIGSOUND 2019 artist applications are open until 16 May.
BIGSOUND 2019 takes place in the Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct (Brisbane) 3-6 September.
BIGSOUND 2019 Speakers & Buyers First Announcement
Keynote: Terry McBride - Nettwerk (Can) Abbie McCarthy - Radio 1 & BBC Music Introducing (UK) Adam Kreeft - The Feldman Agency (USA) Anamaria Diaz - Páramo (COL) Andy Snape - Raw Power Management (USA) Bekah Zietz Flynn - Sub Pop Records (USA) Ben Coleman - Green Man Festival (UK) Ben Morris - Domino Creative Sync (USA) Brid Walpole - Pitch Perfect PR (USA) Brendan Moylan - ECO (MEX) Casey O'Shaughnessy - Select Music (AUS) Ellie Jones - Stay Loose PR (UK) Fabrício Nobre - A Construtora Música e Cultura (BRA) Jamila Lyndon - Paradigm Agency (USA) Jon Halperin - The Glass House (USA) Kamran Haq - Live Nation UK / Download Festival (UK) Kim Frankiewicz - Concord Music (UK) Kiran Patel - A&G Sync (UK) Kristin Genovese - Third Side Music (USA) Matt Brinkworth - Omnian Music Group (USA) Michael Nieves - Sugaroo (USA) Mike Ajayi - AMF Records / Virgin EMI (UK) Mike Sniper - Captured Tracks (USA) Nando Machado - ForMusic (BRA) Natasha Parish - Ground Control Touring (USA) Nick Holroyd - Primary Talent International (UK) Owen Mallon - Paradigm Agency (USA) Paul Brindley - Music Ally (UK) Shannon Kurlander - Terrorbird Media (USA) Suzanna Slavin - Mom + Pop Music (USA) + more to be announced