Over 40 new speakers and industry names added to BIGSOUND 2017

BIGSOUND has added two new keynote speakers to their 2017 event in Brisbane this September, welcoming Sadie Dupuis and Kenny Gates to the fold. Both industry indivduals are coming to BIGSOUND with a wealth of experience; Dupuis, a poet, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with US group Speedy Ortiz and Gates, the co-founder of internationally renowned indie label, PIAS.

The addition of Dupuis and Gates to the BIGSOUND fold aren’t the only two names the music conference organisers have up their sleeves though, with over 40 new names being announced today. Check the newly announced names out below!

BIGSOUND NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

KENNY GATES  (PIAS) – Keynote
SADIE DUPIS (Speedy Ortiz) – Keynote
AMINÉ RAMER – States of Sound
BEN GODDING – AWAL/Kobalt Music Recordings
BEN O’CONNOR – Chapter Music
BILL WILSON – Music Biz
CAMERON SCHAEFER – Vinyl Me, Please
CARL YOUNG – VEVO
CHARLES KIRBY-WELCH – Kartel
CHRIS TWITE – Secret Sounds/Brisbane Festival
CLÉMENCE BIZIEN – Super!
DAN ROSEN – ARIA
DAVID SHELLS – APRA AMCOS
ELSPETH SCRINE – LISTEN/Huntly
EMMA CALVERLEY – Australian Cultural
EMILY KELLY – Deathproof

FARINOUSH MOSTAGHIMI – SynchAudio
HALEY CONNELLY – Little Press
HEATH MILLER – Webster Hall & Excess dB Entertainment
HUGH McCLURE – Good Manners
JACKIE NALPANT – Paradigm Talent Agency
JAKE FRIEDMAN – We Are Free Management
JANE GAZZO – TripleM
JEFF OWENS – Felte/Ghostly International
JENNIE SAGER – Twitter
JEREMY YOHAI – Imagem Music Publishing
DR. JESS CARNIEL – University of Southern QLD
JILLIAN MAPES – Pitchfork
JOE GREENWALD – C3 Management
JOEL CONNOLLY – Blackbird Ventures

KARL RICHTER – Level Two Music
KATE MILLS – Native Tongue Publishing
KEITH TAN – Slate Entertainment
LARS BRANDLE – Billboard
LEIGH TREWEEK – The Music / Handshake MGMT
MARSHALL BETTS – Paradigm Talent Agency
MATT FIELDER – Vinyl Me, Please
MEL YONG – Village Sounds & Other Sounds
MIKE SNIPER – Captured Tracks
NIC WARNOCK – R.I.P. Society Records / Repressed Records
PAUL BARCLAY – ABC RN
PEYMON MASKAN – Media Arts Lab
SHELLI TRUNG – QUT CEA
SIMON NAPIER-BELL – Pierbel Ltd. UK
STEEL HANF – WME
TOM TAAFFE – United Talent Agency
ZENA WHITE – Partisan Records
ZIGGY RAMO – Artist

The tech element of BIGSOUND also expands for 2017, with the Music Tech Showcase giving 10 tech innovators the opportunity to showcase at a special event taking place on September 6th. With mentors including Joel Connolly (Blackbird Ventures), Tom Larkin (SIGNAL Artist Development Accelerator, VVT MGMT) and more, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

BIGSOUND runs from September 5th – 8th in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. For more information and tickets, visit www.bigsound.org.au.