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…

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Archie Roach and Tina Arena headline first speaker announcement for BIGSOUND 2017

The BIGSOUND programming announcements have kicked off for yet another year, with some Aussie legends being announced as keynote speakers for the September music conference. Leading the announcement today, Archie Roach and Tina Arena will both be appearing in Brisbane for BIGSOUND – the two Australian music icons set to open up about their acclaimed and extensive careers. Says…

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BIGSOUND reveals $100,000 music prize and expanded program in first announcement for 2017

It’s only April, but the BIGSOUND train has begun generating steam for another year again, with the music conference’s first announcement dropping this week. In this first bit of news, BIGSOUND have announced the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize, offering BIGSOUND artist alumni the chance to land their share of $100,000. Supporting those artists who have surged forward in…

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BANFF on working with Caitlin Park, new music over the summer and the concept of a debut album!

We’ve been loving following BANFF through 2016; going from an emerging talent on the east coast, to successfully showcasing his music overseas at The Great Escape earlier this year too. Back in Brisbane for BIGSOUND this year, the singer-songwriter (Benjamin Forbes) sat down with Larry to chat about his recent collaboration with Caitlin Park (and how BIGSOUND facilitated it), plus…

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Trials and Briggs talk the impact of A.B. Original and their debut LP, Reclaim Australia, at BIGSOUND

BIGSOUND 2016 opened its conference stage for one of Australian hip hop’s most polarising acts to come through and, as Trials simply puts, explain themselves. For the Funkoars legend and Briggs, their 2016 collaborative project as A.B. ORIGINAL has woken the hip hop music community (and the wider music industry) up with some hard-hitting and unapologetic music that highlights crucial issues facing our…

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