BIGSOUND, the annual music conference held in Brisbane (September 10-12) has signalled its 2014 intentions by bringing a collection of the world’s most influential live music bookers to check out Australasia’s hottest rising acts. BIGSOUND 2014 will be the biggest gathering of the contemporary live music industry ever assembled in Australia while expanding to accommodate even more artists.
With applications for artists closing on May 9, the event has unveiled the first round of industry speakers which include representatives from South By Southwest (US), The Great Escape (UK), The Windish Agency (US), Superfly / Bonnaroo (US), Outside Lands (US), X-Ray Touring (UK), Clockenflap Festival (HK), Iceland Airwaves (ICE), Panache Booking (US), St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (AUS), Village Sounds Asia (SNG), Paradigm Agency (US), Bowery Presents (US), Sydney Opera House (AUS), Four Artists Booking (GER), FKP Scorpio (GER) and more.
Between them, these bookers look after some of the world’s biggest live music brands and artists in a sector of the market that is continuing the boom across the world. They will impart their knowledge at the BIGSOUND conference before checking out the best new music in the Southern Hemisphere at night, with this year’s event expanding to more bands and venues than ever before.
“BIGSOUND is more than just a local music conference,” said BIGSOUND programmer Nick O’Byrne. “The enthusiasm and willingness of some of the globe’s most influential live music bookers to travel across the world to see our artists before they even leave our shores speaks volumes about Australia’s reputation as one of the world’s most exciting A&R hubs.”
“We know how important it is to make connections with buyers of the highest international calibre. BIGSOUND 2014 has only just started scratching the surface with this first lineup announcement, but this is already the most diverse and influential group of live music buyers we’ve ever seen in Australia.”
Earlybird tickets for BIGSOUND 2014 are on sale now. Held on September 10-12, the event will again be three days and two nights of live music, parties, forums and seminars as well as the usual (and unusual!) surprises.
With over 150 international industry guests as well as the who’s who of the Australian industry converging on Brisbane to devour the best music the region has to offer, there’s no better place for artists to get in front of the movers, shakers and tastemakers that are going to shape the next decade in music. With the last three years’ conferences selling out earlier every year, be quick to get your tickets sorted now.
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Applications close Friday May 9 To purchase earlybird tickets, visit www.bigsound.org.au