Programmed by youth for youth, the second annual Little BIGSOUND announced its full program today, a feast of industry and music in a one-day forum for young people 14-25 looking at starting a career in the business.
Taking over Fortitude Valley’s Judith Wright Centre on Saturday September 15 and following the Southern Hemisphere’s largest music industry gathering BIGSOUND, Youth Music Industries (YMI) have joined with QMusic to produce a unique event. Using the best speakers and musicians from around Australia, Little BIGSOUND aims to both inspire and provide a window into the world of the music industry.
From touring, marketing, management, recording and more, Little BIGSOUND will feature speakers from the likes of Dew Process, Spotify, TheMusic.com.au, Soundwave, Select Music, triple j, 4ZZZ, The AU Review and many more. The lineup includes industry identities behind the success of bands such as Jebediah, Eskimo Joe, Powderfinger, Shihad, San Cisco, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, Art of Sleeping and many more.
The day will include morning and lunchtime acoustic sessions with triple j Unearthed stars Sahara Beck and Thelma Plum and rising Rockhampton soloist Weathered, and will close with a musical showcase featuring up and coming artists Alexander Gow from the band Oh Mercy, Brisbane’s Hey Geronimo and Canada’s Your Favorite Enemies.
Established, programmed and run by a dedicated group of high school students and alumni from the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, the event truly is the coming together for the next generation of industry leaders.
“We have grown up in a digital world and as we start our own careers in the music industry it’s time for us to learn what’s gone before and put it into our own context. This opportunity for Little BIGSOUND delegates to engage with industry professionals as peers and mentors is something that’s truly unique,” said YMI’s Little BIGSOUND Director (and year 12 student) Gonzalo Rodiño.
In its inaugural year in 2011, Little BIGSOUND attracted over 120 young people who participated in panels and breakout sessions covering everything from digital distribution to management and much
Little BIGSOUND runs from 9.00am to 6.00pm and is facilitated within the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane’s premier Performing Arts Centre in Fortitude Valley.
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Live Performances From:
Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy) Hey Geronimo
Your Favorite Enemies
Ian Haug (Powderfinger / Producer)
Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music)
Jeremy Neale (Velociraptor / Jeremy Neale)
Sam Hales (Jungle Giants)
Tom Larkin (Shihad / Producer)
Rene Chambers (Spotify)
Cath Haridy (Manager - Jebediah, Adalita, Eskimo Joe, etc) Ben Preece (Mucho Bravado Management)
Fergus Jenkins (Dew Process)
Edward Guglielmino (Artist)
Maggie Collins (triple j / Artist Manager)
Natalie Bell (Casadeldisco Records)
Steven Schram (Music Producer)
Stephen Wade (Select Music)
Chloe Flanigan (4ZZZ Youth Ambassador)
Scott Fitzsimmons (TheMusic.com.au)
Larry Heath (The AU Review)
Stefan Emslie (Manager - Art of Sleeping)
Chris Zajko – (Music NSW/Indent)
BJ Hemmling (Cherry Red Music)
Matt Tanner (Native Tongue Publishing)
Dom Miller (Bluebeard Music)
Chris O’Neill (APRA)
Darren Sanicki (Music Lawyer)
Sean Foran (JMC Academy)
Craig Spann (Sugarrush Records / Sounds Like Brisbane) Martine Cotton (Q Music)
Deb Suckling (Q Music)