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BIGSOUND Announces 2016 Speakers

Bigsound 2016Brisbanites rejoice, Australia’s biggest music industry event BIGSOUND is back for it’s fifteenth year! The largest annual gathering of Australian music’s movers and shakers, which sees delegates over three days participate in forums, networking, and check out 150 acts, has announced its first speakers and buyers.

Heading the conference keynote list is UNIFIED’s Jaddan Comerford, travelling home from his base in New York to share his knowledge as his company takes over the music world, steering the career of Vance Joy as well as leading the charge in heavy music’s resurgence.

A.B. Original, featuring Australian indigenous hip hop royalty Briggs and Trials, will also present a highly anticipated keynote interview with Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall.

Speakers including music segment producer for the Conan O’Brien show Jim Pitt, Wild Card Music Director Marcy Bulkely (music in movies such as Independence Day 2, Jurassic World, and Inception) and Good EarMusic Supervisor Jackie Shuman (worked to source commercial music for brands including Google, Twitter, Apple, Samsung, and Southern Comfort) will provide serious opportunities for Australian music on the global stage.

Also joining us from stateside will be some of the globe’s most respected A&R executives including Universal Music Publishing Group’s Taylor Testa (Kacy Hill, Tobias Jesso Jr), ATO’s Jon Salter (My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes), Vagrant Records/BMG’s Jeremy Maciak (The 1975, PJ Harvey), Zac Ives from Goner Records (Jay Reatard, Ty Segall), Emmy Feldman from Canvasback (War on Drugs, Alt-J, Frightened Rabbit), The Royalty Network’s Lawson Higgins (Justin Townes Earle, The Soft Pack), and Secretly Publishing’s Jon Coombs (Bon Iver, Jens Lekman).

Live bookers attending including New York institution The Bowery, German metal agency Avocado Booking, London’s ATC Live, Hong Kong’s Songs for Childrenand UK, and US representatives from one of the biggest global bookers Creative Artists Agency.

If you’re a musician there’s still time to apply to be a part of 2016’s BIGSOUND, while punters will have to wait a little longer to secure their participation in the smorgasbord of live music.

For more info click including artist applications and delegate passes click HERE

Bigsound 2016 Industry Speakers/Buyers

Jaddan Comerford – UNIFIED (AUS) – Keynote
A.B. Original (Briggs & Trials) (AUS) – Keynote
Matt Ash – Raw Power Management (USA)
Alex Becket – Creative Artists Agency (USA)
Alex Bruford – ATC Live (UK)
Marcy Bulkely – Wild Card AV (USA)
Laura Byrne – Made In Katana / The Scouted (AUS)
Jon Coombs – Secretly Publishing (USA)
Dana Erickson – Grandstand Media & Management (USA)
Emmy Feldman – Canvasback (USA)
Jane Flynn – Songs For Children (Hong Kong)
Sebastian Freed – The Bowery Presents (USA)
Alastair Green – Maker (AUS)
Lawson Higgins – The Royalty Network, Inc (USA)
Zac Ives – Goner Records (USA)
Jeremy Maciak – Vagrant Records / BMG (USA)
Lindsay McDougall (AUS)
Dean Ormston – APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Jim Pitt – Conan (USA)
Josh Roth – Superfly (USA)
Katie Rynne – Select Music (AUS)
Jon Salter – ATO Records (USA)
Jackie Shuman – Good Ear Music Supervision (USA)
Chris Swanson – Secretly Group (USA)
Edwin Tehrani – New World Artists (AUS)
Taylor Testa – Universal Music Publishing Group (USA)
Roman Trystram – Creative Artists Agency (UK)
Marco Walzel – Avocado Booking (GER)
Tom Wironen – Post Hoc Management (USA)


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Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

All Info HERE