The BIGSOUND first keynote and conference speaker announcement is here!

The BIGSOUND first keynote and conference speaker announcement is here!

The new music export showcase and conference announce their first lineup + early bird tickets are now on sale.

A couple months back the news that BIGSOUND would be returning for an in person event delighted the music community, as artists and the music industry at all stages of their careers prepare to flock to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley for three nights of idea sharing, networking and learning. With early bird tickets now on sale (which we’ll link below) the QMusic produced event announces that ‘me too’ movement founder Tarana Burke, internet-born pop sensation Rebecca Black and a stack more esteemed names across the international music industry will be on this year's lineup. 

Conference programmer Tom Larkin shares that “The BIGSOUND Conference 2022 represents the long-awaited opportunity for us to reconnect, engage and celebrate each other and the global music community we are a vital part of. Our first announcement highlights our keynote speakers and the insights and stories they offer that point the way to a richer, more vibrant industry.”

“This year we want to reflect the massive changes and innovation we have seen over the past two years and also pack the program full of advocates for new Australian music, the champions who actually sign artists and want to elevate their careers on a global level.”

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Here's the first conference lineup of who will be bringing their insight and advice to BIGSOUND 2022: 

Tarana Burke - Author / Speaker (US) - KEYNOTE*

Rebecca Black - Artist (US) - KEYNOTE

Matt Gudinski - Mushroom Group - KEYNOTE

Jaguar Jonze - Artist - KEYNOTE

EXAMPLE - Artist / Producer - KEYNOTE

Annabelle Herd - ARIA

Andrew Stone - Chugg Music

Casey O'Shaughnessy - Select Music

Eric Tobin - Hopeless Records (USA)

Heidi Lenffer – FEAT. / Cloud Control

Jake Taylor - In Hearts Wake

Jess Keeley - Music, She Wrote

Joan Westenberg - Moda Dao / Pizza Party

Johann Ponniah - I OH YOU

John Mullen - Dew Process

Josh Taylor Anderson - Call & Response

Kate Duncan - The PUSH Inc

Rebecca Young - Collective Artists

Regan Lethbridge - Lemon Tree

Sarah Joy - ATC LIVE (UK)

Shaun Faulkner - X Ray Touring (UK)

Tom Taaffe - Paradigm (UK)

Will Church - ATC LIVE (UK)

*Live Digital Keynote

You can find out more about keynote speakers here.

In total there will be over 150 conference speakers in more than 50 conference sessions that you can attend, in addition to the festival where 300 artists will showcase in 21 Fortitude Valley venues, with over 20 parties to get around. Early bird delegate passes are on sale now, and include all three nights of showcase events, parties and workshops. 

Purchase tickets here. 

There will also be festival only tickets that will go on sale in July.  

BIGSOUND 2022 runs from Tuesday September 6 to Friday September 9, Fortitude Valley Brisbane QLD. 


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