News: BIGSOUND Conference Speakers and Industry Events Announced

News: BIGSOUND Conference Speakers and Industry Events Announced

The Fortitude Valley Festival and Conference announce their impressive list of speakers and industry programmed events coming your way this September.

Last month BIGSOUND announced their huge lineup of over 180 artists, all of which will be gracing Queensland’s Fortitude Valley this September 6 - 9 (which you can read more on here). Keeping the good news coming as September creeps closer, today the QMusic produced event announces an impressive list of conference speakers and industry events to make this 21st birthday edition an extra special one.

Amongst the incredible list of speakers, you can expect  CEO / Founder of WRKSHP and Grammy Award winning producer Che Pope responsible for some of hip-hops most defining albums, including The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and ground-breaking Bound 2 by Kanye West, Australian-born, respected international music supervisor Tricia Holloway (Walt Disney Imagineering Global Music Executive), keynote speakers Yanyuwa/Wardaman Songwoman Shellie Morris, Uncle Joe Geia, Carissa Nyalu and JK-47, artists and key figures including Montaigne, Tim Shiel, Woodes, and so many more: 

BIGSOUND 2022 SPEAKERS - Today’s Announce

Che Pope - WRKSHP (USA)

Tricia Holloway - Walt Disney Imagineering (US) - KEYNOTE

Milly Olykan - Country Music Association (US) - KEYNOTE

Ali Harnell - Live Nation Global (USA) - KEYNOTE

Aunty Shellie Morris - Artist - KEYNOTE

Carissa Nyalu - Artist - KEYNOTE

Jillian Rothman - Warner Music - New Business and Ventures (USA) - KEYNOTE

JK 47 - Artist - KEYNOTE

Uncle Joe Geia - Arist - KEYNOTE

Adam Ryan - The Great Escape (UK)

Alexis Benedict - Tomboi Records

Ali Hendrick - Arrival Artists (USA)

Amy Davidman - TBA Agency (USA)

Andy Irvine - Gyrostream

Angharad Yeo - Journalist

Anna Laverty - Producer

Ash King - Support Act

Bailey Satler - Grandstand Media (USA)

Cerissa Grant - Support Act

Chelsea Gough - Native Tongue

Chloe Melick - Inside Out PR (UK)

Chris Vaughan - AUD'$

Clive Miller - Support Act

Dev Sherlock - SXSW (USA)

Dobby - Artist

Dr Guy Morrow - University of Melbourne

Eddie Sikazwe - Secretly Publishing (USA)

Elliott Watkins (aka Muselk) - Muselk

Eric Deines - Director of A&R for Jagjaguwar (USA)

Fanny Lumsden - Artist

Fil Palermo - Untitled Group

Fred Leone - Artist

Govind Sandhu - TikTok Head of Artist Partnerships

Ivano Magiulli - Brace Yourself PR (UK)

Jaddan Comerford - UNIFIED

Jeff Van Dyck - Artist / Composer

Johnno Harrison - Spotify

Karyn Rachtman - Mind Your Music / Syncposium (NZ)

Kenny Consor - Big Green Couch

Kota Banks - Artist

Luke O'Connor - Support Act

Maggie Collins - AAM

Matthew Craig - AUD'$

Max Shand - Serenade

Montaigne - Artist

Natalie Waller - ABC / ARIA

Paige Cho - Bolster

Robin Jenssen - Manager / Ekko Music Rights (USA)

Ryan Farley - Cooking Vinyl Publishing (UK)

Sally Coleman - Bigsand Band

Sat Bisla - A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO (USA)

Shy Carter - Artist / Composer (USA)

Sosefina Fuamoli - Journalist

Tasman Keith - Artist

Tim Shiel - Artist

Uncle Kev Starkey - Artist

Vetta Bourne - Artist

Viv Mellish - Gyrostream

Woodes - Artist

Previously Announced

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


And if all that isn’t enough for you, BIGSOUND have found a way to turn up the volume even more with official industry programmed events, perfectly tailored for you to let your hair down after a full day of soaking in all that insight - with their first announcement (that’s right there is more to come) of industry mixers and label happy hours:


BIGSOUND Opening Ceremony


Dew Process 20th Birthday

Ivy League – Turn It Up!

JMC BIGSOUND Country Takeover

Live Nation Ones to Watch

Made in Adelaide Showcase

NZ Music Commission

Oztix BIGSOUND Party

Secret Sounds Closing Party

Spotify’s Dreaming Loud Party

Unified Music Group x Lonely Lands Agency

Women & GNC in Music


The Operatives’ and Grand Trine Management

Mushroom Management

[PIAS] Australia and Inertia Music

Sony Music Australia

Find out more about industry events here

Crowd Image Credit Lachie Douglas

Photo by Lachie Douglas

There’s a reason it’s the southern hemisphere’s largest new music export showcase and conference, taking over 21 Fortitude Valley Venues with 345 artists showcases, 20+ parties, 150+ conference speakers, 55+ conference sessions with 1500+ conference delegates! 

So what are you waiting for? 


$109 / $99 (students) (+BF)

Access to all performances: 180+ artists across 21 venues with just one wristband.


(Access to festival, conference, industry events + more)

Starting at $439

Tickets are on sale now at - snap one up because you do NOT want to miss this.

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



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