BIGSOUND announce huge list of speakers and buyers for 2019 festival

BIGSOUND have announced their biggest ever list of speakers and buyers hitting up Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct this September. BIGSOUND is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gathering of industry professionals, meeting once a year to scout the hottest new talent the region has to offer.

The list, headed by keynotes from Terry McBride from Canadian powerhouse Nettwerk Music (Xavier Rudd, Father John Misty, Stereophonics), will include giants of the music world, such as Captured Tracks (Mac Demarco, DIIV, Beach Fossils), Sub Pop (Nirvana, Fleet Foxes, Foals), Mom + Pop Records (Tom Morello, Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana), and many more.

Photo by: BIGSOUND Facebook page

Australia has a global reputation for being at the forefront of new music in the southern hemisphere and BIGSOUND is where the music. community comes for connection

BIGSOUND programmer Tom Larkin says this list comes with a lot of opportunities for the future of music on a global scale.

“With this announcement, we’re really pleased to help facilitate major opportunities for attending artists and their teams. This year’s buyers are arriving here armed with the expectation that the conversations they begin here will define the future of music on a worldwide level.”

Check out the full list below:

BIGSOUND 2019 speakers and buyers – first announcement:
Terry McBride – Nettwerk (Can)
Abbie McCarthy – Radio 1 & BBC Music Introducing (UK)
Adam Kreeft – The Feldman Agency (USA)
Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)
Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)
Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)
Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)
Ben Morris – Domino Creative Sync (USA)
Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Brendan Moylan – ECO (MEX)
Casey O’Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)
Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)
Fabrício Nobre – A Construtora Música e Cultura (BRA)
Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)
Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK / Download Festival (UK)
Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)
Kiran Patel – A&G Sync (UK)
Kristin Genovese – Third Side Music (USA)
Matt Brinkworth – Omnian Music Group (USA)
Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)
Mike Ajayi – AMF Records / Virgin EMI (UK)
Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)
Nando Machado – ForMusic (BRA)
Natasha Parish – Ground Control Touring (USA)
Nick Holroyd – Primary Talent International (UK)
Owen Mallon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Paul Brindley – Music Ally (UK)
Shannon Kurlander – Terrorbird Media (USA)
Suzanna Slavin – Mom + Pop Music (USA)

+ more to be announced