Brisbane’s BIGSOUND has dropped a massive first announcement of speakers for their 2016 showcase

Brisbane’s annual BIGSOUND conference has served as the pinnacle event for the Australian music industry in adopting and nurturing new generations of Aussie music heroes. Today, the legends announced a near-perfect list of industry professionals and speakers that will be attending and sprinkling their knowledge over lucky festival goers.


A stunning list of industry giants have been confirmed to hit BIGSOUND 2016 and are due to impart some serious pearls of wisdom for attendees

Among the list are Aussie rappers Briggs and Trials collectively known as A.B. Original. The pair have made a name for themselves in recent times carrying the torch for indigenous Australians through their powerful protest music, notably their recent single 2 Black 2 Strong. They will be sitting down with Triple J’s Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall as a part of the keynote speakers of BIGSOUND and are sure to impart some powerful and vital wisdom.

Other speakers will include Jaden Comerford of UNIFIED, who will be travelling from his HQ in New York to shed some light on his life as the 7th most important person in Australian music. Other Aussies will make an appearance but some of the international speakers will prove to be the biggest head turners.

Among international A&R representatives making the journey of discovery will be members of Universal, ATO and Vagrant Records among many, many others. Attendees are in for the experience of a lifetime immersed fully in the glorious light of Australia’s music industry and the giants who are set to take it to the next level.

Tickets are few and far between so be sure to get in as early as possible. Artists are still able to sign up to be a part of the event as entries close on May 22nd, so get in quick! All the infor you need is right here.

BIGSOUND 2016 — first 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)