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Wednesday, September 7
 

10:00am

Official Welcome
Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:00am - 10:15am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:15am

Keynote Address - Q & A with Alan McGee

Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger. McGee is best known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from 1983–1999. Creation Records was a key label in the mid-80s indie movement, having released artists such as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Creation's biggest signing was Oasis, who went on to sell millions of records.

After he sold Creation Records to Sony, McGee continued to publish songs of label acts such as Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub, under Creation Songs. He formed and ran the Poptones label from 2000-2007 with a roster that included The Hives. McGee also ran the international club night, Death Disco and wrote for The Guardian's weekly music blog.

Iain Shedden is the Music Editor for the Australian, used to play drums in The Saints and is Scottish.  We reckon he is perfect to go toe to toe with Mr McGee.


Speakers
avatar for Alan McGee

Alan McGee

Founder of Creation Records / Poptones Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger.  McGee is best-known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from 1983–1999. Creation Records was a key label in the mid-80s indie movement having released artists such as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Creations biggest signing was... Read More →
avatar for Iain Shedden

Iain Shedden

Music Editor at The Australian Iain Shedden is music writer and critic for The Australian and The Weekend Australian newspapers. Since taking on that role in 1998 he has interviewed some of the biggest names in popular music and writes profiles, commentary, news, features, reviews and a weekly column. Ian is also an experienced commentator and brings his expertise to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist, and interviewer. Iain spent... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:15am - 10:45am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00am

The Allrounder

Yes, you really are supposed to do everything. Each year, it seems that many of the people that have staying power in the music industry wear many different hats.  THE ALLROUNDER panel explores the concept that you need to be both a jack and a master of all trades at the same time.  They will also discuss ways around doing this while not spreading yourself to thin.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Bryan

Andy Bryan

Director of Stop Start Recordings Andy Bryan has been working in the Australian music business for nearly 20 years. During his 15 year tenure at EMI, Andy led Virgin Records through its most successful period accumulating more ARIA awards than any other label during his 5 years as label head. After leaving EMI in 2009 Andy started his own management and marketing consultancy company Fingerless Glove Projects, which is home to Lior and Ernest... Read More →
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Joel Carriere

Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Mgt.
Director, Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management (CAN)  Joel Carriere has worked in the music industry in some form since he was an alternative rock DJ and assistant manager at Sam The Record Man. Since then, Carriere has become a prominent figure in the Canadian independent music scene as owner of Bedlam Music Management and Dine Alone Records and as a partner in Rock Steady music services. Bedlam Music Management manages Alexisonfire... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins

Director, Golden District (AUS) In her time in the music industry, Maggie Collins has accrued a wealth of experience that has seen her build a successful career as a national broadcaster and artist manager. Current manager of Brisbane bands The John Steel Singers and DZ Deathrays, she has assisted her artists in developing a strong profile in domestic and international markets. Starting out as a presenter on Community Broadcaster 4ZzZ, Maggie... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Hammond

Jeremy Hammond

Manager/Partner at Western Front, Los Angeles, USA. Jeremy Hammond, a native New Zealander, started in the music industry at Sony Music in Australia and has since held key creative posts within major record and artist management companies in the UK and USA. In 25 years of working out of either New York or Los Angeles, he has been closely involved in the development of Crowded House, Iron Maiden, Poison, Great White, Megadeth, Radiohead... Read More →
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Andy Kelly

Director of Winterman & Goldstein / Ivy League Andy Kelly is a director of Winterman & Goldstein Management, Ivy League Records and Ivy League Music Publishing. Artists Andy has worked with across these three “disciplines” include The Vines, Jet, Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun, Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate, Youth Group, Cloud Control, Josh Pyke, Sparkadia, Lanie Lane, and The Mess Hall.
avatar for Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen

CEO of ARIA / PPCA Dan Rosen brings with him valuable experience across digital media, music and law. Prior to joining ARIA and PPCA, Rosen was based in New York working as Head of Americas for digital media company KIT Digital. Dan previously worked as an Advisor to the Minister of Communications Richard Alston after starting his career as a lawyer, specializing in media and technology, with Minter Ellison. He has been on both sides of the... Read More →
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Brian Taranto

Love Police
Managing Director of Love Police ATM Brian "BT" Taranto has been hanging around the music industry since 1985 – mostly involved in band and festival merchandising, but also a concert promoter, art director and publisher of musical kids books. Having worked at Australian Tour Merchandising (ATM) for eight years, he eventually established new merch company Love Police in 1995. Love Police recently merged with ATM with BT as Managing... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00am

The Future is Now - Presented by Posse

Making sense of the music business in 2011 and beyond. Our panellists explore the nature of the music business as it stands today and where they see our best steps forward into the future.  Each panelist brings unique experiences and insights both locally and internationally to share with you.  They will cover the many different ways people consume music today and discuss how it affects our business.


Speakers
avatar for Jai Al-Attas

Jai Al-Attas

Creative Director of One. Meaning. Communicated. Differently. Jai Al-Attas started a record label at 16, signed a bunch of bands including Kisschasy, Something With Numbers, Yellowcard, Brand New and The Scare, then sold the label to EMI Music. Jai then moved to LA where he directed ONE NINE NINE FOUR; a documentary on punk rock in the 90’s narrated by skateboarder Tony Hawk (unfortunately the film faces a tonne of music licensing issues... Read More →
avatar for Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay

Announcer, ABC Radio (AUS) Paul Barclay is an award winning broadcaster and journalist with ABC Radio National. He is currently Presenter of Australia Talks, and Big Ideas. When circumstances permit, he produces radio documentaries for ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing. In 2005 he was winner of the Walkley Award for his investigation into Queensland’s “Dr Death” scandal.  Over the years Paul’s... Read More →
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Fady Hanna

Australian Label & Artists Promotions Manager at Guvera.
avatar for Dick Huey

Dick Huey

Consultant, Jaxsta
Toolshed, founded by Dick Huey in 2001 in New York City, provides digital strategy, content licensing, content acquisition, and music usage strategy consulting for major consumer brands, technology and entertainment companies, and digital music services. | | Current and past corporate clients include the Beggars Group, Spotify, Red Mountain Resort, No Roads Entertainment, 8tracks, Jaxsta, Swenyo, The Orchard, and Red Bull... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Founder/CTO, Hunted Media (AUS)  Stephen Phillips is the founder of Hunted Media, a software company based in Brisbane, Australia. The company operates WeAreHunted.com, one of the world's leading indie music sites. Hunted Media has produced a series of chart topping iPhone and iPad apps including Music Hunter and Pocket Hipster. Hunted Media works with some of the world's biggest online music companies including MySpace, Spotify... Read More →
avatar for Simon Wheeler

Simon Wheeler

Director of Digital, Beggars Group
Previously a musician, engineer, producer, remixer and promoter, Simon Wheeler has been with the Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997 — licensing the group's catalogue for download sales — he has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. He chairs AIM's New Media Committee in the U.K., has spoken at most music conferences around the world on digital music and media strategy, made... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00am

The Music Industry Conference: Fretworking V Networking

How to make the most of your opportunities at BIGSOUND and similar music industry events around the globe.  There are music industry conferences happening with increasing regularity on the far four corners of the globe.  Our panel of experts will touch on the fundamental differences between them and share their experiences.  They will also endeavour to help you make sense of the best way to approach the madness of the next couple of days.


Speakers
avatar for Becky Ayres

Becky Ayres

As the International Manager at Liverpool Sound City, Becky is passionate about helping international acts to perform at the festival and start their careers in the UK and regularly works with artist managers, labels, promoters and agencies from around the world to enable this. She has worked with Australian artists including DZ DEATHRAYS, The Bleeding Knees Club, Dan Parsons, The Jezabels, Smudge, Deep Sea Arcade, Blackchords, All... Read More →
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Adam Lewis

Co-Owner of The Planetary Group Spearheading an artist development and promotions firm based out of Boston and LA that focuses on helping new and upcoming artists be heard and discovered, over the past year or so Adam has worked with such acts as The Decemberists, Bloc Party, Peter, Bjorn & John, Apples In Stereo, Kings Of Leon, The Jezebels and The Lemonheads. In addition Adam also currently handles all publicity, promotion and media... Read More →
avatar for Millie Millgate

Millie Millgate

Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia (AUS) In January 2009 Millie was appointed to the newly created position of Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia. The role, jointly funded between APRA|AMCOS and the Australia Council for the Arts, oversees the management and implementation of Sounds Australia - the national export platform specifically developed for the contemporary Australian music industry's representation at key music markets... Read More →
avatar for Tony Ward

Tony Ward

Director/Owner, Man On The Ground Ltd (HKG) Tony Ward is the founder of Man On The Ground, a new Hong Kong based consultancy providing international managers, labels, bands and entertainment companies "on the ground" marketing, management & industry contact services for Asia. For the past two years Tony also served as Program Director for Music Matters, one of the Asia Pacific’s leading music industry events. He is also a regional... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Whytock

Lisa Whytock

Director, Active Events (GBR) Active is an agency representing several artists throughout Europe. The company also produces Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections - Europe’s largest winter festival. Showcase Scotland has developed over 12 years to become the nation’s largest and most successful expo event, generating around 3 million pounds in bookings on an annual basis.
avatar for Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright

Director of Canadian Music Festival Cameron Wright has spent the last 10 years working in various aspects of the Canadian music industry. Starting at 16 – when he organised a 30-band youth festival – he is now the Director for Canadian Music Fest (the festival component of Canadian Music Week) which showcases 800 bands in 55 Toronto clubs over five nights. Cameron can often be found backstage in Toronto acting as a Production... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

12:15pm

Posse Presentation

Posse is a platform that enables bands to encourage their fans to promote their music, tours and merchandise.  Set quests for fans to post to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email and reward them with prizes when they help sell out your show.  Set up and customise your own Posse social marketing page for free at www.posse.com.


Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Campbell

Rebekah Campbell

Founder/CEO, Posse (AUS)  Rebekah Campbell is a music industry entrepreneur. Campbell began her career at 19 by organising a music festival to raise awareness for New Zealand’s youth suicide epidemic. At age 21 Rebekah moved to Sydney to work for Grant Thomas Management, and within 3 months signed the band George. In 2002, Rebekah opened her own management company Scorpio Music, and signed the band Evermore before developing the... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

Synchronicity

Gone are the days when scoring a sync for your song was cringe-worthy.  Our panel will discuss the credible roads you can take in synchronizing your music.  The quality of TV series on the likes of HBO and Showtime has made TV sync some of the most revered and sought after goals in an artists career.  Our panel will share their experiences and the realities of these opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Marianna Annas

Marianna Annas

Head of ABC Music Publishing (AUS)  An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, SonyBMG Entertainment in New York, and EMI Music Australia. She was GM at Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) during 2009, and is currently Head of ABC Music Publishing and a... Read More →
avatar for Rick Chazan

Rick Chazan

Director, Ground Control Music (AUS) Rick has been managing Brisbane bands for over ten years and currently manages The Boat People, Dan Parsons, emma louise and Skinny Jean. He was a Q Music board member between 2006-2011, teaches copyright, publishing and entrepreneurialism at JMC Academy and in 2010 co-founded and ran the first Download program with Leanne De Souza, a six month course for emerging Queensland managers. He is a qualified lawyer... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gough

Chris Gough

Director of Native Tongue Publishing Chris is Managing Director of Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Besides acquiring rights to the work of local songwriters, Native Tongue also administers the works of overseas writers and catalogues for Australia and New Zealand. Local signings include Parades, Wagons, Strange Talk, New Empire, Boy In A Box and Gossling, to name a... Read More →
avatar for Simon Moor

Simon Moor

Managing Director Kobalt Music Group Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Kobalt Music Group Asia, Kobalt Music Group
In 2010, following roles as Head Of A&R EMI Music and Sony/ATV, Simon Moor opened the Australian office for Kobalt Music Group as Managing Director. Simon oversees Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights for AU/NZ markets. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive roster of writers and catalogues including Max Martin, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Disney Music, Gotye (Ex-ANZ), Neil Finn, Future Classic (Flume), Sweat It Out (Rufus... Read More →
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Michael Nieves

Director, Sugaroo! (USA) Michael Nieves is the President of Sugaroo!, a music licensing and management company that represents independent record labels, artists and music publishers for visual media licensing (film, TV, advertising, theatrical trailers, video games, etc). Michael is also the personal manager to Mark Olson (solo and in The Jayhawks), Sarah Borges, and Megan Hickey & The Last Town Chorus. Founded by Michael in January of... Read More →
avatar for Isabel Pappani

Isabel Pappani

Director of undercover tracks In 2004 Isabel Pappani established Undercover Tracks, an exclusive boutique music licensing agency specializing in placing Australian music into U.S. film and television productions. Based in Los Angeles, Pappani and her team have secured syncs for many artists, including Queensland locals like Powderfinger (Grey’s Anatomy), Hungry Kids of Hungary (Grey’s Anatomy, USA Network promos, Cougartown, Royal... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

The Future of Radio
Speakers
avatar for Heather Badower

Heather Badower

Director of Marketing at BFM Digital (USA) Heather Badower was in college when she rose to a senior marketing position at Fenway Recordings in Boston. There she developed marketing campaigns and supported management for artists including The Cribs, Mission of Burma, and Doves. At Spacedog Entertainment in LA, she led marketing and positioning of new-media branded content for Harley Davidson, HBO/True Blood, Mazda, FOX, Universal Music and Sony... Read More →
avatar for Tim Janes

Tim Janes

General Manager, Co-Operative Music (AUS) Tim started out in the music business in the mid 90s working at Melbourne street papers Inpress and Beat Magazine. In 1997 he took up the position of Local Music Label Manager/A&R at Shock Records and performed a number of roles until his stint as General Manager of Shock Entertainment from 2006-2011. Tim now heads up the newly created Co-Operative Music Australia. Co-Operative is a label and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Manager of AMRAP Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now manages the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), a Commonwealth Government funded initiative generating airplay opportunities for Australian music on... Read More →
avatar for Jen Long

Jen Long

Ambassador of Awesome, BBC (GBR) Starting out in student radio, Jen has worked as everything from a tour manager to the manager of a prominent Cardiff rehearsal space. Since speaking at last year’s BIGSOUND, Jen has taken over presenting BBC Introducing on BBC Radio 1 supporting unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar music. Also within the BBC, she produces documentaries for Radio 1 and generates TV ideas for BBC3 and BBC4. Jen writes... Read More →
avatar for Kellie Riordan

Kellie Riordan

Program Director, ABC Radio (AUS) Kellie Riordan has been a journalist for more than a decade, after starting her journalism career writing music reviews for Time Off Magazine. She is the Program Director at radio station 612 ABC Brisbane where she manages a team of 25 radio makers. Kellie has also been a producer and presenter with ABC Coast FM, a reporter for triple j program Hack, and has written for the Scotsman (Edinburgh), the Sunday Mail... Read More →
avatar for Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Head of Music, XFM (GBR)  Mike’s first experience of radio was making a nuisance of himself in the BBC Radio Merseyside record library when he would accompany his mother to work. Mike worked in UK and US college radio before joining the promotions department of Parlophone Records where he worked with acts including Radiohead, Coldplay and Blur from 1995 to 2000. He then moved into radio programming with Capital Radio Group as Head... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

The Song is God

Some great writers, producers & A&R folk discuss the fact that worshipping anything else is just ridiculous.  More and more it seems that one special song is all that you need to start a real relationship with an audience.  Our panel will discuss examples and experiences and you will hopefully feel that you are closer than you thought to making that connection.


Speakers
avatar for Natalie Judge

Natalie Judge

European Label Manager, Matador Records (GBR) Natalie has been the European Label Manager for Matador Records, part of the Beggars Group, for four years. She has managed campaigns with artists such as Cat Power and Sonic Youth, as well as her first signing, Brighton’s Esben and the Witch, who appeared in this year’s BBC Sound of 2011 list. Alongside Matador, Natalie has also been on the board for AIM – the Association of... Read More →
avatar for Liam Judson

Liam Judson

Musician, Songwriter, Producer and Engineer (AUS) Liam Judson's love for producing music began when he recorded Belles Will Ring's 2007 release, Mood Patterns. Since then, Liam's passion and fascination with production has turned into a fully-fledged love affair, most recently culminating with his role as engineer and producer on Cloud Control's highly acclaimed 2010 album, Bliss Release, as well as Belles Will Ring's 2011 record, Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin

Drummer, Shihad / Manager, Homesurgery / Producer, The Studios in the City (AUS) Tom Larkin is a producer, drummer and songwriter. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne, Victoria and runs a music management and artist development company called Homesurgery. Tom has produced bands such as Shihad, Calling All Cars, Strangers... Read More →
avatar for John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell

Director of OdFellows / Co-Manager of Cold Chisel (AUS) John O'Donnell is one of the most highly regarded music executives in Australia. After a career in music journalism, as Music Editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Editor of Juice magazine, John joined Sony Music in 1994 and started the internationally successful Murmur label. In 2002, John left Sony to become CEO of EMI Music Australia/NZ. John started his own music consulting business in... Read More →
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Gareth Parton

UK Music Producer- recently moved to Melbourne
avatar for Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold  

Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold  

Producer, Applewood Lane Studios (AUS) Magoo started recording bands such as Dreamkillers and Pangaea in 1992 and began to get a name for himself locally. He rose to prominence nationally with his production of the Regurgitator debut "Tu-Plang". Magoo's work over the years has earned recognition with several ARIA Awards and nominations, for collaboration with artists such as Regurgitator, Midnight Oil, Skunkhour, Kate Miller-Heidke, Operator... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:00pm

AMRAP Launches new Airnet Service

Join The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) for the official launch of this brand new (and free!) service. AirNet instantly promotes your community radio airplay on the Internet. AirNet compiles music videos, images, info and shopping links to match the music on radio playlists and showcases this on the station’s website and social networks. Find out how to access AirNet to promote your online content through station websites and track your radio airplay.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Manager of AMRAP Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now manages the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), a Commonwealth Government funded initiative generating airplay opportunities for Australian music on... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:00pm - 3:10pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

Festivale

Our panel discuss the art of putting on a great festival. They will cover the reality of application processes and share some great stories.  The panellists represent specialist and contemporary festivals both locally and internationally.  We also ask each of them the question of their festival highlight and why. 


Speakers
avatar for Henning Ahrens

Henning Ahrens

Four Artists Booking Agentur GmbH
Senior Booking Manager at Four Artists Agency Henning Ahrens began his music career at Blue Star Promotion as an Assistant Booking Manager. When Blue Star Promotion was sold to the DEAG, Henning moved to Ossy Hoppe's office in Frankfurt and then to the DEAG headquarters in Berlin. By that time Henning had worked as a Junior Booker for artists like Kylie Minogue, Muse, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas, Erykah Badu, Kosheen and others. In 2005 he began... Read More →
avatar for Lars Brandle

Lars Brandle

Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUS)  Lars is a veteran music industry reporter, editor and analyst. For almost a decade, Lars served as Global News Editor for America’s Billboard Information Group. After 12 years based in London, Lars returned to Australia in 2008. He continues to write for Billboard Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Music Network and various international music publications, including the British-based IQ and... Read More →
avatar for Damian Cunningham

Damian Cunningham

Booking Agent and Music Festival Consultant with Elastic Entertainment Damian Cunningham is owner of Elastic Entertainment, an agency working mainly in consultancy for large and boutique music festivals across Australia, as well as booking, managing and touring bands both domestic and international. Damian works as Music Manager and Joint Programmer for The Peats Ridge Festival—now in its eighth year, and having been recognised as a leader... Read More →
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Johanna Greenway

Big Day Out
Talent Buyer, Big Day Out (AUS) | Over the past ten years, Johanna has worked as a Promoter, Publicist, Marketer and Band/Event/Label and Tour Manager. She is currently in her fifth year at Creative Festival Entertainment, home of the Big Day Out - Australia and New Zealand’s biggest/longest running music festival, with previous headliners including Nirvana, Muse, Bjork, Iggy and the Stooges, The White Stripes, The Ramones, Soundgarden... Read More →
avatar for Anita Nedeljkovic

Anita Nedeljkovic

Music Programmer at Way Over There Anita Nedeljkovic is a programmer for Way Over There - an independent music programming operation representing local venues and national Australian music festivals. Some of their clients include The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Southbound, St Kilda Festival, Parklife, Groovin' The Moo, The Corner Hotel, Northcote Social Club and East Brunswick Club.
avatar for Peter Noble

Peter Noble

Festival Director/Owner, Bluesfest (AUS) Peter Noble is sole Festival Director and owner of Australia’s Bluesfest, held every Easter in the idyllic northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay. A highly awarded and much loved five day international event, the 21st edition of Bluesfest won 2010 Australian Event of the Year and Best Arts / Cultural Event at the Australian Event Awards. Bluesfest 2011, in its 22nd year on the trot, has... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

Keynote Address- Q & A with Tony Harlow of Warner Music

Tony Harlow began his career at EMI in the UK, rising quickly through the ranks of international marketing before moving to Australia to become Managing Director of EMI Music Australia. During this time he oversaw a significant lift in company performance, and the development of a raft of new talent and labels including Kasey Chambers, Modular Recordings, Paul Kelly, The Living End and Eleven Music with Silverchair. After returning to the UK in 2002, Harlow became CEO of Richard Branson’s V2 label where he worked with acts like Moby, The White Stripes, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, and Mercury Rev, as well as setting up Co-Op Music.

After V2’s acquisition by Universal Music Group in 2007, Harlow briefly headed the international marketing team, before joining Bravado, UMG’s merchandise operation, which he left in April 2010. Later that year, he returned to Australia where he took on the role of Managing Director of Warner Music, steering the company into a new era. One year on from his appointment, Harlow will discuss his love for music with his old mate Kathy McCabe, the music editor from the Daily Telegraph.


Speakers
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Tony Harlow

Managing Director, Warner Music Australia (AUS)  Tony Harlow began his career at EMI in the UK, rising quickly through the ranks of international marketing before moving to Australia to become Managing Director, EMI Music Australia. After returning to the UK in 2002, Harlow became CEO of Richard Branson’s V2 label where he worked with acts like Moby, The White Stripes, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, and Mercury Rev, as well as setting up... Read More →
avatar for Kathy McCabe

Kathy McCabe

Music Editor, News Ltd (AUS) Daily Telegraph music editor Kathy McCabe has been a professional gig pig since her ex-boyfriend decided to chuck in the music writing business to go backpacking in 1989. Silly boy - she got the job and has kept it since, with two major detours. The first was to EMI Virgin, to revive their local music roster. After signing Alex Lloyd, McCabe decided to return to the media side of the fence, where she could do more to... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

New Zealand Music

Everybody needs good neighbours. Our panel discusses ways we can improve artist relations on both sides of the ditch. It is incredibly cost effective for New Zealand artists to tour Australia and vice versa but the music cultures are surprisingly more different than you imagine.  We explore the reasons why and ways around it.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Howe

Ben Howe

Managing Director of Archill Recordings Arch Hill Recordings was founded in late 1998 when a bunch of musicians were all recording at the same studio. The label has signed local icons such as The Clean, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, The Bats as well as new artists including Street Chant, Surf City, Family Cactus, Ghost Wave. In 2006 Ben started working with touring company Mystery Girl Presents, bringing artists to New Zealand such as Pavement... Read More →
avatar for Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin

Drummer, Shihad / Manager, Homesurgery / Producer, The Studios in the City (AUS) Tom Larkin is a producer, drummer and songwriter. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne, Victoria and runs a music management and artist development company called Homesurgery. Tom has produced bands such as Shihad, Calling All Cars, Strangers... Read More →
avatar for Scott Maclachlan

Scott Maclachlan

Head of Business Development/A&R Director, Universal Music (NZL) Scott Maclachlan travelled to NZ at six weeks old, only to return to his native England two years later. However, the Kiwi lifestyle led him to marry one, and return with his family over 30 years later. After graduating from university with a Masters in English, he joined a record company before starting his own label and rising to Head of A&R at Jive Records. He joined... Read More →
avatar for Mike McClung

Mike McClung

Music Promotion, NZ on Air (NZL) Mike McClung is based in Auckland and works for NZ On Air, a New Zealand government agency that funds and promotes New Zealand music both at home and abroad. Prior to his NZ On Air role, Mike spent 6 years in promotions and marketing at EMI Music NZ. Mike began his career in radio, working both on-air and in programming at a number of leading NZ stations.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

5:00pm

NZ on Air / NZ Music Commission Party

Live music from The Adults, Tiny Ruins, Street Chant, Ruby Frost and The Psychs.

BIGSOUND Parties are open to BIGSOUND delegate pass holders and invited guests only.

Complimentary refreshments are provided.


Artists
avatar for Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

From the sequins she adores to her heart quenching tunes, Ruby Frost is a pop talent who looks to the likes of Bjork for inspiration. The Kiwi songstress won the Session I Pop Category of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting comp & is finishing her debut album with US producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit).
avatar for Street Chant

Street Chant

Arch Hill Recordings
Street Chant have done support slots in NZ for Dead Weather, Black Lips, 3ds, Datsuns, The Fall and played Laneway Festival & Big Day Out. They've played CMJ 2010 and SXSW 2011 and some additional LA, NYC, Washington and Aus shows. Their album "Means" received radio on CMJ network and in NZ/Aus.
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The Adults

After 22 years at the helm of New Zealand’s most loved rock band, Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has built up a treasure trove of musical connections. Lucky for us they have now collided, resulting in one hell of a project.
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The Psychs

Originally from Auckland, NZ, The Psychs are a refreshing blend of Motown, 60’s pop and soul. Taking influence from a wide range of 50’s / 60’s acts including Marc Bolan, The Who, The Sonics, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and The Beatles to name but a few.
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Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins is only Hollie, and Hollie is all Tiny Ruins needs to be. She writes dream-laden folk melodies from New Zealand.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

5:00pm

Virgin Australia Party

The launch of ‘Home 3’ a collection of national Indigenous artists with performances from Sue Ray, Adam James, Dave Dow and the Human Groove and MC Murriz.

BIGSOUND Parties are open to BIGSOUND delegate pass holders and invited guests only.

Complimentary refreshments are provided.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Brous

Haunting melodies, shimmering organ lines and one powerful voice: BROUS' music is an uncompromising vision for pop. Brous (pron. Bruce) is the daring musical venture by Melbourne musician Sophia Brous. Single 'Streamers' received critical praise and her debut self titled EP is released in September.


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Brous

Haunting melodies, shimmering organ lines and one powerful voice: BROUS' music is an uncompromising vision for pop. Brous (pron. Bruce) is the daring musical venture by Melbourne musician Sophia Brous. Single 'Streamers' received critical praise and her debut self titled EP is released in September.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Inland Sea

The ten members of Brisbane's Inland Sea are bound together by a love of complex harmonies and song writing. Since forming in early 2010, they have won hearts with their luscious five-part vocal harmonies, interwoven instrumentation and lyrical sincerity.

 

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www.myspace.com/inlandseaband

 


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Inland Sea

The ten members of Brisbane's Inland Sea are bound together by a love of complex harmonies and song writing. Since forming in early 2010, they have won hearts with their luscious five-part vocal harmonies, interwoven instrumentation and lyrical sincerity.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

The Sheepdogs

While most rock bands are all too focused on the riff, the Sheepdogs remember the importance of those other elements that make for great rock music: melody, harmony and groove. To see them live is pure rock and roll jubilation, to revel in the splendor created by 3 part vocal harmonies and heavy hitting dual guitar leads.

The Saskatoon four-piece were recently the winners for a six-month competition to be the first band or artist not signed with a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Voted by more that 1.5 million fans worldwide, the Sheepdogs beat out over two thousand bands in the competition that garnered them a record deal with Atlantic records, a performance at Bonnaroo, two appearances on late night with Jimmy Fallon. Their latest ep five easy pieces debuted no. 1 on itunes in Canada and their full length learn & burn continues to climb the charts and fly off merch tables.


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The Sheepdogs

In 2009, their album “The Sheepdogs’ Big Stand” was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Independent Album of the Year, and the band was nominated for Artist of the Year on XM radio’s The Verge. With no intentions of letting up, 2011 sees The Sheepdogs touring across North America spreading the good word while continuing to write and record in their home studio.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:10pm

Luluc

With the release of their debut album, Dear Hamlyn, Luluc has become a quiet sensation. Songs pared down to an essential core, the music of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett is of austere and unadorned beauty. "...the beautiful resonation of Randell's voice...disarms with a gracefulness that is the very

 

www.lulucmusic.com

www.myspace.com/lulucmusic

 


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Luluc

With the release of their debut album, Dear Hamlyn, Luluc has become a quiet sensation. Songs pared down to an essential core, the music of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett is of austere and unadorned beauty. \"...the beautiful resonation of Randell\'s voice...disarms with a gracefulness that is the very



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:10pm - 8:40pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:20pm

Impossible Odds

Politically minded with a view unique to urban Aboriginal Australia, Fred Leone of Impossible Odds brings intelligent and soulful lyrics laced over organic beats. With fellow core band member James Vincent aka DJ Returnagain.


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Impossible Odds

Politically minded with a view unique to urban Aboriginal Australia, Fred Leone of Impossible Odds brings intelligent and soulful lyrics laced over organic beats. With fellow core band member James Vincent aka DJ Returnagain.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:20pm - 8:50pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

8:20pm

The Laurels

The Laurels are a four-piece from Sydney. Their sound has been described as a mixture of My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Sonic Youth + The Scientists with a hint of The Beatles. They create luscious, complex and dangerous psychedelic shoegaze that is as mesmerising on the stage as it is on record.

 

www.facebook.com/theelaurels

www.myspace.com/thelaurels

 


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The Laurels

The Laurels are a four-piece from Sydney. They create luscious, complex and dangerous psychedelic shoegaze that is as mesmerising on the stage as it is on record, and recently released their debut EP 'Mesozoic' to much acclaim. "The Laurels are one of the most compelling bands around right now.'' 4 stars - THE AGE


Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:20pm - 8:50pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

8:30pm

Gossling

Gossling

 

Gossling (aka Helen Croome) was discovered by Triple J after drawing attention as an Unearthed artist with debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’. Her sophomore EP, ‘Until Then’ as well as some high profile tour supports & sold out headline shows have solidified her reputation as an artist to watch.

 

www.gosslingmusic.com

www.myspace.com/gosslingmusic

 


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Gossling

Gossling (aka Helen Croome) was discovered by Triple J after drawing attention as an Unearthed artist with debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’. Her sophomore EP, ‘Until Then’ as well as some high profile tour supports & sold out headline shows have solidified her reputation as an artist to watch.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:30pm

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting is now readying to introduce their debut album, Temporary Resident in early 2011. They are a band that is fast becoming one of Canada's most talked about new bands.


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Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting is now readying to introduce their debut album, Temporary Resident in early 2011. They are a band that is fast becoming one of Canada\'s most talked about new bands.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

Boy In A Box

My favourite live artists like Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Clash, The Who all play and played like their lives depended on it. They take you somewhere else. That's the kind of honesty and intensity that I'm striving for... And anthems to wrap your voices around and pump your fists to.


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Boy In A Box

My favourite live artists like Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Clash, The Who all play and played like their lives depended on it. They take you somewhere else. That\'s the kind of honesty and intensity that I\'m striving for... And anthems to wrap your voices around and pump your fists to.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

Laneous & The Family Yah

Laneous & The Family Yah make Mutant Soul and Croon Punk for your earholes. Alternatively cheerful, smooth and demented, Laneous navigates his band through fiercely syncopated, occasionally bombast and otherwise wobbly grooves with his trademark falsetto croon and charming hip hop murmurs.

 

www.laneous.com.au

www.myspace.com/lachlaneous

 


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Laneous & The Family Yah

Laneous & The Family Yah make Mutant Soul and Croon Punk for your earholes. Alternatively cheerful, smooth and demented, Laneous navigates his band through fiercely syncopated, occasionally bombast and otherwise wobbly grooves with his trademark falsetto croon and charming hip hop murmurs.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

Ruby Frost

From the sequins she adores to her heart quenching tunes, Ruby Frost is a pop talent who looks to the likes of Bjork for inspiration. The Kiwi songstress won the Session I Pop Category of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting comp & is finishing her debut album with US producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit).


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Ruby Frost

From the sequins she adores to her heart quenching tunes, Ruby Frost is a pop talent who looks to the likes of Bjork for inspiration. The Kiwi songstress won the Session I Pop Category of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting comp & is finishing her debut album with US producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit).



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

9:00pm

Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins is only Hollie, and Hollie is all Tiny Ruins needs to be. She writes dream-laden folk melodies from New Zealand.

 

www.tinyruins.com

www.myspace.com/tinyruins

 


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Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins is only Hollie, and Hollie is all Tiny Ruins needs to be. She writes dream-laden folk melodies from New Zealand.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

9:10pm

Jackson Firebird

Jackson Firebird are explosive Aussie Rock described by Spiderbait frontman Kram as ‘AC/DC meets John Spencer Blues Explosion', the duo consists of fat guitar, hard-hitting drums and the unconventional sounds of a miked-up, upside-down ‘bottle bin’.

 

www.jacksonfirebird.com

www.myspace.com/jacksonfirebird

 


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Jackson Firebird

Jackson Firebird are explosive Aussie Rock described by Spiderbait frontman Kram as ‘AC/DC meets John Spencer Blues Explosion\', the duo consists of fat guitar, hard-hitting drums and the unconventional sounds of a miked-up, upside-down ‘bottle bin’.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:10pm - 9:40pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

9:10pm

Sietta

Sietta are an electronic soul duo from Darwin, made up of producer/instrumentalist James Mangohig and vocalist Caiti Baker. Having just launched their debut album The Seventh Passenger through Elefant Traks they are currently touring the country supporting The Herd and Illy.


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Sietta

Sietta are an electronic soul duo from Darwin, made up of producer/instrumentalist James Mangohig and vocalist Caiti Baker. Having just launched their debut album The Seventh Passenger through Elefant Traks they are currently touring the country supporting the HERD and illy.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:10pm - 9:40pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

9:20pm

Adalita

Modern Australian rock icon Adalita is best known as front woman for Australian indie rock band Magic Dirt. Spanning 18 years and 13 releases, Magic Dirt have cemented their status as one of Australia's best loved and highly respected live bands. In 2011 Adalita released her debut self-titled solo album to rave reviews and completed a national tour to packed houses across Australia, including a performance for His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in June 2011.


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Adalita

Modern Australian rock icon Adalita is best known as front woman for Australian indie rock band Magic Dirt. Spanning 18 years and 13 releases, Magic Dirt have cemented their status as one of Australia\'s best loved and highly respected live bands. In 2011 Adalita released her debut self-titled solo album to rave reviews and completed a national tour to packed houses across Australia, including a performance for His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

9:20pm

Split Seconds

Following a path set by the legends of Australian song, Perth's Split Seconds have become one of the country's most prominent new bands. They dominated this years WAMI awards and just completed a national tour with The Panics. Singles "Bed Down" and "All You Gotta Do" have become radio favourites.

 

www.facebook.com/splitsecondss

www.myspace.com/splitsecondss

 


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Split Seconds

Following a path set by the legends of Australian song, Perth's Split Seconds have become one of the country's most prominent new bands. They dominated this years WAMI awards and just completed a national tour with The Panics. Singles "Bed Down" and "All You Gotta Do" have become radio favourites.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

emma louise

emma louise burst on the scene in 2011 with her debut EP Full Hearts And Empty Rooms. It went straight to Number 1 in the AIR charts where it remains after 9 weeks. Single Jungle is a triple j favourite and already has over 140,000 plays online gaining plaudits and interest from around the globe.

 

www.emmalouise.bandcamp.com

www.myspace.com/musicemmalouise

 


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emma louise

emma louise burst on the scene in 2011 with her debut EP Full Hearts And Empty Rooms. It went straight to Number 1 in the AIR charts where it remains after 12 weeks. Single Jungle is a triple j favourite and already has over 150,000 plays online gaining plaudits and interest from around the globe.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

Redcoats

After dropping everything to focus on their music in 2010, Redcoats released their debut single Dreamshaker in March 2011. After a national tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Redcoats returned home to sell out their first headline show. Their debut EP is out July 29.


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Redcoats

After dropping everything to focus on their music in 2010, Redcoats released their debut single Dreamshaker in March 2011. After a national tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Redcoats returned home to sell out their first headline show. Their debut EP is out July 29.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

Stonefield

Seventies inspired psych-rock opal Stonefield spent 2010 / 11 playing festivals and their first (sold out) headline shows. With tracks 'Foreign Lover' and 'Through the Clover' loved by triple j and XFM (UK) they moved from the fields of rural Victoria to the stages of Glastonbury. A new vinyl A-side soon to come.


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Stonefield

70’s inspired psych-rock opal STONEFIELD spent 2010/11 playing festivals & their first (sold out) headline shows. With tracks Foreign Lover & Through the Clover loved by triple j & XFM (UK) they moved from the fields of rural Victoria to the stage of Glastonbury. A new vinyl A-side soon to come.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

9:50pm

WIM

It been a big year for WIM. First signing to Modular, then releasing their debut record to great critical acclaim followed by 2 successive national tours - one headline and one supporting Gypsy and the Cat. This is the year of WIM, its time to send your ears on a well-deserved holiday.

 

www.wimtheband.com

www.myspace.com/wimtheband

 


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WIM

It been a big year for WIM. First signing to Modular, then releasing their debut record to great critical acclaim followed by 2 successive national tours - one headline and one supporting Gypsy and the Cat. This is the year of WIM, its time to send your ears on a well-deserved holiday.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 9:50pm - 10:20pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

Strangers

"We like to take our experiences and turn them into what Sinatra quoted as 'The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.... ' I think that sums us up pretty well.”

www.myspace.com/strangersau

 


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Calling All Cars

CALLING ALL CARS were handpicked to open for AC/DC on their Black Ice Tour. Debut album Hold Hold Fire was released in 2010 and six singles received high rotation on triple j – Animal; Not Like Anybody; Hold Hold Fire; Disconnect; Run Away and Reptile from their second album Dancing With A Dead Man.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

Thundamentals

Blue Mountains Hip Hop trio Thundamentals have enjoyed their share of critical acclaim from both their debut EP and debut album ‘Sleeping On Your Style’ that has seen them dominate ‘Next Big Things’ lists, festival stages & radio airwaves in the last 18 months. New album ‘FOREVERLUTION' out July 29


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Thundamentals

Blue Mountains Hip Hop trio Thundamentals have enjoyed their share of critical acclaim from both their debut EP and debut album ‘Sleeping On Your Style’ that has seen them dominate ‘Next Big Things’ lists, festival stages & radio airwaves in the last 18 months. New album ‘FOREVERLUTION\' out July 29



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:10pm

Ben Salter

Best known from The Gin Club, Giants of Science & Wilson Pickers, Brisbane singer-songwriter Ben Salter has also been a soloist for over ten years. He has played throughout Australia and Europe, where his striking vocal range & captivating lyricism have drawn comparisons to Neil Finn & Elliot Smith.

 

www.bensalter.com.au

 


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Dominic Miller

Best known from The Gin Club, Giants of Science & Wilson Pickers, Brisbane singer-songwriter Ben Salter has also been a soloist for over ten years. He has played throughout Australia and Europe, where his striking vocal range & captivating lyricism have drawn comparisons to Neil Finn & Elliot Smith.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:10pm - 10:40pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:10pm

The Cairos

The Cairos are Awesome. They have played a silly amount of shows in the past 2 years. From stadiums (mostly with Powderfinger) to small venues (mostly by themselves and to themselves). Sometimes they even get played on the radio. Any chance to see The Cairos live, is a chance you should take.


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The Cairos

The Cairos are Awesome. They have played a silly amount of shows in the past 2 years. From stadiums (mostly with Powderfinger) to small venues (mostly by themselves and to themselves). Sometimes they even get played on the radio. Any chance to see The Cairos live, is a chance you should take.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:10pm - 10:40pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

Belles Will Ring

Belles Will Ring released their second LP Crystal Theatre in May 2011. The band nearly sold out their own national tour and will be supporting Pulp, Glasvegas and Leader Cheetah throughout 2011. 4 stars - Rolling Stone, 4.5 stars - The Mag, 8/10 -The Sun Herald, 4 stars - Junior Magazine, 4 stars - The Age


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Belles Will Ring

Belles Will Ring released their second LP Crystal Theatre in May 2011. The band nearly sold out their own national tour and will be supporting Pulp, Glasvegas and Leader Cheetah throughout 2011.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

The Medics

On stage or on record, The Medics are truly something to behold. An exhilarating blur of passion and movement, the band bring an all-too-rare sense of urgency to their music that’s underpinned their emergence as one of the country’s most genuinely exciting new bands.

www.themedics.com.au

 


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The Medics

On stage or on record, The Medics are truly something to behold. An exhilarating blur of passion and movement, the band bring an all-too-rare sense of urgency to their music that’s underpinned their emergence as one of the country’s most genuinely exciting new bands.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

World's End Press
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World's End Press

World's End Press make widescreen pop music as danceable as it is lovable. Renowned for their wild live shows, the band create enough on stage energy to power a small nation. WEP have spent 2011 touring relentlessly, reducing every room to a seething mass of sweaty bodies and uninhibited movement.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

10:40pm

Amaya Laucirica

Amaya Laucirica's music is driven by an inimitably beautiful voice melded with widescreen arrangements. Her latest album 'Early Summer' was Triple J's Feature Album in late 2010. Since then, Amaya has opened for Blonde Redhead (USA) and has toured nationally with Adalita (Magic Dirt).


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Amaya Laucirica

Amaya Laucirica's music is driven by an inimitably beautiful voice melded with widescreen arrangements. Her latest album 'Early Summer' was Triple J's Feature Album in late 2010. Since then, Amaya has opened for Blonde Redhead (USA) and has toured nationally with Adalita (Magic Dirt).


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:40pm - 11:10pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:50pm

Evil Eddie

Butterfingers chief songwriter & front man Evil Eddie (Bris) returns with his unique mix of distorted guitars, monster truck beats & sharp lyrical humour. After playing sold out shows up & down the coast of his home state of Queensland on the strength of only 2 singles, this act is not to be missed.


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Evil Eddie

Butterfingers chief songwriter & front man Evil Eddie (Bris) returns with his unique mix of distorted guitars, monster truck beats & sharp lyrical humour. After playing sold out shows up & down the coast of his home state of Queensland on the strength of only 2 singles, this act is not to be missed. - EVIL EDDIE PLAYS WEDS 7TH SEP @ THE TEMPO HOTEL - BIO... Hailing from what rural Queenslanders commonly refer to as ‘The... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:50pm - 11:20pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:50pm

The Novocaines

International Buzz in LA on Australian band The Novocaines rocketed into overdrive when their track Cup Of Coffee was featured in the hit movie Scream 4. The band is highly acclaimned in Australia for their energetic live shows and indi success with several tracks on receiving triple J airplay.

 

www.thenovocaines.com

www.myspace.com/novocaines

 


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The Novocaines

International Buzz in LA on Australian band The Novocaines rocketed into overdrive when their track Cup Of Coffee was featured in the hit movie Scream 4. The band is highly acclaimned in Australia for their energetic live shows and indi success with several tracks on receiving triple J airplay.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:50pm - 11:20pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

11:00pm

Lanie Lane

Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie Lane (pronounced “Lannie”) is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. Channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane is creating her own golden age.

 

www.lanielane.net

www.myspace.com/lanielanemusic

 


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Lanie Lane

Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie Lane (pronounced “Lannie”) is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. Channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane is creating her own golden age.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:00pm

The Chemist

The Chemist clocked in a solid year of touring this past year in support of bands such as Birds of Tokyo and Boy & Bear plus numerous festivals and a headline tour of their own! Now tucked in at home, they are writing an album to follow up their two acclaimed EP's which we should see early 2012.


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Adalita

Artist, Magic Dirt
Position at Company ABC.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Calling All Cars

CALLING ALL CARS were handpicked to open for AC/DC on their Black Ice Tour. Debut album Hold Hold Fire was released in 2010 and six singles received high rotation on triple j – Animal; Not Like Anybody; Hold Hold Fire; Disconnect; Run Away and Reptile from their second album Dancing With A Dead Man.

 

www.callingallcars.net

www.myspace.com/callingallcars

 


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Calling All Cars

CALLING ALL CARS were handpicked to open for AC/DC on their Black Ice Tour. Debut album Hold Hold Fire was released in 2010 and six singles received high rotation on triple j – Animal; Not Like Anybody; Hold Hold Fire; Disconnect; Run Away and Reptile from their second album Dancing With A Dead Man.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Jinja Safari

Less than 12 months since their debut show for family & friends in a beach-side forest outside of Sydney, Jinja Safari return with their new EP ‘Mermaids & Other Sirens’, featuring the single “Hiccups”, which they are releasing for free, track by track.

 

www.jinjasafari.tumblr.com

www.myspace.com/jinjasafari

 


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Jinja Safari

Less than 12 months since their debut show for family & friends in a beach-side forest outside of Sydney, Jinja Safari return with their new EP ‘Mermaids & Other Sirens’, featuring the single “Hiccups”, which they are releasing for free, track by track.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Woe & Flutter

young men from the Gold Coast are Woe & Flutter. Woe & Flutter write folk-rock, punk and garage tunes with the gusto and pathos of a young James Chance. Unearthed has liked them, and others soon shall follow. The world is kind to Woe & Flutter


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Woe & Flutter

4 young men from the Gold Coast are Woe & Flutter. Woe & Flutter write folk-rock, punk and garage tunes with the gusto and pathos of a young James Chance. Unearthed has liked them, and others soon shall follow. The world is kind to Woe & Flutter.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

11:30pm

Mike Noga

Mike Noga is the drummer for critically acclaimed Melbourne band The Drones. With the release this year of his second solo album 'The Balladeer Hunter' Noga has been garnering much acclaim himself with critics declaring him "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters" - Inpress Magazine


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Mike Noga

Mike Noga is the drummer for critically acclaimed Melbourne band The Drones. With the release this year of his second solo album \'The Balladeer Hunter\' Noga has been garnering much acclaim himself with critics declaring him \"one of Australia\'s most talented new singer-songwriters\" - Inpress Magazine


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:30pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 12:00am
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:40pm

Horrorshow

In three short years Horrorshow have gone from an underground hip hop buzz group to one of Australia's most promising prospects. With two acclaimed albums, multiple tours and sellout shows, as well as some European support slots, this early-20s is well and truly on the rise.


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Horrorshow

In three short years Horrorshow have gone from an underground hip hop buzz group to one of Australia's most promising prospects. With two acclaimed albums, multiple tours and sellout shows, as well as some European support slots, this early-20s is well and truly on the rise.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:40pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 12:10am
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:40pm

The Vasco Era

Melbourne rock band The Vasco Era features vocalist and guitarist Sid O’Neil, his brother and bassist Ted O’Neill, and drummer Michael Fitzgerald. Hailing from the coastal town of Apollo Bay, the boys recall playing to packed out living rooms before hitting actual stages around Australia.

 

www.thevascoera.com

www.myspace.com/thevascoera

 


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Bonnie Dalton

Minnow & Co.
Melbourne rock band The Vasco Era features vocalist and guitarist Sid O’Neil, his brother and bassist Ted O’Neill, and drummer Michael Fitzgerald. Hailing from the coastal town of Apollo Bay, the boys recall playing to packed out living rooms before hitting actual stages around Australia.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:40pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 12:10am
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

11:50pm

The Paper Scissors

In the age of 3:30 digital singles, The Paper Scissors are cutting against the grain with their new album 'In Loving Memory'. 'In Loving Memory' is for lovers of long-form albums, the record brings together a range of influences and topics to create a truly international rock soundscape.

 

www.thepaperscissors.com

www.myspace.com/thepaperscissors

 


Artists
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The Paper Scissors

In the age of 3:30 digital singles, The Paper Scissors are cutting against the grain with their new album \'In Loving Memory\'. \'In Loving Memory\' is for lovers of long-form albums, the record brings together a range of influences and topics to create a truly international rock soundscape.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:50pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 12:20am
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:50pm

Velociraptor

Known for inciting free-for-all stage parties which blur the lines between performer and punter, Velociraptor bring with them a cache of garage pop gems that are brought to life by an orchestra of guitars and gang vocals.


Artists
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Velociraptor

Known for inciting free-for-all stage parties which blur the lines between performer and punter, Velociraptor bring with them a cache of garage pop gems that are brought to life by an orchestra of guitars and gang vocals.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:50pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 12:20am
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley
 
Thursday, September 8
 

10:00am

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Touring Australia with strategy.  There are many ways to skin this cat and we present a great cross section of our best strategic agents and managers to dig into their tour books.  Australia has a unique history and culture when it comes to touring pubs, clubs and festivals. Our team share stories and insights on ways to make this your career.


Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Dalton

Bonnie Dalton

Director of Minnow & Co Bonnie Dalton manages Little Red, Husky and The Vasco Era. She has worked with Little Red for the past four years, taking them from small club shows to their recent successes here in Australia, and is currently working on international plans. This will be a big year for the band, who are soon to release their third album on their very own label, Era Records. In addition to her management roles, Bonnie is the... Read More →
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Scotty McKenzie

Booking Agent, Premier Artists (AUS) Scotty has been working at Premier Artists for ten years now, and has been involved in each area of the business. He has also been involved with many acts and tours over the years in all facets of music. His current national artist roster includes Custom Kings, Airbourne, Diafrix, Lowrider, Mahalia Barnes, Leena, Redcoats, 28 Days, Joe Neptune, Carus Thompson, and Nicholas Roy, to name a few.
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Ben Preece

Director of Mucho Bravado As the owner and director of management and PR company Mucho-Bravado, Ben Preece has a background in programming, promoting, events, and band management. Created in 2005 with the mission statement to provide solid nurturing and assistance for young bands, Mucho-Bravado now boasts a roster to be proud of, managing Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music, Tara Simmons, Edward Guglielmino, My Own Pet Radio, and Spring... Read More →
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Philip Stevens

Director, Philip Stevens Management & Jarrah Records (AUS)  Perth-based Philip Stevens is best known as manager for John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and for his successful indie label Jarrah Records. Established in 2002, Jarrah has won a string of WAMI awards and was the first artist-owned independent label to debut at No.1 on the ARIA charts. Prior to managing, Phil created the alternative music venue Mojo’s Bar in... Read More →
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Stephen Wade

Director, Select Music (AUS)  Stephen Wade is a booking agent and CEO of Select Music, representing a diverse range of acts including Boy & Bear, Josh Pyke, Tim Finn, Busby Marou and emma louise. He has been in the industry for 20 years and, with Rob G, has seen Select grow into one of the country’s top agencies. He also owns Select Touring, which has toured Crystal Castles, Public Enemy, Tallest Man On Earth and Cypress Hill, as... Read More →
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Paul Watson

Manager, Dubmarine / Publicist, Heapsaflash (AUS)  Paul Watson is a Brisbane based manager whose acts include reggae/dancehall/DnB outfit Dubmarine, soul/swing act Miguel, and roots reggae band Darky Roots. He also works as a publicist with Heapsaflash Media. Paul has been involved in the Brisbane music scene for many years, performs with numerous bands, and spends altogether too much money on records.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:00am

Local to National: The Community Radio Platform

Amrap (The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project) have rallied together a crack team of metro community radio music directors to explain the best ways to approach stations for airplay, interviews and promotions. Amrap will show you how to create a national community radio campaign to get traction and build your fan base Australia wide. Discover how to find stations and radio shows that suit your sound and how to get their attention.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Co-Station Manager, 4ZzZ (AUS) Michelle Brown is one of the Co-Station Managers at 4ZzZ community radio and has been employed at the station for over two years. Her role includes looking after marketing, promotions, communications and programming. Before 4ZzZ, Michelle worked at Scene Magazine for nearly four years and briefly contributed editorial to Rave Magazine’s Informer section after leaving Scene. Michelle has also worked in music... Read More →
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Chris Johnson

Manager of AMRAP Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now manages the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), a Commonwealth Government funded initiative generating airplay opportunities for Australian music on... Read More →
avatar for Joanne Wallis

Joanne Wallis

Music Development Manager, RTRFM (AUS)  Joanne Wallis has been involved with RTRFM 92.1 for three years as the Development Manager for Music. Jo works extensively with the music industry in Perth, supporting emerging bands and working closely with the RTRFM Music Director. Jo has been involved in the music industry for several years having previously worked at independent records labels Shock Records and Stomp Records.
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Simon Winkler

Music Co-ordinator, 3RRR (AUS) Simon Winkler is the Music Co-ordinator at Melbourne’s Community Radio Station 3RRR. He began his media career as a writer and reviewer for street press in Sydney before moving into broadcasting through the nascent FBi radio station in Sydney. Following work experience at various stations Simon began working for the SBS youth arts, music and talks program Alchemy, where he was a producer, music director and... Read More →
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Dan Zilber

Music Director at FBI Radio Dan came on board as FBi's Music Director when the station first began broadcasting full time in 2003, then Australia's youngest Music Director. FBi plays 50% Australian Music, half of that from Sydney.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:00am

Love is the Law

The lawyer’s role in the A&R community. If we’re not careful the front row at all of the great gigs will be filled with lawyers.  Our panel discusses the ever changing playing field of recording and publishing deals and the roles that lawyers play in the process.  We will also investigate some examples (both locally and internationally) where the lawyer directly facilitates the deal.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Averill

Craig Averill

Attorney at Law at Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob Prior to practicing law, Craig Averill was the General Manager of Gypsy Records which was an independent record label formed in a joint venture with music business legend Walter Yetnikoff’s (former president of CBS Records/Sony Music) Velvel Music Group. His current law practice has an international focus and concentrates in the areas of music, marketing and branded content... Read More →
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Paul Hanly

Frenchkiss Records
Director, Frenchkiss Records (USA) Paul has worked in the US music industry for close to 9 years now, after many exciting internships. Paul's career started in PR at Capitol Records. He now holds the position of general manager at Frenchkiss Records. In the last 3.5 years since Paul has been with Frenchkiss, he has played an integral role in helping build the careers of The Dodos, Local Natives, Passion Pit, The Antlers, Cut Off Your Hands and... Read More →
avatar for Julian Hewitt

Julian Hewitt

Director, Media Arts Lawyers (AUS) Julian Hewitt is a music lawyer who acts for some of the most exciting young bands in the country, as well as representing independent labels, publishers and festivals. Julian has been signed as an artist to major and independent labels, and has an extensive background in touring, publishing, recording and remixing bands. Aside from music, Julian represents fashion designers, creative agencies, and... Read More →
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Julia Kosky

Director, Brighton Boulevard Productions / Lawyer, Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS) Julia Kosky is a lawyer at Brett Oaten Solicitors, advising clients in the music and entertainment industries. Julia has also been running her own management company, Brighton Boulevard Productions, for the past eight years, and is artist manager to singer/songwriter Andy Bull—best known for his recent song "Dog" featured in triple j’s Hottest 100 this... Read More →
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Darren Sanicki

Director of Darren Sanicki Music & Entertainment Lawyers Darren Sanicki Music & Entertainment Lawyers is a law firm based in Melbourne, specialising in music, entertainment and the arts. Darren acts for many of the biggest names in the music industry and the firm’s client base includes major recording artists, bands, managers, composers, indie labels, and producers. Darren has been in and around the music industry most of his life... Read More →
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David Vodicka

Director, Media Arts Lawyers / Rubber Records
David Vodicka is the Principal of entertainment law firm Media Arts Lawyers and has over 20 years practice representing musicians, artists, performers, composers, recording, production, management and publishing entities.He has dealt in all facets of law affecting the creative industries, and has had considerable hands-on experience in the music recording and publishing fields as director of independent label Rubber Records and music publisher... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:30am

Keynote Address - Q & A with David Enthoven & Tim Clark of ie:music

Tim Clark and his mate David Enthoven are the co-founders of ie:music, the artist management company that represents Ladyhawke, Jimmy Page, Robbie Williams and Passenger as well as recently expanding their base to invest in ‘This is Music’ (Findlay Brown, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco).

These guys have spent a lifetime in music working with the likes of Bob Marley, T-Rex, Brian Eno, King Crimson, Nick Drake, Roxy Music, Cat Stevens, Massive Attack and Robbie Williams.  Tim and David are widely respected throughout the music industry for their innovative approach to artist friendly music management and their support of digital.

They will be interviewed by their co-conspirator Colin Daniels who is the Managing Director of independent distributor & record company, Inertia.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Managing Director, ie:music (GBR)  Tim Clark is a founding partner, along with David Enthoven, of ie:music, the artist management company that represents Ladyhawke, Jimmy Page, Robbie Williams and Passenger as well as recently expanding their base to invest in ‘This is Music’ (Findlay Brown, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco). He started his career at Island Records, the label founded by his mentor, the legendary Chris... Read More →
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Colin Daniels

Managing Director of Inertia Colin Daniels is the Managing Director of independent distributor & record company, Inertia. He is also a Director of Handsome Tours, a founding patron of The Australian Music Prize and a board member of the global digital rights organization, Merlin. Daniels started in the music industry as a product manager for distributor MDS, a division of Mushroom Records. Moving into A&R in the early 90s, Daniels helped... Read More →
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David Enthoven

Director of ie:music David Enthoven is the joint Managing Director of ie:music, a music management company representing Ladyhawke, Jimmy Page, Robbie Williams, and Passenger, with his partner Tim Clark. They have also expanded their base to invest in 'This is Music' (Findlay Brown, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco). In the late sixties and seventies, during his time at EG Records [Enthoven was the ‘E’ of EG], David managed King... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday September 8, 2011 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

1:00pm

Mess + Noise Lunchbox with Bleeding Knees Club
Artists
avatar for Bleeding Knees Club

Bleeding Knees Club

Since thrashing onto the scene and releasing their initial demos not more than a year ago, Gold Coast surf punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have been touted by JJJ as one of the most promising acts to emerge out of Australia at the minute.


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

AAM Presents - Music Management Panel: True Commitment

We are incredibly lucky to have some of the most successful managers of recent times join our panel.  They will share their experiences (both artistically and commercially) and dissect the relationship between the artist and the manager. 

Some say there is no more unique relationship between two human beings.


Speakers
avatar for Catherine Haridy

Catherine Haridy

Catherine Haridy Management (Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Jebediah)
Director of Catherine Haridy Management Cath Haridy's management stable includes Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Basement Birds, The Chemist, Steve Parkin and Bob Evans, along with music producers Gareth Parton, Jimi Maroudas, Steven Schram and Andy Lawson. She is also involved in a development label with members of Eskimo Joe. The label, Dirt Diamond Productions currently works with local Perth artist Steve Parkin, The Chemist and co-manages... Read More →
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Will Larnach-Jones

Director of Parallel Management (AUS) Will Larnach-Jones is Director of Parallel Management. Based in Sydney, Parallel Management's roster includes The Presets, Zowie, Strange Talk, Beni, Undercolours and Angie Hart. Prior to setting up Parallel Management, Will was based in London as a publicist for acts such as Sigur Ros, Jimi Tenor and Pulp, and then in Melbourne where he assisted on management for The Avalanches, Sally Seltmann, and... Read More →
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Jodie Regan

Director, Spinning Top Music (AUS) Jodie Regan made her start in 2004, running a brand new small music venue in Fremantle, The Norfolk Basement. It was there that she gained experience in promoting and booking live shows. The venue soon became a popular stop for touring bands from all over the world. It was the local bands she saw there that inspired her change to artist management. Jodie started her management company Spinning Top Music in 2007... Read More →
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Philip Stevens

Director, Philip Stevens Management & Jarrah Records (AUS)  Perth-based Philip Stevens is best known as manager for John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and for his successful indie label Jarrah Records. Established in 2002, Jarrah has won a string of WAMI awards and was the first artist-owned independent label to debut at No.1 on the ARIA charts. Prior to managing, Phil created the alternative music venue Mojo’s Bar in... Read More →
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Brian Winton

Foundations Artist Management
Foundations Artist Management; Partner / Manager | | Brian Winton is a partner in Foundations Artist Management, a New York based artist management company. Together with his partners Rich Cohen and Steve Bursky, Brian runs Foundations and manages his own roster of artists including Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Joan As Police Woman and We Barbarians. Foundations Artist Management was launched in 2000 by Steve Bursky, and has since grown into a... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

Punk & Hardcore Music Scenes: The Outsiders

Punk & hardcore music has traditionally been the stomping ground for outsiders.  Our panel discusses the big business of punk & hardcore and what differentiates it from other areas of the music business.  They will discuss all ages gigs, the commitment of their fans and how it relates to 1977 (if at all).


Speakers
JC

Joel Carriere

Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Mgt.
Director, Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management (CAN)  Joel Carriere has worked in the music industry in some form since he was an alternative rock DJ and assistant manager at Sam The Record Man. Since then, Carriere has become a prominent figure in the Canadian independent music scene as owner of Bedlam Music Management and Dine Alone Records and as a partner in Rock Steady music services. Bedlam Music Management manages Alexisonfire... Read More →
avatar for Jaddan Comerford

Jaddan Comerford

Co-Founder of UNFD Jaddan Comerford started Boomtown Records in 2004 whilst studying, and has since gone on to become one of the Australian music industry's well known personalities through his passion for music, conversation, business and the odd cheeky pint of beer. Co-founding The Staple Group with Ben Turnbull in 2006, Jaddan has long shared a vision of creating a company that suggests a new model for the ailing music industry, and executing... Read More →
avatar for Dan Condon

Dan Condon

Contributing Editor at Time Off Dan Condon plays in shitty punk rock bands, writes a national blues and roots column and considers himself to be a bona fide devotee of funk. He’ll never get anywhere in this business. A disgustingly diverse music taste informs his work as Contributing Editor of Time Off magazine and his co-hosting of 4ZzZ’s illustrious Friday morning Wake and Bake program, and if you were to ask him to choose... Read More →
avatar for Scotty McKenzie

Scotty McKenzie

Booking Agent, Premier Artists (AUS) Scotty has been working at Premier Artists for ten years now, and has been involved in each area of the business. He has also been involved with many acts and tours over the years in all facets of music. His current national artist roster includes Custom Kings, Airbourne, Diafrix, Lowrider, Mahalia Barnes, Leena, Redcoats, 28 Days, Joe Neptune, Carus Thompson, and Nicholas Roy, to name a few.
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Graham Nixon

Owner and Manager of Resist Records Graham Nixon is the owner / manager of Resist Records, a Newtown based emporium dealing in all things punk and hardcore music related. Founded in 1996, what began as a small retail store, Resist developed into a record label, booking agency and management company working with artists such as Parkway Drive, Carpathian, Confession, 50 Lions, Miles Away, Mindsnare, Against Me!, Sick Of It All and Chuck Ragan... Read More →
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Dave Shapiro

Booking Agent at The Agency Group At just 28 years old Dave Shapiro has been making waves left and right in the music industry. He was featured in Billboard Magazine’s '30 under 30' list in 2010, which honours young music industry power players, and stays busy as a booking agent at The Agency Group with a roster of 50 bands (including A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!), running his label Velocity Records (an imprint... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

triple j Unearthed - New Initiatives Presentation

In 2006, triple j Unearthed graduated from its unsigned band competition roots to become a permanent Australian music community at www.triplejunearthed.com.  This site now boasts over 30,000 unsigned and independent Australian acts, and has been responsible for introducing artists like Washington, Boy & Bear, Art vs. Science and Stonefield to the airwaves and eventually the world.

But the triple j Unearthed story keeps evolving and in 2011, an exciting new chapter will begin.  triple j Unearthed Producer Stephanie Carrick and triple j Manager Chris Scaddan will talk you through the next phase for triple j Unearthed and answer questions about the service.  Find out how you can get the most out of the triple j Unearthed community, get your music on the radio and be heard by more people online.


Speakers
SC

Stephanie Carrick

triple j Unearthed Producer
CS

Chris Scaddan

triple j Manager


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

The Changing Landscape of Publishing

Like the rest of the music business, publishing is a changing beast.  We challenge our panellists to discuss some great songwriters and examples of how they have best capitalized on their catalogues.  Our experts also discuss new business models and how this has changed their A&R philosophies. 


Speakers
avatar for Marianna Annas

Marianna Annas

Head of ABC Music Publishing (AUS)  An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, SonyBMG Entertainment in New York, and EMI Music Australia. She was GM at Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) during 2009, and is currently Head of ABC Music Publishing and a... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gough

Chris Gough

Director of Native Tongue Publishing Chris is Managing Director of Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Besides acquiring rights to the work of local songwriters, Native Tongue also administers the works of overseas writers and catalogues for Australia and New Zealand. Local signings include Parades, Wagons, Strange Talk, New Empire, Boy In A Box and Gossling, to name a... Read More →
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Simon Moor

Managing Director Kobalt Music Group Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Kobalt Music Group Asia, Kobalt Music Group
In 2010, following roles as Head Of A&R EMI Music and Sony/ATV, Simon Moor opened the Australian office for Kobalt Music Group as Managing Director. Simon oversees Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights for AU/NZ markets. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive roster of writers and catalogues including Max Martin, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Disney Music, Gotye (Ex-ANZ), Neil Finn, Future Classic (Flume), Sweat It Out (Rufus... Read More →
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Stuart Watters

Director, Morph TV (AUS) Stu Watters has been working in the music industry for over 15 years and brings with him a diverse collection of experiences. His previous roles vary broadly from being the CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), running the Queensland Music Network (Q Music), serving on the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and holding a position on the International Honorary Committee at MIDEM for five... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

The Greatest Australian Albums of ALL Time - A Case Study

There have been some magnificent lists published recently on this topic.  These lists have been incredibly controversial and have inspired much debate from true Australian music fans.  We challenge our panel to pick five albums that have made an impact internationally and discuss in depth why they are so special.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Editor, Time Off (AUS) After leaving his former career as a solicitor, Steve Bell has been involved in Time Off magazine from 2000. Since his humble beginnings as a freelance writer Steve has interviewed over 1,000 bands, and has been Editor since 2007. Prior to this, Steve earned his stripes in the music industry managing bands, running an independent record label, working in an indie record store, hocking merch at gigs and doing on-air... Read More →
avatar for Richard Kingsmill

Richard Kingsmill

Music Director, triple j (AUS) Best known for his work at national youth broadcaster on triple j, Kingsmill has hosted shows that involve an in-depth knowledge of the current state of the alternative music scene, on local and international levels. These shows have included The J-Files and The Australian Music Show. In 2003 he was promoted to the position of Music Director, forcing him to cut back his on-air shifts. He currently presents the new... Read More →
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Kathy McCabe

Music Editor, News Ltd (AUS) Daily Telegraph music editor Kathy McCabe has been a professional gig pig since her ex-boyfriend decided to chuck in the music writing business to go backpacking in 1989. Silly boy - she got the job and has kept it since, with two major detours. The first was to EMI Virgin, to revive their local music roster. After signing Alex Lloyd, McCabe decided to return to the media side of the fence, where she could do more to... Read More →
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John O'Donnell

Director of OdFellows / Co-Manager of Cold Chisel (AUS) John O'Donnell is one of the most highly regarded music executives in Australia. After a career in music journalism, as Music Editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Editor of Juice magazine, John joined Sony Music in 1994 and started the internationally successful Murmur label. In 2002, John left Sony to become CEO of EMI Music Australia/NZ. John started his own music consulting business in... Read More →
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Iain Shedden

Music Editor at The Australian Iain Shedden is music writer and critic for The Australian and The Weekend Australian newspapers. Since taking on that role in 1998 he has interviewed some of the biggest names in popular music and writes profiles, commentary, news, features, reviews and a weekly column. Ian is also an experienced commentator and brings his expertise to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist, and interviewer. Iain spent... Read More →
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Brian Taranto

Love Police
Managing Director of Love Police ATM Brian "BT" Taranto has been hanging around the music industry since 1985 – mostly involved in band and festival merchandising, but also a concert promoter, art director and publisher of musical kids books. Having worked at Australian Tour Merchandising (ATM) for eight years, he eventually established new merch company Love Police in 1995. Love Police recently merged with ATM with BT as Managing... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

The Next Leaders of Industry

This panel includes a great cross section of music entrepreneurs and we discuss their journeys so far and visions for the future.  This is a crucial panel for any of you that are trying to find a place in the madness that we call the music industry.  Fierce determination is the key and a belief that not all of the good ideas have already happened.


Speakers
SB

Samuel Beck

Director, Happy Endings (AUS)  Starting his career in 2006 with the formation of events and media company Lick It Media, Sam Beck has made a name for himself in the creative industries through various collectives. Sam is one half of Australian creative team, Happy Endings, which focuses on forging a cultural footprint in the music and arts industries. Throughout the 2010-11 summer Happy Endings produced a series of eight sold out... Read More →
avatar for Rowan Brand

Rowan Brand

Artist Manager, Boy & Bear (AUS)  Rowan is a young, creative, internationally minded artist manager and events consultant. He has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (International) from Macquarie University and has co-managed Boy & Bear since the band's inception, spending most of his time since then based in New York City. | | Rowan has also held senior positions at other major events and not-for-profit organizations including... Read More →
avatar for Rebekah Campbell

Rebekah Campbell

Founder/CEO, Posse (AUS)  Rebekah Campbell is a music industry entrepreneur. Campbell began her career at 19 by organising a music festival to raise awareness for New Zealand’s youth suicide epidemic. At age 21 Rebekah moved to Sydney to work for Grant Thomas Management, and within 3 months signed the band George. In 2002, Rebekah opened her own management company Scorpio Music, and signed the band Evermore before developing the... Read More →
avatar for Jaddan Comerford

Jaddan Comerford

Co-Founder of UNFD Jaddan Comerford started Boomtown Records in 2004 whilst studying, and has since gone on to become one of the Australian music industry's well known personalities through his passion for music, conversation, business and the odd cheeky pint of beer. Co-founding The Staple Group with Ben Turnbull in 2006, Jaddan has long shared a vision of creating a company that suggests a new model for the ailing music industry, and executing... Read More →
avatar for Jen Long

Jen Long

Ambassador of Awesome, BBC (GBR) Starting out in student radio, Jen has worked as everything from a tour manager to the manager of a prominent Cardiff rehearsal space. Since speaking at last year’s BIGSOUND, Jen has taken over presenting BBC Introducing on BBC Radio 1 supporting unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar music. Also within the BBC, she produces documentaries for Radio 1 and generates TV ideas for BBC3 and BBC4. Jen writes... Read More →
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Ben Preece

Director of Mucho Bravado As the owner and director of management and PR company Mucho-Bravado, Ben Preece has a background in programming, promoting, events, and band management. Created in 2005 with the mission statement to provide solid nurturing and assistance for young bands, Mucho-Bravado now boasts a roster to be proud of, managing Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music, Tara Simmons, Edward Guglielmino, My Own Pet Radio, and Spring... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

5:00pm

GCMIA Party

Live music from Jimmy The Saint & The Sinners, Oceanics, Woe and Flutter and Skyway.

BIGSOUND Parties are open to BIGSOUND delegate pass holders and invited guests only.

Complimentary refreshments are provided.


Artists
avatar for Woe & Flutter

Woe & Flutter

4 young men from the Gold Coast are Woe & Flutter. Woe & Flutter write folk-rock, punk and garage tunes with the gusto and pathos of a young James Chance. Unearthed has liked them, and others soon shall follow. The world is kind to Woe & Flutter.



Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

5:00pm

OzTix Party
Artists
avatar for Adalita

Adalita

Artist, Magic Dirt
Position at Company ABC.
avatar for Horrorshow

Horrorshow

In three short years Horrorshow have gone from an underground hip hop buzz group to one of Australia's most promising prospects. With two acclaimed albums, multiple tours and sellout shows, as well as some European support slots, this early-20s is well and truly on the rise.
avatar for Split Seconds

Split Seconds

Following a path set by the legends of Australian song, Perth's Split Seconds have become one of the country's most prominent new bands. They dominated this years WAMI awards and just completed a national tour with The Panics. Singles "Bed Down" and "All You Gotta Do" have become radio favourites.


Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

5:00pm

Warner Music Party

Come for some tunes, booze and special guest performances at the Warner Music Party.

BIGSOUND Parties are open to BIGSOUND delegate pass holders and invited guests only.

Complimentary refreshments are provided.



Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Founds - triple j Unearthed Winner

Eclectic, intimate and hypnotic Brisbane sextet, Founds have so far, supported The Naked and Famous, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Oh Mercy, Owl Eyes, Gossling, and a series of packed local and interstate shows. A raw energy glistens from their live performances in the vein of Mogwai, Sigur Rós and Björk.

www.facebook.com/foundsband


http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/

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Founds

Eclectic, intimate and hypnotic Brisbane sextet, Founds, have had a fast start to their musical careers. Founds have played at Big Day Out, support The Naked and Famous, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Owl Eyes, Oh Mercy, Gossling, and are the triple J unearthed BIGSOUND winners for 2011. www.facebook.com/foundsband triplejunearthed.com/founds Management: Andrew Stone www.rare-finds.com.au | 0408 765 796


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
triple j Unearted Stage @ Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Street Chant
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Street Chant

Arch Hill Recordings
Street Chant have done support slots in NZ for Dead Weather, Black Lips, 3ds, Datsuns, The Fall and played Laneway Festival & Big Day Out. They've played CMJ 2010 and SXSW 2011 and some additional LA, NYC, Washington and Aus shows. Their album "Means" received radio on CMJ network and in NZ/Aus.


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

The Jungle Giants

The Jungle Giants are a band that have quickly grabbed the attention of industry and fans alike. Forming in late 2010, 2011 has seen the band play shows with bands like Last Dinosaurs and Ball Park Music, have their singles played on national radio, as well as release their debut self-titled EP.

 

www.facebook.com/thejunglegiants

www.myspace.com/thejunglegiants

 


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The Jungle Giants

The Jungle Giants are a band that have quickly grabbed the attention of industry and fans alike. Forming in late 2010, 2011 has seen the band play shows with bands like Last Dinosaurs and Ball Park Music, have their singles played on national radio, as well as release their debut self-titled EP.


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 8:30pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:10pm

Andy Bull

Andy Bull is an alt-pop singer songwriter from Sydney best known for "singing like a girl" (his words) and his song "Dog" (from The Phantom Pains EP) which features the haunting vocals of Lisa Mitchell and earned a coveted place in Triple J's Hottest 100 this year.

 

www.andybull.com.au

www.myspace.com/andybullmusic

 


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Andy Bull

Andy Bull is an alt-pop singer songwriter from Sydney best known for "singing like a girl" (his words) and his song "Dog" (from The Phantom Pains EP) which features the haunting vocals of Lisa Mitchell and earned a coveted place in Triple J's Hottest 100 this year.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:10pm - 8:40pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:20pm

Jakarta

Recently signed to Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Jakarta are nearing completion of their debut full-length album with producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain) and mixer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Grizzly Bear, Interpol). This is their first visit to Australia.


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Jakarta

Recently signed to Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Jakarta are nearing completion of their debut full-length album with producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain) and mixer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Grizzly Bear, Interpol). This is their first visit to Australia.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:20pm - 8:50pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

8:20pm

Little Scout

Brisbane's Little Scout spin joyful dream-pop tunes woven with beautiful female led vocal melodies. The band have recently supported Belle and Sebastian, The New Pornographers, Camera Obscura and Holly Throsby. Debut album is out Aug 5 2011.

www.littlescoutmusic.com

www.myspace.com/littlescoutmusic

 


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LITTLE SCOUT

Brisbane's Little Scout spin joyful dream-pop tunes woven with beautiful female led vocal melodies. The band have recently supported Belle and Sebastian, The New Pornographers, Camera Obscura and Holly Throsby. Debut album is out Aug 5 2011.


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:20pm - 8:50pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

8:20pm

The Psychs

Originally from Auckland, NZ, The Psychs are a refreshing blend of Motown, 60’s pop and soul. Taking influence from a wide range of 50’s / 60’s acts including Marc Bolan, The Who, The Sonics, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and The Beatles to name but a few.

 


http://www.facebook.com/the.psychs

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The Psychs

Originally from Auckland, NZ, The Psychs are a refreshing blend of Motown, 60’s pop and soul. Taking influence from a wide range of 50’s / 60’s acts including Marc Bolan, The Who, The Sonics, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and The Beatles to name but a few.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:20pm - 8:50pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

8:30pm

The Rescue Ships

The Rescue Ships is Brian Campeau and Elana Stone's new project. At once complex and immediate, it's their modern take on folk, rock and pop. Brian’s last album was called “genuine genius” by Drum Media and Elana is described by the Age as “one of the best singing voices in the country.”


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The Rescue Ships

The Rescue Ships is Brian Campeau and Elana Stone's new project. At once complex and immediate, it's their modern take on folk, rock and pop. Brian’s last album was called “genuine genius” by Drum Media and Elana is described by the Age as “one of the best singing voices in the country.”


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

DZ Deathrays

DZ DEATHRAYS are an indie/thrash/punk 2-piece from Brisbane who create a blend of driving monster beats firing over an avalanche of guitar. Armed with the smell of sweat and alcohol and with a taste for mayhem and carnage, their live show is a treat for all of the senses.

www.dzdeathrays.tumblr.com

www.myspace.com/dzdeathrays

 


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DZ Deathrays

DZ DEATHRAYS are an indie/thrash/punk 2-piece from Brisbane who create a blend of driving monster beats firing over an avalanche of guitar. Armed with the smell of sweat and alcohol and with a taste for mayhem and carnage, their live show is a treat for all of the senses.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

Millions

Millions are a #swag 4-piece garage pop band from Brisbane. 'Those Girls' is Millions first slick single from their forthcoming EP, winning Millions the opportunity to open the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2011 - thanks to Triple J.

www.millionsmusic.tumblr.com


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Millions

Millions are a #swag 4-piece garage pop band from Brisbane. 'Those Girls' is Millions first slick single from their forthcoming EP, winning Millions the opportunity to open the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2011 - thanks to Triple J.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
triple j Unearted Stage @ Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

8:50pm

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes is the project of talented Melbourne singer and songwriter Brooke Addamo, a talented wordsmith able to thread beautiful, elaborate fantasies of escapism into breezy, intelligent indie-pop songs.

www.facebook.com/ThisIsOwlEyes

www.myspace.com/thisisowleyes

 


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Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes is the project of talented Melbourne singer and songwriter Brooke Addamo, a talented wordsmith able to thread beautiful, elaborate fantasies of escapism into breezy, intelligent indie-pop songs.



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:50pm - 9:20pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

9:00pm

Jordie Lane

After a long stint in the U.S., Jordie Lane returns home with a brand new album 'Blood Thinner', a unique turn away from his critically acclaimed studio debut, Sleeping Patterns."He's delivered an intimate, beautifully sombre record that shimmers in the glow of earthy Americana"-RollingStone (4stars)

Please Note: this time was previously for Mitzi who are no longer appearing at BIGSOUND Live.


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Jordie Lane

After a long stint in the U.S., Jordie Lane returns home with a brand new album 'Blood Thinner', a unique turn away from his critically acclaimed studio debut, Sleeping Patterns."He's delivered an intimate, beautifully sombre record that shimmers in the glow of earthy Americana"-Rolling Stone (4 stars)



Thursday September 8, 2011 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

9:10pm

Jonathan Boulet

It’s been a minute since Sydney artist Jonathan Boulet released his excellent debut, self-titled album. The last year and a half has seen Boulet fill his spare time with more than the odd project here and there. Boulet has produced a cluster of local acts and produced and mixed his own 2nd album.

www.myspace.com/jonathanboulet


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Jonathan Boulet

It’s been a minute since Sydney artist Jonathan Boulet released his excellent debut, self-titled album. The last year and a half has seen Boulet fill his spare time with more than the odd project here and there. Boulet has produced a cluster of local acts and produced and mixed his own 2nd album.


Thursday September 8, 2011 9:10pm - 9:40pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

9:10pm

The Dead Leaves

As The Dead Leaves fall together on this powerful debut album, they weave their own enigma. Their debut 'Cities On The Sea' is a majestic album that conjures its own panorama of emotions. An immersive experience that engulfs the sum of its parts drawn from every well, from Joy Division to Johnny Cash.

 

www.thedeadleavesmusic.com

www.myspace.com/thedeadleavesmusic

 


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The Dead Leaves

As The Dead Leaves fall together on this powerful debut album, they weave their own enigma. Their debut \'Cities On The Sea\' is a majestic album that conjures its own panorama of emotions. An immersive experience that engulfs the sum of its parts drawn from every well, from Joy Division to Johnny Cash.


Thursday September 8, 2011 9:10pm - 9:40pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

9:10pm

The Mercy Beat

Since releasing their debut album 'How to Shampoo a Yak' in late 2010, Brisbane hard-rockers THE MERCY BEAT have established themselves as an ever-growing force to be reckoned with. 2011 has seen THE MERCY BEAT support high profile acts such as The Bronx, AC4, The Hard-Ons and Front End Loader.


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The Mercy Beat

Since releasing their debut album 'How to Shampoo a Yak' in late 2010, Brisbane hard-rockers THE MERCY BEAT have established themselves as an ever-growing force to be reckoned with. 2011 has seen THE MERCY BEAT support high profile acts such as The Bronx, AC4, The Hard-Ons and Front End Loader.



Thursday September 8, 2011 9:10pm - 9:40pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

9:20pm

Loon Lake

Loon Lake are a five piece from Melbourne that play what a music journo might call 'high-energy garage indie-pop with catchy melodies', but the boys themselves call 'smiley loose and fun'. They recently released their debut EP ‘not just friends’, featuring singles ‘in the summer’ & 'into the office'.

 

www.loonlake.com.au

www.myspace.com/weareloonlake

 


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Loon Lake

Loon Lake are a five piece from Melbourne that play what a music journo might call 'high-energy garage indie-pop with catchy melodies', but the boys themselves call 'smiley, loose and fun'. They recently released their debut EP ‘not just friends’, featuring singles ‘in the summer’ & 'into the office'.


Thursday September 8, 2011 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

Big Scary

Tom was a strummer. Jo was a drummer. Tom and Jo jammed in Jo's living room. Tom and Jo had fun and they thought their music was alright. Tom and Jo recorded a few songs, and decided they should be a band called Big Scary, even though it's not very big, or scary.

www.bigscary.net

 

 


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Big Scary

Tom was a strummer. Jo was a drummer. Tom and Jo jammed in Jo\'s living room. Tom and Jo had fun and they thought their music was alright. Tom and Jo recorded a few songs, and decided they should be a band called Big Scary, even though it\'s not very big, or scary.


Thursday September 8, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

Busby Marou

Busby Marou is making a serious impact on the Australian music stage. Jeremy Marou, a proud Torres Strait Islander is a unique and rare musical talent. Combined with Thomas Busby’s distinctly Australian way of sharing stories has developed into a unique natural Australian song writing flavour.

www.busbymarou.com

www.facebook.com/busbymarou


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Busby Marou

Busby Marou is making a serious impact on the Australian music stage. Jeremy Marou, a proud Torres Strait Islander is a unique and rare musical talent. Combined with Thomas Busby’s distinctly Australian way of sharing stories has developed into a unique natural Australian song writing flavour.



Thursday September 8, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

9:40pm

San Cisco

San Cisco are the latest indie act to emerge from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. Delivering tunes with a rough lo-fi garage pop energy, they continue to impress with their bright catchy hooks and depth of songwriting.

www.facebook.com/sanciscomusic

www.myspace.com/sancisco


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San Cisco

You hear the distinct vibration of your mobile phone. A text message from a new crush. Do you text back? Do you wait? Is it stalking or does it just show that you’re keen? Everyone has been there, taking those first steps in a new relationship. It’s, well, awkward. For San Cisco, there has been very little waiting around. The four-piece have followed their own path since emerging from Fremantle, Western Australia, a few years ago. From humble... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 9:40pm - 10:10pm
triple j Unearted Stage @ Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

9:50pm

Oscar and Martin

Melbourne duo Oscar and Martin are explosive with creativity, not afraid of exploratory composition yet make music that has pop, hip-hop and future RnB as its outline. Their debut LP For You has led them to play alongside names like Four Tet, Caribou, Coco Rosie and Architecture in Helsinki.

 

www.twobrightlakes.com/oscar_and_martin.html

www.myspace.com/oscarandmartin

 


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Hazel Brown

Two Bright Lakes is an independent record label from Melbourne Australia. The label was born from a simple manifesto, that stated a commitment to quality over quantity, dedication to artist controlled copyright, transparency in business and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Two Bright Lakes has grown and developed as a community and a business because we are committed to learning new skills, working hard, to supporting music and art... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 9:50pm - 10:20pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

Intercooler

In what is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated independent releases of the Summer, Brisbane's favourite indie posters (now based in Melbourne), Intercooler are back and looking forward to the future with their new long player. WAR AND PEACE is on the horizon for September.

 

www.intercoolermusic.com

www.myspace.com/intercoolermusic

 


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Intercooler

In what is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated independent releases of the Summer, Brisbane\'s favourite indie posters (now based in Melbourne), Intercooler are back and looking forward to the future with their new long player. WAR AND PEACE is on the horizon for September.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

Mosman Alder

Together barely a year this dark indie six-piece delicately balances the deep theatrical croon of lead vocalist Valdis Valodze with the uplifting qualities of violin and piano. With rousing choruses, dark lyrics, and refined and restrained composition, the talent of this band well belies their youth

www.myspace.com/mosmanalder


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Mosman Alder

Together barely a year this dark indie six-piece delicately balances the deep theatrical croon of lead vocalist Valdis Valodze with the uplifting qualities of violin and piano. With rousing choruses, dark lyrics, and refined and restrained composition, the talent of this band well belies their youth



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

The Getaway Plan

After calling it quits in February 2009, The Getaway Plan reunited for charity in September 2010- playing two shows at the 1,200 capacity Billboards. The shows gave the band the life and energy they were missing 18 months prior, and they have now returned as a full time recording and touring band.

www.thegetawayplan.com

 


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The Getaway Plan

After calling it quits in February 2009, The Getaway Plan reunited for charity in September 2010- playing two shows at the 1,200 capacity Billboards. The shows gave the band the life and energy they were missing 18 months prior, and they have now returned as a full time recording and touring band.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:10pm

The Adults

After 22 years at the helm of New Zealand’s most loved rock band, Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has built up a treasure trove of musical connections. Lucky for us they have now collided, resulting in one hell of a project.

 

www.theadults.co.nz


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The Adults

After 22 years at the helm of New Zealand’s most loved rock band, Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has built up a treasure trove of musical connections. Lucky for us they have now collided, resulting in one hell of a project.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:10pm - 10:40pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

Eagle and The Worm

Eagle & The Worm's live show is a big-dynamic, loose ended fanfare. Spotlighting the E street band, David Byrne and Beefheart, they refashion their own sound that is truly exciting. Expect classic rock balladry, country heartbreak and psychedelic meltdowns. Their debut LP 'Goodtimes' is out now.


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Eagle And The Worm

Eagle & The Worm\'s live show is a big-dynamic, loose ended fanfare. Spotlighting the E street band, David Byrne and Beefheart, they refashion their own sound that is truly exciting. Expect classic rock balladry, country heartbreak and psychedelic meltdowns. Their debut LP \'Goodtimes\' is out now.



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

Husky

Melbourne Unearthed winners Husky have received great recognition from music lovers, radio and media around the country with their single 'History's Door'. It is the first taste of their dreamy, infectious sound with their new album, 'Forever So' due for release in October, 2011.

www.huskysongs.com

www.myspace.com/huskysongs


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Husky

Melbourne Unearthed winners Husky have received great recognition from music lovers, radio and media around the country with their single \'History\'s Door\'. It is the first taste of their dreamy, infectious sound with their new album, \'Forever So\' due for release in October, 2011.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
triple j Unearted Stage @ Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

Papa Vs Pretty

Papa Vs Pretty are young, but that’s not why you know them. They’re gifted, they’re genuine, they’re gutsy. The first single off the record, One Of the Animals is currently on rotation at Triple J and a national tour is in the works for June / July of this year to coincide with the release.

 

www.papavspretty.com

www.myspace.com/papavspretty

 


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Papa Vs Pretty

Papa Vs Pretty are young, but that’s not why you know them. They’re gifted, they’re genuine, they’re gutsy. The second single Honey, off their debut album United in Isolation (released May 2011 through Peace & Riot/EMI), is currently on rotation at Triple J while they tour the country supporting the Vines through September. A second headline Australian tour is in the pipeline for Oct / Nov 2011. “Rarely do debut albums come along... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

10:40pm

Pluto Jonze

Dressed with sequenced electronic lines and backed by an explosive live 3-piece drenched with lush vocals, pounding drums, melody-soaked guitar and his signature Theremin sound, Pluto Jonze is what the 60’s would’ve sounded like on another planet.

 

www.falcona.com.au/artist/pluto-jonze

www.myspace.com/plutojonze

 


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Pluto Jonze

Dressed with sequenced electronic lines and backed by an explosive live 3-piece drenched with lush vocals, pounding drums, melody-soaked guitar and his signature Theremin sound, Pluto Jonze is what the 60’s would’ve sounded like on another planet.



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:40pm - 11:10pm
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

10:50pm

City Riots

City Riots have a kicked many musical goals since their inception. Their enticing pop charm was revealed in late 2008 and since, have endlessly toured both Australia and the US, playing SXSW, CMJ and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins in Australia. An EP with 'In My Head' will be out this September.

 

www.cityriots.com

www.myspace.com/cityriots

 


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City Riots

City Riots have a kicked many musical goals since their inception. Their enticing pop charm was revealed in late 2008 and since, have endlessly toured both Australia and the US, playing SXSW, CMJ and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins in Australia. An EP with \'In My Head\' will be out this September.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:50pm - 11:20pm
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

10:50pm

Guineafowl

Starting off as a solo performer, Guineafowl quickly realized he needed a band to create the full sound. Guineafowl grew into a 5 piece. Accolades include a spot @ Splendour In The Grass Festival 2011, Foster The People and The Grates National supports & CMJ Showcase for Oct 2011 in New York.

www.facebook.com/guineafowl

www.myspace.com/guineafowl



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:50pm - 11:20pm
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

10:50pm

Trial Kennedy

Trial Kennedy's second album Living Undesigned wields as much grunt and guts as it does gravitas. A bare-boned rock record, but one with soul and heart, the album is significant step up for the band, and has been received with open ears from fans and industry.

 

www.facebook.com/trialkennedy

www.myspace.com/trialkennedy

 


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Trial Kennedy

Trial Kennedy\'s second album Living Undesigned wields as much grunt and guts as it does gravitas. A bare-boned rock record, but one with soul and heart, the album is significant step up for the band, and has been received with open ears from fans and industry.



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:50pm - 11:20pm
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00pm

Avalanche City

Avalanche City is the epitome of lo-fi pop perfection: delicately woven chords wrapped around honest words of dedication that are guaranteed to warm the heart of the true music fan.

www.avalanchecity.com

www.facebook.com/avalanchecity

 


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Avalanche City

Avalanche City is the epitome of lo-fi pop perfection: delicately woven chords wrapped around honest words of dedication that are guaranteed to warm the heart of the true music fan.



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Ball Park Music

With an arsenal of radio tunes behind them, Ball Park Music have become known for their ruckus ways and impressive stage shows. Look a little further and you’ll find an equal dose of substance waiting in the wings. It’s pop music at its very best; spontaneous, meaningful and infectious

www.facebook.com/ballparkmusic

www.myspace.com/musicfromtheballpark


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Ball Park Music

With an arsenal of radio tunes behind them, Ball Park Music have become known for their ruckus ways and impressive stage shows. Look a little further and you’ll find an equal dose of substance waiting in the wings. It’s pop music at its very best; spontaneous, meaningful and infectious.


Thursday September 8, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
triple j Unearted Stage @ Woodland Bar Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Bleeding Knees Club

Since thrashing onto the scene and releasing their initial demos not more than a year ago, Gold Coast surf punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have been touted by JJJ as one of the most promising acts to emerge out of Australia at the minute.

 

www.facebook.com/bleedingkneesclub

www.myspace.com/thebleedingkneesclub

 


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Bleeding Knees Club

Since thrashing onto the scene and releasing their initial demos not more than a year ago, Gold Coast surf punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have been touted by JJJ as one of the most promising acts to emerge out of Australia at the minute.



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
Bakery Lane (Outdoor stage) 692 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

11:20pm

Dubmarine

Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy, Dub, Dancehall, Reggae, DnB, sub bass vessel Dubmarine have been rocking stages with their high-energy stage show, and unique music. Dubmarine are fronted by the vocal gymnastics of indigenous superstar and Gangulu man D-Kazman.


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Dubmarine

Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy, Dub, Dancehall, Reggae, DnB, sub bass vessel Dubmarine have been rocking stages with their high-energy stage show, and unique music. Dubmarine are fronted by the vocal gymnastics of indigenous superstar and Gangulu man D-Kazman.



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:20pm - 11:50pm
The Zoo 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

11:30pm

SEALS

SEALS play a unique blend of psychedelic pop and electro funk. Some of their songs are happy and jangly, others are heavier and dancier. All of them are catchy. SEALS evolved in early 2011 after two years known as The Baby Seal Club. The band is fresh back from a 15 date tour of the UK.


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SEALS

SEALS play a unique blend of psychedelic pop and electro funk. Some of their songs are happy and jangly, others are heavier and dancier. All of them are catchy. SEALS evolved in early 2011 after two years known as The Baby Seal Club. The band is fresh back from a 15 stop tour of the UK.



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:30pm - Friday September 9, 2011 12:00am
Ric's Bar 321 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:40pm

FloatingMe

Comprised Andrew Gillespie, Antony Brown and Tobias Messiter (Scarymother) with Lucius Borich (Cog), and Jon Stockman (Karnivool).... "This Debut Album is one of the most interesting and well crafted local alternative rock releases in recent times." James O'Toole, Inpress Magazine

www.floatingme.com

www.myspace.com/floatingme


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FloatingMe

Comprised Andrew Gillespie, Antony Brown and Tobias Messiter (Scarymother) with Lucius Borich (Cog), and Jon Stockman (Karnivool).... \"This Debut Album is one of the most interesting and well crafted local alternative rock releases in recent times.\" James O\'Toole, Inpress Magazine


Thursday September 8, 2011 11:40pm - Friday September 9, 2011 12:10am
Electric Playground 27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley

11:40pm

Last Dinosaurs

Last Dinosaurs songs have a uniquely tropical feeling; blending infectious pop hooks with driven indie-rock sounds and sensibilities. They have shared the stage with some of the best local and international acts and are set to release their greatly anticipated debut album in early 2012.

www.myspace.com/wearelastdinosaurs

 


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Last Dinosaurs

Last Dinosaurs songs have a uniquely tropical feeling; blending infectious pop hooks with driven indie-rock sounds and sensibilities. They have shared the stage with some of the best local and international acts and are set to release their greatly anticipated debut album in early 2012.


Thursday September 8, 2011 11:40pm - Friday September 9, 2011 12:10am
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley

11:40pm

Numbers Radio

Numbers Radio are a hi-energy rock band hailing from Brisbane. In 3 short years they've produced several Triple J hi-rotation hit’s earning them the right to tour with Aussie greats including Birds of Tokyo, Airbourne, Jebediah, and many more. Come September and album #2 will be ready to roll.

 

www.numbersradio.com

www.myspace.com/numbersradio

 


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Numbers Radio

Numbers Radio are a hi-energy rock band hailing from Brisbane. In 3 short years they\'ve produced several Triple J hi-rotation hit’s earning them the right to tour with Aussie greats including Birds of Tokyo, Airbourne, Jebediah, and many more. Come September and album #2 will be ready to roll.



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:40pm - Friday September 9, 2011 12:10am
Channel [V] Stage @ The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:50pm

King KSSR

King KSSR is not who you think he is. King KSSR wants to buck the trend of fluffy manufactured pop music and bring something real and raw to the current pop climate.


Artists
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Bleeding Knees Club

Since thrashing onto the scene and releasing their initial demos not more than a year ago, Gold Coast surf punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have been touted by JJJ as one of the most promising acts to emerge out of Australia at the minute.


Thursday September 8, 2011 11:50pm - Friday September 9, 2011 12:20am
Black Bear Lodge 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

11:59pm

SPA, TheMusic.com.au and Dew Process Official BIGSOUND After Party

With special guest DJs including Alan McGee!

BIGSOUND Parties are open to BIGSOUND delegate pass holders and invited guests only.


Speakers
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Alan McGee

Founder of Creation Records / Poptones Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger.  McGee is best-known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from 1983–1999. Creation Records was a key label in the mid-80s indie movement having released artists such as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Creations biggest signing was... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 11:59pm - Friday September 9, 2011 2:59am
The Aviary 608 Ann St , Fortitude Valley
 
Friday, September 9
 

10:30am

Exposing Michael Chugg

Michael Chugg, or “Chuggi” as he’s known, is a legend of the Australian music industry and he doesn't have time for bullshit. Three of Australia's most high profile music journalists are going to interrogate him for an hour for your entertainment.


Speakers
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Lars Brandle

Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUS)  Lars is a veteran music industry reporter, editor and analyst. For almost a decade, Lars served as Global News Editor for America’s Billboard Information Group. After 12 years based in London, Lars returned to Australia in 2008. He continues to write for Billboard Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Music Network and various international music publications, including the British-based IQ and... Read More →
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Michael Chugg

Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment (AUS) After co-founding The Frontier Touring Company in the mid 1970s, in 2000 Michael Chugg went out on his own and founded Chugg Entertainment, from there going on to garner a reputation both internationally and locally as one of Australia’s most prominent rock promoters. Michael Chugg has promoted artists from a club shows level, through to stadiums, as well as developing and running major... Read More →
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Kathy McCabe

Music Editor, News Ltd (AUS) Daily Telegraph music editor Kathy McCabe has been a professional gig pig since her ex-boyfriend decided to chuck in the music writing business to go backpacking in 1989. Silly boy - she got the job and has kept it since, with two major detours. The first was to EMI Virgin, to revive their local music roster. After signing Alex Lloyd, McCabe decided to return to the media side of the fence, where she could do more to... Read More →
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Iain Shedden

Music Editor at The Australian Iain Shedden is music writer and critic for The Australian and The Weekend Australian newspapers. Since taking on that role in 1998 he has interviewed some of the biggest names in popular music and writes profiles, commentary, news, features, reviews and a weekly column. Ian is also an experienced commentator and brings his expertise to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist, and interviewer. Iain spent... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:45am

MUSIC MATTERS Presentation

The Music Matters campaign began in 2010 in the UK with huge success. It is a collective of people across the music community, including artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers and stores formed to remind listeners of the value and significance of music.  Allowing the music to speak for itself, Music Matters brings together a growing collection of short animated films about inspirational artists who have dedicated their lives to music and helped shape our cultural landscape as well as creating an opportunity for fans to share their own stories.  It launched in Australia and New Zealand in August 2011 sharing the stories of Eskimo Joe, Dave Dobbyn, Oh Mercy and many others.


Speakers
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Sabiene Heindl

Project Manager of MUSIC MATTERS Sabiene Heindl has been project managing the important music initiative called MUSIC MATTERS, launching Wednesday 10th of August 2011. The campaign unites artists, audiences and all those who work in and around music to remind listeners of music’s enduring value. MUSIC MATTERS brings together a growing collection of short animated films about inspirational artists who have dedicated their lives to... Read More →
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Stu McCullough

Amplifire Music, an artist management company based in Brisbane Australia, was established in 2004 by owner and director Stu McCullough and currently manages the careers of The Audreys, Last Dinosaurs and The Jungle Giants. Stu McCullough also runs Brisbane-based boutique music event Track & Field with Mucho Bravado. Track & Field is dedicated to bringing exciting intimate musical events to Brisbane. 

 Stu also co-managed (with John... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 11:45am - 12:15pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:45am

Boy & Bear - A year on from BIGSOUND

Boy and Bear were one of the hottest bands performing at BIGOUND Live 2010.  Their ride over the last 12 months has been both tantalizing and terrifying.  A band member, two lawyers, two managers and a label guy share their story with you.


Speakers
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Craig Averill

Attorney at Law at Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob Prior to practicing law, Craig Averill was the General Manager of Gypsy Records which was an independent record label formed in a joint venture with music business legend Walter Yetnikoff’s (former president of CBS Records/Sony Music) Velvel Music Group. His current law practice has an international focus and concentrates in the areas of music, marketing and branded content... Read More →
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Samantha Clode

Music Editor, triple j Magazine (AUS) Currently Music Editor of triple j magazine, Samantha Clode has been working in the music biz since she was 21, after answering, ‘Why not?’, to interviewing an up-and-coming Brisbane band called Powderfinger. Since then, she’s been quizzing musicians for both print – formerly as Editor of ‘90s monthly JUICE, and as contributor for Rolling Stone, Blunt, Magnet, The Face, street... Read More →
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Julian Hewitt

Director, Media Arts Lawyers (AUS) Julian Hewitt is a music lawyer who acts for some of the most exciting young bands in the country, as well as representing independent labels, publishers and festivals. Julian has been signed as an artist to major and independent labels, and has an extensive background in touring, publishing, recording and remixing bands. Aside from music, Julian represents fashion designers, creative agencies, and... Read More →
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Josh Kellett

A&R Scout, Island Records/Universal Music Australia (AUS) Josh Kellett is A&R Scout at Island Records Australia. Since starting his career in Artist & Repertoire as a scout and assistant, Josh has directly assisted in the making of albums with Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, The Cairos, Andy Bull, Clare Bowditch, Marvin Priest, Havana Brown, Phrase and Redcoats. Kellett started his career in music as a DJ, playing at festivals such as... Read More →
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Guy Morrow

Artist Manager for Boy & Bear Guy Morrow is an internationally active artist manager, lecturer and knowledge creator. He has a PhD in artist management from Macquarie University, and has recently returned from working as a visiting scholar at New York University. He has co-managed Boy & Bear since the band’s inception, is researching artist management practices in the global economy with the International Music Managers&rsquo... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:45am

Recreation Meets Vocation

Wake up in the morning with a smile on your face. Music is magic and should be treated with true reverence. Some things are much more important than money.  Our panel discuss the challenges of committing your life to something as important as music and the idea of actually loving what you do for a job.


Speakers
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Steve Bell

Editor, Time Off (AUS) After leaving his former career as a solicitor, Steve Bell has been involved in Time Off magazine from 2000. Since his humble beginnings as a freelance writer Steve has interviewed over 1,000 bands, and has been Editor since 2007. Prior to this, Steve earned his stripes in the music industry managing bands, running an independent record label, working in an indie record store, hocking merch at gigs and doing on-air... Read More →
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Aaron Curnow

Co-Founder, Spunk Records (AUS) Aaron Curnow is the co-founder and director of Spunk Records. Spunk started as a fanzine in 1993, putting out six issues before its demise in the late 90s. The fanzine was obsessed by American underground artists like Sebadoh, Pavement, Bonnie Prince Billy, Smog, Guided by Voices and Sonic Youth. Following a lengthy stint at Shock and Festival in the 90s, Aaron decided to start Spunk Records in 1999, and 12... Read More →
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Kevin French

Paradigm Talent Agency
Booking Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency (USA) Kevin French founded Bigshot Touring Artists in New York City in 2001. Some of the first artists Kevin worked with in the initial days of Bigshot Touring were The Walkmen, French Kicks, The Decemberists, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. In June of 2009, Kevin merged Bigshot Touring Artists into Paradigm Talent Agency in New York, bringing across his full roster of clients. Kevin notes working with... Read More →
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Natalie Judge

European Label Manager, Matador Records (GBR) Natalie has been the European Label Manager for Matador Records, part of the Beggars Group, for four years. She has managed campaigns with artists such as Cat Power and Sonic Youth, as well as her first signing, Brighton’s Esben and the Witch, who appeared in this year’s BBC Sound of 2011 list. Alongside Matador, Natalie has also been on the board for AIM – the Association of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Remedios

Director of Arts & Crafts Jeffrey Remedios co-founded Arts & Crafts in 2002, with Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew. In the 10 years since, he’s grown the independent label, putting out records by the likes of BSS, Feist, Stars, Apostle Of Hustle, Jason Collett and many more. He also remains a frontline artist manager for cornerstone A&C artists BSS and Timber Timbre. Jeffrey oversees all aspects of A&C business... Read More →
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Spiral Stairs

Artist, Pavement (AUS) Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg) was a founding member of 90’s lo-fi indie band Pavement. Hailing from California USA, Pavement’s 11-year career produced five highly memorable records that created a cult following. Pavement re-united for a successful world tour in 2010 and this December will see the re-release of the 2009 album “Terror Twilight”. Spiral Stairs has also put out three solo albums... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

12:30pm

Musicians Hearing Services Presentation

There is a growing awareness amongst musicians and the music industry in general about the risks of noise induced hearing loss from loud music. Unfortunately this awareness does not routinely result in good habits when it actually comes to protecting one of our most valuable assets - our ears!

Audiologists, Steve Grayson-Riley from Musicians Hearing Services and Andy Shiach from Advanced Communication Solutions (ACS) will be discussing these issues and provide practical advice including the effective use of ear plugs and in-ear-monitors to ensure musicians can effectively practice their craft now and well into the future.


Speakers
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Steve Grayson-Riley

Director, Musicians Hearing Services (AUS) Steve Grayson-Riley is an audiologist and owner of Musicians’ Hearing Services (MHS). MHS is Australia’s only audiology practice dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of hearing conservation and rehabilitation solutions for both professional and novice musicians. MHS’s primary goal is to enable musicians, music students, educators, sound engineers and others associated with... Read More →
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Andy Shiach

Advanced Communication Solutions (ACS) Andy Shiach is the founder and managing director of ACS Custom. Andy’s hearing was damaged in a studio back in the ‘70s, which brought his music career abruptly to an end. During the past 30 years Andy has been developing and manufacturing products that protect a musicians most important instrument - their ears! Today, ACS custom hearing protection and in ear monitoring products are available... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 9, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Tempo Hotel 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

2:15pm

Making Records for the World

The global music industry is shrinking every day however, Australian artists with successful international album releases are few and far between.  Our panel ask the question why and discuss the idea of thinking globally as part of the creative process.


Speakers
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Shin Fukuzumi

A&R Manager, P-Vine Records (JPN) Shin works as an A&R at P-Vine Records, the largest and longest running independent label in Japan, whose catalogue spans almost all genres. Having grown up in Sydney for 8 years he has been working to build a steady line-up of Australian acts in Japan, which includes acts like John Butler Trio, Jeff Lang, The Middle East, Parades, Little Red, Oh Mercy, The Ray Mann Three, and many more. He also... Read More →
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Paul Hanly

Frenchkiss Records
Director, Frenchkiss Records (USA) Paul has worked in the US music industry for close to 9 years now, after many exciting internships. Paul's career started in PR at Capitol Records. He now holds the position of general manager at Frenchkiss Records. In the last 3.5 years since Paul has been with Frenchkiss, he has played an integral role in helping build the careers of The Dodos, Local Natives, Passion Pit, The Antlers, Cut Off Your Hands and... Read More →
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Stu McCullough

Amplifire Music, an artist management company based in Brisbane Australia, was established in 2004 by owner and director Stu McCullough and currently manages the careers of The Audreys, Last Dinosaurs and The Jungle Giants. Stu McCullough also runs Brisbane-based boutique music event Track & Field with Mucho Bravado. Track & Field is dedicated to bringing exciting intimate musical events to Brisbane. 

 Stu also co-managed (with John... Read More →
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Gareth Parton

UK Music Producer- recently moved to Melbourne
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Jodie Regan

Director, Spinning Top Music (AUS) Jodie Regan made her start in 2004, running a brand new small music venue in Fremantle, The Norfolk Basement. It was there that she gained experience in promoting and booking live shows. The venue soon became a popular stop for touring bands from all over the world. It was the local bands she saw there that inspired her change to artist management. Jodie started her management company Spinning Top Music in 2007... Read More →
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Seymour Stein

Chairman, Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records (USA) Seymour Stein is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Sire Records, one of the music industry’s most influential record labels and home to some of the most iconic names in modern music. The label marks its 45th anniversary in 2011. Through its focus on discovering distinctive artists and groups, Sire has been a goldmine for cutting-edge music including the likes of The Ramones, Madonna... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

2:15pm

What Goes on the Road - We Share With You



Speakers
avatar for Michael Chugg

Michael Chugg

Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment (AUS) After co-founding The Frontier Touring Company in the mid 1970s, in 2000 Michael Chugg went out on his own and founded Chugg Entertainment, from there going on to garner a reputation both internationally and locally as one of Australia’s most prominent rock promoters. Michael Chugg has promoted artists from a club shows level, through to stadiums, as well as developing and running major... Read More →
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Dan Condon

Contributing Editor at Time Off Dan Condon plays in shitty punk rock bands, writes a national blues and roots column and considers himself to be a bona fide devotee of funk. He’ll never get anywhere in this business. A disgustingly diverse music taste informs his work as Contributing Editor of Time Off magazine and his co-hosting of 4ZzZ’s illustrious Friday morning Wake and Bake program, and if you were to ask him to choose... Read More →
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Mary Mihelakos

Stage Mothers
Director, Stage Mothers (AUS) Having loved music from a young age, things have followed a natural path for Mary, starting as a volunteer at Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, DJ’ing, managing bands, and booking live venues before becoming editor of Beat Magazine. All along, international travel—generally in pursuit of live rock’n’roll—has continued for Mary. Austin’s SxSW convention became a favourite, and... Read More →
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Neil Robertson

Cooperative Music
Label Manager, Co-Operative Music (AUS)  Neil Robertson spent ten years in the UK as owner of Banchory Management, looking after Scottish indie stars Belle and Sebastian and cult Domino act V-Twin. He was also a Director of Banchory Merchanding, an online merch company working with Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol and Mogwai. In 1999 he co-founded the Bowlie Weekender, which later became the celebrated All Tomorrow’s Parties... Read More →
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Brian Winton

Foundations Artist Management
Foundations Artist Management; Partner / Manager | | Brian Winton is a partner in Foundations Artist Management, a New York based artist management company. Together with his partners Rich Cohen and Steve Bursky, Brian runs Foundations and manages his own roster of artists including Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Joan As Police Woman and We Barbarians. Foundations Artist Management was launched in 2000 by Steve Bursky, and has since grown into a... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

Closing Address with Spiral Stairs

BIGSOUND are proud to continue to the tradition with the last word coming from an inspiring artist.   This year is no different with Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg) founding member of  PAVEMENT providing our closing address.

Hailing from California USA, Pavement’s 11-year career produced 5 highly memorable records that created a cult following of both fans and musicians alike. Pavement re-united for a highly successful world tour in 2010.
 
Spiral Stairs has also put out three solo albums. Two with Preston School Of Industry and one under the Spiral Stairs moniker. He also founded the San Francisco indie label, Amazing Grease Records, which has over 25 releases.
 
Spiral lives north of Brisbane, QLD with his wife and newborn daughter.

Local favourite and Time Off editor, Steve Bell will be interviewing Spiral.  Steve lives for music and loves it more than most and loves PAVEMENT even more.


Speakers
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Steve Bell

Editor, Time Off (AUS) After leaving his former career as a solicitor, Steve Bell has been involved in Time Off magazine from 2000. Since his humble beginnings as a freelance writer Steve has interviewed over 1,000 bands, and has been Editor since 2007. Prior to this, Steve earned his stripes in the music industry managing bands, running an independent record label, working in an indie record store, hocking merch at gigs and doing on-air... Read More →
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Spiral Stairs

Artist, Pavement (AUS) Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg) was a founding member of 90’s lo-fi indie band Pavement. Hailing from California USA, Pavement’s 11-year career produced five highly memorable records that created a cult following. Pavement re-united for a successful world tour in 2010 and this December will see the re-release of the 2009 album “Terror Twilight”. Spiral Stairs has also put out three solo albums... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley