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Wednesday, September 7
 

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.


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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... 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... 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

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.


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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... 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... 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
 
Thursday, September 8
 

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.


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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... 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... 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... 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
 
Friday, September 9
 

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.


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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... 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... 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