The full BIGSOUND 2014 conference program has been announced and with it, an additional 30 speakers who join the already mammoth list of unmissable speakers and 100+ artists on the accompanying BIGSOUND 2014 Live lineup for what is Australia’s biggest and best music industry conference.

Among the new additions are a keynote address from legendary Birthday Party co-founder and Bad Seed member Mick Harvey, Spotify’s chief economist Will Page, and data journalist Liv Buli (of Forbes and Next Big Sound), bringing the total tally to over 100 speakers, music industry figures, media representatives, top executives, musicians and artists, who will all be taking part in a variety of conference events at this year’s edition.

Taking over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from the 10th to the 12th September, the top-tier items of the BIGSOUND 2014 conference program include keynote addresses from legendary Kiwi songsmith Neil Finn, Australian veterans The Church, Bluesfest’s wizened director Peter Noble, the ‘Internet’s busiest music nerd’ – The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano, and APRA AMCOS executive Andrew Harris.

The Association Of Artist Managers sessions will also host discussions focussing on heavy metal and its active community, the future of homegrown hip hop, and the burgeoning country music scene. BIGSOUND organisers also promise an entire panel dedicated to the unique role of Triple J in the Australian music landscape, a focus on community radio, the future of the local music industry, and topics such as publishing, marketing, live music export, international touring, and more. View the full conference schedule by day here.

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On the live music front, there’s also 140 of the best and brightest emerging talent from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and more playing showcases across two huge nights throughout more than 14 Brisbane venues – never mind the huge range of official (and not so official) events and parties taking place throughout BIGSOUND 2014. View the complete BIGSOUND 2014 Live timetable here.

“BIGSOUND is excited to present this program, the first from Nick O’Byrne,” said QMusic Executive Officer Denise Foley. “QMusic is proud to shake up the program and the showcases every once in a while and not lose anything that makes BIGSOUND special. Spring Break is nearly here!”

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BIGSOUND 2014 passes – allowing entry to conference events, lunch, parties, and priority access to BIGSOUND LIve gigs – are available now from BIGSOUND Live 2014 tickets are available now for $69 (one of the best valued tickets in the country) from OzTix.

View the full BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup, list of speakers, and dates below.

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BIGSOUND 2014 Industry Speakers

Keynote Speakers:
Neil Finn – Artist (NZ)
the church – the church (AUS)
Mick Harvey – Musician/Record Producer (AUS)
Peter Noble – Bluesfest (AUS)
Liv Buli – Next Big Sound (USA)
Anthony Fantano – The Needle Drop (USA)
Andrew Harris – APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Will Page – Spotify (UK)

Henning Ahrens – Four Artists Booking Agentur GmbH (GER)
Graham “Asho” Ashton – Footstomp Music (AUS)
Grimur Atlason – Iceland Airwaves (ICL)
Fee B-Squared – Triple R FM (AUS)
Reggie Ba-Pe III – Sonically Transmitted Disease / Arkham / Arcade (CHINA)
Paul Barclay – ABC RN (AUS)
Adrian Basso – CBAA & PBS 106.7FM (AUS)
Dan Biddle – The McClymonts & Adam Eckersley Band Management (AUS)
Jerome Borazio – St Jeromes Laneway Festival (AUS)
Linda Bosidis – Mushroom Music Publishing (AUS)
Michelle Brown – 4ZZZ (AUS)
Alex Bruford – ATC Live (UK)
Alastair Burns – Heartstop Music (AUS)
Tim Byron – Journalist (AUS)
Michelle Cable – Panache Booking (USA)
Greg Carey – Umbrella (AUS)
Mardi Caught – Warner Music Australia (AUS)
Tim Charles – Ne Obliviscaris & Welkin Entertainment (AUS)
Rick Chazan – GROUNDCONTROL Music Management (AUS)
Bex Chilcott – Ruby Boots (AUS)
Adam Christou – RTRFM 92.1 (AUS)
Jake Cleland – The Vine (AUS)
Lucy Collier – Amplifire Music (AUS)
Claire Collins – Bossy Music PR & Management (AUS)
Maggie Collins – Fans Creative Management (AUS)
Justin Cosby – Inertia (AUS)
Sam Cromack – Ball Park Music (AUS)
Suzanne Daley – Live Performance Australia (AUS)
Derek Davies – Neon Gold Records (USA)
Leanne de Souza – Manager (AUS)
Sari Delmar – Audio Blood Inc (CAN)
Jessica Ducrou – Village Sounds (AUS)
Michael Dwyer – Rolling Stone, Fairfax Media (AUS)
Martin Elbourne – Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape (UK)
Andrei Eremin – Record Producer (AUS)
Michelle Fantus – Sony / ATV Music Publishing (USA)
Andy Farrow – Northern Music Co. (UK)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Brad First – SXSW (USA)
Scott Fitzsimons – The Music (AUS)
Kevin French – Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Jane Gazzo – Music Journalist /Presenter (AUS)
Stephen Goodhew – FBi Radio (AUS)
Jaime Gough – Native Tongue Music Publishing (AUS)
Stephen Green – SGC Media / Title Track (AUS)
Anuj Gupta – Only Much Louder / NH7 Weekender (India)
Jordan Hankins – Tyler Touché (AUS)
Tor Hansen – Red Eye / Yep Roc (USA)
Mike Harounoff – Transgressive (UK)
Steve Harris – Love & Theft Recording Co. (AUS)
Andrew Hayden – Poison City Records (AUS)
Justin Heazlewood – Funemployed / The Bedroom Philospher (AUS)
Ali Hedrick – The Billions Corporation (USA)
Julian Hewitt – Media Arts Lawyers (AUS)
Matt Hickey – High Road Touring (USA)
Jaimie Hodgson – House Anxiety / Marathon Artists (UK)
Mark Holland – EMI Recorded Music Australia (AUS)
Tim Hollo – Green Music Australia (AUS)
Scott Hutchinson – Hutchinson Builders (AUS)
Josh Iden – Panache (USA)
Indian Summer – (Gabe Gleeson & Chevy Long) (AUS)
Tim Janes – Caroline Label Services (AUS)
Maya Janeska – Unified (AUS)
Jimblah – Artist (AUS)
Chris Johnson – Amrap / CBAA (AUS)
Stuart Johnston – Canadian Independent Music Association (CAN)
Grace Jones – Grandstand Media & Management (USA)
Tim Jones – Pipe & Hat (CAN)
John Kastner – Canadian Music Week (USA)
Richard Kingsmill – triple j (AUS)
Julia Kosky – Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS)
Rahul Kukreja – Livescape Group (Malaysia)
L-FRESH The LION – Artist (AUS)
Darren Levin – The Sound Alliance (AUS)
Tim Levinson – Elefant Traks (AUS)
Adam Lewis – Planetary Group (USA)
Meagan Loader – Double J + triple j Unearthed (AUS)
Shannon Logan – Jet Black Cat Music (AUS)
Erin Lyall – Corner Presents (AUS)
Ben Marshall – Sydney Opera House (AUS)
Matt McDonald – CMJ (USA)
Woody McDonald – Meredith Music Festival (AUS)
Liam McGorry – Saskwatch / Dorsal Fins (AUS)
Eleanor McGuiness – Pitch & Smith (UK)
Nathan McLay – Future Classic (AUS)
Andrew McMillen – Freelance Journalist and Author (AUS)
Avery McTaggart – The Windish Agency (USA)
Millie Millgate – Sounds Australia (AUS)
Josh Moore – The Bowery Presents (USA)
Mollie Moore – Atlantic Records / Lip Sync Music (USA)
Evelyn Morris – Pikelet (AUS)
Russell Morris – Artist (AUS)
Yvette Myhill – Association of Artist Managers (AAM) (AUS)
Anita Nedeljkovic – Corner Presents (AUS)
Pip Newby – Play It Again Sam (UK)
Shane Nicholson – Lost Highway Records (AUS)
Luke O’Shea – Music Council of Australia (AUS)
Grant Paley – Parquin Artists Agency (CAN)
Isabel Pappani – APRA AMCOS (USA)
Chris Porter – One Reel / Bumbershoot Festival (USA)
Jodie Regan – Spinning Top Music (AUS)
Rev. Moose – The Syndicate (USA)
Sarah Richardson – Bleached Communications (UK)
Lee Rickard – Burger Records (USA)
Danny Rogers – Lunatic Entertainment / St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (AUS)
Matthew Rogers – Unified (AUS)
Elizabeth Rose – Artist (AUS)
Zan Rowe – triple j (AUS)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
Adam Ryan – The Great Escape / MAMA & Company (UK)
Chris Sampson – Superfly (USA)
Chris Scaddan – triple j (AUS)
Tim Shiel – Artist (AUS)
Sammy Shirra-Moore – Branded Limited / All That Matters (SGP)
Sarah Smith – FasterLouder, Sound Alliance (AUS)
Mike Solo – Birds Robe Records (AUS)
Paul Sommerstein – Attorney (USA)
Francesca Stabile – Neon Gold Records (USA)
Andrew Stafford – Author, Freelance Journalist (AUS)
Andrew Stone – Chugg Music (AUS)
Mario Stresow – FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH (GER)
Justin Sweeting – Artist Voice Asia / Clockenflap Festival (HK)
Adam Sylvester – The Agency Group (CAN)
Josh Taylor – Cassette Entertainment (AUS)
Michael Taylor – Universal Music Australia (AUS)
Marcus Teague – Freelance (AUS)
Pam Thornback – Inertia (AUS)
Leigh Treweek – The Music (AUS)
Alex Turnbull – Rhythm Group (NZ)
Darius Van Arman – Secretly Group (USA)
Peter Vincent – Fairfax (AUS)
Jamie Wade – X-Ray Touring (UK)
Kahl Wallace – The Medics (AUS)
Megan Washington – Artist (AUS)
Lochlan Watt – triple j / Century Media / The Music / Monolith (AUS)
Julia Willinger – Mom and Pop Music/Q Prime (USA)
Chelsea Wilson – PBS FM (AUS)
Tom Windish – The Windish Agency (USA)
Simon Winkler – Triple R FM (AUS)
Laura Wynne – Institute Of Sustainable Futures, UTS (AUS)
Melissa Yong – Village Sounds Asia (SGP)
Emily York – Penny Drop (AUS)
Rebecca Young – Artist Voice (AUS)
Dayna Young – Select Music (AUS)
Esti Zilber – Sounds Australia (AUS)

BIGSOUND 2014 Live Lineup

the church
Gold Fields
Alison Wonderland
Tkay Maidza
Ash Grunwald
Deep Sea Arcade
Thelma Plum
Pierce Brothers
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
D.D Dumbo
The Funkoars
Nicholas Albrook
Sampology Ft. Tom Thum &
Jordan Rakei
The Love Junkies
Indian Summer
July Talk (CAN)
Hayden James
Teeth & Tongue
Jane Tyrrell
The Bennies
Jess Ribeiro
Buckman Coe (CAN)
Little May
Art of Sleeping
Client Liaison
Olympic Ayres
The Creases
Devon Sproule (USA)
Lime Cordiale
Life Pilot
Caligula’s Horse
Crooked Colours
Blank Realm
Hayden Calnin
Felicity Groom
Ernest Ellis
Holy Holy
Lunatics on Pogosticks
Jeremy Neale
Little Odessa
The Harpoons
Lia Mice (FRA)
The Murlocs
Harmony James
Jesse Davidson
Tin Sparrow
Mr. Hill & Rahjconkers
A Million Dead Birds Laughing
Kathryn Rollins
Brad Butcher
Orphans Orphans
The Furrs
Ruby Boots
Karl S. Williams
Jordan Klassen (CAN)
Rob Moir (CAN)
Daily Meds
Wax Witches
Major Leagues
Coach Bombay
Like Thieves
Marlon Williams
Mise en Scene (CAN)
Coin Banks
Luca Brasi
Eden Mulholland
Lurch & Chief
Milwaukee Banks
Males (NZ)
Mosman Alder
Flyying Colours
Jesse Sheehan (NZ)
Bound For Ruin
Baptism of Uzi
Sweet Jean
Fraser A. Gorman
Morning Harvey
The Tiger & Me
Blaq Carrie
Tully On Tully
My Friend The Betrayer
Steve Smyth
Stillwater Giants
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Usurper Of Modern Medicine
The Phoncurves
Rolls Bayce
Peter Bibby

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