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BIGSOUND Festival announces first international speakers & buyers

10 May 2019 | 11:14 am | Staff Writer

With the announces for Australia's biggest annual music conference BIGSOUND currently in full swing, they've today announced their biggest ever lineup of international buyers and speakers headed to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct this September 3-6.

Keynote's will be headed by the likes of Terry McBride of Canadian agency Nettwerk Music, who represent the likes of Xavier RuddFather John Misty & more. Talent scouts heading to the conference include reps from Sub Pop (Nirvana, Fleet Foxes), Captured Tracks (Mac DemarcoDIIV), Mom + Pop Records (Courtney BarnettTash Sultana), Green Man Festival and heaps more.

BIGSOUND will also be welcoming this year BBC Radio 1's Abbie McCarthyMusic Ally's Paul Brindley and more, as well as five buyers from Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, all representing major emerging events and agencies.

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

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

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Check out the full first announce lineup below:


Keynote: Terry McBride - Nettwerk (Can)

Abbie McCarthy – Radio 1 & BBC Music Introducing (UK)

Adam Kreeft – The Feldman Agency (USA)

Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)

Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)

Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)

Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)

Ben Morris – Domino Creative Sync (USA)

Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)

Brendan Moylan – ECO (MEX)

Casey O'Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)

Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)

Fabrício Nobre - A Construtora Música e Cultura (BRA)

Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)

Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)

Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK / Download Festival (UK)

Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)

Kiran Patel – A&G Sync (UK)

Kristin Genovese – Third Side Music (USA)

Matt Brinkworth – Omnian Music Group (USA)

Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)

Mike Ajayi – AMF Records / Virgin EMI (UK)

Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)

Nando Machado – ForMusic (BRA)

Natasha Parish – Ground Control Touring (USA)

Nick Holroyd – Primary Talent International (UK)

Owen Mallon – Paradigm Agency (USA)

Paul Brindley – Music Ally (UK)

Shannon Kurlander – Terrorbird Media (USA)

Suzanna Slavin – Mom + Pop Music (USA)

+ more to be announced

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