BIGSOUND Live 2012

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Australian and International artists will have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the international music industry’s most influential figures at BIGSOUND Live 2012.

Sonicbids will be hosting a stage at BIGSOUND, and 5 artists will be selected to perform on the Sonicbids stage with 1 lucky artist selected to receive travel assistance and a Showcase slot at the prestigious CMJ Music Marthon in New York. This is a free opportunity, so even if you have already submitted outside of Sonicbids, submit again through here, and earn yourself the chance to showcase at CMJ.

BIGSOUND will celebrate its 11th Anniversary in 2012 with a reputation as the best and most relevant music event in Australia. Produced by QMusic (Queensland Music Network Inc) BIGSOUND attracts local, national and international musicians, buyers and industry representatives to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley for three days of networking, inspiring panels, keynote speakers and live showcases of the hottest talent around.

BIGSOUND Live will hand pick 100 of the hottest new acts to showcase their talent in one of the 10 stages throughout the Valley. Previous acts have included DZ Deathrays, The Middle East, Temper Trap, Washington, Boy & Bear, Children Collide, Cloud Control, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Lanie Lane, Little Red, The Jezabels, The Middle East, The Naked and Famous and many more.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are the best buy around and thousands of music fans converge on Fortitude Valley over the two nights to check out the showcases.

Please Note:

  • Queensland based, national and international artists are encouraged to submit.

  • There is no travel assistance available and each successful act will be responsible for landing themselves in Brisbane.

  • Selected artists will be notified in June 2012.

  • Acts to be available in Brisbane 12 – 13 September 2012.

  • International artists will need a visa, but QMusic/BIGSOUND will assist.

  • QMusic may also be able to provide international artists with supporting documentation for appropriate local government funding programs.

In the last ten years BIGSOUND has seen many world-class industry leaders and visionaries share the stage and their thoughts. 2012 will be no different with the first speaker announcement including:

  • Ben Lee – Artist (AUS/USA)

  • Ben Swank - Third Man Records (USA)

  • Rene Chambers – Spotify (UK)

  • Aly Ehlinger - C3 Presents (USA)

  • David Jimenez-Zumalacarregui - Heart of Gold (ESP)

  • Mark Poston - EMI Music Australia (AUS)

  • Charles Caldas – Merlin Network (UK)

  • Jessica Ducrou - Splendour in the Grass (AUS)

  • Ian Haug – Powderfinger (AUS)

  • Ben and Nicky Berger - Berger Management (USA)

  • Richard Moffat - Way Over There (AUS)

  • Lisa Hresko – CMJ (USA)

  • David Bridie – Artist (AUS)

  • Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)