Kim Gordon, Peanut Butter Wolf and more confirmed for new BIGSOUND keynotes!

BIGSOUND have named some heavy hitters as additions to this year’s conference line up this September. Sonic Youth icon and author of Girl in a BandKim Gordon, will be delivering a special keynote address as part of BIGSOUND’s 15th anniversary program, alongside the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, head of the US Music Maker program for Pandora Lars Murray and more.

Festival co-programmer Nick O’Byrne says of Gordon’s addition to the line up, “It is an absolute honour to welcome these iconic cultural figures to BIGSOUND this year. Kim Gordon has been on our dream list of speakers for years and we’re so excited to hear from such an influential, challenging and still-relevant figure in music and art.”

“Also on that dream list has been one of the most important labels in the history of hip hop,” he says of Peanut Butter Wolf’s inclusion, referring to the iconic Stones Throw Records“We can’t wait to hear founder Peanut Butter Wolf and longstanding label mate J Rocc reflect on the music and people who have made it so seminal.”

BIGSOUND in 2016 will also see the inaugural masterclass program come into play, involving exclusive workshops with industry leaders, spearheading topics like Advanced Digital Advertising, Business Management & Tax for Artists, International Touring and more. Numbers are limited for these sessions to ensure the best quality experience for the attendees involved.

If you haven’t already gotten your BIGSOUND ticket, don’t delay on this one as they are selling fast. The conference passes are limited as is, but are still available from the website, HERE. Three nights, over 150 bands and some of the biggest industry heads in the game? Can’t miss.


Kim Gordon
Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Records)
Lars Murray (Pandora)
Brodie Lancaster
Bruce Tweedie (Music Mill)
Alex Black (Big Deal Music)
Andrea Szew (Szew Law Group)
Paul Barclay (ABC)
Guy Blackman (Chapter Music)
Michelle Brown (4ZZZ)
Christine Cao (The Windish Agency)
Chris Carey (Media Insight Consulting)
Jen Cloher (Milk! Records)
Claire Collins (Bossy)
Katie Cunningham (Junkee Media)
Cam Durnsford (PBS 106.7FM)
Melody Forghani (twnty three)
Stephen Goodhew (FBi)
Cath Haridy (Catherine Haridy Management, Support Act)
Tim Hollo (Green Music Australia)
Chris Johnson (Amrap)
Lachlan Kanoniuk (FasterLouder)
Mitch Knox (The Music)
Siobhan Kranz (Mushroom Promotions)
Jessica Krishnaswamy (BBE)
Jared Kristensen (Ticket Squad)
Tom Larkin (SIGNAL Agency Group, The Studios in the City, Homesurgery MGMT)
Nikita Lavrinenko (Paper and Iron Booking)
Regan Lethbridge (Lemon Tree)
Stu MacLeod (RTR FM)
Ivano Maggiulli (Brace Yourself PR)
Tyler Mcloughlin (The Sound Pound)
Tim Price (Collision Course)
Jodie Regan (Spinning Top Music Manager)
Jonno Seidler
Roger Shepherd (Flying Nun)
Tim Shiel
Jessica Strassman (Columbia Records & StarTime International)
Marcus Teague
Mark Vaughan (Atomic Soul)
Julia Wilson (Nice Rights, Midnight Choir, Rice Is Nice)
Nick Yates (UNIFIED)

BIGSOUND runs from September 7th – 9th in Brisbane, the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Get round it!


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