10th July, 2015

Bigsound adds more speakers!

BIGSOUND have just added more speakers to their conference, including Pitchfork’s Jessica Hopper and WME’s Marc Geiger.

Named as one of the 20 most influential people by industry bible Billboard, Marc Geiger is a partner and Head of Music WME Entertainment.  He looks after live bookings for some of the world’s biggest names including Jack White, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, The Flaming Lips, Jane’s Addiction, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty, Pixies, Trent Reznor and Rihanna. Prior to WME Geiger served as the Executive Vice President of A&R, Marketing and New Media at American Recordings and later launched ARTISTdirect. He also co-created Lollapalooza, which has since expanded to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Germany.

Jessica Hopper is one of the world’s most influential music journalists as senior editor of global music bible Pitchfork and is one of the leading female voices in the music industry having penned the books ‘The Girls Guide to Rocking’ and ‘The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic’ which was recently named by Amazon as one of the best books of 2015 so far.

This year’s event will take over Fortitude Valley from September 9th-11th, with special rate tickets available from www.bigsound.org.au until July 31.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are available now through Oztix.

BIGSOUND 2015 INDUSTRY SPEAKERS / BUYERS
NEWLY ANNOUNCED

Marc Geiger (USA) – William Morris Endeavour (WME) – Keynote
Jessica Hopper (USA) – Pitchfork – Keynote
Adam Bauer (USA) – Fleming Artists
Adam Lewis (USA) – The Planetary Group
Andy Farrow (UK) – Northern Music Co.
Ben Martin (AUS) – Golden Era Records
Danny Zook (USA) – Alien Music Services
Darryl Bailey (AUS) – Six Boroughs Media
Dean Bein (USA) – True Panther Sounds
Emily Kelly (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Joe Schiavon (UK) – Global Live
Johann Ponniah (AUS) – I OH YOU
Kate Hennessy (AUS) – Freelance Journalist
Kween G (AUS) – Artist
Matt Ash (USA) – Raw Power Management
Michael Goldstone (USA) – Mom + Pop Music
Michael Nieves (USA) – Sugaroo! & Native Tongue America
Niki Roberton (USA) – IAMSOUND
Paul Sloan (AUS) – Billions Australia
Rebecca Reato (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Rob Zifarelli (CAN) – The Agency Group
Robb Nansell (USA) – Saddle Creek Records
Sarah Casey (UK) – Leighton Pope Organisation
Si Jay Gould (AUS) – Wondercore Island
Tyler Childs (USA) – Sony ATV
Tyler Treeves (USA) – Double C Promotions