Are you a young aspiring musician aged 16-25? Have you ever wondered how to write the perfect pop song? On Friday 16th October The Wingham Akoostik Festival pairs with our all-ages project Indent to run a specialised masterclass in songwriting with triple j’s high-rotation act Art vs Science!

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18th September, 2015

WAYS Youth Services presents BLYMP

Bondi BLYMP returns to Bondi Beach on Saturday 10th October! BLYMP is an under 18’s live music event featuring 5 upcoming young bands. The festival provides the young musicians with the chance to perform in front of a large varied audience. It takes place in The High Tide Room (at Bondi Pavilion) from 7:00pm-11:00pm, attracting around 300 young people. Playing at BLYMP are local Bondi bands GONE ELECTRIC, HAZE TRIO, and PLAN B. Joining them are STONE HAVEN and CAPEWOLF from Sydney wide. These talented musicians hail from schools such as Moriah, Rose Bay Secondary College, Cranbrook, AIM, St. Andrews, and Newtown College.

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26th August, 2015

Face The Music Conference

Annual music industry conference Face The Music Conference returns this year and the first round of speakers have been revealed.

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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 until July 31.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are available now through Oztix.


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

10th June, 2015

FBi Click Turn One!

FBi Click are celebrating their first birthday at Goodgod Small Club on June 27! There will be a full venue takeover, with DJ sets from:

Motorik, Picnic, Astral People, Purple Sneakers, Bare Necessities, Body Promise, Goodgod Sound Unlimited, Lazy Radio, Foreigndub Airwayvs, Thump

… plus a special guest DJ set from Black Vanilla!


FBi Click’s first birthday
Saturday June 27, 10pm-late
Goodgod Small Club (full venue takeover)
55 Liverpool St, Chinatown
$15 on the door / $10 FBi supporters

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Annual music conference Bondi Wave has announced it’s industry speakers for 2015. Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference is a free conference happening on Friday 15 May at the Bondi Pavilion from 10am-4pm, and aims to provide it’s attendees with an overview on what you need to know to break it and make it into the music industry.

The conference features a range of prolific industry representatives such as label and venue owners, artist managers, publishers, promoters and more.


Greg Carey (Umbrella)

Pam Thornback (Inertia)

Dom Alessio (triple j)

Dan Mac (Art Vs Science)

Philip Mortlock (Alberts/ORiGiN Music)

Jean-Paul Fung (Writer/producer who has worked with Birds Of Tokyo, Silverchair, Cold Chisel and more)

Katie Stewart (Lunatic Entertainment/St Jerome’s Laneway Festival)

Dean Ormston (APRA)

Lynne Small (PPCA/ARIA)

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Presented by City of Sydney and Musica Viva Australia, this season of Late Night Library is about the connections between music and the written word.

At Customs House Library, City Of Sydney on Wednesday 22 April between 8-9pm, a panel of composers (who write without words) and musicians (who do) will discuss how words and music collide in their work and influence them creatively.

Panelists include ARIA award-winning instrumentalist and song writing tutor Brendan Gallagher, composer and writer Rosalind Page and Roland Kay Smith, a winner of triple j Unearthed. The panel will be moderated by FBi Radio host Johanna Roberts and will include live performances. Best part? It’s all free! Click here for for more details!

The Sydney Youth Music team are hosting their third gig, this time supporting Sydney’s hip hop scene and Youth Week in the City. The event will be held at Goodgod Small Club between 11-4.30pm on April 11, and headlined by breakdancer, rapper and writer Bam Bam, who’s mixtapes have already received 30,000+ downloads. Supports include Sydney-based rapper, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joelistics, as well as Sleepwalkers, Coda Conduct, Sarah Connor Music, Izzy and DJ Maniak. 

Sydney Youth Music is a newly-formed passionate group of young people committed to creating and organising live all-ages, drug and alcohol free music events within the City of Sydney.

Entry is by a gold coin donation. There will also be open mic opportunities.

Saturday 11 April 12pm – 4.30pm

Gouged Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool Street, Sydney

All ages, drug & alcohol free

Cost: Gold coin donation 

Event link can be found here.

Indent, the crew behind the annual Indent Tour, are inviting young event teams across NSW to submit expressions of interest to host the Indent Tour in 2015! Indent’s annual regional drug and alcohol free all-ages tour is the only tour of it’s kind in Australia.

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Spectrum Now, an inaugural festival sponsored by The Sydney Morning Herald and presented by ANZ happening in Sydney between March 11-29, will be marking the anniversary of Gallipoli in a special WWI commemorative concert which includes Cathedra, a new work by celebrated young Australian composer Andrew Howes.

Sydney Youth Orchestra will be performing the Australian premiere of Adrian Sutton’s War Horse Suite. The event will also feature a special performance of Loyal Creatures, a monologue by Morris Gleitzman. Both performances are inspired by War Horse and explores its moving themes from an Australian perspective.

In the second half of our concert, Dimity Hall and Julian Smiles will join SYO in a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, followed by the concert concluding with the orchestral epic of Debussy’s La Mer. For more information head to