More big guns for Bigsound - MusicNSW

Brisbane will be taken over with the world’s most influential independent labels in September for Bigsound 2009.

Global independent record label association the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) will use BIG SOUND to stage one of its board meetings, bringing together labels from across the world.

WIN Chair AlisonThe full list of new additions of music industry representatives heading to BIG SOUND includes:
Lee Laborde – Live Nation (UK)
Allison Wenham – AIM (UK)
Amy Driscoll – 20th Century Fox Films (US)
Portia Sabin – KillRockStars (US)
Mark Chung – Freibank Music Publishing and VUT (Germany)
Slim Moon – Shotclock Management (US)
Ellie Giles – Fiction / Polydor (UK)
Mandar Thakur – Soundbuzz (India)
Dan Bessant – Channel V / XYZ Networks (AUS)
Isabel Pappani – Undercover Tracks (US)
Jens Geisemeyer – G-Pop Records (Germany)
Mike Walsh – XFM (UK)
Wim Reijnen – Entertainment Asia (Thailand)
Paul Brown – Red Hat 22 (US)
Erik Gilbert – IODA (US)
Luke Bevans – Universal (Aus)
Clive Hodson – Shock Publishing (AUS)
David Vodicka – Rubber Records (AUS)
Jerry Soer – (AUS)
Andrew McMillen – Freelance Journalist (AUS)
Cameron Smith – Before Hollywood (AUS)
Simon Cahill- Band Room Records (AUS)

They join an impressive list of speakers already announced including:

Van Dyke Parks (USA)
Tim Riley – VP Music Affairs Activision (USA)
Glenn Wheatley – CEO Stripe, Talentworks (AUS)
Elliot Aronow – Editor, (USA)
John Watson – CEO Eleven: A Music Company (AUS)
Justin Kalifowitz – President, Downtown Publishing (USA)
Sebastian Mair – Fujipacific Music (JAP)
Alan Galbraith – VP International, Wind Up Records (UK)
Masami Shimomura (Label Manager, Pdis (Japan)
Jakomi Matthews – Editor, The Music Void (UK)
David Bland – VP International, Platinum Marketing & Distribution (THAI)
Lars Brandle – Australasian Bureau Chief, Billboard (AUS)
Christie Eliezer – Freelance Journalist (AUS)
Noel Mengel – Music Editor, Courier Mail (AUS) Wenham (UK) says the strength of the Australian independent label scene makes this country the perfect place to host an international gathering like this one.

“Through BIG SOUND we are able to help Australian artists and the Australian music industry meet some of the most influential industry figures from around the world.” BIG SOUND Program Director Stephen Green