Peter Garrett heads list of BIGSOUND 2015 speakers

Brisbane’s enormous annual music industry gathering, BIGSOUND, has today announced its first guest speakers for 2015. Former federal minister and Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett is the most prominent name on a bill of highly-respected and influential music industry executives and other talent.

Garrett will give one of two keynote speeches at the gathering in September, with the other to be delivered by rapper and activist Brother Ali, who has recently spoken at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and Princeton University. Ali has had the unique experience of living as the albino child of white Muslim parents in the American mid-west, and is sure to offer remarkable insight and perspective to his audience.

Joining them will be a plethora of music industry professionals from around the world.

BIGSOUND 2015 will be held from the 9-11 September. For more information, and to secure early tickets, visit the website.



Peter Garrett – Keynote  (AUS)
Brother Ali – Keynote (USA)
Ashanti Abdullah – Rhymesayers Entertainment (USA)
Alex Maxwell – Troubadour (USA)
Amy Morgan – Beggars Publishing / Glass Animals (UK)
Avery McTaggart – The Windish Agency (USA)
Ben Munro – Hostess (JPN)
Ben O’Connor – Chapter Music (AUS)
Eric Barleen – Another Planet Entertainment (USA)
Guy Blackman – Chapter Music (AUS)
Jacob Daneman – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Jacqueline Saturn – Harvest Records (USA)
Josh Moore – Bowery Presents (USA)
Julia Wilson – Rice is Nice (AUS)
Justin Sweeting – WME / Clockenflap (HK)
Laura Snapes – Freelance Writer (UK)
Lesley Olenik Golindo – Goldenvoice (USA)
Lio Kanine – Kanine Records (USA)
Lorrae McKenna – Remote Control Records (AUS)
Marshall Betts – The Windish Agency (USA)
Meg Helsel – Grandstand Media (USA)
Melissa Yong – Other Sounds / Village Sounds (SGP)
Meredith Fraser – Panache Booking (USA)
Paul Buck – Coda Agency (UK)
Phil Waldorf – Secretly Group (USA)
Rachel Cragg – Nettwerk Music Group (USA)
Robin McNicol – Superfly (USA)
Sat Bisla – A&R Worldwide (USA)
Talya Elitzer – Capitol Music Group (USA)
Tunji Balogun – RCA Records (USA)