Free MISS session: BIGSOUND & Beyond

Free MISS session: BIGSOUND & Beyond

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Tuesday 26 April 6-7.30pm

Babushka (upstairs Leederville Hotel)

Audience: 18+

Ticket Prices: FREE for WAM/APRA members with RSVP, or $10 on the door

With BIGSOUND just announcing their 15th anniversary, it’s a fine reminder that music conferences have proved not only to be some of the most popular festivals with punters in the last few years, but have also provided some of the best opportunities for acts to succeed in what can be a tricky industry. So have you ever considered attending a music conference/festival outside WA? Maybe you’d like to showcase but not sure what it takes? Or perhaps you’ve been but not succeeded in being noticed? Then, BIGSOUND & Beyond is the workshop for you.

Taking place at Babushka (upstairs Leederville Hotel) Tuesday 26 April 6 – 7.30pm, APRA AMCOS and WAM are proud to present the first installment of 2016’s Music Industry Sundowner Series (MISS). Industry professionals Maggie Collins, Scott Adam and Mathas will take you through how to best tackle the application process, plus give you festival insights to help you make the most out of your conference or fest experience. This session will focus on BIGSOUND, however our speakers are also well versed in international events so conversation is expected to flow globally.

BIGSOUND is a 3-4 day music industry conference and artist showcase that takes in Queensland every September. Musicians, buyers and experts from around the world head to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to explore the challenges of our ever-evolving industry and experience the next wave of music from Australia and beyond. By day, BIGSOUND’s conference program features internationally significant keynote speakers and challenging, cutting-edge workshop topics. At sundown, delegates mix with Brisbane’s music-loving public in a 15-venue frenzy of live music discovery, and it’s here that most of the real networking happens.


Maggie Collins is a national broadcaster, artist manager and co-programmer for BIGSOUND. She’s the Managing Director of Fans Creative Management where she personally represents ARIA Award winning band DZ Deathrays, Unearthed triple j Award Winners The John Steel Singers, and The Creases. With her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she is now a presenter covering everything from Home and Hosed, Good Nights, Tops (Unearthed) and The J Files (Double J). Raised in Brisbane, in 2015 she moved to Sydney where she became Bookings and Production Manager at Goodgod Small Club. Soon after moving on from that iconic venue, she was announced as the co-programmer (with Nick O’Byrne) of BIGSOUND 2016, where she will eventually take over as executive programmer for 2017.

Scott Adam has been working in the music business for 25 years putting his stamp on multi-tasking. Among some of the more recognised fun-times he’s had, Scott’s run independent record labels, coordinated marketing and publicity, handled national and overseas tours as well as managed a number of bands and singer-songwriters. In addition to his direct involvement in industry, he established WA’s only vocational music business training programs, has facilitated and moderated industry panels and is a strong advocate for music industry development and recognition. Finally he likes helping bands out with the occasional mentoring when the urge arises.

Perth rapper Mathas is the kind of modern, multi-faceted artist that can’t be pinned down by the rigid genre boundaries of hip hop. A ferociously talented songwriter, producer, poet and performer, the genre-bender’s accolades include being the first ever rap or electronic artist to win the WAM’s coveted Song Of The Year award, being named in triple j presenter Dom Alessio’s Top 10 tracks of 2013 and winning the 2012, 2013 and 2014 WAM Award for Urban Act of the Year. Mathas (or Tom Mathieson as his grandma calls him) is the kind of artist that is constantly observing, lifting the worlds’ trapdoors and pointing out the cogs and inner working of our culture.

WHAT: M.I.S.S.: BIGSOUND and Beyond
WHEN: Tuesday 26 April, 6 – 7:30pm
WHERE: Babushka (upstairs Leederville Hotel), 742 Newcastle Street, Leederville
ENTRY: Free for WAM/APRA AMCOS members who RSVP to before 5pm Tuesday 26th April or $10 for non-WAM/APRA AMCOS members

For further details please contact:
Claire Hodgson
WAM Industry Development Officer
e: p: 9227 7962