#Levi's® Music Prize

The Levi’s® Music Prize is an exciting new initiative that will enable Australian bands and artists to maximise that next opportunity to get them to the next stage of their careers. 

The total Levi’s® Music Prize is a contribution of $100K annually which will be divided into 4 x $25K sums which will go towards funding 4 x quality artists/acts each year. The Levi’s® Music Prize is aimed at early to mid-career artists seeking to capitalise on the initial success that they have already achieved for themselves. It is at this critical stage of many artists’ careers that it is difficult for them to stay on the journey and sustain the momentum that they have created. This happens for a number of reasons – but more often than not it is because of financial limitations.


Connect your business with the music industry with BIGSOUND's boutique exhibition space.

In addition to its conference and festival, BIGSOUND 2018 will host BIGSOUND Gallery, located at the IMA at the Judith Wright Centre. Spaces are booking fast, don't miss this unique opportunity. 

#Music Tech Showcase

BIGSOUND Festival 2017 saw the launch of a number of new elements, including an expanded program of music technology content in the conference and a new Music Tech Showcase.

Emerging Australian music tech companies with products at prototype stage are encouraged to submit showcase applications via the BIGSOUND website annually. Successful applicants will receive a full day of mentoring in the lead-up to BIGSOUND, and the invaluable opportunity to market test their products with the music industry in attendance.

Applications have closed.

#Busking at BIGSOUND with BOSE

Delivered in partnership with BOSE, Brisbane City Council and BIGSOUND. Apply now to play a part of Busking at BIGSOUND with BOSE S1 Pro and join some of the most eclectic street performers South East Queensland has to offer.

Street performers of all walks of life interested in adding to the unique soundtrack of the Fortitude Valley precinct over the period of Sept 4 - 7 are encouraged to apply!

Applications have closed


BIGSOUND wouldn't be possible without the 200 volunteers that generously donate their time and energy to ensure the event is a success.

Volunteering at BIGSOUND is a unique opportunity to gain experience working on a premier event. It’s also a chance to show some hospitality to music industry players from around the world. Who knows who you’ll meet? Your fellow BIGSOUND volunteers could end up being your most valuable future industry contacts. 

We also welcome Brisbanites of all persuasions who are passionate about contributing to their local community.

Applications have closed.

#Program Advertising

You have the opportunity to get your brand in front of BIGSOUND's entire conference audience, with space in the BIGSOUND official printed program, the conference bible.


BIGSOUND’s unique mix of audiences and participants creates significant B2B and B2C opportunities. Partnership with BIGSOUND is an opportunity to visibly contribute to the future of Australian music, establish your brand as a thought-leader in the music industry space, as well as establish meaningful relationships with industry influencers and a music-loving public.

Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND now attracts over 1,400 conference delegates and 8000+ music fans. BIGSOUND is a rapidly growing event, with 40% greater public attendance in 2017 alone.

BIGSOUND is one of Australia's most talked-about music events, in no small part due to its close partnerships with triple j and The Music. BIGSOUND enjoys an audience reach of more than 24.6 million.

QMusic is committed to delivering high-value, bespoke partnership packages. Contact QMusic for more information on how you can align your brand with BIGSOUND. 

#Visual Arts Showcase

Everyone knows that BIGSOUND is the place to be for musicians wanting to be seen by the music industry - but did you know that we'd like to create that same opportunity for visual artists? 

Visual artists are an important part of the Australian music industry and we'd like to see BIGSOUND become a place where those artists also benefit from having so many of the world's music industry in one place.

If you're a talented and motivated visual artist with the ambition to work with musicians or music festivals from around the world, we'd love to hear from you!

Applications are now closed.
Stay tuned for location and artist announcements. 

#Apply to Play

Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND 2018.

Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND Industry Conference. 

Nearly a thousand bands have performed at BIGSOUND over its fifteen year history – it's easy to see why BIGSOUND Festival is the place to be for breaking artists. Previous years’ festivals propelled the careers of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Seth Sentry, Gang of Youths, DMA’s, Kingswood, Megan Washington, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, A.B. Original, Methyl Ethel - and many, many more. #BIGSOUNDstories

Will you be next? 

Applications have now closed.