Australian artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in music by showcasing at BIGSOUND, the southern hemisphere's largest dedicated music showcase and conference.
Run across three game-changing days and three fun-filled nights, showcasing artists can connect with, listen to and play in front of some of the most influential players in music. Now in its 22nd year, BIGSOUND has grown to become the biggest A&R music event of its type in Australia. This year's event will welcome tastemakers from across the globe including media, A&R, agents, promoters, music supervisors, buyers and so much more.
In addition to having access to hundreds of influential music industry figures, BIGSOUND Showcase Artists are provided with the opportunity for excellent media exposure, with the event being covered by national and international media outlets and reaching an international audience of 24.6 million people.
Previous years’ showcases propelled the careers of some of the biggest names in Australian music, including Flume, Rufus du Sol, Gang of Youths, The Temper Trap, Lime Cordiale, Tash Sultana, DMA’s, Courtney Barnett and many more.
Will you be next?
Artist Showcases take place from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 September.
- Acts must be available to be in Brisbane 5 - 7 September 2023
- Artists are encouraged to apply for financial support from funding bodies. Please refer to your local state-based music development association for more info.
- One complimentary BIGSOUND delegate pass will be made available to each successful showcase act (Note: additional passes will be available for band members at a discounted rate).
The core purpose of the BIGSOUND Showcase program is to create business outcomes for showcasing artists by exposing them to the best of the Australian and international music industry.
The BIGSOUND 2023 Showcase programming team will assess applications by gauging what potential outcomes artists may achieve from showcasing and ensuring showcasing artists are capitalising on existing momentum. What have you achieved so far and what will you genuinely and realistically gain out of playing as part of the BIGSOUND 2023 showcasing lineup. This is important to keep in mind when applying.
BIGSOUND is unable to put every artist that applies on a stage, even though we wish we could! If you apply and you are unsuccessful, this is in no way a reflection of you or your music, it may just mean that we cannot provide you with the opportunities you are looking for.
When writing your application, reflect on the information above and make it the strongest it can be.
Good luck and we can’t wait to see you all in September at BIGSOUND 2023.
Each showcasing act will receive a delegate pass for full conference and showcase access ($599)
Each performing band member will receive wristband access to all festival showcase performances ($109 per person)
Showcase in front of labels, booking agents, promoters, sync agents, managers, publicists and more
Tailored one-on-one meetings matching artists with industry based on their goals and current team structure
Artist access to official Opening and Closing events
Artist-facing workshops, demos and sessions accessible to all showcasing artists
Network with music industry buyers brought to BIGSOUND from around the globe
Opportunity to coordinate your own meetings with many industry figures in attendance at the event
Use the delegate portal to build your network and form new relationships before, during and after BIGSOUND week
Recognised on a national level as being market-ready – instantly on the radar of the entire national industry