#THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL producer Che Pope joins the stacked BIGSOUND lineup

After announcing over 180 festival artists last month, BIGSOUND continues to turn up the volume, revealing another huge line up of game-changing speakers and industry events, set to descend on Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley next month.

What does it take to be in a room with Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Eminem, The Weekend and Whitney Houston?

CEO / Founder of WRKSHP and Grammy Award winning producer Che Pope is making his way to Brisbane to dish what it takes to “Get Sh*t Done”, as both and a label executive and producer of some of hip-hops most defining albums, including The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and ground-breaking Bound 2 by Kanye West.

Che Pope

Carissa Nyalu

Australian-born, respected international music supervisor Tricia Holloway (Walt Disney Imagineering Global Music Executive) will drop in for a digital presentation and conversation, sharing the wealth of experience that led to her current position overseeing the Walt Disney Imagineering Music Studio across Disney parks, attractions, hotels, cruise ships and more. 

Joining the list of keynote speakers, Yanyuwa/Wardaman Songwoman Shellie Morris, Uncle Joe Geia, Carissa Nyalu and JK-47 will unpack the process of navigating the industry through a First Nations’ lens and share their viewpoints of blazing their own trail within the music industry.


Anabelle Herd

Ali Harnell

Want to know how to cross over from contemporary music to the blockbuster gaming and Web3 space?

Artists and key figures including Montaigne, Tim Shiel, Woodes and more can tell you exactly that, while leading Music3 figures like Jillian Rothman (VP, New Business at Warner Music Group US) and Unified Music Group CEO Jaddan Comerford breakdown just what it means to enter The Metaverse and beyond.

As usual, BIGSOUND won’t shy away from the big issues of the day. Ali Harnell is heading to BIGSOUND to provide a rare glimpse into her job as Live Nation Women President & Chief Strategy Officer and the female-centric commercial initiatives she is spearheading, while Annabelle Herd (ARIA and PPCA CEO) will breakdown her last 18 months at ARIA and offer her ‘outsider’ take on the industry, after joining at a time when the industry was hungry for change. The team at Support Act will discuss Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry, while Dr Guy Morrow and Maggie Collins (Association of Artist Managers) dig deep and look at the value of management partnerships.

Pivotal to the new BIGSOUND Country program, Nashville-based Milly Olykan (International Relations and Development of the Country Music Association) will reflect on the growth of country music will also curate a special edition of SongHubs In The Round. Presented by APRA AMCOS and led by award-winning country artist Fanny Lumsden and superstar songwriter Shy Carter (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Ashanti, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth), the session brings six cross-genre songwriters together to connect, perform and share their creativity. 

These guests join previously announced global ‘Me Too.’ movement founder Tarana Burke and internet-born sensation Rebecca Black, Mushroom Group CEO Matt Gudinski, artist and advocate Jaguar Jonze, and UK chart-topping artist EXAMPLE.

Tickets for BIGSOUND Festival are on sale now!


Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 September 2022
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

A BIGSOUND Festival Three Night Pass gives you access to all performances: 180+ artists, across 21 venues, with just one wristband.


BIGSOUND DELEGATE PASS (Access to festival, conference, industry events + more) Starting at $539

#BIGSOUND Conference Lineup

First announcement:

Tarana Burke - Author / Speaker (US) - KEYNOTE*
Rebecca Black - Artist (US) - KEYNOTE
Matt Gudinski - Mushroom Group - KEYNOTE
Jaguar Jonze - Artist - KEYNOTE
EXAMPLE - Artist / Producer - KEYNOTE
Annabelle Herd - ARIA
Andrew Stone - Chugg Music
Casey O'Shaughnessy - Select Music
Eric Tobin - Hopeless Records (USA)
Heidi Lenffer – FEAT. / Cloud Control
Jake Taylor - In Hearts Wake
Jess Keeley - Music, She Wrote
Joan Westerberg - Moda Dao / Pizza Party
Johann Ponniah - I OH YOU
John Mullen - Dew Process
Josh Taylor Anderson - Call & Response
Kate Duncan - The PUSH Inc
Rebecca Young - Collective Artists
Regan Lethbridge - Lemon Tree
Sarah Joy - ATC LIVE (UK)
Shaun Faulkner - X Ray Touring (UK)
Tom Taaffe - Paradigm (UK)
Will Church - ATC LIVE (UK)

*Live Digital Keynote

Second announcement:

Che Pope - WRKSHP (USA)
Tricia Holloway - Walt Disney Imagineering (US) - KEYNOTE*
Milly Olykan - Country Music Association (US) - KEYNOTE
Ali Harnell - Live Nation Global (US) - KEYNOTE
Aunty Shellie Morris - Artist - KEYNOTE
Carissa Nyalu - Artist - KEYNOTE
Jillian Rothman - Warner Music - New Business and Ventures (USA) - KEYNOTE
JK 47 - Artist - KEYNOTE
Uncle Joe Geia - Arist - KEYNOTE
Adam Ryan - The Great Escape (UK)
Alexis Benedict - Tomboi Records
Ali Hendrick - Arrival Artists (US)
Amy Davidman - TBA Agency (US)
Andy Irvine - Gyrostream
Angharad Yeo - Journalist
Anna Laverty - Producer
Ash King - Support Act
Bailey Satler - Grandstand Media (US)
Cerissa Benjamin - Support Act
Chelsea Gough - Native Tongue
Chloe Melick - Inside Out PR (UK)
Chris Vaughan - AUD'$
Clive Miller - Support Act
Dev Sherlock - SXSW (US)
DOBBY - Artist
Dr Guy Morrow - University of Melbourne
Eddie Sikazwe - Secretly Publishing (US)
Elliott Watkins (aka Muselk) - Muselk
Eric Deines - Director of A&R for Jagjaguwar (US)
Fanny Lumsden - Artist
Fil Palermo - Untitled Group
Fred Leone - Artist
Govind Sandhu - TikTok Head of Artist Partnerships
Ivano Magiulli - Brace Yourself PR (UK)
Jaddan Comerford - UNIFIED
Jeff Van Dyck - Artist / Composer
Jono Harrison - Spotify
Karyn Rachtman - Mind Your Music / Syncposium (NZ)
Kenny Consor - Big Green Couch
Kota Banks - Artist
Luke O'Connor - Support Act
Maggie Collins - AAM
Matthew Craig - AUD'$
Max Shand - Serenade
Montaigne - Artist
Natalie Waller - ABC / ARIA
Paige Cho - Bolster
Robin Jenssen - Manager / Ekko Music Rights (US)
Ryan Farley - Cooking Vinyl Publishing (UK)
Sally Coleman - Bigsand Band
Sat Bisla - A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO (US)
Shy Carter - Artist / Composer (US)
Sosefina Fuamoli - Journalist
Tasman Keith - Artist
Tim Shiel - Artist
Uncle Kev Starkey - Artist
Vetta Bourne - Artist
Viv Mellish - Gyrostream
Woodes - Artist

*Live Digital Keynote