Influential artists & industry figures from ROC Nation, Sub Pop, The Great Escape, Netflix, Soundcloud, Interscope, Paramount and SXSW are all set to land in Brisbane for the southern hemisphere's largest and longest running dedicated music showcase and conference.
The southern hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering, and Australia’s longest-running and most influential music market BIGSOUND has just expanded with an expansive lineup of the industry's most important figures set to land at the event in Brisbane from 5 - 8 September, 2023.
Coming off the back of the globally revered Netflix documentary WHAM! as well as several decades of invaluable music industry knowledge, BIGSOUND is pleased to welcome industry icon Simon Napier-Bell to the 2023 program. With a resume that includes managing the late, great George Michael, WHAM!, The Yardbirds and Boney M (to name a few), as well as penning four best-selling books, writing music alongside Dusty Springfield and directing documentaries centred around Frank Sinatra, George Michael and more, Simon Napier-Bell will now decent upon Fortitude Valley for his not-to-be-missed in-conversation.
BIGSOUND is also excited to announce highly acclaimed, Grammy award winning English composer Simon Franglen to the program. With more than 400 music credits to his name, Franglen has spent over three decades in the industry, working with Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, and Quincy Jones, as well as playing a pivotal role in the creation of music for the likes of Titanic, Avatar, Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall and Spectre in the James Bond franchise, Se7en, The Amazing Spider-Man, Space Jam, Cool Runnings and more.