BIGSOUND’s first announcement: new forums, speakers, buyers – and Dave Grohl’s mum!

Written by Nathan Jolly on 10th May, 2018
BIGSOUND’s first announcement: new forums, speakers, buyers – and Dave Grohl’s mum!

BIGSOUND have just announced their first round of speakers, forums, and the like – and if you were hoping for a cool mum to be in the ranks, then you are in luck, as Virginia Grohl, mother to a drummer named David, will be delivering a keynote at the conference.

The new forums announced today include The New Music Business, a forum about the ever-shifting model of the music industry, What would the current music industry look like if it was invented by our First Nations people?, which aims to “turn things on its head to search for and celebrate lessons and ideas that we can learn from Indigenous perspectives” and Changing Music Industry Behaviour which will “look at the psychology of change and how our industry can create sustained momentum.”

As mentioned above Virigina Grohl will detail the trials and tribulations of raising a world-famous rock star during her   a subject she tackled in her book ‘From Cradle to Stage’, in which she interviewed the mothers of Amy Winehouse, Michael Stipe, Adam Levine and more.

Mardi Caught, who was Warner Music’s General Manager for years before launching her own independent marketing services company The Annex, will also deliver a keynote.

In addition a fuckton (technical music term) of industry buyers have been announced, which are listed below in order of importance (nah, it’s alphabetical) under this song, which Virginia Grohl forced us to embed.

Tickets are available for $370 from bigsound.com.au


Alexandra Berenson – Vinyl Me, Please (USA)

Alison Rosenfeld – Aperture Music (USA)

Amber Carew – Saddle Creek (USA)

Ben Rafson – We Are Free (USA)

Bernie Cho – DFSB (KOR)

Brontë Jane – Third Side Music (USA)

Carlos Lopez – Domino (USA)

Eric Fritschi – Mtheory (USA)

Fabrizio Rafael Onetto Pedetti – OCESA Seitrack (MEX)

Jessi Frick – Citrine Management (USA)

Joe Greenwald – C3 Management (USA)

Jon Box – Universal Canada (CAN)

Katie Garcia – Secretly Group (USA)

Lucy Pitkethly – Eat Your Own Ears (UK)

Madison McCabe – Hidden Track (USA)

Markell Casey – Pulse Music Group (USA)

Nevin Domer – Maybe Mars (CHN)

Owen Mallon – Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)

Paul Bridgewater – Line of Best Fit (UK)

Rachel Cox – Sad Grrrls Club (AUS)

Shaun Faulkner – X-Ray Touring (UK)

Tim Luckow – Stem (USA)

Tom Wironen – Friendly Announcer (USA)

The article was originally published on The Industry Observer