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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 19, 2022

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Bonnie Hogan

BIGSOUND have announced the first two keynotes to lead the world-renowned BIGSOUND Conference that will be held in Brisbane later this year. 

Inspirational #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and punk rock icon Henry Rollins will be just two of many powerful voices tackling the important, taboo, and at times difficult subjects that impact the music industry.

BIGSOUND officially kicks off on Tuesday the 7th of September with the BIGSOUND First Nations Showcase and Women in Music event, before the BIGSOUND Conference begins from Wednesday to Thursday. 

Conference goers will have the opportunity to delve into the minds of global game-changers as they address the ‘big issues’ in the industry, such as; industry and audience dynamics, post-COVID business transition, gender equality and safety, cultural change, inclusivity and innovation, international economics and domestic politics.

Tarana Burke has expressed her excitement for the conference in an official statement for BIGSOUND;

“I am looking forward to sharing my story at BIGSOUND in what has been a 25-year journey laying the groundwork for a movement that amplifies the voices of millions of survivors and addresses issues of respect, dignity, and power dynamics in schools, workplaces, communities, and politics”. 

QMusic CEO, Kris Stewart, is also extremely proud to have such unique and influential speakers for this year’s conference;

“It’s an absolute honour to have the calibre of talent in Tarana Burke and Henry Rollins to bring their powerful insight to BIGSOUND for what will be an important piece of the puzzle as the industry grapples with the big issues to progress real, positive change”.



BIGSOUND ticket promo image BIGSOUND Conference Earlybird tickets are on sale NOW


To read more about these industry legends, the awesome 2021 programming team and Little BLAKSOUND, this year’s First Nations-led edition of BIGSOUND’s biennial youth conference, visit the BIGSOUND website here

Early Bird conference passes are on sale now and going fast, so secure your seat at the BIGSOUND Conference table NOW! 

Where: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
When: Tuesday 7 September – Thursday 9 September, 2021
How Much: Ranging from $45 to $459 – visit their website for more ticket info.

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