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Little BIGSOUND

July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Little Bigsound

Presented by QMusic and Brisbane City Council, and hosted at The Edge, Little BIGSOUND is a hands-on, one-day experience for 15 – 25 year olds.


Little BIGSOUND will put emerging musicians in direct contact with local influencers that can help them get their first gigs, publicise their music, improve their songwriting or music production, and manage their career development. Artists will also meet other young people in the scene that could become members of their next band – or even the band’s manager!

In a first for Little BIGSOUND, the revamped program allows attendees to select from a variety of sessions between 10am – 4pm, utilising SLQ’s state of the art facilities. The Edge’s Digital Media Lab will transform into The Ableton Live studio; where attendees can get hands-on and make music using the next generation of production software and live instrumentation. Excitingly, the Recording Studio will feature the KORG History of Synths, an interactive installation, taking attendees through the evolution and history of the synthesizer.

The Edge’s Innovation Lab will host interactive sessions covering digital marketing and publicity, with Title Track PR’s Sarah Chipman (Sticky Fingers, Crystal Castles) and Comes With Fries founder Vanessa Picken (The Cat Empire, The Jezabels).

Aspiring and practicing artists, managers, label owners, and publicists wanting to know how to plan a release from start to finish, can jump in on the Circle Of Life session in the Auditorium with Mucho Bravado’s Ben Preece (WAAX, I Know Leopard).

Serious about starting a music business? Julia Bridger (BLEACH Festival, The FarmHouse) and the QMusic team will provide insights on sustainability, structure and income streams to help build your empire.

And, as the sun goes down, Little BIGSOUND will culminate with a free all-ages gig headlined by a secret act to be revealed soon.

 

Gain the practical skills and relationships you need to get started in the music industry!

  • Date: Saturday 29 July 2017
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Tickets: $39.80 Limited tickets are on sale now!

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Event Program

Saturday 29 July 2017
9:30am REGISTRATION
10:00am AUDITORIUM WELCOME
10:00am – 10:40 AUDITORIUM NETWORKING EVENT
10:45am – 11:15
 
AUDITORIUM MINI KEYNOTE – AIRLING
Hannah Sheppard aka Airling will be sharing insights spanning from being a youth creative trying to make it…
to a triple j album of the week artist playing festivals and touring nationally.
11:30am – 12:20 INNOVATION LAB DIGITAL 101 
Digital fan engagement is as important as putting on a great live show. It allows you to create connections with your audience through learning who they are and what interests them. Vanessa Picken (Comes With Fries) will run you through different digital marketing strategies and how to present yourself online to create cost-effective digital content that cuts through the social media noise.Speaker: Vanessa Picken (Comes With Fries)

 

11:30am – 12:20 AUDITORIUM MUSIC BUSINESS 101 
How can you build your art into a business? Julia Bridger (Bleached Festival, The Farm) and Trina Massey (QMusic Program Manager) will provide insight into the basics of building your art as a creative microbusiness including the ways you can make money to help build your empire.Q&A: Julia Bridger (Bleached Festival, The Farm)
Facilitator: Trina Massey (QMusic)
11:30am – 12:20 WINDOW BAYS ROUND TABLES – BRISBANE BOOKING AGENTS
Intimate groups of 8-10 participants will be paired with experienced industry professionals to discuss the ins and outs of booking. Dispel myths around these roles and open conversation! Little BIGSOUND Round Table Sessions provide a chance to put a name to a face and take the guess work out.Bookers: Ben Collier (Akimbo), Brigid Langford (The Zoo), Dave Sleswick (The Tivoli), Deb Suckling (Live Spark, Brisbane Powerhouse), Julia Bridger (BLEACH Festival/The Farm), Ruby-Jean McCabe (Milk Factory/East Street Markets/Cardigan Bar), Sullivan Patten (Miss Blanks/DJ Samson).
11:30am – 12:20 DIGITAL MEDIA
LABS
ABLETON STUDIO
The Ableton Live recording studio will enable participants to test drive the tools of the next generation of production and live instrumentation. Featuring 16 Ableton Push, participants will be taught the functions of each tool and then be able to program, create, mix and manipulate their own beats and melodies. 
11:30am – 12:20 RECORDING STUDIOS THE HISTORY OF SYNTH
The History of Synth is an interactive product display installation taking participants through the evolution and history of the synthesizer. Composing of 11 instruments, participants are able to interact with each synth creating and replicating sounds from history.
12:30pm – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK AND LIVE PERFORMANCES
Food provided. Watch performances by Asha Jefferies and Ruby Gilbert plus the opportunity to network with speakers and special guests.
1:40pm – 2:30

 

AUDITORIUM GET GOOD
It all comes back to the song. A&R Exec (John Mullen, Dew Process), Artist (Tia Gostelow) and Producer (Konstantin Kersting, Airlock Studios) are going talk about GETTING GOOD and the songwriting process. Find the answers you want about songwriting, A&R, production and how they all fit together.Speakers: John Mullen (Dew Process), Tia Gostelow (Musician), Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents, Airlock Studios)
Facilitator: Emily Green (QMusic)
1:40pm – 2:30

 

 

INNOVATION LAB PUBLICITY 101
Sarah Chipman owner of Title Track PR, will take participants through a hands-on deconstruction of their own press releases and work through the do’s and don’ts of publicity and press in the music industry. Get the heads up on the ins and outs of what publicists do and what you can do yourself to get the most bang for your buck.Speaker: Sarah Chipman (Title Track PR)
1:40pm – 2:30 WINDOW
BAYS
ROUND TABLES – ARTIST MANAGERS
Intimate groups of 8-10 participants will be paired with experienced industry professionals to discuss the ins and outs of managing artists. Dispel myths around these roles and open conversation! Little BIGSOUND Round Table Sessions provide a chance to put a name to a face and take the guess work out.Artist Managers: Ali Tomoana (Soul Has No Tempo), Ben Lynskey (Amplifire Music), Dan Ceh (Who Agencies), Deena Lynch (Amplifire Music), Jo Pratt (Sage Music), Leanne De Souza (AAM)
1:40pm – 2:30 DIGITAL
MEDIA
LABS
ABLETON STUDIO
The Ableton Live recording studio will enable participants to test drive the tools of the next generation of production and live instrumentation. Featuring 16 Ableton Push, participants will be taught the functions of each tool and then be able to program, create, mix and manipulate their own beats and melodies.
1:40pm – 2:30 RECORDING STUDIOS THE HISTORY OF SYNTH
The History of Synth is an interactive product display installation taking participants through the evolution and history of the synthesizer. Composing of 11 instruments, participants are able to interact with each synth creating and replicating sounds from history.
2:40pm – 3:30 INNOVATION LAB SONG BREAKDOWN – THE KITE STRING TANGLE
How does an ARIA nominated song get written? Join Danny Harley (The Kite String Tangle) as he deconstructs one of his own songs – from where it began, to how it ended. This intimate session will take budding artists and producers through the process of songwriting, production and the thought process behind it all.Speaker: Danny Harley (The Kite String Tangle)
2:40pm – 3:30 WINDOW BAYS ROUND TABLES – PUBLICITY
Intimate groups of 8-10 participants will be paired with experienced industry professionals to discuss the ins and outs of publicity. Dispel myths around these roles and open conversation! Little BIGSOUND Round Table Sessions provide a chance to put a name to a face and take the guess work out.Publicists:  Jess McMahon (Heapsaflash), Nick Lynagh (Habit Music Company), Stephen Green (SGC Media), Tim Price (Collision Course PR), Vivienne Mellish (Mucho Bravado), Zac Fahey (Footstomp Music)

 

2:40pm – 3:30 DIGITAL MEDIA LABS ABLETON STUDIO
The Ableton Live recording studio will enable participants to test drive the tools of the next generation of production and live instrumentation. Featuring 16 Ableton Push, participants will be taught the functions of each tool and then be able to program, create, mix and manipulate their own beats and melodies
2:40pm – 3:30 RECORDING STUDIOS THE HISTORY OF SYNTH
The History of Synth is an interactive product display installation taking participants through the evolution and history of the synthesizer. Composing of 11 instruments, participants are able to interact with each synth creating and replicating sounds from history.
3:35pm – 3:55 AUDITORIUM NETWORKING EVENT

 

4:00pm 7:00pm   RIVER
TERRACE
ALL AGES GIG
As the sun goes down, Little BIGSOUND will culminate with a free all-ages gig headlined by a secret act to be revealed via the Little BIGSOUND Facebook page. Little BIGSOUND pleased to have TØBI and Twelve Past Midnight to perform before the headline act.

 

 

 

For more information and the full program, visit qmusic.com.au

 

 

QMusic is a partner of State Library of Queensland.

 

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Date:
July 29
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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