Dave Grohl’s mum is coming to BIGSOUND

BIGSOUND announced its first three forums, two keynotes and program initiatives last month with a new focus on participation from delegates. And Dave Grohl’s mum – the mother of rock herself and also an author – Virginia Grohl is one of the high profile speakers heading to Brisbane for the event. A bunch of forums will explore the new music business, the role of First nations people in the music industry and how we change music industry behaviour by looking at the psychology of change. BIGSOUND takes place 4 – 7 September and earlybird registrations start at just $370. Register, get details on buyers already attending as well as program announcements at bigsound.org.au.

Having Dave Grohl’s mum at BIGSOUND is exciting, but we’re even more excited about the new direction for BIGSOUND this year with the first announcement including three forums focused on participation from delegates in the unpacking of important industry issues.

The first forum included is ‘The New Music Business’ where participants will float brand new ideas and ways of making things happen in the diverse industry that is music. A place for participants to challenge the status quo and “old school” rules, this session will create important debate and a real opportunity for change.

The second forum asks “what would the current music industry look like if it was invented by our First Nations people?”. Instead of starting from a position of how we ‘integrate’ First Nations music into the existing industry framework, BIGSOUND will turn things on its head to search for and celebrate lessons and ideas that we can learn from Indigenous perspectives. This community-focused session means you can listen, learn and take on board Indigenous perspectives on real innovation across our sector.

The third workshop that has us all frothing over BIGSOUND 2018 is “changing Music Industry Behaviour” which promises to take a mature and complex look at how change can occur. It will look at the psychology of change and how the music industry can create sustained momentum. This will be a chance to discuss the ups and downs of your own culture change efforts and an opportunity get some advice from the wisdom of the crowd.

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BIGSOUND takes place 4 – 7 September and earlybird registrations start at just $370. Register, get details on buyers already attending as well as program announcements at bigsound.org.au.

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