Produced by QMusic, BIGSOUND is the southern hemisphere’s largest new music export showcase and conference. Now in its 20th year, BIGSOUND is where the national and international music industry come together to discover talent, share ideas, conversations, networks and facilitate critical dialogue about the future of the music industry. Held every September, BIGSOUND showcases some 150 acts across live music venues in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, attracting more than 1700 national and international delegates and visitors.
QMusic is Queensland’s music industry development association. QMusic is supported by funding from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The mission of QMusic is to create artistic, cultural, social and economic outcomes for a successful contemporary music industry. It is the only significant and established non-government organisation in Queensland dedicated to delivering sector development and major music events including BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards to stimulate and grow the state’s contemporary music sector.
QMusic pays its deepest respect and acknowledges the traditional custodians of whose land music and conversations are created at BIGSOUND. We also pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Across Australia, from our cities to the regions and our most remote communities, we celebrate and recognise the critical role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have played and continue to play in the Australian music landscape.