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BRISBANE, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — BIGSOUND 2010, Australia’s biggest annual music industry event and festival, has added more than 40 speakers from around the globe to this year's conference line-up.

Staged in Brisbane from September 8-10, BIGSOUND 2010 will include three days of panels and workshops highlighting some big names in the international music industry.

Additionally, BIGSOUND Live will serve as the public festival component of the event, which will feature 60 Australian acts across two nights and six venues.

Acts include Children Collide, The Vasco Era, Boy & Bear, The John Steel Singers, Parades, Ernest Ellis, The Gin Club, Last Dinosaurs, Bridezilla, and The Jezabels.

Australian born, New York based producer Victor Van Vugt will speak at the event. Vugt's credits include records from Nick Cave, Beth Orton, PJ Harvey, Athlete and Sarah Blasko.

Flying in from the UK will be Colin Roberts, who is frontline artist manager with the UK’s Big Life Management, responsible for La Roux, Klaxons and Richard Ashcroft.

Brett Williams from boutique US management company Monotone Management will also join. Monotone is home to the likes of The White Stripes, Dead Weather, The Shins and Vampire Weekend.

Also heading to Brisbane from the USA will be President of Bug Music, David Hirshland, who oversees the operations of the independent publishing administration company’s five worldwide offices.

Bug Music’s roster of writers and catalogues includes the estates of Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Woody Guthrie; while also representing artists including Iggy Pop, Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon and Wilco.

BIGSOUND 2010 Conference Speakers

Victor Van Vugt – producer (AU/USA)

Robert Forster – artist (AU)
David Hirshland – Bug Music (USA)
Colin Roberts – Big Life Management (UK)
Brett Williams – Monotone Management (USA)
Rich Schaefer – The Artists Organisation (USA)
Jake Stone – Bluejuice (AU)
Jen Long – BBC (UK)
Shin Fukuzumi – P-Vine (JAP)
Adam Holt – Universal Music New Zealand (NZ)
Dan Koplowitz – Friendly Fire Recordings (USA)
Catherine Bottrill – Julie’s Bicycle (UK)
Luke Bevans – Universal Music Australia (AU)
Ben Salter – The Gin Club (AU)
Brett Oaten – solicitor (AU)
Carney Nir – Secret Service Digital (AU)
Stuart Coupe – Laughing Outlaw Records (AU)
John Mullen – Dew Process Recordings (AU)
Colin Daniels – Inertia (AU)
Crystal Fleper – (AU)
Dave Clayden – tour manager (AU)
Gary Mandel – SSB (UK)
Glenn Dickie – EMI/Stage Mothers (AU)
Jesse Barbera – Fans Group (AU)
John Kenny – Kenny and Co Solicitors (AU)
Paul Curtis – Valve Records/Consume (AU)
John Zucco – The Right Profile (AU)
Justin Cosby – Inertia (AU)
Lars Brandle – Billboard Magazine (AU)
Stephanie Carrick – Triple J (AU)
Mark Kneebone – Isaac Promotions (NZ)
Megan Reeder – Secret Service/Dew Process (AU)
Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)
Simon Winkler – 3RRR (AU)
Natalie Bell – Milefire Management (AU)
Ben Preece – Mucho Bravado (AU)
Sabiene Heindl – MIPI (AU)
Tim Steward – artist (AU)
Shayne Locke – Cowbell (AU)
Steph Harmon – The Brag (AU)
Leanne de Souza – Buzz Office (AU)
Stephen Green – consultant (AU)
Michael Azerrad – author / journalist (USA)
John O’Donnell – Odfellows Publishing / Cold Chisel management (AU)
Michael Gudinski – The Mushroom Group of Companies (AU)
Dave Faulkner – Hoodoo Gurus (AU)
Ed Kuepper – artist (AU)
Brian Ritchie – artist (USA/AU)
Rae Harvey – Crucial Music (AU)
Peter Jesperson – New West Records (USA)
Morgan Lebus – Domino Recordings & Publishing (USA)
Tom Windish – The Windish Agency (USA)
Andy McGrath – ATO (USA)
Johnny Beach – Bowery Presents (USA)
Tim Levinson – Urthboy / The Herd / Elefant Traks (AU)
Chloe Walsh – Press Here Publicity (USA)
Joel Carriere – Dine Alone Records / Bedlam Music Management (CAN)
Courtney Hard – Sony Music Australia (AU)
Tak Furuichi – JVC Victor Entertainment (JAP)
Mark T Grose – Skinnyfish Music (AU)
Mathew Coyte – Rolling Stone Australia (AU)
Rod Kukla – American Recordings (USA)
Tim Dellow – Transgressive Records (UK)
Simon Lewicki – artist (AU)
Jonas Woost – digital music consultant (GER/CAN)

BIGSOUND Live Artists

Children Collide
The Vasco Era
Boy & Bear
The John Steel Singers
Ernest Ellis
The Gin Club
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
The Jezabels
The Wilson Pickers
Last Dinosaurs
The Checks (NZ)
The Holidays
Stiff Gins
Georgia Fair
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!
Perry Keyes
The Cairos
The Melodics
Ball Park Music
Artisan Guns (NZ)
Young Revelry
Richard In Your Mind
Eagle & The Worm
Oh Ye Denver Birds
The Naked And Famous (NZ)
The Optimen
The Medics
My Fiction
The Transients
Big Scary
Disco Nap
The Honey Month
The Delta Riggs
Daniel Lee Kendall
Deep Sea Arcade
Jinja Safari
Love Connection
Edge Of Colour
Ruby Frost (NZ)
City Riots
The Foreign Objects
Knives At Noon (NZ)

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers