BIGSOUND’s list of industry speakers was already looking flush, but it’s just been bolstered even further by the addition of some serious international muscle.

Leading the second announcement are co-founder of global indie label PIAS, Kenny Gates, and Speedy Ortiz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sadie Dupuis, both of whom will be giving keynote talks at the conference.

Also making appearances are ARIA CEO Dan Rosen, former Wham! and Marc Bolan manager Simon Napier-Bell, Pitchfork writer Jillian Mapes, Vevo talent manager Carl Young, Captured Tracks A&R Mike Sniper, Paradigm Talent Agency’s Jackie Nalpant and Marshall Betts, Slate Entertainment founder/CEO Keith Tan, and C3 Management’s Joe Greenwald, among others.

The first lineup already included keynotes and panels with music icons Tina Arena and Archie Roach, alongside Ninja Tune’s Eva Trifonas, triple j Music Director Nick Findlay, Sub Pop’s Stuart Meyer, 4AD’s Jane Abernathy and a long list of other industry figures.

This year will also see the introduction of the Music Tech Showcase, which will see 10 tech innovators showcasing their products on the Wednesday, following a series of workshops to help them refine their pitches.

Mentors for the program include Joel Connolly (Blackbird Ventures), Colin Kinner (Startup Onramp), Murray Galbraith (Myriad), Shelli Trung (QUT Creative Enterprise), Peta Ellis (River City Labs) and Tom Larkin (SIGNAL Artist Development Accelerator, VVV MGT and artist). Entries are open now at  and close on July 15.