Side of Stage: Maggie Collins (BIGSOUND)

Side Of Stage: Maggie Collins (BIGSOUND)

In this episode, Laneway Festival head programmer Danny Rogers and Lunatic Entertainment A&R scout Dom O’Connor picks programmer Maggie Collins’ brain about how she programs the conference’s hundreds of acts and speakers. It’s followed by an episode of companion podcast Soundcheck, where Dom chats to Camp Cope’s Sarah Thompson about the band’s decision to manage themselves.

Highlights

2.15 “I just kept bugging them to start somewhere, anywhere in music.”

4.27 The first time Maggie saw DZ Deathrays play live,

12.19 What BIGSOUND 2017’s keynote speakers Tina Arena and Archie Roach bring to the event.

19.14 “I think socially it’s important that their music is shared with more people via BIGSOUND.”

24.08 BIGSOUND being a platform for developmental acts

30.47 “If you wanna play at the Old Bar, you play at the Old Bar and if you wanna play at the Opera House you play at the Opera House.”

32.45 “You’ve gotta put in a lot of that work yourself before getting something like that on board.”

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