PixSound 2020 switches to all digital programming.
Previously, the Australian Industrial Conference and Showcase event was pushed back almost two months with a compressed COVIDsafe format, which spanned two days and nights from October 21st.
“We feel like we’ll be watching an industry-owned event,” said Angela Samuth, CEO of QMusic. advertisement board In mid-July.
“This is an export event,” noted Sumot, whose organization creates the annual event in the Fortitude Valley of Brisbane, now entering its 19th year. “This is the point of our difference.”
Since this is the year of the epidemic, expect the unexpected.
With Corona virus hotspots on Australia’s east coast, domestic border closures and the city of Melbourne entering a second lockout, PixSound organizers announced on Thursday (September 3) that this year’s version will switch to a free, virtual event.
Even if live display boxes are paused, those performance slots will now go online. Pixound Festival co-programmers Tom Miller and Ruby-Jean McCabe, along with first-country programmer Aletia Beatson, will select the best artist applications for next-generation local talent to be called “PixSound 50”.
“Pixound is always about uniting our business and art community, and we hope to be at our spiritual home on the Fortitude Valley Live Music Complex, 2020 has made other arrangements,” Samud explained at the update.
“It has never been important for the Australian industry to come together to survive and re-create a major conference program with a plan that provides professional development and mental health activities and the introduction of The Pixound 50.”
This year’s program focuses on “Connection, Survival and the Future in the Global Music Community” with a full program to be released by the end of September.
Delegates who purchase tickets to the physics event will receive a full refund with free digital recordings starting today bigsound.org.au.