Local live music streaming company NETGIGS has been chosen for the Tech Showcase at this year’s Bigsound music festival and conference, to be held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley early next month.

Now in its seventeenth year, the four-day event brings together musicians, industry, media and audiences, with a focus on the future of Australian music.

Following mere months of operation, selection in the conference’s Tech Showcase is quite a coup for NETGIGS, placing it among eight presenter companies from around Australia at the cutting edge of music technology and innovation.

The Adelaide start-up delivers a service that streams performances to the world in high definition video and audio, making live music accessible to everyone everywhere.

NETGIGS Marketing Manager Nicole Pilkington is thrilled to have been selected from the pool of applicants.

“This year’s panel of mentors have shown confidence in our product, confirming we have an exciting concept on our hands. As part of the Tech Showcase we can learn from some brilliant minds to develop this into something much bigger and much sooner than we could on our own,” she said.

In addition to the invaluable opportunity of market testing their product with industry leaders at Bigsound, the company will benefit from intensive business mentoring with experienced entrepreneurs as part of the Showcase.

“Sharing the stage with the seven other industry leaders, we are also proud to promote South Australia on a national and global scale, showing how our state is at the forefront of innovation in the music industry,” Nicole said.

NETGIGS, made up of CEO and founder Joe Mac, Partner Liaison Manager Tony Savage, Marketing Manager Nicole Pilkington, Chief Financial Officer Scott Rouvray, Head of the Production Team Jack Woodward and Sound Engineer Bart Hwang, is an initiative that launched this year and is already taking on the world.

Through Bigsound, the team will have the chance to interact with artists, promoters, managers, venue owners, record label representatives and investors while in Brisbane.

“This concentration of the industry in one place over four days is very rare,” Nicole said. “The opportunity for personal engagement could really help us progress from a start-up to an industry player.”

With NETGIGS holding its venue launch at Fowler’s Live on 24th August, the team will arrive in Brisbane armed with fresh footage of exciting Adelaide music talent to showcase.

“We will be showing footage of our Fire At Fowler’s gig throughout the conference, so not only do we have the chance to increase NETGIGS visibility in the industry, but we are also putting independent SA artists in front of some key decision makers. We are doing what we promised by taking local emerging artists to the world,” Nicole said.

Bigsound will be held in Brisbane, 4th to 7th September.