GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT Adds Eight More Speakers to the 2019 Conference

August 5th 2019
In four weeks time, local musicians, media, labels, managers and industry have the opportunity to meet and hear from over 20 international speakers coming to Aotearoa, New Zealand to share their experience and expertise.


With more panellists to be announced for the annual Going Global Music Summit, this is arguably the most impressive festoon of knowledge and expertise delivered in the conference's nine-year history.

Joining this year's Going Global Music Summit line-up is Debbie Ball is the founder of UK's award-winning PR agency Create Spark with client credits including Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, Sufjan Stevens and Florence and The Machine. New Zealand music has a long history with the game-changing South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Festival held annually in Austin, Texas USA and Mark Gartenberg has worked on SXSW’s international team since 2000 and spearheaded SXSW’s first-ever song camp initiative, which includes established producers, songwriters and artists from around the world. SoundCloud is a powerful music sharing and distribution platform that most musicians are familiar with and senior manager of artist relations Hazel Berry will be coming along with Ophir Admony who is in A&R for Secretly Group and Nando Machado who runs a PR and marketing company in Brazil looking after the Beggars Group releases and much more. One of UK's most visited record stores, Sister Ray Records is sending their senior buyer, Steve Sexton. Alessandro Pavanello is coming from China currently working for China's top indie distributor Kanjian Music. Rounding out this announcement is Glenn Dickie from Sounds Australia, an organisation helping Australian artists to break into new markets.

More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

The confirmed line-up announcement for the Going Global Presents artist showcase will be made very soon. Tickets are available now.

The two-day GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT is a gateway for any local artist, manager, publicist, A&R, producer, music writer, record label and venue manager to connect with, question and hear ideas from some of the international music industry's most relevant and forward-thinking superstars. IMNZ (Independent Music New Zealand) is bringing to New Zealand; international booking agents, synch licensors, international media, PR experts, artist managers with international experience and those working for the fast-moving live and digital music platforms. 

In 2017 and 2018 the events sold out, and Going Global showcases have been instrumental in the discovery of some of New Zealand's biggest success stories over the past nine years. Previous artists include; Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson, Tiny Ruins, Soaked Oats, Sachi, Holy Arrowsmith, Fazerdaze and Nadia Reid.


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Friday 30th August  / Saturday 31st August

 - Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand - 

Tickets on sale now from Eventbrite 


Saturday 31st August

- Whammy, Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom - 

Auckland's K' Road

Tickets on sale now from undertheradar.co.nz 

*All Going Global 2019 registrants are eligible for a 10% discount ticket to The Other's Way Festival 2019, Friday, August 30.
Discount code details & links are included during the registration process.

Announced speakers for the  2019 GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT are: 
ADAM LEWIS (Planetary Group, USA), ALESSANDRO PAVANELLO (Global Business Manager, Kanjian, CHINA), BEKAH ZIETZ FLYNN (Sub Pop Records - Publicity, International Promotions and A&R, USA), BEN COLEMAN (Green Man Festival, UK), BRID WALPOLE (Pitch Perfect PR, USA), CARLA ARIAS (IMICHILE, Neutral Festival, Chile),  DEBBIE BALL
(Founder/CEO, Create Spark, UK), FRANCISCA SANDOVAL (IMICHILE, Fluvial Festival, CHILE), GLENN DICKIE (Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia, AUST),  HAZEL BERRY (Senior Manager, Artist Relations, Soundcloud, UK), JOHN HALPERIN (The Glass House - Talent Buyer, USA), KIRAN PATEL (A&G Sync - Head of Sync, UK), MARK GARTENBERG (International & SXSW Songs @ SXSW, USA), MIKE SNIPER (Captured Tracks - Founder/CEO, USA),  NANDO MACHADO(Founder, ForMusic PR & Marketing, BRAZIL), NATASHA PARISH (Ground Control Touring, USA), OPHIR ADMONY (A&R, Secretly Group USA), PAUL BRINDLEY (Music Ally, CEO & Co-Founder, UK), SHANNON KURLANDER (Terrorbird Media, USA), STEVE SEXTON (Senior Buyer, Sister Ray Records, UK).




Going Global Music Summit is a boutique music conference proudly presented by Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ). Established in 2011, this two-day music event has grown to become the largest gathering of the international music industry in New Zealand each year.

In 2019, the summit will present an exciting schedule of live music events alongside a daytime program of panels, presentations, workshops and discussions. The focus is on new music, and as such, the live music showcases aim to reflect originality in contemporary live music practice.

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2019 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and is supported by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Merlin, APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and a Recorded Music NZ Music Grant.




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