GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT Announces Keynote Speaker, Marlon Williams, and 33 Final Speakers for the 2019 Conference

August 22nd 2019
New speakers announced today include Tami Neilson, Jen Cloher, Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins, Mel Parsons, Amanda Cheng of Wax Chattles, Nick Atkinson and Nicole Gaffney of carb on carb. With over 30 new speakers and panellists announced today the 2019 conference is arguably the biggest and best offering to local industry in recent times.

Delivering keynote presentations will be UK's Paul Brindley painting a picture of the music market today. Brindley founded world-leading knowledge company for the music industry, Music Ally. Lauded musician, singer and now actor, Aotearoa's own Marlon Williams will be interviewed live on stage about the transcendent rise of his career and last album, Make Way For Love.

Full list of today's newly announced speakers below.

Summit attendees will be involved in discussions including panel focus on breaking into the US, UK and Australian markets, looking at how to get to new markets for NZ music including China and South America and the strength of independent labels, who now represent 39.9% of global recorded music. Crucial information will be delivered on how to get on the bill of international festivals, the new age of how to promote your music, and the oft-asked question "How do I get my song on a playlist?". Alongside blow by blow advice on how to apply for funding and rights as a songwriter, an all-important discussion 'No Ceilings, No Glass' examining the readdressing of parity for women and non-gender conforming artists across the music business; there will be networking opportunities with the speakers near the close of the summit on Saturday afternoon.

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, Sachi, Holly Arrowsmith, Fazerdaze and Nadia Reid.

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. 


Friday 30th August  / Saturday 31st August

 - Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand - 

Tickets on sale now from Eventbrite 

The confirmed line-up announcement for the Saturday night closing summit showcase;  Going Global Presents is out now.  See all these up-and-coming bands for a mere $20! Tickets are available now from undertheradar.


New Zealand’s Marlon Williams possesses one of the greatest voices of his generation. His effortlessly distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato have garnered widespread love around the world.
2019 has seen Williams on a stellar career ascent: from singing duets with Florence Welch and Lorde, winning New Zealand awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year, and selling out global tours supporting his second album 'Make Way for Love', out on Dead Oceans. He even found time to make his Hollywood debut in A Star is Born.
Music Ally, CEO & Co-Founder

Paul Brindley is Co-founder and CEO of Music Ally. Paul has a background as a musician, having played bass guitar with The Sundays, an indie band who sold over two million albums worldwide. He has also worked in the private office of Rt Hon Tony Blair. After co-founding Music Ally in 2002, the company has gone on to become a world-leading knowledge company for the modern-day music industry. Music Ally publishes a subscription business information service and offers a range of other services including digital marketing training and implementation, research and events to the global music business.


#lifehack - The Going Global conference app is now live.

TWO STEPS to get the NZ app:

1) Download the Attendify app here:

2) Search for the event name "Going Global Music Summit 2019" inside. 
This page outlines joining instructions.

Going Global also has a link to the website app for attendees who don’t have an iOS or Android phone: 
2019 Going Global website app


Speakers for the 2019 GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT are: 
ADAM LEWIS (Planetary Group, USA), ALAN HOLT (International Manager, NZ Music Commission, NZ), ALASTAIR BURNS (Director, Heartstop Music, NZ/AU), ALESSANDRO PAVANELLO (Global Business Manager, Kanjian, CHINA), AMANDA CHENG (Artist, Wax Chattels, NZ), ANDY LOW (General Manager, DRM NZ, NZ), ANTHONY HEALEY (Head, NZ Division, APRA AMCOS NZ, NZ), ANTHONY ZACCARIA (Founder & MD, Bolster, AU), ASHLEY GAY (Founder, Xelon Digital ANZ, AU), BEKAH ZIETZ FLYNN (Sub Pop Records - Publicity, International Promotions and A&R, USA), BEN COLEMAN (Green Man Festival, UK), BLAKE RAYNER (General Manager, The Orchard ANZ, AU), BRID WALPOLE (Pitch Perfect PR, USA), CATH ANDERSEN (Chief Executive, NZ Music Commission, NZ), DAMIAN VAUGHAN (Chief Executive Officer, Recorded Music NZ, NZ), DEAN CAMERON (Member Services Manager, Recorded Music NZ, NZ), DEBBIE BALL (Founder/CEO, Create Spark, UK), FRANCESCA DE VALENCE (Founder/Director, I Heart Songwriting Club, AU), FRANCISCA SANDOVAL (IMICHILE, Fluvial Festival, CHILE), GLENN DICKIE (Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia, AUST),  HAZEL BERRY (Senior Manager, Artist Relations, Soundcloud, UK), HOLLIE FULLBROOK (Artist, Tiny Ruins, NZ), HOLLY AFOA (Artist / Touring Publicist, The Label, NZ), JEN CLOHER(Artist & Label Owner, Milk! Records, AU), JO OLIVER (General Counsel & Gov't Affairs, Recorded Music NZ, NZ), JOHN HALPERIN (The Glass House - Talent Buyer, USA), KEITH TAN (CD BABY, Marketing Development AsiaPacific, Singapore), KIRAN PATEL (A&G Sync - Head of Sync, UK), LYDIA JENKIN (Events & Communications Producer, APRA AMCOS NZ), MARK GARTENBERG (International & SXSW Songs @ SXSW, USA), MATTY NEWTON (Senior Music Curator, Amazon Music ANZ, AU), MEL PARSONS (Artist, Cape Road Recordings, NZ), MICK TARBUK(Country Manager, AU/NZ, Believe Digital ANZ, AU), MIKE SNIPER (Captured Tracks - Founder/CEO, USA), MIKEE CARPINTER (Artist Manager, NZ), MIKEE TUCKER (Chair, IMNZ / Founder, Loop Recordings, NZ), NANDO MACHADO (Founder, ForMusic PR & Marketing, BRAZIL), NATASHA PARISH (Ground Control Touring, USA), NICK ATKINSON (Artist, Hopetoun Brown, NZ), NICOLE GAFFNEY (Artist / Chairperson Girls Rock! Aotearoa, NZ), NICOLE THOMAS (Artist Manager, Publicity, NicNak Media, NZ), OPHIR ADMONY (A&R, Secretly Group USA), PAUL BRINDLEY (Music Ally, CEO & Co-Founder, UK), PIP RYAN-KIDD (Artist Manager, NZ), REBEKAH NGATAE (International Co-ordinator, NZ Music Commission, NZ), RICK BUTTERWORTH (Manager, AsiaPacific, Ingrooves, AU), ROB GLASS (Senior Solicitor, Media Arts Lawyers, AU/NZ), SARAH HAMILTON (General Manager, Ditto Music, AU), SHANNON KURLANDER (Terrorbird Media, USA), STEVE SEXTON (Senior Buyer, Sister Ray Records, UK), TAMI NEILSON (Artist, NZ/CA), VIV MELLISH (Head of Marketing & Promo, GYROstream, AU) .



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.

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