Going Global - Speaker and Programme Details

August 22nd 2014
If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.

Friday 5th September


Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
10am - 5pm

Fourteen artists, one venue, three stages

Appearing at Galatos Live, 17 Galatos St, Newton (1st band 7pm):

Little Bark
Race Banyon
Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes
Arthur Ahbez
Ha The Unclear
She's So Rad
Chelsea Jade
Jupiter Project
Dictaphone Blues
Golden Curtain
Kaitlin Riegel
Anthonie Tonnan
Jesse Sheehan
Trip Pony

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Martin currently works with Glastonbury Festival as one of the main bookers/consultants; the Great Escape (Europe’s leading showcase and music convention) as co-founder/creative director; NH7 (India’s leading new music festival) with sites in Pune, Dehli, Kolkata and Bangalore; and ‘M’ for Montreal, Canada, as co-founder. Previously a co-founder of WOMAD Festival with Peter Gabriel and an agent for The Smiths and New Order, he now offers advice to government bodies and international festivals.


Martin will be delivering the Keynote address at Friday's seminar opening and is on the Festivals panel on Saturday afternoon.


Stephen is a Principal Director of media law firm, Media Arts Lawyers. Stephen currently represents a large number of clients in all spheres of music and entertainment.

Stephen’s passion is working with new and developing bands and artists and he is currently working The Creases, Eves, Janine and The Mixtape and Thomas Oliver. He also directly represents established media companies, Frequency Media Group, Radioworks and artists including David Dallas and Aaradhna. Stephen is the owner of independent music publishing company, Ink Music Publishing.


Stephen brings his experience and knowledge to the Role Of Record Companies in the Modern Age panel on Friday.


Henry Compton has a rich history in the Australian music industry, previously at independent labels Inertia Pty Ltd and Other Tongues and has a well-rounded background of business strategy, label management and sales across both physical and digital.

He has brought his depth of experience to The Orchard’s comprehensive suite of services in Australia and New Zealand, including digital and physical distribution, YouTube partnership services, public performance collections and retail sales and marketing. 


Henry appears on the Onlines Tools for Global Marketing (Saturday) and New Digital Frontiers (Friday) panels.


Damian Vaughan is the CEO of Recorded Music NZ, the non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and record companies.

Vaughan has a strong background in licensing and has held roles with PRS for Music in the UK and more recently at APRA New Zealand. He is the former business development manager at Independent Music NZ and has also worked for Kog Transmissions, a leading independent label in New Zealand.


Damian presents the findings of the recent PWC report on the Economic Contribution of the NZ Music Industry on The Market Today panel on Friday.


Tor Hansen is a member of the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”) board of directors and is the co-owner/co-founder of Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records. In 1996 Tor co-founded Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records which is headquartered in Haw River, North Carolina.

Redeye is an international distributor and marketing services company with over 65 employees. They distribute physical and digital to all important retail customers and digital outlets. 

Yep Roc is a record label with a catalog of over 300 titles promoting a growing roster of artist. Artists on the Yep Roc are Nick Lowe, Paul Weller, Josh Rouse, The Relatives, Aoife O’Donovan, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse, Liam Finn and others.


Tor shares his views and knowledge on the Artist Discovery panel (Saturday) and Role of Record Companies in the Modern Age sessions (Friday).


Jaime is General Manager at Native Tongue Music Publishing (Australia), an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland, London and Los Angeles.

Native Tongue represents some of New Zealand’s finest songwriters/artists including Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan, The Black Seeds, Hollie Smith, The Phoenix Foundation, Gin Wigmore, Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop), Goldenhorse, Sola Rosa, The Veils and many more.

Jaime recently spent almost 4 years based in London expanding Native Tongue’s operations in the UK, Europe and US markets.


Jamie will help explain what publishing and synch licensing are on the Synch and Publishing panel on Saturday.


Paul McLaney is the General Manager of Mushroom Music Publishing, an award winning recording artist and an advocate for artists’ rights.

He has released music in various genres under his own name, as Gramsci, The Impending Adorations and as a collaborator with artists such as SJD, Concord Dawn, Anika Moa and Rhian Sheehan. He is a touring member of Breaks Co Op, recently completed the original soundtrack for Silo Theatre’s production of ‘Speaking In Tongues’ as well as the sensory installation for Stoneleigh’s ‘Wonder of Nature’ debuting in New Zealand at Queens Wharf. 


Paul appears on the Synchronisation and Publishing panel on Saturday.


Saturday 6th September


Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
10am - 5pm

Four artists, one venue

Appearing at The Vic Theatre, Devonport (1st band 7.30pm):

French For Rabbits
Aldous Harding
Anika Moa

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Natalie has been working in the wonderful world of Marketing & Public Relations for over seven years. Through both running her own business Create/Control & Secret Service Public Relations and working for renowned music companies like EMI.

Natalie has worked on many campaigns with a hugely diverse selection of artists including the Smashing Pumpkins, Metric, Fun., Band of Skulls, The 1975, Parquet Courts, Liars, Liam Finn, City Riots, Amanda Palmer and many, many more.


Natalie will be sharing her knowledge on the Artist Discovery and Online Tools For Discovery panels (Friday) and Traditional Marketing in an Online World on Saturday.


Cary Caldwell is the Senior Logistics Planner and sits on the Artist Submission Review Board for the SXSW festival held in Austin, Texas.

He also works as Event Support Manager for The Great Escape festival in Brighton UK, Event Control Manager for the Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland, and works on a variety of production aspects for the Lovebox, Global Gathering, Sonisphere, and Bloodstock festivals throughout the UK and Europe.


Cary shares his extensive knowledge on the Festival panel on Saturday.


Eveline van der Steen started her own company Manifest Inc this year, focusing on providing consultancy for the (Online) Music Industry.

For the last 6 years she was Head of Social Media at Armada Music responsible for the online strategy for both the label, sub labels and their artists.

Last year she initiated and created the “Academy Of Electronic Music”. The first fully online Academy with partners Armada Music, Google, DJMAG and Point Blank. During 2014 she has been working for brands like NZ On Air (Music dep’t), WeTransfer, Media Agency Keplar and others.

Eveline brings her experience to the New Digital Frontiers (Friday)  Online Tools for Global Marketing (Saturday) panels.


A Billboard Magazine journalist for more than a decade, Lars has been closely involved in music and writing since the early ‘90s. In early 2000, Lars joined the legendary American music industry weekly Billboard as the International Editor for its award-winning daily product, Billboard Bulletin. Lars now reports on Australian/NZ music business issues in the role as Billboard Magazine’s Australian correspondent.

Lars is also Australasian correspondent with IQ magazine and The Music Network, and is a regular contributor to various international publications.


Lars will join the discussion on the Market Today (Friday) and Online Tools for Marketing (Saturday).


Michelle Fantus has worked at Sony/ATV Music Publishing since 2007 when she got her start as the company’s receptionist. In her current position as A&R Director, Michelle scouts for new songwriters and producers, arranges co-writing sessions, and plugs songs for major-label artist projects.

She has been instrumental in notable signings such as platinum-selling duo Karmin, Haerts, Hot Chelle Rae, The Colourist, The Lone Bellow, The Last Internationale, among others.


Catch Michelle on the Artist Discovery panel (Saturday) and New Digital Frontiers panel (Friday).


Rev. Moose specializes in growing emerging artists into career musicians. Since becoming Vice President of Business Development at the award-winning marketing agency The Syndicate; Moose has expanded The Syndicate’s publicity, radio, marketing and design teams to include services specific to international artists looking to develop traction in the US market.

Moose launched his own career in college radio and went on to radio promotion, marketing, editorial and management. He was previously the vice president of content at CMJ Network. Along with his duties at The Syndicate, he is co-owner of The Underground Management where he oversees all aspects of his artists’ careers in the US and abroad.


Moose will share his extensive knowledge on the New Digital Business Frontiers panel, Friday, as well as the Role Of Management When You Go Global and Online Tools for Going Global on Saturday.


Nick is the Executive Programmer of BIGSOUND, Australia’s largest music industry conference and showcase festival.

After 6 years as the General Manager of AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) he recently resigned to take up a full-time role as an artist manager, guiding the careers of Courtney Barnett and Melbourne based hip hop duo Milwaukee Banks.


On Friday Nick shares his knowledge and views on the Role of Record Companies in the Modern Age and on Saturday contributes to the Festivals panel.

Panel and Session Times

You can view the timetable for both days at the Going Global website plus you can download them as a PDF from this link.


GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and is supported by NZ On Air and a Recorded Music NZ Music Grant.

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