More International Speakers Added to NZ's Premier Music Conference - Going Global 2019

July 15th 2019


adds seven new speakers to the 2019 conference. 



The creative director from UK's prestigious Green Man Festival, Ben Coleman joins this year's Going Global Music Summit line-up along with U.S. national publicist, Brid Walpole who has worked U.S. campaigns for NZ artists Liam and Neil Finn and Tiny Ruins. U.S. boutique booking agency, Ground Control Touring (Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Kurt Vile, Wavves) are sending Natasha Parish to share her wisdom on touring internationally while Shannon Kurlander from Terrorbird Media will have advice on how to get media attention and radio play in the States. Radio and blog exposure across the U.S. and Canada is the focus for Adam Lewis from Planetary Group (The Decemberists, Courtney Barnett, Portugal, The Man).  Independent Music  Association of Chile General Manager, Francisca Sandoval and fellow IMICHILE member, Carla Arias joins the panels to help kiwi artists understand the potential of the South American music market. More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.


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.





Friday 30th August  / Saturday 31st August


Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand






Saturday 31st August


Whammy, Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom


Auckland's K' Road


Tickets on sale now from 


*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), 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), FRANCISCA SANDOVAL (IMICHILE, Fluvial Festival, CHILE), JOHN HALPERIN (The Glass House - Talent Buyer, USA), KIRAN PATEL (A&G Sync - Head of Sync, UK), MIKE SNIPER (Captured Tracks - Founder/CEO, USA), NATASHA PARISH (Ground Control Touring, USA), PAUL BRINDLEY (Music Ally, CEO & Co-Founder, UK), SHANNON KURLANDER (Terrorbird Media, USA).

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