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Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is thrilled to welcome 2018' keynote speakers RUBAN NIELSON & ANN HARRISON to the 2018 GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT .

Are you ready to rock Auckland? No stranger to Aotearoa, Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra fame will be speaking to New Zealand audiences ahead of his national tour dates about the rise and rise of UMO and how he has developed his craft over the past decade. 

Ann Harrison, music lawyer, author of the music industry bible, ‘Music: The Business’ and one of the "Top 100 most influential women in the music business worldwide (2016)" will bring to the studio her years of experience and advice in the creative world. 

And... adding to the already impressive list of curated speakers attending the two-day music conference are international delegates; 

ALISON ROSENFELD and TYLER McLOUGHLAN both specialise in locating, securing and overseeing music talent for TV and film -  they will take participants through their process from pitching to placement - all with the goal of securing their artists some cash! BEN O'CONNOR, Co-founder of one of Australia's longest running and independent record labels Chapter Music Australia will discuss his 25 year career within the alternative music and the DIY culture of Australia. Senior publicist JACOB DANEMAN will teach his tricks and tips on a successful publicity campaign and deliver the latest PR strategies to help artists spread the word about their art, while respected journalist and Managing Editor of Australia’s fastest-growing music media company, POPPY REID will report on exactly what cuts through the noise. GOING GLOBAL welcomes back leading Australian industry figure MAGGIE COLLINS to share her eleven years experience in radio, management and festival programming. And rounding off the list of music industry luminaries is OWEN MALLON, a music agent for leading entertainment talent agency Paradigm Talentwho will guide the audience through what's involved in representing the careers of artists.

"New Zealand has a rich musical history and still produces some of the most creative talent in the world, a mind-boggling feat considering the country’s size and population. I’ve seen this first-hand with the steady rise of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and can’t wait to learn more about the new batch of artists making their own mark on New Zealand’s musical legacy." - Jacob Daneman - Pitch Perfect PR

"Success is a long term strategy combined with lots of little decisions made along the way" - Maggie Collins (Big Sound)


You never know who you will meet!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to run social media for Japandroids and Tom Waitsor work directly with artists such as Mac DeMarco or Unknown Mortal Orchestra or in fact what it's like to BE Unknown Mortal Orchestra!? How to be one of the youngest woman-identifying A&Rs in the industry or to be named as one of the Top 100 most influential women in the music business worldwide? How to book a tour in China or a four day festival in Mexico with 18,000,000,000 portaloos? How to successfully own your own artist management or music media company, head an independent record label or successfully licence your favourite indie acts to TV shows? 

The two day GOING GLOBAL boutique music conference is a rare opportunity 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 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. 

The 2018 GOING GLOBAL boutique music conference  is thrilled to announce the following representatives and experts in their fields of music, A&R, booking, licensing, managing, marketing, promoting and publishing as the international speakers attending the summit...

ALISON ROSENFELD (Music Supervisor, Aperture Music, USA), AMBER CAREW (A&R, Saddle Creek Records, USA), ANN HARRISON (Solictor, SSB UK / Business Affairs Peermusic UK), BEN O'CONNOR (Co-founder, Chapter Music, AU), BRIANNA LIEBLING (Booker, Billions Corporation, USA), BRIAN ZABINSKI (TAMIZDAT Artist visas, USA), BRONTË JANE (A&R Director, Third Side Music, USA), FABRIZIO ONETTO (Artist Manager, A&R, OCESA Seitrack / Partner, DiscoPanoram, MEXICO), JACOB DANEMAN (Publicist, Pitch Perfect PR, USA), JEN PEARCE (Music Licensing & Strategy / Founder/CEO, Low Profile, USA), JESSI FRICK (Manager, Citrine Management, USA), KATIE GARCIA (A&R, Secretly Group / Owner, Bayonet Records, USA), KEVIN PEDERSEN (Label Manager, Dead Oceans, USA), MAGGIE COLLINS (Triple J / Artist Manager / BIGSOUND Festival Programmer, AU), NEVIN DOMER Maybe Mars, China), POPPY REID (Managing Editor, The Industry Observer, AUST),  OWEN MALLON (Booker, Paradigm Talent, USA), RUBAN NIELSON (Artist, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, NZ/USA), TOM WIRONEN  (Manager, Friendly Announcer, USA), TYLER McLOUGHLAN (Music Licensor, Sound Pound, AUST)

GOING GLOBAL 2018 will see Auckland City come alive with a global meeting of musicians, industry, media and music lovers alike...

The two day conference culminates on Saturday night at three of Auckland's vibrant music venues; Wine Cellar, Backroom and Whammy! Bar. With a hand picked New Zealand music festival experience that showcases New Zealand's next big thing to fans, industry, and international tastemakers. 

The Going Global Music Summit 2018 entires have now closed - all performers will be announced Thursday 9th August.

The 2017 music summit event sold out, and showcases over the years have been instrumental in the discovery of some of New Zealand's biggest success stories. Previous artists include; Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson, Tiny Ruins, Kane Strang, Anthonie Tonnon, Sachi, Fazerdaze and Nadia Reid.

Dunedin musician Kane Strang is a Going Global success story with his 2015 showcase being a deal-sealer for U.S. record label, Dead Oceans (Mitski, Marlon Williams, Slowdive). Head honcho Phil Waldorf says, “I was a huge fan of Kane’s music when I travelled to New Zealand for Going Global…It’s one thing to like a few songs you’ve heard on Bandcamp or Soundcloud, it’s another to see it live. It was an inspired, invigorating performance, and confirmed what I already loved in the recordings. We had to work with him.” Kane Strang released his sophomore album in June 2017 on globally-distributed Dead Oceans and has successfully toured the U.S., U.K. and Europe.