Going Global Music Summit 2016

Going Global Music Summit is a showcase of new music featuring national NZ artists, occurring alongside industry seminars. The Summit takes place in central Auckland.

Speakers

Artists

Sponsors

Schedule

  • 02 September
  • 03 September

AMI HOLIFIELD

Artist Manager
Web: http://www.ulcerate-official.com
Country: NZ
Ami started her music career as a teenager playing in garage bands, and with a DIY ethos and experience as a musician in her own right, has paved her own unique road in the music industry. In the live music and touring realm, as a booking agent and on road tour manager, Ami has ticked off everything from small local shows, national small festivals and an extensive list of international and domestic tours which span Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia & NZ.
Now as a freelancer in the industry, Ami fills many roles, from artist liaisons for festivals, driving tour parties, merchandising Vector Arena and The Powerstation shows, and booking offshore tours and tour managing. All rounder roles that have stemmed from a DIY attitude and allow perspective and understanding from multiple angles are what Ami feels are the key to her success and ability to relate and successfully work with artists.

03 September

ANJI SAMI

Artist
She's So Rad / The Sami Sisters
Web: https://shessorad.bandcamp.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/thesamisisters/
2016 is the second year running, in which Anji Sami has a song in the APRA Silver Scroll Top 20. She is widely recognised for her work in both She's So Rad and together with her siblings in The Sami Sisters.

03 September

ANNA LAVERTY

Producer, Mixer, Engineer
www.annalaverty.com
Web: www.annalaverty.com
Country: AUST
Anna Laverty is an Australian based Producer whose creative and technical prowess has been called upon by Courtney Barnett, Cut Copy, The Peep Tempel and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to name a few. She has recently produced the debut albums for Melbourne based bands Warmth Crashes In and Voltaire Twins and undertook the major compilation album project Desert Divas, recording and producing a variety of Australia’s finest female indigenous artists. When not in a studio Anna can often be found touring the nation with APRA as a Songmakers mentor, educating high school students in the craft of songwriting and production.

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ANTHONY HEALEY

Director, NZ Operations
APRA AMCOS
Webwww.apra.co.nz
Country: NZ
Ant Healey is the Head of New Zealand Operations at APRA AMCOS, which represents over 80,000 New Zealand and Australian music writers and publishers. Anthony is also a Trustee of the Centre for NZ Music and the New Zealand Music Foundation.

02 September

AYISHA JAFFER

The Boss
Greater Than Propaganda
Country: NZ / USA
Manager of Shapeshifter and Weird Together, Ayisha’s newly-minted company Greater Than Propaganda looks after all aspects of arts management, touring, media and consultancy. Starting her career at companies including The Windish Agency and Universal Music in USA, Ayisha has worked for international artist management firms in both New York and Auckland – and, after coming to NZ for a working holiday three years ago, we can now proudly call her an official resident. She is no stranger to the road, and amongst her many travels has been the international tour manager for the likes of Thomston, Marlon Williams, Rae Sremmurd and Courtney Barnett. In her spare time, Ayisha can be found performing in Skux and DJ’ing at all the best bars – if she’s not hang-gliding, performing Motown covers or dancing in the dark.

02 September

BEN LAWSON

Engineer / Producer
Red Bull Studios Auckland
Web: redbullstudios.com/auckland
Country: NZ
Red Bull Studios aim is to promote New Zealand music by providing access to an up-to-date and state-of-the-art recording and production facility for a variety of local and international musical talent at all levels. Heading up the Auckland studio crew is Ben Lawson – as the in-house engineer and producer, Ben works alongside New Zealand’s most established artists and upcoming artists alike on a daily basis – David Dallas, Chelsea Jade, @Peace, Sachi, Ladi6 – to name a few.

02 September

BRETT MURRIHY

Head of Asia Pacific
WME Music
Web: wmeentertainment.com
Country: AUST
Brett Murrihy is Head of WME Music Asia Pacific. With over 15 years expertise in the Music Booking Industry, he has the responsibility expanding the business for the Asia Pacific Region both for local artists and the global talent roster of WME. WME|IMG is the global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. Operating in more than 25 countries, the company specialises in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. WME’s music division, represents leading artists in electronic, rock, pop, Christian, hip-hop, R&B, and film scoring, booking more than 35,000 dates worldwide in 2015. Murrihy’s clients include Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Broods, CHVRCHES, Crowded House, Dua Lipa, Empire of the Sun, Jagwar Ma, Jarryd James, Kimbra, Matt Corby, Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Tegan & Sara, The Jezabels, The Temper Trap, The Naked and Famous and The Vines. Previously, Murrihy was Founder and CEO of Artist Voice, Australia’s leading music booking agency with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Auckland. WME acquired Artist Voice in April 2015. Murrihy was also co-creator of ‘Heavenly Sounds’, a Touring company specialising in intimate performances in Cathedrals and Churches around Australia. Murrihy began his career as a booking agent in Sydney spending 15 years as a tireless advocate for his artists and management. A graduate of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Murrihy currently resides in Sydney, Australia.

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CHARLOTTE RYAN

Professional Do-er & Presenter
Neil Finn & The Pitch
Web: www.airnewzealand.co.nz/the-pitch
Web: www.neilfinn.com
Country: NZ
Charlotte has her finger on the pulse for everything music and culture in NZ. She is well known from hosting prominent radio shows on 95bFM, Radio Live and Kiwi FM and from her 12-month stint working alongside Paul Henry TV3 in the Social Media Bunker. Her radio work has earnt her many exclusive interviews and accolades - and she was awarded the Metro Magazine "Best Auckland Radio" Award in 2011 and nominated again during her time at Kiwi FM. Alongside her broadcasting work, Charlotte has managed artists, ran her own publicity company, and worked for music festivals, international and local touring artists. She has a strong passion and interest in Social Media and a fan of podcasts and other online content. These days Charlotte is the host of the brand new Air New Zealand Television and Radio show "The Pitch" and works for Neil and Sharon Finn.

03 September

COLIN DANIELS

CEO
Inertia Group
Web: www.inertia-music.com
Country: AUST
Colin Daniels is the CEO of Inertia Group of companies, an independent music family including leading Australian full-service music company Inertia, live music promoter Handsome Tours, publisher GaGa Music, management company IE:Inertia. Colin Daniels’ is also the co-director of Fairgrounds festival with Inertia founder Ashley Sellers. Daniels is a well-respected Australian music executive, and before joining Inertia, he was a Senior A&R figure at EMI in Europe and Australia. The company he oversees offers labels and artist clients a range of services including distribution, licensing, product management, marketing, promotions, merchandise and rights management services. The company has worked on records in Australia from the likes of Radiohead, Bjork, The White Stripes, Sia, The National and Bon Iver. Inertia is acknowledged as Australia’s best vinyl distributor and ship high-quality releases to stores across the continent.

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CUSHLA ASTON

Artist Manager
Aston Rd
Web: www.astonroad.com
Country: NZ
Cushla Aston is the founder of Aston Rd, a boutique management company who look after soul artist Louis Baker, internationally acclaimed Weissenborn artist Thomas Oliver and alt-beatmaker Estere. In the last four years Cushla has also worked with notable independent platinum selling acts like Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kora and Trinity Roots. Cushla sits on the executive committee for the MMF and lectures Artist Development at Massey University.

02 September

DANA ERICKSON

Partner
Grandstand Media & Management
Web: http://grandstandhq.com
Country: USA
Dana Erickson went from studying oceans filled with sharks to working with a whole lot of them in the music biz. Scoring her dream job out of college with Pearl Jam’s publicist, Dana went on to work for their label Epic Records in both LA and NY before joining the small indie pr firm 2:30 Publicity in 2005. In 2013, her company merged to become Grandstand Media & Management, representing some of the best talent in indie music today, with past and present artists like Florence & The Machine, CHVRCHES, Tame Impala, The National, Japandroids, Beach Slang, Thurston Moore and others on her roster. She lives with her celebri-dog Bernie in Brooklyn and has watched every episode of ‘Law & Order’ possible.

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DAN CHISHOLM

Associate
Trollope & Co Lawyers
Web: http://tc.legal/
Country: NZ
Currently practising as a music and entertainment lawyer, Dan advises clients in both Australia and New Zealand. As a former professional musician, Dan has a particular passion for advising entertainment industry clients. Dan has been invited to guest lecture at Otago University and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and has written legal articles for Beat and Mixdown magazine, Speaker TV and Music Industry Inside Out. Dan's musical highlights include touring with the Who, topping independent music charts, and being nominated for APRA, AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) and Rolling Stones awards.

03 September

DICK HUEY

Founder / Consultant, Digital Media Strategy
Toolshed
Web: www.toolshed.biz
Country: USA
Dick Huey is the founder of Toolshed, a NYC-based digital strategy and music rights licensing service for consumer brands, media, tech, sports, and entertainment companies. Toolshed has orchestrated digital campaigns for several hundred critically acclaimed artists including Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and many others. Toolshed has also provided digital licensing services to Spotify, Red Bull Music Radio, and other music industry mainstays.
Huey is the interim Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition, based in Washington DC. He is a digital licensing advisor to the Australian digital liner notes service Jaxsta, to the user-generated digital radio company 8tracks, and to the US independent record label Merge Records. He is a founding committee member of the American Association of Music (A2IM) new media committee, a past Soundexchange board member representing Matador Records, and is credited with pioneering and running the new media department at the Beggars Group from 1997-2002.

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EMILY CROWTHER

Freelance PR & Event Project Manager
Country: NZ
Things don’t get much more musically diverse than International Promotions Consultant for Metallica and One Direction, but anyone who knows Emily isn’t surpised she’s done both.

From a career that started professionally in New Zealand with Flying Nun Records and the Festival Mushroom Group, Emily went on to spend over a decade in England working in roles such as the International Promotions Manager for both Universal Music UK and Domino Records. Luckily for us, Emily has returned to Aotearoa, to freelance in PR and events project management.

03 September

FRANCES MOORE

Licencing & Admin
Native Tongue Music Publishing
Web: nativetongue.co.nz
Country: NZ
Established in 2003, Native Tongue has built a respected catalogue of local writers with offices in Australia and New Zealand and partners beyond. Native Tongue’s goal is to provide writers with a publishing company dedicated to assisting with the development of their skills as songwriters and composers throughout their careers. Frances runs the NZ operations and looks after all their local licencing from their Auckland office.

03 September

GRAHAM ASHTON

Director
Footstomp Music
Web: www.footstompmusic.com
Country: AUST
Asho left home and school at an early age to sing in punk rock bands and quickly realized that it was better for everybody that he stayed on the other side of the stage. In the 90’s he managed bands and started up the indie label Emily Records. Asho annoyed everyone in the Brisbane music scene for a few years before getting a start in the call centre at Polygram Records in 1991. He spent the next two decades working at independent and major record labels in Brisbane and Sydney and has held positions in A&R, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, International Licensing and Sales. 2010 started with Footstomp Music taking shape. Footstomp is a Music Services Company specializing in artist, project and event management, label services and artist development. Footstomp currently manage EDEN MULHOLLAND. Asho scored the great coup as Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND and was part of the team that delivered the most successful events in BIGSOUNDS 12 year history. He has since found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Going Global Music Summit and takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for music. Footstomp are also taking care of the music programming for the Bleach, Teneriffe, Village, and Bulimba Festivals and the booking, marketing and publicity for Brisbane’s number one venue The Triffid. Footstomp signed a label deal with Warner Music Australia in 2011 and have since signed BUSBY MAROU, THE MEDICS, THELMA PLUM and KARL S WILLIAMS. All of whom have well and truly found their way into the consciousness of the Australian music community including the debut BUSBY MAROU album recently going gold. Footstomp also take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nettwerk, Anti, Nonesuch and Festival Records for Australia. Asho is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS and MUMFORD & SONS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age.

02 September

GRAYSON GILMOUR

Songwriter / Composer
www.graysongilmour.com
Web: www.graysongilmour.com
Country: NZ
Grayson Gilmour has a threefold musical life - solo artist, band member and film composer, all rolled into one. Its been a steady evolution, starting at 16 with his first solo CD-Rs, to forming So So Modern at 20, to scoring his first feature film at 26. His solo releases caught the welcoming ears of critics over the years, and eventually the attention of the iconic Flying Nun Records, who made him the first signing of their 2010 re-launch.

Having entered the film world, Grayson has received awards for ‘Best Score’ at the 2012 NZ Film Awards for The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, and ‘Best Original Music’ for Consent at the 2015 APRA Silver Scrolls. So So Modern, after seemingly endless tours around the globe, have achieved an underground cult status for their unique electronic/post- punk sound, intense live shows, and at times ridiculous costumes. While undertaking his Masters in Composition at the NZSM, Gg’s latest solo release, Infinite Life! was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the 2014 NZ Music Awards, and the prestigious Taite Music Prize. Grayson is currently working on a new album amongst future film scores, a 3D underwater documentary and a project with the RBMA.

03 September

HENRY COMPTON

Director, Australia & New Zealand
The Orchard
Web: www.theorchard.com
Country: AUST
Henry has covered a lot of bases before joining The Orchard. Work in warehouse and logistics management through retail sales, bookings & promotions, and artist publicity enabled him to learn the industry from the bottom up. He has handled label management, radio, acquisitions, retail & online marketing, artist management, strategy & planning across the board, including for companies such as Inertia and Other Tongues. A passionate creative advocate he has previously served as a Director on the AIR board and is currently Director of Australia & New Zealand business for The Orchard. The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company with a comprehensive list of label services. Additionally they are a globally top ranked YouTube Multi Channel Network who have offices in over 25 global markets.

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JACKIE SHUMAN

Music Supervisor
Good Ear Music Supervision
Web: http://goodear.tv
Country: USA
Jackie Shuman is a music supervisor at the bi-coastal curation company Good Ear Music Supervision, known for their award-winning work with Apple, Target, Google, Samsung, Nike, Nissan, adidas, Twitter, Honda, Chobani, Southern Comfort, Spotify, Sonos, and many more. Shuman came to GEMS after representing mutli-platinum artists including Sia and Fall Out Boy for licensing as Head of Sync at Crush Management. Prior to that, she worked in film and television licensing at RCA Records in New York and spent years in radio including time at Los Angeles at tastemaker station Indie 103.1 FM. Shuman is based in LA.

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JESSICA STRASSMAN

A&R Manager
Columbia Records / StarTime International
Web: www.columbiarecords.com
Country: USA
Jessica Strassman is an A&R Manager for Columbia Records and Columbia Records imprint label, StarTime International. Based in NYC, Jessica works with a wide variety of artists, including Lewis Del Mar, Natalie Prass, and COIN. Prior to joining StarTime International & Columbia Records, Jessica worked in international concert booking at CAA.

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JIM PITT

Music Segment Producer
Conan
Web: www.teamcoco.com
Country: USA
For 25 years Jim Pitt has booked music guests for US late night TV shows. At Saturday Night Live he had highs (network TV debut of Nirvana) and lows (Sinead O’Connor tearing up a picture of the Pope). Since Conan’s premiere in 1993 (first guest: Radiohead), he’s booked thousands of artists including TV debuts of Coldplay, Green Day, The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. New Zealand artists have included Crowded House, Flight of the Conchords, Straitjacket Fits, The Datsuns, Finn Brothers, Marlon Williams and Unknown Mortal

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JOE ALEXANDER

Owner
Bedroom Suck Records
Web: bedroomsuckrecords.com
Country: AUST
Joe Alexander is the long-time CEO of Bedroom Suck Records, a once Brisbane, now Melbourne based independent record label aimed at fostering creative activity and building strong music communities. He began life as a musician in Brisbane's hilly inner suburbs, drumming for bands like Per Purpose, Kitchen's Floor and Slug Guts. Many of these stints gave him an oppourtunity to tour overseas, where he crashed on numerous floors and couches and slowly started filling his address book with names, phone numbers and email addresses. This has now developed into the extensive network that Joe utilises to run his own independent label. Being constantly inspired by the sheer expanse of good music in Australia and internationally, the label seemed a natural conclusion. It is ultimately the people behind the music that inspire Joe; the smiling faces and incredible minds at work. Joe (a.k.a 'Guiseppe' or 'Big Boss') continues to play music, still spending many months of the year touring; only this time with new bands - Terrible Truths, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, and Free Time, to name a few. His label is now firmly rooted in the Melbourne music community, and has come to include management and booking services for many of his artists. It is considered an important incubator of Australian talent by his international contemporaries, and Bedroom Suck have continued to work with partner labels in the UK and US. Last year, Joe attended and spoke at both the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane and A2IM's Indie Week in New York, as well as AMIN's Release conference for 2015-16. He hopes to do more of the same in the years to come.

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KATIE MACRAE

Chick That Screams & A Mystery Girl
Mystery Girl Presents & Chicks That Scream
Web: https://www.facebook.com/mysterygirlpresents/
Country: NZ
Katie Macrae has been promoting musicians with her sister Lucy through their Chicks That Scream touring agency and more recently Mystery Girl for years. If you've enjoyed a night out watching a touring band there's a good chance you've got the Macraes to thank.

03 September

KRISTEN NG

Venue Booker / Tour Manager / Blogger
Kiwese.co.nz
Web: www.kiwese.co.nz
Country: CHINA / NZ
Kristen Ng 伍思婷 is a venue booker, tour manager, blogger and guitarist based in Chengdu. Upon moving to Beijing as a language student in 2013, she started the multimedia blog Kiwese (www.kiwese.co.nz) in order to promote independent music between China and Aotearoa. Last October she tour managed Orchestra of Spheres and Lady Lazer Light on their debut China tour and has more recently made bookings for Die! Die! Die! and Mr. Sterile Assembly. Kristen currently handles events and promotion at live music venue NU SPACE and NUART Festival, a free three-day annual music and art street festival in Chengdu. She is also part of the Chengdu electronic music collective atmen. Kristen has lived in China for three years and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Chinglish.

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LIV YOUNG

Director
The Maple / FLOC
Web: http://www.floc.media/
Country: NZ
Olivia Young currently works as an arts consultant and artist manager in New Zealand and further afield. Liv’s artist roster includes Aldous Harding and Kane Strang and she has experience working in communications, marketing and project management across a number of large scale events – such as the New Zealand International Film Festival, Semi-Permanent, St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Silo Park and Auckland Art Week.

03 September

LYDIA JENKIN

Journalist
Country: NZ
Having studied various things about music, media, language, and people, Lydia Jenkin fell into journalism almost accidentally, but for the past nine years she’s been keenly telling the stories of the people who make life fun, and working out what makes the music industry tick in these ever-changing times.
After working with the award-winning TimeOut team at the NZ Herald for the past five years, she’s now taking a break to work as a freelancer, but you’ll still most often find her hanging out at one of Auckland’s music haunts, conversing, plotting, dancing, and listening in awe.

03 September

MAGGIE COLLINS

Managing Director / Artist Manager
Fans Creative Management
Web: http://www.fanscreativemanagement.com
Country: AUSTRALIA
Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the co-programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, alongside Nick O’Byrne of Look Out Kid. She manages multi-ARIA Award winning party-thrash duo DZ Deathrays and with her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she was a presenter for 6 years and is now presenting and producing for various shows across triple j Unearthed and Double J.

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MATTHEW DAVIS

Label Manager
Flying Nun / Flying Out
Web: www.flyingout.co.nz
Country: NZ
Matthew Davis is the current Chair of Independent Music New Zealand and has been involved in NZ music in some manner or other for more than 10 years. He spends most of his working day as Label Manger for Flying Nun Records and also running their store and distributor, Flying Out. This sees him work with both new releases, catalogue re-issues and bands such as The Clean, The Chills, Chris Knox, The Bats, Headless Chickens, Grayson Gilmour, T54, Surf Friends, Sharpie Crows and many more. A strong advocate for the development of NZ independent music, his daily routine contains such tasks as A&R and publicity through to packing records, working at the shop counter and coming up with impractical merch ideas.

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MATTY NEWTON

Music Editor
Pandora
Web: www.pandora.com
Country: AUSTRALIA
Matty Newton has worn many hats within the music industry from a radio DJ to a live theatre performer, social media manger to music programmer – making his experience perfect for his current position as the Pandora Music Editor for Australia / New Zealand. Matty, an artist marketing platform evangelist, looks after curation and playlisting, training and workshops, event coordination and hosting. Matty helps collate content for marketing, sound recording/production and editing of artist interviews & audio messages.

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MC TALI SHEPPARD

Artist
Country: NZ
Tali is internationally renowned as one of the most prolific Female MC/Vocalists to emerge from the Electronic Dance music scene - particularly for her work and groundbreaking achievements within Drum n Bass.
After moving from NZ to the UK in 2001 to pursue a career in MCing and Drum n Bass music, She went on to work with some of the genres biggest names, including being signed to Drum n Bass legend Roni Size's 'Full Cycle' Imprint in 2004 and releasing the first ever MC driven album in Drum n Bass. Tali has with worked with some of the biggest names in DnB and toured the world several times over as both an MC and with a live band. She has released five studio albums, numerous singles both as a solo artist and collaboratively, has won three Drum n Bass awards, had a UK top 40 hit and is one of handful of Female artists to ever grace the cover of DJ Mag International. Her latest album 'Wolves' is a self-produced effort of Electronic Soul which went to #14 in the NZ album charts.
Over the years Tali has combined this experience as a professional touring artist, songwriter, producer and trained teacher, to become a music mentor both through the NZ Music Commission schools program and independently. She is also a sought after inspirational speaker, and has aided in the development and support of Women in Electronic music.

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MEL PARSONS

Artist
www.melparsons.com
Web: www.melparsons.com
Country: NZ
While Mel Parsons is first and foremost a songwriter and touring artist, a savvy head for business and the industry side of music has seen Parsons making a living full time in the music industry since her first independent release in 2009.
With home as a hotel room and a suitcase, the award winning indie-folk singer tours relentlessly, with festival performances and shows throughout NZ and around the globe. The 2015 APRA Silver Scroll finalist is dynamite on stage and well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars.
Parsons has just released her third full length album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim, winning 2016 Best NZ Country Song; a VNZMA for Best Engineer; and the MMF Award for Best Independent Tour. Following performances at WOMAD (NZ), Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Folk Alliance International (US), and Byron Bay Bluesfest (AU) through 2015, along with Canadian, European & NZ tours.

03 September

MIKEE TUCKER

Founder / Owner
Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa
Web: www.loop.co.nz
Country: NZ
Founder of Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa - an independent record label, artist booking agency and boutique culture marketing company. Co-founder of multi-platinum selling music and art collective Fly My Pretties. Recently left innovative 'fair trade streaming', direct-to-fan music platform Baboom in which he co-developed the business model. Previously worked a dual role at Nine Entertainment as Marketing Director for Ticketek & Tour Manager for Nine Live co-producing shows such as One Direction & Olly Murs.

NIKITA LAVRINENKO

Founder / Agent
Paper & Iron Booking Co.
Web: www.paperandironbooking.com
Country: GERMANY
After gathering experience in a variety of independent businesses such as a label, distribution, a record store, concert promotion and as a touring musician, Nikita Lavrinenko has co-founded Paper and Iron Booking Co. in 2005. Based in Berlin, Germany, the agency looks after the live performances of artists such as Angel Olsen, Ryley Walker, Jenny Hval, Rodrigo Amarante, Matmos, Nadia Reid, Quilt and more in all Europe and the UK. Outside of running the agency, Nikita is involved in a number of creative projects including the producing of a live event series at the legendary Berlin club Berghain, as well as advising presenters and cultural organisations on music programming of events and festivals.

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PAUL MARTIN

Bass / Radio Host
Devilskin / The Axe Attack
Web: www.devilskin.co.nz
Country: NZ
Paul Martin is infamous in New Zealand music circles as lead guitarist/ vocalist of metal outfit World War Four, bassist of platinum certified band Devilskin and host of the countries longest running and most popular music show, the Axe Attack, which Paul started in 1987. Paul is also a tireless supporter of NZ music He has a long and impressive list of musical achievements and besides being a father, husband, songwriter and performer Paul is also licensed to handle radioactive material.

03 September

PAUL MCKESSAR

Artist Manager
CRS Management / Auckland City Limits
Web: http://www.aucklandcitylimits.com/
Country: NZ
Paul McKessar has worked all sides of the music business in NZ. For the past decade he has been a manager of numerous acts and a concert and festival promoter. His current roster features the Naked and Famous, Brooke Fraser, Openside, MAALA and producer Josh Fountain. He has promoted recent national tours including Flume and is a co-owner of Auckland City Limits. In the past, Paul’s worked at Flying Nun, Festival Records, Mushroom in London, Records Records and the EMI Shop in Dunedin, 95BFM and Rip It Up. The guy has been around.

03 September

PRINCESS CHELSEA

Artist / Composer
http://princesschelsea.co.nz
Web: http://princesschelsea.co.nz/
Country: NZ
Chelsea Nikkel, better known by her stage name Princess Chelsea, is an experimental 'space pop' musician from Auckland, New Zealand and a member of the Lil' Chief Records collective. Chelsea’s latest release was the Taite Music Prize 2016 nominated album The Great Cybernetic Depression, which she co-produced with Jonathan Bree. Chelsea plays and works in Auckland as a composer.

02 September

RICHARD MOFFAT

Music Booker
Falls Festival & Groovin’ The Moo
Web: http://fallsfestival.com
Country: AUSTRALIA
Melbourne-based Richard – Rich to his friends ­– got his first job booking bands in pubs at 17, when, legally, he couldn’t even be in them. His band played the back room at a Melbourne venue on a Wednesday night to 82 payers. Feeling pretty chuffed that he’d got so many people to a mid-week show, Rich got in touch with a friend – another booker – borrowed his phone book and started making calls. The next day, he went back to the pub, told the owner he wanted the job booking bands, the owner said “OK mate”, and the rest is history. Until recently, Rich booked several Melbourne pubs and clubs, including: Evelyn Hotel, Punters Club, Corner Hotel, Public Bar, Northcote Social Club, East Brunswick Club, Shebeen, 170 Russell and Newtown Social Club (NSW). In the early 2000s, he started booking and programming festivals, which include: St Kilda Festival, Queenscliff, Falls Festival, Southbound, Pushover, Groovin’ the Moo, Parklife, West Coast Blues & Roots, Northwest Festival, Splendour and The Plot. Rich has booked early tours for the White Stripes, Blink-182, QOTSA and Beck at venues, including the first ever Australian show by The Pixies; at festivals he has booked Kings of Leon, Lorde, the Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Weird Al Yankovic, The Strokes, The Roots, Public Enemy, TV on the Radio, Black Keys, Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys and many more. When he’s not booking festival shows, you’ll find Rich making epic playlists, listening to 70s slow jams and looking for the next interesting project to sink his teeth into.

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RONAN MASON

Co-Founder & CEO
MuzeRoom
Web: www.muzeroom.com
Country: AUST
Ronan Mason is the co-founder and CEO of MuzeRoom. MuzeRoom is a site that serves you music news, new releases, and new music videos – but only for the artists you like and listen to. Ronan has 15 years experience working in digital, with 10 of these in music including Head of Digital roles at Warner Music Australia, Universal Music UK, Virgin Media UK, and MTV Australia. His goal is to develop MuzeRoom into the #1 destination for music news on the web.

02 September

TERESA PATTERSON

Artist Manager
CRS Management
Web: www.crsmanagement.co.nz
Country: NZ
Teresa has worked in the music industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles including artist manager, booking agent, tour promoter, publicist and major label head. She is also the Chairperson of the NZ Music Managers Forum.

03 September

TIM PRICE

Partner/Head Publicist
Collision Course
Web: www.collisioncourse.com.au
Country: AUST
Things that take up Tim Price’s brainspace and time: Australian heavy / alternative / oz prog music mid-90s to now and perhaps at times over zealously spruiking them; an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Wars, James Bond movies, DC comic books, cartoons and TV shows; hitting up and putting on shows; hanging with his wife; drinking good coffee and beer / bourbon; and getting good barbershop haircuts. Says it all. Kia ora Tim!

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TOM LARKIN

Founder / Owner
SIGNAL Agency Group / The Studios In The City / Homesurgery MGMT
Web: www.signalagencygroup.com
Country: AUST / NZ
Tom Larkin has been a career musician for the past 28 years, as the founding member of the NZ born, trans-Tasman rock band, Shihad. Based in Melbourne since 2003, He has forged parallel pathways as a Record Producer, Manager and soon to be Author. He is the founder of the SIGNAL Agency Group, an artist development collective that comprises hi-end recording studios, (The Studios In The City) an artist management company (Homesurgery) and the newly minted SIGNAL Artist Development Accelerator Program.

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TOM WIRONEN

Artist Manager
Post Hoc Management
Web: www.posthocmanagement.com
Country: USA
Tom Wironen has worked in Music Management for nearly a decade with artists such as The National, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Youth Lagoon, The Antlers, and more. He’s helped produce MusicNOW Festival, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and Sounds of the South at Vivid Festival, and project managed ‘Day of the Dead’ – a 59 track compilation benefiting the Red Hot Organization out on 4AD.

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03 September

ZAC IVES

Co-Owner
Goner Records / Gonerfest
Web: www.goner-records.com
Country: USA
Zac Ives is co-owner of Goner Records, an independent record label and shop based in Memphis, TN. They have released well over 100 records, including albums by Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ty Segall, Jay Reatard, Quintron and Toy Love.
He also co-founded and curates the annual independent music festival, Gonerfest. Every September, Goner bring bands and music fans from all over the world to Memphis for three days of wild rock & roll abandon in small venues around town. Gonerfest 13 takes place Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2016.

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Going Global Presents

#goingglobal
TWELVE ARTISTS ACROSS THREE VENUES!
Whammy Bar / Whammy Backroom / Wine Cellar
SEPTEMBER 3RD
Tickets $20, or free with your Weekender pass.
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/going-global-presents-tickets-26996165257

MAYA PAYNE

7.00pm - 7.20pm
Wine Cellar
Having topped the iTunes electronic charts and Spotify viral charts from New Zealand to Poland, with her track “If Only” in 2015, Kiwi teen Maya Payne was then invited to support Charlie XCX in her one off New Zealand show before heading into the studio to work on her Debut EP, “The Lucky Ones” which is available now. 

Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, newly turned 19 year old, Maya Payne, has been singing since she was six and writing songs since she was 11. Her early tracks have had significant radio play in New Zealand, on both pop and alternative stations, with her track “If Only” also becoming a regular fixture on music TV in both New Zealand and Canada. Writing her own songs and working closely with a producer team, including a new talent from her home town, MCHNCL (Kabyn Walley), as well as Josh Fountain (Golden Age studios, Leisure, Kids in Space) and Kostas Kalimeris (Blackrock Studios, Santorini: Justin Bieber, Bring Me the Horizon, One Republic.) Mayas last three releases have made Spotify’s New Music Friday’s best new releases charts worldwide including Spotify USA, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia/NZ.

03 September

SHAKES

7.20pm - 7.40pm
Whammy Bar
A throwback to when garage bands used to actually make music for fun, Shakes brand of beat-era bass lines, fuzzy guitars and classic rock'n'roll drums is effortlessly cool and carefree.
For the band's first offering, the Tambourine Girls EP, featuring the debut single 'Hole In Your Pocket' which found its way into indie charts across the country, the songs were jammed out and recorded live in singer/guitarist Alex Wildwood's home studio by the beach in Mount Maunganui.

The new single, Strange Tides – mixed by Steven Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, and The Shins) – was created using a cheap toy piano at a bach overlooking Manu Bay in Raglan. The sound fluctuates between all-out rock, to hazy and eccentric indie-pop, drawing comparisons with The Black Keys, Weezer, The Strokes and Kurt Vile. Playing live across the North Island with bands like Racing, Shakes delivers infectious melodies and a toe- tapping groove. With Strange Tides hitting the airwaves in July and a new EP set for release in late 2016, Shakes is making a beeline for your playlist this year.

Shakes is: Alex Wildwood (vocals/guitar), Patch Patrick (drums), Adam McNeilly (guitar) and Chris Miller (bass).

“Shakes is another Kiwi band to lose your shit to.” – Hhhhappy.com
“Top 5 Bands You Need to Know This Month.” – Tone Deaf

03 September

GROENI

7.40pm-8.00pm
Whammy Backroom
Groeni are a three-piece electronica outfit from Wellington, NZ - consisting of members Alexander Green, Mike Isaacs, and James Paul. They have released two musical offerings in EP format, Hewn (Project Mooncircle, 2015) and Hinde (Wondercore Island, 2016), with a sound that has been described as “icily repressed and thoroughly stylish”.

03 September

GARETH THOMAS

8.00pm - 8.20pm
Wine Cellar
Gareth Thomas has the special ability to write timeless music that is instantly unique and engaging.

His songs have already worked their way into the fabric of New Zealand culture; a number one NZ single, Platinum album sales with goodshirt and accolades from both indie and mainstream institutions.

Gareth has received an APRA AMCOS Silver Scroll top 20 nomination in 2016 for ‘All Eyes in the Room’.

"This is kiwi indie pop at it's best" ✭✭✭✭✭ The Dominion Post on Gareth's solo ‘Lady Alien’ album
"One of the best local albums of the year" Lydia Jenkin - NZ Herald on Gareth's solo ‘Fizzy Milk’ album 2016
A rotate on Radio Hauraki (and various B net stations) for the singles "I’d Like" and "All Eyes in the Room" 2016

Over 150,000 Spotify plays so far for these two songs and completed a successful main centres tour performing to full houses for the ‘Fizzy Milk’ album release, July 2016.

03 September

YUKON ERA

8.20pm - 8.40pm
Whammy Bar
Yukon Era are a young four-piece garage punk band from Auckland. They released their debut EP in February which caught the attention of 95bFm, Vice’s Noisey, Tone Deaf, and more.

Though still in their teens, Yukon Era are no stranger to the New Zealand touring circuit. Since formation in mid 2015, they have supported acts like Mac Demarco, Viet Cong, METZ and Mini Mansions. Yukon Era have finished a follow-up EP, due out later this year, and will be released through new label Morningstar Records. The first track ‘Consume + Scratch’ will be released digitally and on a limited edition USB.

03 September

BAILEY WILEY W/- YOKO-ZUNA

8.40pm - 9.00pm
Whammy Backroom
After the release of the ‘IXL’ EP in 2014, Bailey has seen her profile and reputation grow continually, racking up an impressive amount of live performances, and sharing the stage with some of NZ’s best musical talent. Bailey is one of the few artists in NZ whose mesmerising live shows wins over countless new fans with each outing.
April saw Bailey release her new ‘S.O.M.M.’ EP. Described by Indie Shuffle as a “golden voice filtering neo-soul classicism with modern, pulsating beats”, first single ‘Take It From Me’ continued to expose Bailey to a wider audience. Since release, 'Take It From Me' and 'Dos Fuegos' have both clocked up well over 130,000 streams on Spotify.
Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, righteous and true live musicianship, the star of the show, her golden voice – both effortless and organic.

03 September

TAMI NEILSON

9.00pm - 9.20pm
Wine Cellar
"Tami Neilson is one of the most exciting artists in country music today. She’s bringing to country music what acts like Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have brought to R&B. " -Jonathan Keefe, Country Universe, USA

With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has been described as "A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” (-Nick Bollinger, NZ National Radio)

Singing her heart out along endless roads and stages, from her days as a young girl in Canada touring with the Neilson Family band, opening for the likes of Johnny Cash, to her full blossoming in New Zealand as a formidable talent in her own right, Tami Neilson has won the Tui Award for each of her past four albums.

In 2014, Tami was also awarded the APRA Silver Scroll, New Zealand's most prestigious music award for excellence in songwriting, for her song “Walk (Back to Your Arms)”, as well as “Best Female Artist” at the National Country Music Awards and APRA’s “Best Country Song” at the NZ Country Music Awards. The release of her explosive album “Dynamite!” received rave reviews in MOJO, The Guardian (named “Top 10 Best Country Music Album”) and climbed to #1 on the NZ Music Charts. The 5 Star review in the NZ Herald claimed “This world-class album is a major statement from an artist at the top of her lyrical and vocal game.”

Now, just 18 months after “Dynamite!”, this prolific artist has released her follow-up album, “Don’t Be Afraid” to critical acclaim, debuting on the NZ Album Charts and the Independent Music Charts at #1, proving that the powerhouse that is Tami Neilson is a force to be reckoned with.

03 September

DECADES

9.20pm - 9.40pm
Whammy Bar
Decades are an exciting new rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand, launching in to 2016 with their debut single, 'Terrified'. Led by the strong voice of their front woman, Emma Cameron – Decades also features the melodic riffs of Liam Muir (guitar), energetic beats of Dan Perry (drums) and rhythmic drive of Curtis Booth (bass).

Decades create rock music with pop sensibilities - aggressive and delicate. The four-piece is dedicated and driven and have a live stage presence that transforms them from friendly smiling faces always keen to engage with their fans; into passionate and aggressive performers.

03 September

SACHI

9.40pm - 10.00pm
Whammy Backroom
Picking up co-signs from the likes of Diplo, Zane Lowe, Vince Stapes along with major international and local support from Complex, BBC Radio 1, Beats1, Triple-J, HillyDilly, Fashion Quarterly, SNIFFERS, George FM, ZM, and The Edge SACHI are fresh and already making a dent.

Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas make up the duo and at both just 18 years of age, this is just the beginning of their story. Both born in Auckland the pair met in primary school playing in bands before beginning to create electronic music from the age of 13 or 14. Since their early beginnings SACHI developed to craft their new EP ‘Lunch with Bianca’ which was released on July 1st 2016 and climbed to #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart. Containing the hit single ‘No More’ which was the #1 testing song on George FM (New Zealand’s #1 Dance/Alternative Radio) making it one of the first songs to achieve that status since the likes of Lorde and Broods. Also on the EP are singles ‘Hold On’ and ‘South Central’ feat Duckwrth which were premiered on Diplo’s BBC Radio 1 show and Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Beats 1 radio shows respectively.

Recorded between their bedrooms, Red Bull Studios Auckland, and OWSLA's studio in LA, ‘Lunch with Bianca’ blends genres, delivering the signature SACHI sound whilst combining electronic and hip-hop. With features from L.A native Duckwrth who is currently amidst shows with Anderson Paak., and rising Onehunga artist INF after dominating the NZ hip hop charts with a #1 record feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and more. Prior to the release of ‘Lunch with Bianca’ SACHI released a remix of ‘Teenage Craze’ for UK’s KLOE which went to #1 on NZ’s Spotify Viral Chart, opened for Rudimental at Vector Arena, and performed at Gisborne’s famous Rhythm & Vines New Years Festival. Receiving rave reviews from George FM as they classed them “one of the best sets from a local act at the festival”, their live set is something you want to be full immersed in sonically and visually.

This is the start of what will be an exciting journey for SACHI as they continue to release music and play shows, keep your eyes and ears peeled.

03 September

ANNA CODDINGTON

10.00pm - 10.20pm
Wine Cellar
One of NZ’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Anna Coddington is currently working on her third album which will be the culmination of five years of diligent songwriting & studio sessions with some of NZ’s finest musicians. Songs from the album will be trickled out in a series of singles before the album’s release on October 21st 2016.

Anna is known for her enchanting live performances and voice which “flows perfectly from soft to grunty”, and for her songwriting prowess which has seen her in the prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award Top 20 list four times. She is a regular contributor with Fly My Pretties, has performed NZ’s top music and arts festivals, and has sung her way around the country on numerous tours.

03 September

BAKERS EDDY

10.20pm - 10.40pm
Whammy Bar
Over the last three years, Wellington-based Bakers Eddy have built on their talent and dedication, establishing themselves as perhaps the most in-demand young rock band from the capital. They've toured throughout New Zealand and Europe, after winning the 2016 Battle of the Bands, scored radio support from The Rock FM and Radio Hauraki, for both their debut single – 'Something Outside' and their fully funded single 'Wallbreaker', while cultivating a loyal following. They supported “Highly Suspect” and “Gang of Youths” in Feb 2016. Bakers Eddy are working with an international A&R company and have had label interest in their upcoming EP.

03 September

OPENSIDE

10.40pm - 11.00pm
Whammy Backroom
Openside’s debut "Worth It" crashed onto the airwaves in May with a barrage of high energy hooks and subversive lyrical smarts. The track from Auckland pop punkers OPENSIDE was quickly making these youngsters talked about as the freshest local band debut of the year.

Produced and written at Golden Age with Josh Fountain (Thomston, Kidz In Space etc) and Jaden Parkes (Goodnight Nurse, Kids of 88) and mixed by Rich Bryan (Stan Walker, Babysitters Circus) at Big Pop, this one had smash written all over its devilishly smiling face.

Openside have since been picking up more attention for their smart cover releases of “Lean On” (Major Lazer) and “Style” (Taylor Swift) as well as a rapturously received set with 21 Pilots in Auckland.

The band has recently signed to Warner Music and their next track “Branches” hits the airwaves in March to be followed by an EP.

Openside are:
Possum Plows (vox)
PJ Shepherd (gtr)
Harry Carter (bass)
George Powell (drums)

03 September

Independent Music NZ

Founder / Producer
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Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is a non-profit trade association – the New Zealand voice for independent record labels and distributors. Our members release the bulk of New Zealand music, including commercially successful artists as well as niche music genres.

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

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ATEED’s mission is to improve New Zealand’s economic prosperity by leading the successful transformation of the Auckland economy, which means new money and new jobs for Auckland. Find out more...

NZ Music Commission

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The Vision of the Music Commission is a successful music industry in New Zealand.
The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad. Find out more...

Recorded Music NZ

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Recorded Music NZ is the industry representation, advocacy and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. Find out more...

NZ On Air

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Championing New Zealand music - on radio, on television, and online.Our music mission is to get more New Zealand music on radio, online, on any platform where the audience is.

APRA AMCOS

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APRA AMCOS collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance, communication and reproduction of thier members' musical works.

JAXSTA

Supporter
So much information on the music that we love is lost or misplaced. Jaxsta's on a mission to track it all down, verify it, and share it with the world.
www.jaxsta.com

Eventbrite

Supporter
We’re passionate about bringing people together around live experiences, no matter what shape or size. Use Eventbrite to discover events or bring yours to life.

Coffee Supreme

Supporter
Eating coffee for breakfast since 1993.

Red Bull Studios Auckland

Supporter
The Studio aims to promote NZ music by providing access to an up-to-date and state-of-the-art recording and production facility for a variety of artists.

Registration

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Registration Area

The registration process starts. Register to receive your Weekend Pass laminate and conference bag.
Ballroom Sessions

Welcome from IMNZ & NZ Music Commission

10:00 AM 10:10 AM The Ballroom

A welcome speech and introduction from Matthew Davis, Chair of IMNZ and Catherine Andersen, CEO of NZ Music Commission.

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Ballroom Sessions

Opening Session: The Market Today

10:10 AM 10:40 AM The Ballroom

The Market Today: Anthony Healey (NZ)
APRA AMCOS NZ presents the latest NZ music market information and looks at some of the trends in the music industries economic contribution.

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Ballroom Sessions

A Life Across Letters: Colin Daniels

10:40 AM 11:30 AM The Ballroom

From MDS to A&R, and now CEO, Colin’s career has been across almost every part of the recorded music industry in Australia, the UK & Europe. How did he get there and what changes does he see? Colin discusses his life in music with artist manager Graham Ashton.

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Coffee Supreme Break

11:30 AM 11:45 AM Lobby

A short break before the sessions begin. Shout out to Coffee Supreme! 
www.coffeesupreme.com@Supreme1993

Ballroom Sessions

An Independent State of Mind

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Ballroom

An Independent State of Mind: Colin Daniels (AU), Dick Huey (USA), Joe Alexander (AU), Zac Ives (USA) with Matthew Davis (NZ)
It’s 2016 – and the dawning of a new age for independent labels. Many of the biggest artists in the world release their music through an indie. The myriad approaches to releasing music independently in this era offers huge opportunities for artists to forge their own careers, together with a like-minded community. This panel brings together professionals that have built great communities of music and fans to discuss working independently abroad.

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Orange Sessions

Touring

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Orange Meeting Room

Touring: Kristen Ng (CHI), Maggie Collins (AU), Nikita Lavrinenko (GER) with Ayisha Jaffer (USA/NZ)
Live music continues to be an increasingly important income stream for bands and artists – but NZ isn’t getting any closer to the rest of the world. We discuss the importance of choosing territories, tour set up, timing and how to maximise your time (and money) on the road.

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Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Lunch Break. A great time for networking and to get to know your fellow participants.
Ballroom Sessions

Great Southern Land

01:30 PM 02:30 PM The Ballroom

Great Southern Land: Anna Laverty (AU), Henry Compton (AU), Joe Alexander (AU), Maggie Collins (AU), Matty Newton (AU), Tim Price (AU) with Cushla Aston (NZ)
It’s comparatively close, comparatively huge … and vastly different. Whether you are planning you first foray in Australia or wanting to know the latest changes in the territory, this is the panel for you.

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Orange Sessions

Rock n' Roll Wellbeing

01:30 PM 02:30 PM The Orange Meeting Room

Rock n’ Roll Wellbeing: Tom Larkin (NZ)
Through years of touring, managing, producing and recording in one of NZ’s biggest rock bands, Tom has a deep understanding of the struggles emerging artists face in this day and age. Here he presents an abbreviated version of his trans-Tasman artist development seminar “A Survival Guide for the Modern Music Industry”.

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Break

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Stretch your legs, go over your notes..
Ballroom Sessions

Music + Digital = Data

03:00 PM 04:00 PM The Ballroom

Music + Digital = Data: Dana Erickson (USA), Dick Huey (USA), Henry Compton (AU), Matty Newton (AU), Ronan Mason (AU) with Mikee Tucker (NZ)
As the worlds music industry moves more and more online, the opportunities for growing your audience offshore from home has never been greater. Our panel discuss how to get the most out of data and insights and which established and new platforms might work for you.

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Orange Sessions

Producing a World Class Record

03:00 PM 04:00 PM The Orange Meeting Room

Producing a World Class Record: Anna Laverty (AU), Ben Lawson (NZ), Jessica Strassman (USA), Princess Chelsea (NZ), Tom Larkin (NZ) with MC Tali (NZ)
A great Artist & Repertoire person is expected to guide artists through all aspects of producing a great record – although in NZ we tend to be more DIY than A&R. We look at the process from the A&R perspective, to working with engineers right through to the self-producing artist.

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Ballroom Sessions

Speed Networking Session

04:00 PM 05:00 PM The Ballroom

Speed Networking Session – All Available Speakers
Grab five-minutes with one of our International guests and ask questions quickly and wisely – then the bell will ring and it’ll be time to move on!
No bookings, or schedule – it’s a bit of organised chaos to end the day.
5 minutes per session – 1 minute between sessions.

Ballroom Sessions

Jaxsta Presentation

05:00 PM 05:15 PM The Ballroom

Jaxsta Presentation - join Dick Huey for a short presentation of the soon-to-be launched Jaxsta platform. Get a first-look at this massive music database - it's incredible! Then join us for a drink over at the Kings Arms Tavern, thanks to Jaxsta.

So much information on the music that we love is lost or misplaced. Jaxsta's on a mission to track it all down, verify it, and share it with the world. 
www.jaxsta.com

Speakers

Ballroom Sessions

Jaxsta Mixer at Kings Arms Tavern

05:15 PM 06:15 PM Kings Arms Tavern Garden Bar

Going Global Weekend Passholders are invited to join Dick Huey from Jaxsta / Toolshed for drinks at Kings Arms Tavern Garden Bar on Friday at 5.15pm for one hour.

So much information on the music that we love is lost or misplaced. Jaxsta's on a mission to track it all down, verify it, and share it with the world.
www.jaxsta.com

The Others Way

The Others Way Festival

07:00 PM 11:30 PM K' Road - various venues

Supported by Going Global Music Summit, tickets are on sale from Flying Out and www.undertheradar.co.nz
Download the PDF timetable and map to your phone - see below.
Ballroom Sessions

Making Ffunny Ffrends – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

10:00 AM 10:45 AM The Ballroom

Making Ffunny Ffrends – Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Tom Wironen (USA) with Lydia Jenkin (NZ)
Tom manages Unknown Mortal Orchestra – a band who’s enjoying an extraordinary career that may not have been possible at any other time. The most blogged about band on the planet last year have played over 400 shows since the release of Ruban Nielson’s debut solo album in 2011. We chat to Tom about the key turning points for the band and what has keep the UMO show on the road for 454,711 miles.

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Ballroom Sessions

Tipping The Scales

10:45 AM 11:30 AM The Ballroom

Tipping The Scales: Anna Laverty (AU), Dana Erickson (USA), Jackie Shuman (USA), Jessica Strassman (USA), Kristen Ng (CHI), Maggie Collins (AU) with Anji Sami (NZ)
The gender imbalance in the music industry has been rightly widely discussed in the past year. We ask our panellists about what strategies and initiatives they would like to see to help tip the scales.

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Coffee Supreme Break

11:30 AM 11:45 AM Lobby

A short break before the sessions begin. Shout out to Coffee Supreme!
www.coffeesupreme.com / @Supreme1993

Ballroom Sessions

Festival Bookings from Both Sides

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Ballroom

Festival Bookings from Both Sides: Brett Murrihy (AU), Nikita Lavrinenkno (GER), Richard Moffat (AU), Zac Ives (USA) with Mel Parsons (NZ)
How do Zac and Richard go about booking their festivals and how do they make their decisions? Brett and Nikita are in very different territories and as agents get artists booked on festivals – what’s their process what do they need from the bands?

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Orange Sessions

Sound & Vision

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Orange Meeting Room

Sound & Vision: Dan Chisholm (NZ), Grayson Gilmour (NZ), Jackie Shuman (USA) with Frances Moore (NZ)
Synchronisation can be one of your most significant revenue streams – and can be a great way for fans to discover you too. We look at the topic from three sides – the music supervisor, the artist writer and the lawyer.

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Lunch

12:30 PM 01:45 PM

Lunch Break. A great time for networking and to get to know your fellow participants.
Ballroom Sessions

North America Today

01:45 PM 02:45 PM The Ballroom

North America Today: Dana Erickson (USA), Dick Huey (USA), Jackie Shuman (USA), Jessica Strassman (USA), Jim Pitt (USA), Tom Wironen (USA) with Liv Young (NZ)
We take a look at what is currently happening in the US market from six different perspectives. Trends, formats, festivals and fads – what should you know before you go?

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Orange Sessions

More Than Half The World – Working in Asia

01:45 PM 02:45 PM The Orange Meeting Room

More Than Half The World – Working in Asia: Brett Murrihy (AU), Kristen Ng (CHI) with Teresa Patterson (NZ)
The largest and most populous continent on Earth with 4.4 billion people is still a literally unknown territory for most artists. Brett and Kristen talk about getting started working in Asia and the different approaches for different countries.

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Break

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

Stretch your legs, wiggle your toes.
Ballroom Sessions

Superfans & Merchandising – Heavy Does It Best

03:15 PM 04:00 PM The Ballroom

Superfans & Merchandising – Heavy Does It Best: Ami Holifield (NZ), Emily Crowther (NZ), Tim Price (AU), Tom Larkin (NZ) with Paul Martin (NZ)
How do heavy and metal bands manage to have some of the most engaged and loyal fans on the planet? We talk about how they find, build and keep their audiences and get the best tips you can transfer to your genre.

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Orange Sessions

Tell Me A Bit About Yourself, Jim

03:15 PM 04:15 PM The Orange Meeting Room

Tell Me A Bit About Yourself, Jim:
Jim Pitt (USA) with Charlotte Ryan (NZ)
For 23 years Jim has been booking the music acts for Conan O’Brien’s late night tv shows beaming music into the homes of hundreds of thousands of Americans. How did he get there – and how does he choose almost 200 acts a year?

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Ballroom Sessions

Rich Moffat’s Festival Hypotheticals

04:00 PM 04:45 PM The Ballroom

Rich Moffat’s Festival Hypotheticals: Katie Macrae (NZ), Paul McKessar (NZ), Richard Moffat (AU), Zac Ives (USA)
That didn’t really happen … Did it? Richard takes you on a rollercoaster ride through different scenarios he can neither confirm nor deny actually occurred and asks his fellow panellists – what would you do?

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Ballroom Sessions

Eventbrite Presentation

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Eventbrite Presentation with Chris McDonnell, Music Partnerships @ Eventbrite - then join us for a drink at Neck Of The Woods at 5.00pm for an hour.
Ballroom Sessions

Eventbrite Mixer

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Neck Of The Woods

Join Chris McDonnell, Music Partnerships for Eventbrite for drinks to conclude the conference - join us for a drink at Neck Of The Woods at 5.00pm for an hour.

Going Global Presents

Doors open - Going Global Presents @ Wine Cellar / Whammy / Whammy Backroom

06:30 PM 11:30 PM Whammy Bar, 183 K' Road

Going Global Presents

MAYA PAYNE

07:00 PM 07:20 PM WINE CELLAR

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Going Global Presents

SHAKES

07:20 PM 07:40 PM Whammy Bar

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Going Global Presents

GROENI

07:40 PM 08:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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Going Global Presents

GARETH THOMAS

08:00 PM 08:20 PM WINE CELLAR

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Going Global Presents

YUKON ERA

08:20 PM 08:40 PM Whammy Bar

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Going Global Presents

BAILEY WILEY W/- YOKO-ZUNA

08:40 PM 09:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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Going Global Presents

TAMI NEILSON

09:00 PM 09:20 PM WINE CELLAR

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Going Global Presents

DECADES

09:20 PM 09:40 PM Whammy Bar

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Going Global Presents

SACHI

09:40 PM 10:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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Going Global Presents

ANNA CODDINGTON

10:00 PM 10:40 PM WINE CELLAR

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Going Global Presents

BAKERS EDDY

10:20 PM 10:40 PM Whammy Bar

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Going Global Presents

OPENSIDE

10:40 PM 11:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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