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 Talent who will guide the audience through what's involved in representing the careers of artists.
*All Going Global 2018 registrants are eligible for a 10% discount ticket to The Other's Way Festival 2018, Friday August 31. Discount code details & links are included during the registration process.
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? How to be one of the youngest woman-identifying A&Rs in the industry? How to book a tour in China or perform at a four day festival in Mexico with 18,000,000,000 portaloos? Own your own artist management company, head an independent record label or successfully licence music? The two day GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 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. You never know who you will meet!
The 2018 GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 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 first of many international speakers attending the summit...
AMBER CAREW (A&R, Saddle Creek Records, USA), 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) , 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), NEVIN DOMER Maybe Mars, China) AND TOM WIRONEN (Manager, Friendly Announcer, USA).
Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) General Manager, Dylan Pellett says “We are building another great line-up of speakers for this year’s GOING GLOBAL. Following on from the success of 2017s sell out event, we are once again elated to be able to host the conference in Neil Finn's world class recording studios".
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.
"I’ve met with many of the industry speakers coming to New Zealand for the 2018 summit and they are very excited to be travelling to the South Pacific – with all the recent global attention being paid to our artists... it has them all wondering!” Dylan Pellett - Independent Music New Zealand
The 2017 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, 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.
Performing Artist applications for theGOING GLOBAL PRESENTS 2018
Former A&R + Digital Marketing at Los Angeles-based label Anti Records. Signed Japandroids, Cass McCombs, The Drums, Delicate Steve, Girlpool, Prism Tats, Andy Shauf, Un Blonde, Cameron Avery, Xenia Rubinos, Doe Paoro + more. Ran socials for the label, Japandroids and Tom Waits. Implemented digital campaigns for the entire active roster. Currently A&R + Social Media at Saddle Creek, a label born in Omaha NE. Opened a Los Angeles office late last year and focused now on expanding both the staff & roster from there, as well as improving the label's digital presence.
Brianna is a music agent at The Billions Corporation in Chicago, IL. She was previously at Flowerbooking where she worked with such artists as Jimmy Eat World, SURVIVE, Ted Leo, Tamaryn and Frightened Rabbit. Brianna currently represents acts like Diet Cig, IAN SWEET, Palm, Land of Talk, Charly Bliss and more. She’s been involved in the music industry for almost ten years, working mostly in booking but also at local venues and a label.
Brian J Zabinski is a senior case manager at CoveyLaw, and has worked with Tamizdat, where he is a volunteer artist mobility specialist, since 2012. He graduated from Monmouth University in 2010 with a BA in Music Business and has been working in the music industry since 2007, with stints at Capitol, EMI, Sire, Warner, and Ba Da Bing Records. As an avid music fan, he hosted weekly shows and performances on WMCX radio, was a representative of the Count Basie Theatre’s box office and marketing team, and has a wide range of experience in the industry, with a focus on artist and project management.
At 24, Brontë Jane is one of the youngest woman-identifying A&Rs in the industry. As the A&R Director at independent music publisher, Third Side Music, Brontë has had her hand in bringing in key artists such as Sofi Tukker, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, BadBadNotGood, Blonde Redhead, Lost Under Heaven, and more. These acts have since been licensed in projects across Film, TV, Advertising and beyond, including Sofi Tukker’s feature in Apple’s recent launch of the iPhone X. Previously, Brontë got her start working as an Editor at EARMILK, a journalist (The Line of Best Fit / DIY Magazine), and as a Music Consultant at Instinct Entertainment (The Handmaid's Tale / Vikings).
Fabrizio Onetto is part of the management and A&R team at OCESA Seitrack, Mexico’s top artist management and booking agency which handles the careers of more than 30 artists, such as Mexican superstars Pepe Aguilar, Los Ángeles Azules, Ha*Ash, María José, Bronco and Zoé. He is in charge of the agency’s catalogue and label, taking care of A&R duties. He is on the advisory board at IMMF and a founding member of MMF LATAM. Fabrizio is also a partner at Discos Panoram and a music supervisor.
Jen Pearce is the Founder and CEO of Low Profile, a music licensing and strategy company based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has extensive experience in helping brands, music supervisors and film/TV networks integrate music in their products, and has been responsible for some of the most memorable song placements throughout her career at companies including Warner Bros. Records, Downtown Records, and Terrorbird. Low Profile offers music licensing & strategy services to a purposefully small and diverse roster of artists from around the world, in addition to providing music consulting and programming services to brands, innovators, and creatives.
Jessi Frick got her start in independent music in the late 1990s while at Fiddler Records, home to Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, The Bled and Recover. Originally from Miami, FL, she traversed the country tour managing The Impossibles (Fueled By Ramen). After bouncing from coast to coast, she settled in San Francisco, CA. Jessi owns Citrine Management, an artist management company with such clients as Girlpool, The Hotelier, Half Waif, Diet Cig, and IAN SWEET and runs Father/Daughter Records, an independent record label that has released records with Vagabon, Shamir, Mutual Benefit, Forth Wanderers, and more.
Katie Garcia currently runs a label of her own called Bayonet Records alongside her husband and Beach Fossils founder, Dustin Payseur. In addition to running Bayonet, she does A&R for Secretly Group (Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian). Katie was also the label manager of independent label Captured Tracks for 4 years between 2010-2014. Across all her label experience she's worked with such artists as Mac Demarco, Slowdive, Frankie Cosmos, Japanese Breakfast, serpentwithfeet and more.
Kevin Pedersen is head of What's Your Rupture? an American indie label that was worked with Royal Headache, Parquet Courts, BODEGA, Fucked Up, Iceage and Comet Gain... amongst others. A+R over at Dead Oceans too.
Working in the Chinese music industry since 2005, Nevin Domer managed the bookings at legendary rock venue D-22 and helped found two of China's top indie labels, Maybe Mars and Genjing Records, where he oversaw promotion, production, and distribution. Through these two labels, he has worked as an executive producer on recordings with the likes of Wharton Tiers, Andy Gill, Martin Atkins and Brian Hardgroove. Nevin has also booked and tour managed several international bands in China, including Die! Die! Die! (NZ), Primitive Calculators (AUS), and Psychic Ills (USA).
Tom Wironen has been managing artists for over a decade. After 10 years with Post Hoc Management, he formed Friendly Announcer in 2017. His current roster includes Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Big Thief, and Courtney Marie Andrews.
The New Zealand Music Foundation marked Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of the second edition of its landmark NZ Music Community Wellbeing Survey into the health and wellbeing of people working and volunteering in live and recorded music in New Zealand.
With a week’s worth of events, Music Therapy New Zealand’s annual awareness campaign will run from October 20-28 to draw attention to the life-changing affect of music therapy and the support services available in New Zealand.
Recorded Music New Zealand has announced the three finalists for the inaugural Music Teacher of the Year Tui, with each being recognised for their incredible impact on their students and the local community.
Auckland’s Spark Arena has switched to 100% compostable serve ware for public events. This week, the venue is implementing stage one of its Zero Waste Strategy, replacing all single-use cups and hot food packaging with carefully sourced plant-based alternatives.
Recorded Music New Zealand has revealed the new direction of the Vodafone New ZealandMusic Awards with a rejuvenated programme of build-up events and a new Tui trophy designed by renowned artist Dick Frizzell.
Independent Music NZ is proud to announce the now sold out Going Global Music Summit is the first New Zealand event to take place having signed the global pledge, Keychange, promoting gender equality across the music industry.
On Friday September 21 2018, the music industry and associated businesses will walk the 16km Coast to Coast from Onehunga to downtown Auckland to raise money for road crew “roadies” who may have fallen on hard times. This is not a race, it’s a walk.
There's no denying that at my core, I'm a lover of progressive music - whether that means I love "prog" music or not is a question for another day, and is a topic which I touched on whilst talking to Steven Wilson the other week regarding the upcoming To The Bone show at Auckland's Bruce Mason Centre.
Auckland-based quartet Openside have added an extra date to their first, all-ages, nationwide tour. The group headlines The Seamless Tour will now perform a final show in Tauranga on July 20th featuring special guests DUNES .
Consisting of drummer/vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist/vocalist Leisha Jungalwalla, This Way Northwill be a part of a very special night in Auckland called ‘Sass the Patriarchy’ an event they have been running in Australia.
As the days and nights get colder, we need something more to laugh about than the unpredictability of Auckland weather and lucky for us, The New Zealand International Comedy Festivalreturns (kicking off this Thursday 26 April).
I Am Giant’s have recently released their third and final album ‘Life in Captivity’. Featuring the singles ‘Dead Flower’, ‘Playing With Fire’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’, the band are currently touring New Zealand; their final tour and last hurrah in NZ.
To this day I still remember my introduction to Sepultura - camped out in the granny flat bedroom of long-time friend Kerry - a live version of their cover of Motörhead's Orgasmatron, and from there it continues to this day
The wait is almost over as Auckland City Limits is set to take place this Saturday (March 3rd) at Western Springs Stadium. Included on the bill are one of France’s most famous four-piece band's Phoenix.
“I find inspiration from people who are trying to do something different. There's a lot of producers trying to copy each other, eg Terror Squad. But it’s really cool to hear guys like SumthinSumthin, completely unchallenged in their own lane.” – Graham Matthews
John Butler Trio announce their return to New Zealand in March to play Nelson’s Trafalgar Centre on Saturday 2 March and an afternoon set outdoors at The Hunting Lodge in Waimauku, Auckland on Sunday 3 March.
British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys have ushered in a spectacular new era with their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and it has now been announced that the band will return to New Zealand for a mammoth arena show in March 2019.
Californian rock legends Jefferson Starship will join TOTO and Dragon on next year’s ‘A Summer’s Day Live’ series, which will take in some of the most picturesque locations and popular concert venues across New Zealand.
In celebration of the highly anticipated November release of their fourth studio album Delta,English folk conquerors Mumford & Sons today announced details of a massive 60 date world tour which will include a very special one day event in Auckland this Summer –their first New Zealand show since 2015!
George Ezra toured the world nonstop for more than two years following the release of his debut LP Wanted On Voyage, finally making it to Aotearoa for one of the standout sets of this year’s Auckland City Limits.
Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, Estère teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/Rwandan MC Raiza Biza, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the Tokoloshe.
If Anika Moa was feeling ready to kick back for the remainder of 2018, then things haven’t really run to plan. In fact it’s about to get a whole lot busier for the multi-talented entertainer with a new album release, tv series and live shows all on the way.
Since achieving international recognition from Rollingstone.com and Billboard.com for hit singles Too Strung Up and Stone Cold, and amassing over 3 million Spotify streams for their releases to date, Alae now unveil All Gived Up.
'Call Me', the latest track by Wellington electro-pop singer and producer Josie Moon made last week's New Music Friday playlists from Spotify Australia/NZ and Japan and influential UK blogger Popjustice.