Going Global Music Summit first NZ event to sign Keychange Pledge


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.

Now in its seventh year, the Going Global Music Summit has once again sold out before over 30 international delegates make their way to NZ to share their knowledge and expertise and learn about the New Zealand music scene in a two day event held at Roundhead Studios in Auckland. Full list of all speakers available here: http://www.goingglobal.co.nz/

The sold out music conference culminates in a showcase, Going Global Presents, of 13 of the freshest and most potent musical acts from the NZ scene for not only international speakers and Going Global summit delegates but also open to the public. Tickets are available to the public for $20 from undertheradar.co.nz

In a fresh move, IMNZ along with NZ Music Commission enter into the 2018 Going Global Music Summit having signed the Keychange pledge. This international campaign invests in emerging female talent whilst encouraging industry conferences and festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022. Since the early 2017 inception, over 110 festivals and conferences from all over the world have signed up to the pledge making Keychange a movement for positive change.

Although previous years’ Going Global Music Summit and Presents showcase lineups have operated at a gender equal level, the significance of aligning with the global initiative was cemented this week by the signing of the Keychange Pledge.

Dylan Pellett from Independent Music NZ elaborates, “Keychange is a brilliant initiative that gives conferences and festivals a way to show they are committed to attaining, or continuing, to hold places for equally loud voices.  Signing up to the pledge shows Going Global’s commitment for upholding our values to have equal gender representation.”

Francine Gorman from Keychange - PRS Foundation responded to the commitment saying, “Fantastic to hear about the events that you're working on, and that you're already reaching the 50/50 target laid out in the Keychange Pledge. It's great for us to have summits such as yours on board, as models of events that are already achieving balance within their programming - which very much helps us to encourage others to do the same

Across the weekend of August 31st - September 1st, 50 experienced, local and international speakers, including the newly announced delegates below, will descend on Auckland City to share their experiences and expertise with the switched on folk who have bought their weekend passes to GOING GLOBAL 2018. 

Check out the list below of representatives and experts in their fields of music, A&R, booking, licensing, managing, marketing, promoting and publishing speakers attending the summit...

ALESSANDRO PAVANELLO (Global Business Manager, Kanjian, CHINA), ALISON ROSENFELD (Music Supervisor, Aperture Music, USA), AMANDA CHENG (Artist, Wax Chattels, NZ), AMBER CAREW (A&R, Saddle Creek Records, USA), AMELIA MURRAY (Artist, Fazerdaze, NZ), ANDY IRVINE (Founder, GYROstream, AU), ANN HARRISON (Solictor, SSB UK / Business Affairs Peermusic UK), ANTHONIE TONNON (Artist, NZ), ASHLEY GAY (Founder, Xelon Entertainment / Noisehive AU/NZ, AU), BEN O'CONNOR (Co-founder, Chapter Music, AU), BRIAN ZABINSKI (TAMIZDAT Artist visas, USA), BRIANNA LIEBLING (Booker, Billions Corporation, USA),  BRONTË JANE (A&R Director, Third Side Music, USA), DAMIAN VAUGHAN (CEO, Recorded Music NZ, NZ), DAVE SIMPSON (Photographer contributor, Getty Images / UndertheRadar.co.nz, NZ), DYLAN PELLETT (General Manager, IMNZ, NZ), EMILY CROWTHER (Artist Management, Late Last Night / NZ Music Commission, NZ), FABRIZIO ONETTO (Artist Manager, A&R, OCESA Seitrack / Partner, DiscoPanoram, MEXICO), GARETH SHUTE (Music Journalist, Lil' Chief Records rep, NZ), GENEVA ALEXANDER (Artist, Soccerpractise, NZ), HENRY COMPTION (Director, The Orchard AU/NZ, AU), JACOB DANEMAN (Publicist, Pitch Perfect PR, USA), JEFF NEWTOWN (Music Promoter, NZ On Air, NZ),JEN PEARCE (Music Licensing & Strategy / Founder/CEO, Low Profile, USA),  JESSI FRICK (Manager, Citrine Management, USA), JUAN CARLOS JIMENEZ TOBON (Trade Commissioner, COLOMBIA), KATIE GARCIA (A&R, Secretly Group / Owner, Bayonet Records, USA), KEVIN PEDERSEN (Label Manager, What's Your Rupture?, USA), LISA PARIS (CEO, The Label, NZ), LYDIA JENKIN (Communications, APRA AMCOS, NZ), MAGGIE COLLINS (Triple J / Artist Manager / BIGSOUND Festival Programmer, AU), MARIO CARLOS VARGAS DIAZ (Trade Commissioner, PERU), MATT HARVEY (Artist, Concord Dawn, NZ), MATT NEWTON  (Senior Label Relations Manager, Amazon Music AU/NZ, AU) MEL PARSONS (Artist, NZ), MICK TARBUK (Country Manager AU/NZ, Believe Digital, AUST), NADIA REID (Artist, NZ), NATALIE WILSON (Music Licensor, The Other Side, NZ), NEVIN DOMER (Maybe Mars, China), NICOLE THOMAS (Artist Manager, Publicity, NicNak Media, NZ), OWEN MALLON (Booker, Paradigm Talent, USA), PAULA MORENO (Trade Commissioner, CHILE), POPPY REID (Managing Editor, The Industry Observer, AUST), REUBEN RAJ (Photographer, SomeBizarreMonkey / The 13th Floor, NZ), RUBAN NIELSON (Artist, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, NZ/USA), RODOLFO ESAÚ GARZA de VEGA (Trade Commmissioner, MEXICO), SARAH THOMPSON (Programme Director, 95bFM, NZ), STEPHEN KING (Principal, Media Arts Lawyers, AU/NZ, AUST), TOM WIRONEN  (Manager, Friendly Announcer, USA), TYLER McLOUGHLAN (Music Licensor, Sound Pound, AUST)

Independent Music New Zealand has also revealed the 13 hand-picked artists performing at GOING GLOBAL PRESENTS, Saturday 1st September.

alayna, Albi & The Wolves, Arthur Ahbez, 
Holly Arrowsmith, Jaggers X Lines, 
Jed Parsons, Nakita, nomad, ONONO, SHAYNA,
Soaked Oats, The Beths, Unchained XL

Doors are at 6:30pm. First artist on at 7:00pm. Each artist will perform a 20-minute set! 
Tickets are limited, open to the public, and only $20 from Undertheradar.co.nz
If you are lucky, there will be $20 door sales


Friday 31 August  / Saturday 1st September

- Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand -

Tickets on sale now from Eventbrite *


Saturday 1st September

- Whammy, Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom -

Auckland K'Road

Tickets on sale now from undertheradar.co.nz

*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!