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Going Global Music Summit 2022 + Artist Showcase Announced

Going Global Music Summit 2022 + Artist Showcase Announced

C.C. / Friday 22nd July, 2022 8:01AM

With borders finally open again for international touring, Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and the NZ Music Commission have announced the return of the Going Global Music Summit, happening over two days at Tāmaki Makaurau's Roundhead Studios in early September. Offering ambitious Aotearoa artists and industry workers "further education, inspiration and the chance to connect to the global music industry for those ready to take their next step on to the world stage," the keynote speaker for 2022's summit is multi-Grammy Award winning producer Che Pope, founder of music based lifestyle company Wrkshp Inc and Head of Upstream at Distrokid. As a producer, Pope has collaborated with such significant figures as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre, the Weeknd, Diddy and Kanye West, while outside of the studio his 25 year plus career has encompassed "creative output, A&R, and marketing across multiple roles." Further guest speakers for the regularly sold-out event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

In line with tradition, the annual specialised music industry conference will conclude with the Going Global Presents 2022 Artist Showcase event, happening across Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom on Karangahape Road. A launchpad for future Aotearoa superstars of all stripes, previous years have featured performances by The Beths, Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson, Tiny Ruins, Troy Kingi, Sachi, Alien Weaponry, Fazerdaze and Nadia Reid — artist applications are now open at

“Our aim with Going Global is to help our local artists that are already on their career path and ready to make the next step into international markets. It is the perfect next step after the Going Local sessions we run in the regions each year that focus on artists who are starting out and want to learn about working as an independent and how the local music industry can help them.” — Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) Chairperson, Pippa Ryan-Kidd

Going Global Music Summit 2022
Friday 2nd September and Saturday 3rd September - Roundhead Studios, Auckland

Tickets available via Eventbrite
Livestream registrations available HERE 

Going Global Presents 2022 - Artist Showcase
Saturday 3rd September - Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR
Artist Applications are open now to all original music artists nationwide via

Watch 2018 Going Global Artist Showcase performers The Beths play 'Future Me Hates Me' at their 2020 Auckland Town Hall headline event...

Press release:

The two-day GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT is a gateway for any local artist, manager, publicist, A&R, producer, music writer, record label and venue manager to connect with, question and hear ideas from some of the international music industry's most relevant and forward-thinking superstars. IMNZ 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 last three in-person Going Global conference events sold out.

In tandem with the summit is the Going Global Presents Showcase where a selected line-up of local artists perform short sets over one night in inner city connected venues; Whammy!, Wine Cellar and Whammy Backroom. All of the international industry guests and the public are invited to come and check out some of Aotearoa’s most talented artists that are ready to take on the world. Previous showcases have been instrumental in the discovery of some of New Zealand's biggest success stories over the past ten years. Previous artists include; Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson, Tiny Ruins, Troy Kingi, Sachi, Alien Weaponry, Fazerdaze and Nadia Reid.


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Going Global Presents 2022
Sat 3rd Sep 6:30pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland