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Going Global Music Summit 2023 - International Speakers Announced

Going Global Music Summit 2023 - International Speakers Announced

Chris Cudby / Thursday 10th August, 2023 1:40PM

Gathering a wealth of music industry talents together in Tāmaki Makaurau to share their first-hand insights, the full lineup of international guest speakers has been announced for Going Global Music Summit 2023. Brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and the NZ Music Commission, this year's Summit will host a series of informative keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities at Roundhead Studios on 1st and 2nd September, featuring fifteen overseas professionals from an array of pertinent fields — eg. Sub Pop Records president Tony Kiewel — alongside a gaggle of Aotearoa speakers. Expand your knowledge of our ever-changing contemporary music landscape by heading along, plus be sure to nab tickets while you can for the accompanying star-packed Showcase shows happening both evenings (details below). Here's the official lowdown on speakers confirmed for 2023, with more programme info to be revealed...

"We are incredibly excited to host such a diverse and accomplished lineup of international speakers for the 'Going Global' Summit. As results show from past Going Global conferences, their insights and experiences will undoubtedly inspire and equip our local talent with the tools they need to succeed on the global stage. We are also very excited they will get to witness 21 incredible Kiwi bands showcasing at Going Global Presents across the two nights.”
— Pippa Ryan-Kidd, IMNZ Chairperson

Friday 1st September and Saturday 2nd September - Roundhead Studios, Auckland

For more information about the event, including the full speaker lineup and registration details, please visit

Overseas speakers:


Adam Ryan - Head of Music, The Great Escape Festival / Festival Republic, UK
Dev Sherlock - Senior Music Programmer, SXSW, USA
Patrick Daniel - Programmer / Project Manager, Reeperbahn Festival, GERMANY
Vaughan Quinn - Head of Programming, Meredith & Golden Plains, AUST

Management / Artist:

Tom Larkin - BIGSOUND / The Home Surgery / Shihad, NZ/AU

Marketing / PR:

Jacob Daneman - Pitch Perfect PR, USA
Kodi McKinney - Partner, Co-Founder, Marauder / Port Authority Music Export Academy, USA

Music Supervisor / Sync:

Jackie Palazzolo - Music Supervisor, Riot Games, USA


Kate English - Promoter, Parallel Lines, UK
Silke Westera - Promoter, FKP Scorpio, GERMANY

Labels & Label Services:

Hallie Anderson - Founder, Rareform, USA
Maria Amato - Australian Independent Record Labels Assc (AIR), AU
Nando Machado - Founder/Director, ForMusic, Brazil
Sweetie Zamora - Head Of Labels & Promotions, Remote Control, AU
Tony Kiewel - President, Sub Pop Records, USA

Aotearoa speakers announced so far:

Ant Healey - Head, NZ Division, APRA AMCOS, NZ
Cath Andersen - CEO, NZ Music Commission, NZ
Dean Cameron - Member Services Manager, Recorded Music NZ, NZ
Jo Oliver - CEO, Recorded Music NZ, NZ
Pip Ryan-Kidd - IMNZ Chairperson, NZ

Friday 1st September and Saturday 2nd September - Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR ($30 for both nights or $20 for each night)


Anthonie Tonnon (Art Pop, Indie Rock - Whanganui)
Blake (Pop, Alternative Pop - Queenstown)
Ch! Nonso ( Afro Soul - Igbo (South-Eastern) /Tāmaki Makaurau )
Clementine Valentine (Art Pop - Waikato)
D.C. Maxwell (Alt Country - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Dawn Diver (Indie Alternative Jazz - Pōneke)
Elliot & Vincent (Garage Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Grecco Romank (Industrial, Dark Wave, Techno - Tāmaki Makaurau)
KITA (Indie Psych Pop, Electronica - Pōneke)
Luke Thompson (Folk - East Coast)
MACEY (Indie Pop, Alt Pop - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Mazbou Q (Hip hop/Rap - Nigeria / Tāmaki Makaurau)
Mel Parsons - (Indie Folk - Ōtautahi)
MOHI - (Neo Soul, Pop Funk - Tāmaki Makaurau)
PARK RD - (Indie Pop Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Ringlets - (Post-Punk - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Soft Plastics - (Indie Rock, Shoegaze - Pōneke)
Summer Thieves - (Alternative, Surf Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Tom Lark - (Folk Pop - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Vera Ellen - (Alt Rock - Pōneke)
YAHYAH - (Pop. Electronic - Tāmaki Makaurau)

Watch the second session of day one of 2022's Going Global Music Summit...

Press release:

Independent Music NZ [IMNZ] is thrilled to announce the 15 international guests from the music industry who are set to grace the stage at the much-anticipated Going Global Music Summit in New Zealand. Festival bookers, promoters, record labels and label services will be among those to share their knowledge with summit attendees.

Going Global™ Music Summit is scheduled for Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. It promises to provide a transformative platform for local musicians and industry professionals to propel their careers onto the global stage. Through a series of insightful keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities, attendees will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry and gain valuable insights and connections into expanding their careers beyond New Zealand's borders.

Each speaker brings a unique perspective and invaluable knowledge gained from years of experience in the global music scene. Covering topics from the advance of A.I. to how to make the most of the latest social media trends, and international tour planning to music sync licensing, their expertise will empower local musicians and industry professionals to strengthen their presence in the international music landscape.

In addition to the international speakers, the summit will also feature prominent figures from the New Zealand music industry, who will offer insights into the local music landscape, and current trends and give insights to artists, managers and their teams on how to make the most of their business within New Zealand to expand into international territories.

The "Going Global" Summit represents an unparalleled opportunity for New Zealand's music community to connect, collaborate, and grow in an increasingly interconnected world. It is an event not to be missed by anyone looking to expand their career and make waves on the international music scene.

For more information about the event, including the full speaker lineup and registration details, please visit


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Going Global Presents 2023 - Night One
Fri 1st Sep 6:30pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland
Going Global Presents 2023 - Night Two
Sat 2nd Sep 6:30pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland