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Going Global 2013 Summit Announced

Going Global 2013 Summit Announced

Thursday 18th July, 2013 9:15AM

Independent Music New Zealand has announced the line-up for the Going Global Summit 2013, which will take place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this year. This year boasts an impressive set of international speakers, including Grimur Atlason the booker of Iceland Airwaves festival, Billy Jones, the talent buyer of Piano's Bar in New York and Michelle Cable, the owner and booker of Panache booking in the US, among others.

Going Global is an annual summit that provides musicians and music industry professionals with the information and tools they need to take successful international steps, and includes keynote speaking events during the day and a live music component at night, during which up and coming artists will play. Check out full information about the 2013 event, below.

Press release:

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2013 will be happening again in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch this September - the dates are listed below.

Artist applications are now open here, and attendant registrations to the event are open from today, via NZTIX – full details are below.

If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.

With more international speakers attending than previous years, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2013 continues to provide global business opportunities and educational awareness within the New Zealand music community.

This year’s confirmed speakers will be announced over the coming weeks, beginning with the first five this week:

Billy Jones – Talent buyer, Piano’s Bar NYC, USA
Mark Wilson – A&R, Warner Music, Australia
Ayisha Jaffer – Artist management, PunkDeFunk, USA
Grimur Atlason – Festival Director, Iceland Airwaves, Iceland
Mike Bell – Director of International Relations, FILTER Creative Group, USA
Michelle Cable – Owner/Agent, Panache Booking, USA

Registrations to the daytime sessions are priced at $40 General Admission for Wellington and Auckland, while the Summit in Christchurch remains free to enter, with thanks to CHART and Creative Communities who have purchased registrations on behalf of the CHCH music community. Discounted registrations are available to members of the IMNZ and MMF organisations. All live music showcases in all cities remain free to enter, R18 only.


Thursday 5th September – WELLINGTON
CQ Function Centre, 213-223 Cuba St (Daytime sessions) – register here.
Mighty Mighty, 104 Cuba St (Live music showcases) – free entry to the public.
San Francisco Bath House, 171 Cuba St (Live music showcases) – free entry to the public.

Saturday 7th September – AUCKLAND
AUT City Campus, Media Suite WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building (Daytime Sessions) – register here.
Galatos Live, 17 Galatos St, Newton (Live music showcases) – free entry to the public.

Monday 9th September – CHRISTCHURCH
Fletcher Building Festival Club, Market Square, The Arts Centre, Off Montreal St and Worchester Blvd, Christchurch CBD (Daytime sessions & showcase) – free entry to the public / register here.

Going Global Music Summit 2013 is a 3-day showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September (5th– 9th September)
alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in Wellington (Sept 5th), Auckland (Sept 7th) and Christchurch (Sept 9th).

Going Global Music Summit 2013 provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, interact and argue in front of an audience of like-minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends.

In 2013 Going Global Music Summit will present an exciting schedule of live music events alongside a daytime program of panels, presentations, workshops and discussions. The focus is on new music and as such the live music showcases aim to reflect originality in contemporary live music practice.


If you’re an artist or band, label, promoter or collective who would like to be part of the LIVE MUSIC COMPONENT of Going Global Music Summit 2013, you can apply online now via


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