Going Global Music Summit 2017

Going Global Music Summit is a showcase of new music featuring national NZ artists, occurring alongside industry seminars. The Summit takes place in central Auckland.
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Schedule

  • 01 September
  • 02 September

Welcome from IMNZ & Music Commission

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

The Market Today / What Is Blockchain?

10:10 AM 10:30 AM

ANDREW DUBBER

Keynote: Alison Wenham interviewed by Lars Brandle

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

LARS BRANDLE

ALISON WENHAM

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

11:30 AM 11:45 AM

The Independent State Of Chile

11:45 AM 12:35 PM

VICTOR BUTRON

OLIVER KNUST

ROBERTO MUKAI

NATHANIEL SPRAGUE

Unlocking Australia

11:45 AM 12:35 PM

MAGGIE COLLINS

CATHERINE HARIDY

MATTHEW ROGERS

ANDREW STAFFORD

ANTHONIE TONNON

MATT WALTERS

Spotlight On: Singapore

11:45 AM 12:35 PM

KEITH TAN

Lunch Break

12:35 PM 01:30 PM

Brave New Worlds – New Approaches to Releasing Music

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

JANE ABERNETHY

ANDREW JERVIS

STUART MEYER

BILL ROE

BEN SWANSON

MIKEE TUCKER

Visas & Work Permits

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

MARSHALL BETTS

CAROLINE STONE

SAM WALD

OLIVIA YOUNG

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Listen To Me - Cutting Through The Noise

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

LARS BRANDLE

MEL BROWN

ANDREW STAFFORD

NICOLE THOMAS

Managing To Go Global

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

PAUL ADAMS

MAGGIE COLLINS

JAKE FRIEDMAN

TERESA PATTERSON

KEITH TAN

Spotlight On: Getting the Best from Bandcamp

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

WILL EVANS

ANDREW JERVIS

Let’s Be Remarkable - Treating The Creative Process With The Reverence It Deserves

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

GRAHAM ASHTON

NICOLE DUCKWORTH

MARLON GERBES

JON TOOGOOD

The Orchard / Loop mixer

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

The Others Way Festival

07:00 PM 11:59 PM

Best Job Ever

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

SOPHIE BURBERY

ALLYSUN MARSHALL

AMINE RAMER

The Power Of Playlists

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

MEL BROWN

CHARLES KIRBY-WELCH

SARAH PEARCE

AMINE RAMER

ALICIA SBRUGNERA

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Booking A Booker

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

TRAVIS BANKO

MARSHALL BETTS

JACKIE NALPANT

MEL PARSONS

SAM WALD

New Digital Trends

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

MEL BROWN

ANDREW DUBBER

NICKY HARROP

ANDREW JERVIS

CHARLES KIRBY-WELCH

TOM MEE

Spotlight On: Womens Public Speaking

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

ALISON WENHAM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Internationalising a Great Independent Label

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

MATTHEW DAVIS

OLIVER KNUST

BILL ROE

MATTHEW ROGERS

BEN SWANSON

ALISON WENHAM

SONGHUBS – On Collaboration

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

PAUL ADAMS

CATHERINE HARIDY

AH ANTHONY HEALY

POSSUM PLOWS

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

The Next Big Thing

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

TRAVIS BANKO

PENNIE BLACK

JAKE FRIEDMAN

ALLYSUN MARSHALL

JACKIE NALPANT

The Heart Of A&R

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

JANE ABERNETHY

VICKY BLOOD

STUART MEYER

ASHLEY PAGE

Spotlight On: Deluge - Synthstrom Audible Demonstration

03:00 PM 03:50 PM

ROHAN HILL

IAN JORGENSEN

ANTHONIE TONNON

Speed Networking

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

Sounds From Chile - mixer

05:15 PM 06:15 PM

HERRIOT ROW

07:00 PM 07:20 PM

HERRIOT ROW 

CIARAN MCMEEKEN

07:20 PM 07:40 PM

CIARAN MCMEEKEN 

GRAEME JAMES

07:40 PM 08:00 PM

GRAEME JAMES 

TEEKS

08:00 PM 08:20 PM

TEEKS 

ALIEN WEAPONRY

08:20 PM 08:40 PM

ALIEN WEAPONRY 

OCTOBER

08:40 PM 09:00 PM

OCTOBER 

THE MILTONES

09:00 PM 09:20 PM

THE MILTONES 

SILICON

09:20 PM 09:40 PM

SILICON 

ESTÈRE

09:40 PM 10:00 PM

ESTÈRE 

HA THE UNCLEAR

10:00 PM 10:20 PM

HA THE UNCLEAR 

YUKON ERA

10:20 PM 10:40 PM

YUKON ERA 

SOCCERPRACTISE

10:40 PM 11:00 PM

SOCCERPRACTISE 

Sponsors

Speakers - 2017

Artists - 2017

ALICIA SBRUGNERA

Senior Music Editor AU/NZ
Spotify
As Music Editor for Spotify Australia & New Zealand, Alicia works as part of a team of 80+ global curators who have created over 4,500 playlists (including staples like Today's Top Hits, Rap Caviar & New Music Friday), that cumulatively generate 1 billion streams per week for artists big and small.
Alicia, who was most recently nominated #10 on The Music’s 2016 Power 50, made her start in the music industry as Radio & Chart Manager at The Music Network and joined Spotify with over seven years experience as a music programmer for Mood Media, Viacom (MTV), and, most recently, Foxtel Music Channels.
She is a champion of homegrown music, a permanent fixture at music gigs and festivals, and is very partial to an Italian red (a "2010", to be exact).

02 September

ALISON WENHAM

CEO
Worldwide Independent Network
Alison has spent over 35 years working in the music industry, and is one of the most experienced and well-known practitioners in the business. As the newly appointed full time CEO of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), Alison provides a collective voice and platform for independent music companies and their national trade associations. WIN’s membership stretches across every continent, with trade associations in all the well-developed music markets taking a particularly active role: AIM (UK), A2IM (USA), AIR (Australia), CIMA (Canada), VUT (Germany), IMNZ (New Zealand), UFI (Spain), IMICHILE (Chile), ABMI (Brazil), with Impala representing the whole of Europe. Alison was Founder, Chairman and CEO of AIM from 1998 to 2016, and guided it through growth in membership, stature and influence. AIM members represent around 23% of the UK market, and independents are the acknowledged creative backbone of the industry, developing new trends, new artists and adopting new technologies ahead of the multinationals.

01 September

02 September

02 September

ALLYSUN MARSHALL

Lead Creative
Sugaroo! Music
Allysun Marshall is one of the lead creatives at Sugaroo!, handling A&R, pitching, and clearance. She previously worked alongside Julia Michels at Format Entertainment and with Jackie Shuman, former Head of Sync at Crush Management. Additionally, Allysun worked in multiple facets of the music industry in Nashville, including artist management and promotion, social media and marketing, song plugging, and music merchandising. She hails from a family of professional musicians who ingrained in her a deep-rooted love for music and the arts.

02 September

02 September

AMINE RAMER

Music Supervisor
States Of Sound
As a music supervisor and consultant, Amine Ramer has influenced the sound and mood of feature films, documentaries and award-winning television series for nearly a decade. Ramer has worked with film and television heavyweights Lionsgate, HBO, Showtime, MTV, Netflix, Focus Features, Sony, Comedy Central and NBC among others. Amine is currently working on a docu-series for Netflix and has a new music supervision venture with Huw Stephens from BBC 1.

02 September

02 September

ANDREW DUBBER

Director
Music Tech Fest
Andrew Dubber is the director of Music Tech Fest, an advisor to Bandcamp, Stromatolite and Sonaris and is the founder of New Music Strategies, a pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy group. He is also the author of several books about music and radio in the digital age.
http://musictechfest.ne

01 September

02 September

ANDREW JERVIS

Chief Curator
Bandcamp
Andrew Jervis is Chief Curator at Bandcamp, the online music community for artists, labels and fans. Overseeing label and artist outreach, he helps bring in music from all around the world. He works closely with labels to define new tools and features. He also hosts the Bandcamp Weekly show, combing through the site to present selections of amazing new music available on the site. Prior to Bandcamp Andrew had his fingers in many musical pies running Ubiquity Records, hosting a longtime radio show in San Francisco, DJing around the world, and writing and editing for various music publications.

01 September

01 September

02 September

ANDREW STAFFORD

Freelance Journalist
The Guardian
Andrew Stafford is a freelance journalist and the author of Pig City, a musical, political and social history of Brisbane, now in its third edition. In July 2007 the book was transformed into a key event as part of the Queensland Music Festival, headlined by the first performance by the original line-up of the Saints in nearly 30 years. His journalism appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and more. He is also co-owner and founder of independent Brisbane label Pig City Records.

01 September

01 September

ANTHONIE TONNON

Artist
Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer from Dunedin. In 2015 he was a finalist for the APRA Silver Scroll and the Taite Music Prize. His album of that year, Successor, was released on Misra Records in North America, on folk singer Darren Hanlon’s imprint, Flippin Yeah Records, in Australia, and on his own label, Canapé King Records, in New Zealand. Tonnon has toured an eccentric solo set widely around the USA, EU, and Australasia, often supporting other artists or doing tour swaps. His most recent tours have been with Nadia Reid through Europe, with The Veils in North America and Europe, and with The Chills in New Zealand.

01 September

02 September

AH

ANTHONY HEALY

Director of NZ Operations
APRA AMCOS

02 September

ASHLEY PAGE

Artist Manager
Page One Management
Ashley Page owns and runs Page One Management where he manages critically acclaimed musicians, producers, and writers including Joel Little, Broods, Jarryd James, Sam de Jong and October. He also co-owns the Dryden Street label. His career stretches back over 20 years, having previously been Head of A&R at Warner Music NZ, FMR/Flying Nun, and International Promotions Manager at Mushroom UK.

02 September

BEN SWANSON

Co-Founder
Secretly Group
Ben Swanson is one of the founders of Secretly Group and has over the last 20 years overseen album campaigns with Anohni, The War on Drugs, Jens Lekman and Whitney among many more on the Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian labels. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group has independently developed a global operation with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Austin. More recently, Ben has partnered with Chicago’s premier re-issue label The Numero Group, opened the vinyl plant Independent Record Pressing as well as the publishing arm of the operation, Secretly Publishing.

01 September

02 September

BILL ROE

Label Owner
Trouble In Mind
A Chicago IL, resident since 1992, Bill Roe has been an active participant in the underground music scene since his teenage years growing up in Texas; either as a musician performing in bands, putting on shows or designing fliers and album art. He established Trouble In Mind Records with his wife Lisa Roe in August of 2009. Now 126 releases deep, the couple continue to maintain the label's DIY aesthetic.

01 September

02 September

CAROLINE STONE

Principle
Caroline Stone Law
Caroline completed a BA in Otago and an LLB in Auckland before being admitted to the NZ High Court as a Barrister & Solicitor in 1991. She worked at a civil litigation firm in Auckland before working in Japan and New York, where she was admitted to the Bar in 1996. Caroline assisted in the set up of a New York creative agency and provided legal services to their represented visual artists, which included negotiating and drafting licensing contracts and dealing with copyright infringement issues, while also providing pro-bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and maintaining a practice in US immigration law.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2006, Caroline has continued practising US immigration law and providing legal services to artists through the creative agency in New York, as well as working with several New Zealand artists and brands, helping them protect their intellectual property rights.

Caroline has been on the board of Artists Alliance since 2014 and the Flying Nun Foundation since 2016 and is currently admitted to practise in the State of New York.

01 September

CATHERINE HARIDY

Artist / Producer Manager
Catherine Haridy Management
In 2006 Catherine Haridy decided to make the move from labels to full-time artist management and founded the friendly empire. At present, Catherine Haridy Management’s (CHM’s) stable includes a roster of talented musical artists including Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Adalita, Tigertown and Bob Evans along with some of the brightest talents in Music Production and Writing: Steven Schram, Jimi Maroudas, JP Fung, Anna Laverty, Mick Glossop, Ian Caple and Tony Buchen. The management company has also expanded into managing non-musical artists forging a wonderful partnership with Berlin-based Australian, Craig Schuftan, who has had three works published, won an ARIA for his work with The Chaser on radio and broadcast the successful “Culture Club” on national youth network Triple J. Catherine was Chairperson of the Association of Artist Managers in Australia for 4 consecutive years and remains a board member, a former board member for the Community Broadcasting Foundation, is an APRA Ambassador and a board member of Support Act.

01 September

02 September

CHARLES KIRBY-WELCH

Founder
Kartel Music Group
Charles' career in music started in 1999 at EMI Virgin Records in the Regional & Club Promotions dept. Working across Virgin's diverse roster at the time was a huge inspiration. In 2004 Charles left Virgin and founded Kartel Ltd with a grand vision to build a disruptive and creatively lead management services company. In 2005 Kartel extended it’s management activities into record label services and handled the international release of the debut album from New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop. The DIY success of that record and subsequent independent growth of a world class band has formed part of the Kartel DNA. Kartel has since gone onto to work with a wide range of artists, managers and independent record labels. Kartel is a modern music services company at the centre of the digitisation and disruption of a changing industry. Charles aspires to be at the forefront of a progressive artist lead industry empowered by greater transparency, accountable service provision and innovative technology that breaks down barriers and allows professional creators to retain ownership and create profitable creative business models.

02 September

02 September

GRAHAM ASHTON

Director
Footstomp
A favourite character from the Australian music scene, Asho, is returning to the Going Global Music Summit following a most excellent session last year as facilitator of a conference highlight conversation with Inertia head, Colin Daniels. With experience in A&R, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, International Licensing and Sales, Asho started Footstomp Music in 2010 launching as a music services company specializing in artist, project and event management, label services and artist development. Footstomp currently manage Eden Mulholland and Tia Gostelow. Footstomp are now also bookers of a number of Brisbane’s top venues and Asho was an Executive Programmer for Australia’s music summit mecca, BIGSOUND. Asho takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for music and is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of Robbie Williams, Powderfinger, The Living End, Paul Kelly, The Go-Betweens and Mumford & Sons.

01 September

IAN JORGENSEN

Project Manager
Synthstrom
Ian is a vastly experienced project manager having organised, promoted and produced a dozen multi-stage music festivals, including the renowned “Camp A Low Hum” and produced and managed 515 concerts in New Zealand, touring over 70 bands throughout the country also tour-managing multiple artists through a further 25 countries.
As a record label and publisher he has released over 50 albums in various formats manufactured in numerous countries (cassette, vinyl, DVD, CD) and published over 50 books including a ten book box set.
As well as working with Synthstrom Audible, Ian is a lecturer at Massey University in Wellington, teaching several papers in the Bachelor of Commercial Music.

Three years in the making, Deluge is a New Zealand designed and made all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music. https://synthstrom.com/about/

02 September

JACKIE NALPANT

Booking Agent
Paradigm Talent Agency
Jacqueline Nalpant hails from Merrick, NY, home of Debbie Gibson, Ed Begley Sr. and Jr., and her long time friend Janet Billig. She grew up listening to WLIR and going to every show possible. Nalpant worked at Island Records, various clubs and then at Mangage This! before settling down at Monterey Peninsula Artists where she worked under Fred Bohlander, Dan Weiner and Chip Hooper and has remained with the company through it’s transition into Paradigm Talent Agency. Her client roster includes Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Vulfpeck, Walk the Moon, Cold War Kids, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, Sylvan Esso, FIDLAR and others. She prides herself in Artist-development and a personal approach to the booking process. Jacqueline continues to split time between Los Angeles, CA and Monterey.

02 September

02 September

JAKE FRIEDMAN

Artist Manager
We Are Free
Jake Friedman co-founded Lovepump United Records in 2004, while still in college in upstate New York. The label released albums and singles from Crystal Castles, HEALTH, Pictureplane, Deradoorian & Washed Out, among others. In 2011, he partnered with Jason Foster to form the management team We Are Free, which currently represents the artists Arlie, Beach House, Chairlift, DARKSIDE, Dave Harrington, DIIV, Evian Christ, Hundred Waters, Jacques Greene, Miya Folick, MNDR, Nicolas Jaar, Purity Ring, Sleigh Bells, Tanlines, TOMI, Weyes Blood, Wild Nothing & Yeasayer. Jake is currently producing the off-broadway show “In & Of Itself” created and staring Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz and featuring an original score from Mark Mothersbaugh.

01 September

02 September

JANE ABERNETHY

Director of A&R
4AD
Even as young as 14, Jane Abernethy knew she wanted to work in A&R. A passion for finding new music and working with artists has taken her from her roots in Scotland all the way to a Ghanaian radio station, The University of Westminster and 4AD in London and New York where she now resides with her husband in Brooklyn and works as Director of A&R for the label. As a scout she brought Bon Iver to 4AD and her current signings include tUnE-yArDs, Grimes, The Lemon Twigs & Pixx.

01 September

02 September

JON TOOGOOD

Artist
Shihad / The Adults
Jon Toogood is the founding member of two bands, Shihad and The Adults, a solo artist, multi instrumentalist, radio presenter, mentor, theatre performer and voiceover artist. Shihad formed 25 years ago in Wellington New Zealand, and has since sold more than 250,000 albums with two albums certified double platinum and five albums certified gold in New Zealand and Australia. Jon has been awarded for 25 singles & most number 1 albums by NZ artists with 5 number 1 albums; written more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history; inducted into the NZ Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Jon continues to mentor NZ high school music students for the NZ Music Commission.

01 September

KEITH TAN

Founder/CEO
Slate Entertainment
Keith has over a decade of experience in the music business; spanning festival and venue programming and management, touring as well as artist management and development. Some of his key accomplishments include producing festivals such as the Mosaic Music Festival (a 10-day music festival and one of the biggest music festivals in Singapore) and OVERDRIVE (which featured director/choreographer Wade Robson), developing the music programming at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as well as conceptualising and launching TAB, one of the first-ever live music venues of its kind in Singapore (as well as Southeast Asia) in 2010 as well as a label services and music publicity firm in 2012 to fill that gap in the industry and to help independent artists and labels develop and grow their businesses out in Asia. He founded Slate Entertainment in 2008 as a booking agency to serve as a trustworthy and strategic extension for international artists, management companies and booking agencies to grow their business in the Asia Pacific region. Some artists that he has worked with include but are not limited to Jason Mraz, N*E*R*D/Pharrell, Boys Like Girls, Joss Stone, Rachael Yamagata, Brian McKnight, KELIS, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, amongst many others. A management arm was added in 2012 to develop artists to prepare them for the global music stage. Keith continues to provide strategic counsel to private and public sectors for top-level industry initiatives. He is also active in the start-up space.

01 September

01 September

LARS BRANDLE

AU/NZ Correspondent
Billboard
Lars Brandle has reported at the frontline of the international music industry for almost 20 years. A former musician, Lars joined the American music trade “bible” Billboard in 2000 and went on to serve as Global News Editor, based in London. Now Billboard’s Australia correspondent and “overnight editor” for Billboard.com, Lars’ voice has been heard on CNN, the BBC and ABC, American Public Media's Marketplace and South Africa's EastCoast Radio, and he has spoken at Midem in Cannes, Popkomm in Berlin, Amsterdam Dance Event, London's City Showcase and at music industry gatherings on both sides of the Tasman. His works have been published by Reuters, Media Week, Spin, and The Hollywood Reporter, and he has featured as a pundit in the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly and Britain’s The Independent.

01 September

01 September

MAGGIE COLLINS

Artist Manager / Presenter / Programmer
FansCreative / Triple J / BIGSOUND
Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, she manages multi-ARIA Award winning party-thrash duo DZ Deathrays and with her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she was a presenter for 6 years and is now presenting and producing for various shows across triple j Unearthed and Double J.

01 September

01 September

MARLON GERBES

Artist
SIX60
Marlon Gerbes was born and raised in Napier. While attending Napier Boys High School, he decided to pursue his love of music and learnt to play the guitar at an advance level. After studying mechanical engineering at Canterbury in Christchurch he moved to Dunedin to start his career at Fisher and Paykel. However in 2009 his life changed when he met the fellow members of SIX60. Marlon added his talent of playing the keyboard and guitar to the band. As time went on Marlon discovered his love of writing music and is now one of the main writers for SIX60 who to this date have had two albums reach No.1 on the New Zealand charts.

01 September

MARSHALL BETTS

Booking Agent
Paradigm Talent Agency
Marshall Betts has only had two jobs in his entire life, being a life guard and being a booking agent. He’s been lucky enough to work in music for 10 plus years and has worked with a multitude of artists in different capacities from Guided By Voices, Yoko Ono, and Mastodon to Robyn, Veruca Salt, and Henry Rollins. Four years ago he joined The Windish Agency and remained with the company through it’s transition into Paradigm Talent Agency. His client roster includes Courtney Barnett, Alvvays, Andrew W.K., Cloud Nothings, Preoccupations, Middle Kids, Methyl Ethel, Julia Jacklin, The Strumbellas and more.

01 September

02 September

MATTHEW DAVIS

Label Manager
Flying Nun Records / Flying Out
Matthew Davis is the current Chair of Independent Music New Zealand and has been involved in NZ music in some manner or other for more than 10 years. He spends most of his working day as Label Manger for Flying Nun Records and also running their store and distributor, Flying Out. This sees him work with both new releases, catalogue re-issues and bands such as The Clean, The Chills, Chris Knox, The Bats, Headless Chickens, Grayson Gilmour, Mermaidens, Fazerdaze and many more. A strong advocate for the development of NZ independent music, his daily routine contains such tasks as A&R and publicity through to packing records, working at the shop counter and coming up with impractical merch ideas.

02 September

MATTHEW ROGERS

Chief Operating Officer
UNIFIED
Matthew Rogers is the Chief Operating Officer of UNIFIED, one of Australia's fastest growing independent companies. As an entertainment lawyer he represented some of the most well known Australian labels and artists. Matt now oversees Australia’s largest artist management group, a suite of online merchandise stores, a record label group including UNFD, ONETWO, NLV Records and Exist. Recordings, a touring and events business and an award winning boutique publishing catalogue. Mat's passion for artists, music and the independent community is stronger than ever as he works with Australian artists both locally and internationally.

01 September

02 September

MATT WALTERS

Founder/Director
Parlour Gigs
Matt Walters spent 5 years as a recording artist with Universal Music, touring extensively in Australia & USA opening for artists such as Jeff Beck, Ben Folds & Tori Amos.

While on a songwriting stint in Austin, Texas, Matt found himself broke and unable to get his next show in Nashville. He suggested playing a house concert in the house he was staying. The hosts invited their friends and charged $10 a head. Matt played one of the best shows of his life and easily made enough money to get to Nashville. And Parlour Gigs was born.

Parlour Gigs is a web platform that connects artists to audiences, empowering them to create unique entertainment experiences together. Parlour Gigs is now powering gigs all across Australia & New Zealand. Since launching in 2015, Parlour have facilitated over 750 gigs in Aus & NZ. www.parlourgigs.com.

01 September

MEL BROWN

Owner
Impressive PR
Mel Brown began working in PR at the age of 18, in 1988, for CBS Records (now Sony). She worked in-house at indie record labels East West and Arista/BMG before establishing Impressive PR in 1998, breaking the likes of Muse, Coldplay and Snow Patrol, amongst others. In addition to PR, Mel also offers project management by advising bands and management without labels, creating a strategy to break into the UK. Mel’s love for comedy and entertainment resulted in the creation of a new department that looks after the cream of the comedy world as well as personal PR for actors / celebrities, tours and festivals.

01 September

02 September

02 September

MEL PARSONS

Artist
While Mel Parsons is first and foremost a songwriter and touring artist, a savvy head for business and the industry side of music has seen Parsons making a living full time in the music industry since her first independent release in 2009.

With home as a hotel room and a suitcase, the award winning indie-folk singer tours relentlessly, with festival performances and shows throughout NZ and around the globe. The 2015 APRA Silver Scroll finalist is dynamite on stage and well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars.

Parsons is currently working on a new record following the release of her third full length album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim, winning the 2016 NZCMA Best Song; a VNZMA for Best Engineer; and the MMF Award for Best Independent Tour. Following performances at WOMAD (NZ), Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Folk Alliance International (US), and Byron Bay Bluesfest (AU) through 2015, along with Canadian, European & NZ tours.

02 September

MIKEE TUCKER

Founder
Loop Recordings
Founder of Loop - a label services, live booking & culture marketing company. Loop produces creative & intellectual content delivered via the mediums of music, film, art and events. Co-founder of multi-platinum selling music & art collective Fly My Pretties. NZ producer for Think INC (evenings with Steve Wozniak / Neil deGrasse Tyson / Jane Goodall). Previously worked a dual role at TEG as Marketing Director for Ticketek & Tour Manager for TEG Live co-producing shows such as One Direction. Previously at Kim Dotcom's 'fair trade streaming', direct-to-fan music platform BABOOM in which I co-developed the business model, content strategy and directed all legals.

01 September

NATHANIEL SPRAGUE

Owner
Tinta Negra
Nathaniel "Nate" Sprague is a musician, music producer and recording engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the production field. As a musician and entrepreneur, he has identified the power that music has to add enormous value to products, services and audiovisual productions offered around the world. Based on this, his goal is to bring the client's propositions to life and help them communicate their message in an effective and memorable fashion in order to reach their target market. www.tintanegraproducciones.com

01 September

NICKY HARROP

Digital Media Trust / AudioCulture / Massey Uni
Nicky Harrop is currently developing the music industry major for Massey University’s new Bachelor of Commercial Music degree, and is involved in content and social media strategy for websites NZ On Screen and AudioCulture. Nicky has a record company background, and has held roles in publicity, label management and marketing, representing a wide variety of artists. She also has experience in live events, sponsorship and artist development.

02 September

NICOLE DUCKWORTH

Managing Director
The Drop Ltd.
Nicole is the Manager of the band Fat Freddy’s Drop and Managing Director of the band’s record label The Drop.
Nicole has been with the band since their inception in 1999 and helped them develop into an international enterprise whilst retaining full control of all aspects of their business.
Freddys are now are an established presence on the international touring circuit. They also continue to expand their acclaimed catalogue with album sales of over half a million and worldwide streaming now reaching around 6 million a month.
Nicole brings an eclectic style to management with experience in business, teaching, philosophy and politics. She is particularly interested in Emotional Intelligence and the strengths this can bring to a large collective.

01 September

NICOLE THOMAS

Owner
NicNak Media Ltd.
After working in Publicity and Promotions with Warner Music New Zealand for eight years; and in the entertainment industry in New Zealand and Australia for more than 20 years; Nicole Thomas started her own company – NicNak Media – in August 2015. NicNak Media specialises in Entertainment Publicity, Promotions, Radio Plugging and Music Management.Nicole has a rich and colourful two decades of experience in the industry, both in New Zealand and in Australia.The journey starts in her teens, when she hosted her own music shows on radio station 2AAA in NSW. By the age of 21, she was living what had always been her ‘Hi-Fidelity’ dream and was managing a Sanity music store in Wagga Wagga. In her spare time she spun records as a DJ and took the plunge into print journalism with the Riverina Media Group in 1999, working her way up from an editorial assistant to features editor and eventually entertainment editor.In 2003, she bucked the New Zealand to Australia Trans-Tasman flow, and packed up her life and re-located to Auckland, where she worked as a sub-editor at New Idea magazine, before embarking on three years as the Editor of the award-winning Girlfriend magazine.Always up for a challenge, she crossed into “the dark side” in 2006 and joined the TVNZ publicity team. From there it was back to music with eight years at Warner New Zealand, five of which Nicole spent as the Head of Publicity and Promotions.She left the safety and comfort of corporate life in 2015 to follow her other major dream – running her own business, NicNak Media.

01 September

OLIVER KNUST

Founder / President
IMICHILE
Oliver is the Director and founder of the record label Discos Rio Bueno and booking agency La Union. He has worked with over twenty bands for the past 10 years, for example: Astro, Como Asesinar a Felipes, Pedropiedra, and Los Jaivas. Also he is the founder and president of IMICHILE "Independent Music Industry Chile", trade association that brings together the leading companies in the Chilean independent music sector and is the executive director of the music conference and festival “Fluvial”.
www.discosriobueno.com
www.launionagencia.com
www.imichile.cl

01 September

02 September

OLIVIA YOUNG

Artist Manager
The Maple
Olivia Young currently works as an arts consultant and artist manager in New Zealand and further afield. Liv’s artist roster includes Aldous Harding and she has experience working in communications, marketing and project management across a number of large scale events – such as the New Zealand International Film Festival, Semi-Permanent, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Silo Park and Auckland Art Week.

01 September

PAUL ADAMS

Artist/Producer Manager
New Community Management
Starting his career in his native Manchester, Paul was a promoter during the height of "Mad"chester. A move to London followed to represent the careers of songwriters & producers before moving to New York to carry on in the same field and see hits with the likes of Radiohead, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and many more. During this time, Paul also managed three album/international touring campaigns for superstars Duran Duran. Paul is also a successful DJ, spinning regularly in LA and New York as well as festivals internationally. Paul now runs the producer/songwriter division of New Community Management.

01 September

02 September

PENNIE BLACK

Owner
Pennie Black Artist Services
Pennie previously working for 95bFM, NZ’s largest student / independent radio station as Operations and Programme Director for over ten years. Passionate about local and alternative music, she now helps artists by assisting them via promotion, plugging, mentoring and business practices. Pennie also continues to host a weekly show on 95bFM.

02 September

POSSUM PLOWS

Artist
Openside
Possum Plows sings in Auckland band Openside. The group’s latest single release I Feel Nothing has just come out through Warner Music in New Zealand. Possum has a Bachelor of Music and won the University of Auckland Songwriter of the Year Award in 2014. Possum carries a torch for emo, loves Hamilton the musical and Disneyland, and fights for social justice.

02 September

ROBERTO MUKAI

Founder
Mucho Aroha Music
DJ Bobby Brazuka is the unofficial Brazilian ambassador of music and culture in New Zealand and also a great representative of the New Zealand musical style in his Motherland Brazil. This cultural exchange has been Bobby’s passion for the last 12 years.
Either throughout his radio show on George FM every Sunday night, djing in clubs and bars around New Zealand and Australia or doing his live outfit with his comrades Isaac Aesili and Jennifer Zea, aka Latinaotearoa, in festivals around Australasia, Bobby has become an iconic persona in both Latin America and Oceania scenes.

01 September

ROHAN HILL

Founder / Designer
Synthstrom
Three years in the making, Deluge is a New Zealand designed and made all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music. https://synthstrom.com

02 September

SAM WALD

Booking Agent
WME Asia Pacific
Samuel Wald is an Agent at William Morris Endeavor, based in Sydney. Since 2008, Sam has worked in the entertainment industry in various capacities including artist management, tour management, talent buying, and promotion. Sam began working at WME’s head office in Beverly Hills in 2010, before being recruited to the Sydney office (formerly Artist Voice) as an Agent in 2013. Sam’s expertise in electronic music led him to be appointed the territorial agent for WME’s Electronic roster in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to his territorial roster, Sam’s clients also include ZHU, Gallant, Starley, Julia Jacklin, Jarryd James, Matoma, Elliphant, Porter Robinson, Hermitude, Gang of Youths, and some of New Zealand’s most promising talent including Broods, Marlon Williams, Yumi Zouma, Leisure, Baynk, and TAPZ. WME is the world’s leading entertainment agency and the international music roster includes Adele, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Morrissey, Jack White, The Weeknd and The Killers.

01 September

02 September

SARAH PEARCE

Funding Advisor Music
NZ On Air
Sarah assists with the screen funding rounds and is a specialist advisor for Music funding. She manages the music funding rounds including the New Music schemes (Single and Project) and NZ music features on all platforms. Sarah also prepares advice on funding proposals, and assists with policy and strategy reviews. Sarah has a background working with independent music artists, starting in the royalty and contract areas, before moving into business courses for artists, working in alternative radio, publicity, festival production and artist management. Sarah was the first female deputy chair of Independent Music New Zealand.

02 September

SOPHIE BURBERY

Artist
Little Bark
Sophie Burbery loves synthesizers, electronic beats, melodic hooks and gnarley guitars. Musically she's best known by her moniker Little Bark, under which she's released two critically acclaimed albums. She’s been compared to Kate Bush, Pet Shop Boys and Lykke Li. Her music has also had another life - being used on ads for well known brands, on TV series, documentaries and film.

02 September

STUART MEYER

A&R/Production
Sub Pop Records
I've been with Sub Pop since December 1997, celebrating 20 years later this year.
In addition to being Sub Pop's production manager since 2000, I've worked with The Shins, Iron & Wine, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, The Head and the Heart,
Washed Out, Shearwater, The Murder City Devils and Foals in an A&R capacity. Most recently, I've brought Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to the label.

Prior to Sub Pop, I worked at Epic Records (1992-94), Atco/Atlantic Records (1989-92) and got my start at Billboard Magazine (1987-89), all based out of NYC.

01 September

02 September

TERESA PATTERSON

Artist Manager
CRS Management
Teresa started out 24 years ago working for major record labels – first at Polygram Records and then at Virgin Records. As an artist manager she has helped the careers of Scribe, Six60, I Am Giant, Elemeno P and Blindspott both in a management role and as their booking agent/promoter/tour manager for their local and international tours. For the last 10 years she has been on the local promoter team for the Big Day Out / Auckland City Limits and helped tour international bands in NZ like Snoop Dogg, Crystal Castles, Alabama Shakes, Odd Future, Bring Me The Horizon, Sleater Kinney, Flume & more. Teresa is also Chairperson of the NZ Music Managers Forum and has won Industry Champion for her contribution to the NZ Music Industry via the MMF.

01 September

TOM MEE

Artist & Label Services
Spotify AUST/NZ
As Manager, Artist & Label Services, for Spotify Australia & New Zealand, Tom is responsible for working with record labels, industry bodies, managers and the creator community on marketing music releases to consumers, both on and off Spotify’s platform. Tom previously worked at Universal Music Australia and Warner Music Australia in digital marketing and label management roles, and has ten years experience in digital marketing, digital account management and label management in recorded music; festival production and marketing, live production and audio engineering.

02 September

TRAVIS BANKO

Artist Manager / Booker
Lunatic Entertainment/Laneway Festival
Travis Banko splits his time in the music industry between booking / programming St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, artist management at Lunatic Entertainment, and as one of the curators for Red Bull Sound Select in Australia. Laneway Festival travels around Australia, New Zealand and Singapore bringing what's fresh in live music to unique settings across seven cities. On the artist management side, Travis manages emerging London based act DRELLER while also working across more established acts such as CHVRCHES, Gotye, The Temper Trap, Mansionair and D.D Dumbo. Travis holds a Bachelor of Business (Music Industry) from Victoria University.

02 September

02 September

VICKY BLOOD

Chairperson
NZ Music Commission
Victoria (Vicky) Blood has had a 30 year career in the international music industry – much of it based in London. During the 1990s she was Head of Marketing and Creative Development at BMG/RCA Entertainment UK, working with Hall & Oates, Annie Lennox, M People, Take That and many other major artists. In 1997, together with Tim Byrne, Vicky established and managed the Byrne Blood Group, selling over 20 million records worldwide with artists Steps and A1. Relocating to NZ in 2004, and intending to semi-retire, Vicky soon found herself developing the career of Gin Wigmore and managing Gin until 2010, when she handed the reins to US-based Direct Management. Vicky has also acted as A&R consultant on NZ#1 hit ‘Girl in Stilettos’ for Annah Mac (2012 Sony), and worked on artist development with Lorde for Universal Music NZ. She continues to voluntarily mentor several developing NZ artists. Vicky has been a Trustee of the NZ Music Commission since October 2010 and was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees in March 2013.

02 September

VICTOR BUTRON

Executive Producer
Agencia Nacional de Eventos
Business man with more than 15 years of experience, Master © in Protocol Management, Institutional Relations and Event Organization. Degree in Social Communication, Diploma in Strategic Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility, Diploma in Pedagogy in Higher Education. Executive Producer - Artistic General Producer of Events and Cultural Manager with extensive knowledge of the music and entertainment industry. Specialist in the creation of strategies of marketing, event production, product development and creation of trademarks My main competencies have focused mainly as an advisor in communication and strategic planning, manager and developer of innovation projects, executive production and general production https://www.producciongeneral.cl/

01 September

VICTORIA KELLY

Director of Member Services
APRA AMCOS
Victoria is well known in the New Zealand music industry for her work in both the contemporary classical world, as well as for her collaborations with some of the country’s most well known songwriters. As well as serving as the Director of Member Services for APRA AMCOS NZ, she also works in composition for film and television, and has and won two New Zealand Screen Awards. She was the recipient of the inaugural APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film.
Victoria has collaborated with some of New Zealand’s most renowned artists, including Neil Finn, SJD, Don McGlashan, Anika Moa and Shapeshifter. In 2011, Victoria was the Music Director for the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup, which saw her working with more than 1200 performers, musicians and volunteers. The ceremony was broadcast live to an estimated audience of 1 billion people.

WILL EVANS

Label Ambassador
Bandcamp AU/NZ
Devastated by his own lack of musical talent and infuriated by his former bandmates’ decision to not give him any songwriting credits on songs he hadn’t written, Will Evans, founded the independent record label and management company Zero Through Nine.
Working with the philosophy that a career in the music industry must be a liquid one, over the past five years Will has worked as a label manager, A&R scout, booking agent, venue booker, tour manager, lecturer and bad DJ. Under ZTN, he has managed the careers of Japanese Wallpaper, Gabriella Cohen, Mildlife, Broadway Sounds and Lower Spectrum. Will has recently joined Bandcamp as the Label Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand.

01 September

ALIEN WEAPONRY

Manager
NIEL DE JONG
Alien Weaponry are a three-piece teenage thrash metal band from New Zealand, with a large number of songs featuring New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Māori. The band made history in 2016 by being the first act ever to win both the Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats competitions. They were also the youngest, and the only thrash metal band to win either. In 2014, aged just 12, 12 and 14, the trio opened for NZ hard rock heroes Devilskin on their sellout ‘We Rise’ tour. The following year they played to a packed Powerstation crowd when they opened for the iconic Shihad.
Later in 2015, Alien Weaponry became the youngest act ever to receive a $10,000 NZ On Air ‘Making Tracks’ grant to record the single Rū ana te Whenua. While the single and video are yet to be released, a live version of the song has had 123,000 views on Facebook, with thousands of likes, comments and shares.
Their latest single, Raupatu, has had 47,000 Facebook views in the five days since its release. Alien Weaponry’s music has been picked up by fans around the globe, featuring on The Rock, Radio Hauraki, bFM and iwi stations around NZ as well as metal shows as far afield as the USA and Scotland.
They have appeared on One News, NZ’s music channel The Edge TV, All Talk with Anika Moa, and teenage magazine TVshows The Adam & Eve Show and Pukana! In October 2016, Metal Hammer magazine in the UK included the trio in its Ten Best Metal Bands from New Zealand, describing them as “One for the future.” And it’s not just the metal community who are taking notice. “These guys could be bigger than Lorde in terms of our musical export,” said TV One Breakfast music correspondent Sarah Gandy, following their Smokefree Rockquest and Pacifica Beats wins. “They believe in their identity as a metal band, their use of Te Reo is impressive, there’s really nothing else like this in the world at the moment,” agrees Smokefree judge, Jeff Newton from NZ On Air.

alienweaponry.com

02 September

CIARAN MCMEEKEN

Artist Manager
TONY COWPER
Six months into working on a South Island farm in Owaka Valley, the owner of the farm asked Ciaran what he wanted to do with his life, a question Ciaran really didn’t have an answer for, which led the farmer to give the fateful advice to “just get on with it mate”. A collection of Ciaran’s early songs soon after became his first independent release – an EP titled ‘The Valley’, which he chose to record back at the Owaka Valley farmhouse where he received the best advice of his life.
This body of work caught the attention of internationally acclaimed producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Jason Kerrison, Pluto). Ciaran made the move from Dunedin to Auckland and continued to work with Haver on a new batch of songs which became his second EP ‘Screaming Man’. Released in October 2015 to wide acclaim, ‘Screaming Man’ also featured the hit single ‘City’ which picked up nationwide airplay on New Zealand radio.
Working with a live band in the recording studio, Ciaran’s music has diverged from his classic singer-songwriter sound with genre-spanning efforts that infuse the sounds of rock, blues, swing, soul, and jazz, all settled by his warm inviting vocals.

www.ciaranmcmeeken.com


02 September

ESTÈRE

Artist
ESTÈRE DALTON
Following extensive tours throughout Africa, UK and Europe last year, and three years since her critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Estère has just released a trailblazing new body of work, Pro Bono Techno Zone. Also known as the Empress of Electric Blue Witch-Hop, Estère – producer, engineer & singer-songwriter – has pushed creative boundaries, leaving the result far afield from that of a humble bedroom artist.
Estère’s incorporation of unusual and stunning samples into her songs enhances her already transfixing vocals, melody and rhythm that comprise each track. The coy hiss of Vietnamese bamboo trees, the angry crash of a cutlery drawer, the clicking tongue of a possum are some of the sounds Estère has surreptitiously embedded into her music. Her lyrical writing escapes the common realms of popular music, delving into imaginatively philosophical narratives, elevating the ordinary into a realm of fascination.
Estère’s velvety voice has been compared to that of Erykah Badu, entrancing venues across the globe with her singing, sampling and looping live set.

www.estere.co.nz

02 September

GRAEME JAMES

Artist Manager
ZOE CREHAN
Starting off busking on the streets of Wellington, the hard work of seasoned folk musician Graeme James has certainly paid off. His first original album ‘News From Nowhere’, out in September 2016, rose to number 3 on the NZ Album Charts and was a finalist in the NZ Vodafone Music Folk Album of The Year 2017. His captivating show is one not to be missed- with electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, beats and vocals; he is a true one man band. His recent signing to much-loved indie label Nettwerk cements his name in the international music scene.

www.graemejamesmusic.com

02 September

HA THE UNCLEAR

Artist
MICHAEL CATHRO
Ha the Unclear blend off-kilter, hook-driven guitar pop with slap-you-in-the-face lyrics. The band’s knack for creating thoughtful, mind-bending stories has been acclaimed by BBC, Introducing (“absolutely bonkers”) and Entertainment Weekly (“fascinatingly odd”). Lyrics include a love story from the perspective of a coffee table (Secret Lives of Furniture), astronauts trapped in orbit (‘Kosmonavt’), and a break-up via an apartment intercom (Growing Mould).
The band compacts these thought nuggets into energetic, skewed pop songs and a spirited live show. Ha the Unclear has toured with Courtney Barnett, supported Jeffrey Lewis, and performed at Rhythm & Vines Festival. At the 2016 NZ Music Awards the band received a Tui nomination for Best Music Video for the Simon Oliver-directed ‘Secret Lives of Furniture’. New single Big City has been touted by The Revue as “an extraordinary alt-pop song that resonates with the playful brilliance of David Byrne and Dan Bejar”.

www.hatheunclear.com

02 September

HERRIOT ROW

Artist
SIMON COMBER
Herriot Row is the new musical moniker of Auckland-based indie folk-rock artist Simon Comber. He was first spotted performing by Split Enz founding member Mike Chunn, and was soon recording a debut album at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios.
Having released 2 albums and an E.P under his own name, Comber has toured across Australia and America, joining bands such as The Verlaines, The Chills and Barbara Manning on tours, both locally and internationally. Since beginning to perform as Herriot Row in 2013 (both solo and with band), Comber has returned to Australia for shows and returned to America to record. Herriot Row has performed alongside such local artists as Tiny Ruins, Hamish Kilgour, Dictaphone Blues, and Aldous Harding. The debut Herriot Row album 'Lesser Stars' sees Comber collaborating with revered American producer John Vanderslice, known for his work on albums by the Mountain Goats and Spoon. Vanderslice’s defiantly straight-to-tape production brings the new album closer to the warmth and fragility of Comber’s compelling live shows. Comber's music to date has garnered comparisons to artists as esteemed as Don McGlashan, Joni Mitchell, and Bill Callahan.

herriotrow.com

02 September

OCTOBER

Artist Manager
ASHLEY PAGE
October is a 20 year old New Zealand vocalist, producer, and video artist writing electronic pop music that drinks deeply from the rich histories of hardcore, industrial, new wave, and post-punk.
The glossy, polished modern day pop-persona doesn’t really appeal to her. “I like a little bit of rough around the edges." October has toured NZ with BROODS, Maala, Lontalius; has been writing with the likes of Alex Wildwood, Joel Little and Thom Powers, and is managed by Page 1 Management. 'Pure', October's punchy first single from her forthcoming album, is out on August 25.

octobermusic.co

02 September

SILICON

Artist
KODY NIELSON
A prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer, who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing, Kody Nielson may well have concocted the purest distillation of his hyperactive musical brain yet, in the shape of Silicon. Created in the small hours when the energy is strong, Silicon sends out pulses of warped, genuinely soulful, retro-futuristic electronica that smudges the lines between human warmth and disembodied voices from the machine.
The debut Silicon album ‘Personal Computer’ was the winner of the 2016 Taite Music Prize. Personal Computer is a seductive electronica record that pits Nielson’s brilliant soul, funk and disco influenced songwriting against a backdrop of extra-terrestrial noir sonics, calling to mind the varied likes of Flying Lotus, Panda Bear and Daft Punk in the process, as well as that of the project of Nielson’s brother Ruban, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, with whom Kody co-wrote and co-produced the album ‘Multi-Love’ and who was also his former band-mate in cult New Zealand punk group The Mint Chicks.

www.weirdworldrecordco.com/silicon/

02 September

SOCCERPRACTISE

Artist
LEO HOGAN
SoccerPractise perform a genre-bending hybrid of trip hop, grime and electronic soul music. Performances include Splore, Oro Fest, Auckland Arts Fest, Vice Parties, Cuba St Carnival, and the Silver Scrolls. The group has toured nationwide with Yumi Zouma and Doprah and supported Aldous Harding and Deradoorian (USA) among others. SoccerPractise’s singles have consistently been top 10 hits on NZ alt. radio. The group won ‘Best Electronic Act’ at the Dirtbag Radio Awards and ‘Haere Mai E Tama’ was the most requested/played song on Dunedin’s Radio One in 2016.

www.facebook.com/SoccerPractise/

02 September

TEEKS

Artist Manager
CILLA RUHA
Meet the new Kiwi singer-songwriter who is about to stop you in your tracks - Teeks. With the release of his debut EP GRAPEFRUIT SKIES June 2017, recorded both in New York and in New Zealand, Teeks made a powerful statement that boldly introduced a young artist with exceptional ability. Recently announced in the top 20 for Aotearoa's most prestigious songwriting award the APRA Silver Scroll and peaking at number #1 on the NZ Soul Charts as well as charting worldwide, Teeks is unequivocally one of Aotearoa’s next great talents.

www.teeks.nz

02 September

THE MILTONES

Artist Manager
LISA PARIS
The Miltones are a ripping five-piece whose performances transcend the boundaries of the stage – stellar musicians and solid entertainers, Milly’s descriptive and scenic escapades lead the band into soulful grooves and down-home jams that bring audiences into ecstatic reverie.
The Miltones’ rise has been meteoric: glowing early reviews, excited tweets from their small and packed pre-tour Auckland showcase, upsizing venues to accommodate ticket sales. The June release of their self-titled album resulted in a sold-out show at Tuning Fork – the exclamation point to their record release tour – with the packed young audience singing along to most of The Miltones’ new album, released only weeks before.
NZ Listener gave The Miltones’ self-titled album 4.5 stars, and the NZ Herald called it “the freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now”. With accolades from online to the airwaves, The Miltones’ trajectory is upward bound, their aspirations set on Australia and beyond.

www.themiltones.com

02 September

YUKON ERA

Artist
LACHIE THURLOW
So often, artist monikers can sound like throwaway abject attempts at edginess or SEO optimisation. Yukon Era is neither. There are a lot of bands in Auckland. There are a lot of bands from the North Shore. But Yukon Era occupy a unique, small territory much like that of actual Yukon region in Canada. They’re young enough to have avoided succumbing to industry weariness or scene categorisation, yet old enough to have spent money on a decent amplifier. They occupy a space in time where Metz are a click away from Black Sabbath, where you can mention Mac DeMarco & Metallica in the same breath and not sound like an idiot. And you can hear it. As soon as the playful vocals of Christian Dimick lull you into an “indie throwback” mood, the band (comprising of Lachie Thurlow, Pierre Beasley and James Dimick) deftly changes tack, using rhythm & dynamics as integral songwriting tools to create something both fervently modern, and stubbornly classic.

yukonera.bandcamp.com/

02 September

Independent Music NZ

Founder / Producer
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APRA AMCOS

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APRA AMCOS collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance, communication and reproduction of thier members' musical works.

ProChile

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ProChile is the institution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile in charge of promoting exports of products and services. ProChile contributes to dissemination of foreign investment opportunities and tourism promotion.

The Orchard

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The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company operating in more than 30 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners' business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. // www.theorchard.com

Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa

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Loop produces creative & intellectual content delivered via the mediums of music, film, art and events. Loop is a record label, live music booking agency & event management company.

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Allpress Espresso is built on relationships. Our success as a coffee roaster is down to the success of the people we choose to partner with – from our first café customer, to our staff around the world and even down to John, who comes in to our Dunedin Roastery Café every morning for a long black.

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Studio A

Welcome from IMNZ & Music Commission

10:00 AM 10:10 AM Studio A

Studio A

The Market Today / What Is Blockchain?

10:10 AM 10:30 AM Studio A

We present the latest NZ music market information and look at some of the trends of the music industries economic contribution.
We will be joined by Andrew Dubber for an overview on Blockchain tech and how it could affect our music marketplace.

Speakers

Studio A

Keynote: Alison Wenham interviewed by Lars Brandle

10:30 AM 11:30 AM Studio A

The CEO of WIN (World Independent Network) will present her observations on the opportunities and issues for the global music sector. Alison will then be joined by Lars to discuss the evolution of the music industry since she founded AIM (Association of Independent Music UK) in 1998.

Speakers

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Studio A

The Independent State Of Chile

11:45 AM 12:35 PM Studio A

Latin America has been called the music industry’s next frontier, with the market being the fastest growing in the world at 12% last year. Chile is the sixth biggest country in the region, and firmly established as the home of a vibrant independent and DIY scene – from pop to indie and dance. Our guests discuss opportunities for NZ artists in this fascinating country.

Speakers

The Brick Room

Unlocking Australia

11:45 AM 12:35 PM The Brick Room

The widely publicised issues in the Sydney live music scene may make you think Australia is becoming less music friendly – but for fans, nothing could be further from the truth. We discuss what is working in Australia today and what’s new in their music market.

Speakers

The Workshop

Spotlight On: Singapore

11:45 AM 12:35 PM The Workshop

Singapore is a key gateway territory for those who want to become established in the Asia Pacific region. This island nation has a thriving music scene, with high levels of digital engagement and a fast growing live music sector. Keith will discuss how to approach this unique market.

Speakers

Lunch Break

12:35 PM 01:30 PM

Let's do lunch!
Studio A

Brave New Worlds – New Approaches to Releasing Music

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Studio A

Discussing fresh, innovative ways that labels and artists can get their music out to the great wider world, and have it make meaningful impacts & find their audience in 2017 and beyond.

Speakers

The Brick Room

Visas & Work Permits

01:30 PM 02:30 PM The Brick Room

If you are going to work in other countries, there is a good chance you will need a visa or work permit. What is the process and time frame for getting it underway?

Speakers

Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Mmm, coffee. Or tea!
Studio A

Listen To Me - Cutting Through The Noise

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Studio A

It is vastly easier to get your music out into the world these days – but how do you get it heard? Our two journalists and PR specialists discuss strategies to entice the media to pay attention to your releases and publicity.

Speakers

The Brick Room

Managing To Go Global

03:00 PM 03:50 PM The Brick Room

Guiding an artist’s career from domestic achievement to the world stage is the goal for many managers. Our panel will talk about the groundwork they undertake as managers to lay the foundations for their artists in offshore markets.

Speakers

The Workshop

Spotlight On: Getting the Best from Bandcamp

03:00 PM 03:50 PM The Workshop

Bandcamp is a direct-to-fan sales platform, which puts control in the artist’s hands. It is widely used in New Zealand already – hear the tips on making the best use of the service.

Speakers

Studio A

Let’s Be Remarkable - Treating The Creative Process With The Reverence It Deserves

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Studio A

The theme of this panel is to explore ways to create an emotional connection with your audience. It feels like now is the time in music when it's easiest to be competent and hardest to be remarkable. Let’s be remarkable.

Speakers

The Orchard / Loop mixer

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Uptown Freehouse, 224 Symonds Street

Delegates of Going Global 2017 are invited to join The Orchard and Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa for drinks and a hang at the Uptown Freehouse just up the road from Roundhead Studios.

The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 30 global markets, empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. // www.theorchard.com

Loop produces creative & intellectual content delivered via the mediums of music, film, art and events. Loop is a record label, live music booking agency & event management company. // www.loop.co.nz

The Others Way Festival

07:00 PM 11:59 PM all across K' Road - multi-venues

TICKETS & INFO: https://flyingout.co.nz/products/the-others-way-festival-2017
It's back for another year! Flying Out is pleased to present The Others Way Festival - a unique, multi-venue festival across Auckland's K Road on Friday September 1 2017
Celebrating the best in alternative music from across the country (and a few from around the globe) The Others Way features over 30 acts across ten K'Rd venues for a one-stop A-Z dip into the waters of kiwi music paradise.
THE OTHERS WAY 2017 - FULL LINE UP:
A.C. Freazy
The All Seeing Hand
Arthur Ahbez
Audrey's Dance
avoid!avoid
Bespin
Bic Runga
The Courtneys
Daily Keno
Dictaphone Blues
Disasteradio
DJ Mike Sniper (Captured Tracks)
Dual
DYNAMO DAVE
Earth Tongue
Eyes No Eyes
Eyeliner
Friendly Potential
Gareth Thomas
Grayson Gilmour
Hang Loose
Hex
Hopetoun Brown
Jonathan Bree
Kane Strang
Lawrence Arabia
Merk
Mermaidens
micronism
Queen Neptune
sere
Sneaky Feelings
SoccerPractise
Street Chant
Tiny Ruins
Unsanitary Napkin
Wax Chattels
Womb
Yoko-Zuna

This glittering lineup will be performing across a number of fine K Road establishments - Whammy Bar, Wine Cellar, Neck of the Woods, Galatos, The Studio, Encore Cabaret, Pitt Street Methodist Church Sunday School Hall and The Thirsty Dog. One wristband will permit you entry to all venues with capacity.
A huge thanks to our friends and event partners for helping make this possible - 95bFM Karma Cola, Coffee Supreme, Kate Sylvester, K Road Business Association, Going Global Music Summit, Garage Project, APRA AMCOS NZ / OneMusic and Phantom Billstickers.

TERMS + CONDITIONS:
* Event is R18 - please bring ID
* Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

* If purchased through the online store, tickets will be emailed to you - please note there is sometimes a slight delay between the order confirmation and ticket email. If you haven't received a ticket after 24 hours please email rsvp@flyingout.co.nz
* Entry to all venues is via Wristbands, which are available for collection only on the week of the show from Wednesday August 30 - Friday September 1 from the Flying Out Shop (80 Pitt Street, Auckland). Available up until 9pm September 1 2017.
* No wristband - no entry.
* Aim to get the wristband as early as possible as K Road will be busy. We will do everything to schedule the event to avoid clashes and venues being at full capacity, please be aware from time to time you may need to wait in line to get into a venue. If there is an act you absolutely can't miss (all of them :) - make sure you get to the venue in plenty of time.
* The full schedule will be published a week before the event.
Studio A

Best Job Ever

10:00 AM 10:45 AM Studio A

Our synchronisation specialists take you through the some of their favourite work, explaining the process from pitch to placement. They’ll discuss the myriad of factors that went into their placements, such as – how nimble do artists and rights holders need to be when a synch licensing person comes calling? What do they consider artist placement success?

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Studio A

The Power Of Playlists

10:45 AM 11:30 AM Studio A

Music discovery for millions of fans is now directed through streaming platforms; being included on a high-profile playlist can expose you to millions of new fans and can change the course of an artist’s career. Here we discuss the realities of this powerful force in music discovery and how to make playlists work for you, from different music market perspectives.

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Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Studio A

Booking A Booker

11:45 AM 12:30 PM Studio A

It’s hard to get a live career underway overseas without the assistance, contacts and local knowledge of a booker – but how do you get one? The panel talk about how they find new live talent and how they connect with artists.

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The Brick Room

New Digital Trends

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Brick Room

The digital music space is evolving at pace with new services emerging constantly. Our guests will discuss the new tools and apps they are excited about, give examples of artists making the best use of data, and examine what they see as the developing trends in the ever-changing digital landscape.

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The Workshop

Spotlight On: Womens Public Speaking

11:45 AM 12:30 PM The Workshop

Alison will present a short-course version of her UK training programme on presentation skills and confidence development tips, specifically designed to assist for public speaking and seminars.
Limited spaces available – please pre-register your interest at the Going Global Registration Desk.

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Lunch Break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Hit up your local sandwich dealer...
Studio A

Internationalising a Great Independent Label

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Studio A

Internationalising a Great Independent Label: Ben Swanson (USA), Bill Roe (USA), Matthew Davis (NZ), Matthew Rogers (AU), Oliver Knust (CH) chaired by Alison Wenham (UK)

Once you are established in your home territory, there is a big wide world out there full of opportunities and potential hazards. Our panel discusses the planning and partnerships you could consider when it’s time for your business to go global.

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The Brick Room

SONGHUBS – On Collaboration

01:30 PM 02:30 PM The Brick Room

SONGHUBS – On Collaboration: Catherine Haridy (AU), Paul Adams (USA), Possum Plows (NZ) chaired by Anthony Healy (NZ)
The C Word. It’s becoming more common in New Zealand, but has not always been the norm. Our guests talk about the art of collaborating with other songwriters and producers to take your music to the next level on the world stage.

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Coffee Break - thanks to Allpress Espresso!

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Studio A

The Next Big Thing

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Studio A

The Next Big Thing: Allysun Marshall (USA), Jackie Nalpant (USA), Jake Friedman (USA), Travis Banko (AU) chaired by Pennie Black (NZ)
We’re pretty forward-thinking here in NZ, and we’re always curious about what’s coming over the horizon - and whether we are going to be prepared. What’s the next big thing? Where do you see the music market being in five years time, or ten years? Are new trends emerging in music delivery or live performance that should be addressed?

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The Brick Room

The Heart Of A&R

03:00 PM 03:50 PM The Brick Room

The Heart of A&R: Ashley Page (NZ), Jane Abernathy (USA), Stuart Meyer (USA) chaired by Victoria Blood (NZ)
It was traditionally the role of discovering and overseeing the development the artist – how has technology impacted this process? Has the digital age changed how A&R staff find bands – and how bands find them? We discuss what is at the heart of A&R in 2017.

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The Workshop

Spotlight On: Deluge - Synthstrom Audible Demonstration

03:00 PM 03:50 PM The Workshop

Spotlight On: Deluge - Synthstrom Audible Demonstration with designer Rohan Hill & project manager Ian ‘Blink’ Jorgensen. Featuring a live performance from special guest, Anthonie Tonnon.
Three years in the making, Deluge is a New Zealand designed and made all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music.

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Studio A

Speed Networking

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

All available speakers - 5mins per speaker. No special holds, no reserves. 2017 showcasing artist representatives will have priority access.

Sounds From Chile - mixer

05:15 PM 06:15 PM Uptown Freehouse, 224 Symonds St

Join us for networking drinks to welcome the Chilean music delegation, with thanks to ProChile!
All Weekend badge holders are welcome to join us at Uptown Freehouse at 224 Symonds Street - just up from Roundhead Studios.

Going Global Presents

HERRIOT ROW

07:00 PM 07:20 PM Wine Cellar

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

CIARAN MCMEEKEN

07:20 PM 07:40 PM Whammy Bar

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

GRAEME JAMES

07:40 PM 08:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

TEEKS

08:00 PM 08:20 PM Wine Cellar

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

ALIEN WEAPONRY

08:20 PM 08:40 PM Whammy Bar

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

OCTOBER

08:40 PM 09:00 PM Whammy Backroom

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

THE MILTONES

09:00 PM 09:20 PM Wine Cellar

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

SILICON

09:20 PM 09:40 PM Whammy Bar

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All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

ESTÈRE

09:40 PM 10:00 PM Whammy Backroom

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

HA THE UNCLEAR

10:00 PM 10:20 PM Wine Cellar

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

YUKON ERA

10:20 PM 10:40 PM Whammy Bar

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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Going Global Presents

SOCCERPRACTISE

10:40 PM 11:00 PM Whammy Backroom

Tickets (showcase only) – click here.
All Weekend badges have free access to all Going Global Presents venues.

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