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Seminar Times And Topics for Going Global 2013


Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the Going Global Music Summit 2013 will include the following seminar sessions in WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND and CHRISTCHURCH.

Register online at the Going Global website:

Additionally, Masterclasses are also available to registrants in WELLINGTON and AUCKLAND; see below for further details on these.

Thursday, 5th September – WELLINGTON
Seminar Venue: CQ Hotels Wellington Conference Venue, 213-223 Cuba Street
Panel sessions held in Cuba Rooms 3-5 / Masterclasses held in The Boardroom

Saturday, 7th September – AUCKLAND
Seminar Venue: AUT City Campus, Media Suite WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building
Panel sessions held in Lecture Theatre WG126 / Masterclasses held in WG128 ‘The Grassy Knoll’

Monday, 10th September – CHRISTCHURCH
Seminar Venue: Fletcher Building Festival Club, Market Square, The Arts Centre, Off Montreal St and Worchester Blvd
Panel sessions held in the Fletcher Building Festival Club

10:05am – 10:45am: An Interview with Simon Raymonde
Presented by Independent Music NZ
Simon discusses his career as a musician and founder-owner of influential independent label Bella Union with IMNZ Chairperson Ben Howe.

10:50am – 11:35am: Combination Session: About What I Do (15 mins each)
Michelle Cable – Panache Booking
Mike Bell – Filter Group
Brian Turner – WFMU

11:40am – 12:40pm: The When, What & Why of Going Global
Presented by Outward Sound
At what stage should you look at heading offshore and what should you have in place before you go? Hear about the preparation you need
& attention-grabbing strategies seen recently.
Ayisha Jaffer – Artist Manager
Billy Jones – Pianos
Michelle Cable – Panache Booking
Simon Raymonde – Bella Union
Moderated by Cath Andersen – NZ Music Commission (WGTN) / Vicky Blood – NZ Music Commission (AKLD) / Marc Royal – CHART (CHCH)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: New Music Discovery
Presented by NZ On Air
Some things never change – you still need an audience to take your music to the world. But with the myriad of new ways to reach those ears,
what has changed and what has stayed the same?
Brian Turner – WFMU
Georgie Powell – YouTube
Hazel Savage – Pandora (WGTN / AKLD only)
Mark Wilson – Warner Music Australia
Moderated by Sarah Crowe – NZ On Air (WGTN) / Dan Clist – & KiwiFM (AKLD) / Gabriel Calcott - RDU98.5FM (CHCH)

2:35 – 3:05pm: Combination Session: About What I Do (15 mins each)
Alex Ploegsma - Lawyer/Publisher
Grimur Atlason - Iceland Airwaves

3:15pm – 4:15pm: Staying Afloat with Sync & Streams
Presented by Recorded Music NZ
New models are all about diversification and collecting income from more than just album sales and at live shows.
Mark Wilson – Warner Music Australia
Alex Ploegsma – Lawyer/Publisher
Jaime Gough – Native Tounge
Mollie Moore – Lipsync
Moderated by Dean Cameron – Recorded Music NZ (WGTN, AKLD, CHCH)

4:20pm – 5:20pm: The 4x4 of Festivals: Let’s Off-Road!
Four festival bookers from four different countries give you the low down on their respective events, how they book bands and how you might
grab their attention without having to fling mud.
Jon Mcildowie – Festival Republic (Reading & Leeds)
Graham Ashton – Footstomp/BigSound
Mike Bell – Filter Group
Grimur Atlason - Iceland Airwaves
Moderated by Ian Jorgensen – A Low Hum (WGTN) / Wairere Iti – MMF (AKLD) / Cary Caldwell – SXSW (CHCH)

Masterclasses are available for registrants in Wellington and Auckland.
Each masterclass has a maximum of 10 attendees – please register by email to
These sessions are held in:
Wellington – CQ Function Centre, The Boardroom
Auckland – WG128 ‘The Grassy Knoll’

11:40am – 12:40pm: Masterclass One: Australia – Playing & Promo Down Under
with Mark Wilson, Graham Ashton and Jaime Gough
Maximum x10 Attendees – must book (

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Masterclass Two: LA vs NYC 2013 – What’s news in venues, sites & scenes
with Billy Jones and Mollie Moore
Maximum x10 Attendees – must book (

3:15pm – 4:15pm: Masterclass Three: Open Fields – Independent Festivals of USA & UK
with John Mcildowie and Michelle Cable
Maximum x10 Attendees – must book (

4:20pm – 5:00pm: Masterclass Four: Different Hemispheres – a USA perspective on managing Antipodean acts
with Ayisha Jaffer
Maximum x10 Attendees – must book (

Going Global Music Summit 2013 - What you need to know before you go
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2013 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission
and supported by CHART, Recorded Music NZ, NZ On Air, NZTIX, AUT Media Suite, Mighty Mighty, San Francisco Bath House, Red Bull and 98.5RDU.

Thursday 5th September – WELLINGTON
Saturday 7th September – AUCKLAND
Monday 9th September – CHRISTCHURCH

Simon Raymonde – Director/Owner, Bella Union, UK
Jon McIldowie – Talent buyer, Festival Republic, UK (Reading & Leeds Festivals)
Billy Jones – Talent buyer, PIANOS, USA
Georgie Powell - Manager, Content Partnerships, Entertainment & Music, YouTube Aust/NZ
Mark Wilson – A&R, Warner Music, Australia
Ayisha Jaffer – Artist management, PunkDaFunk, USA (Cut Copy, Architecture In Helsinki, Dragonette, Free Energy)
Grimur Atlason – Festival Director, Iceland Airwaves, Iceland
Mike Bell – Director of International Relations, FILTER Creative Group, USA (Culture Collide Festival)
Michelle Cable – Owner/Agent, Panache Booking, USA
Graham 'Asho' Ashton – Artist & Event Management, Footstomp / BIGSOUND, Aust
Alex J. Ploegsma – Music Lawyer / Director of Business Affairs, Robot of the Century Music Publishing, USA
Jaime Gough - General Manager, Native Tongue Music Publishing, AUS
Hazel Savage - Social Marketing Manager, Pandora Aust/NZ (WGTN / AKLD only)
Mollie Moore – Agent, LipSync Music Licensing, USA
Brian Turner – Music Director, WFMU, USA


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