Going Global Music Summit announce their formidable 2018 speaker lineup

Similar to Australia’s BIGSOUND, Going Global Music Summit is a two-day conference which takes place annually in Auckland, New Zealand.

Having run for seven years, to date the event has hosted many of the most influential players in the music industry. Having announced their list of speakers for the 2018 summit, it looks like nothing will change this year.

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If you’re from New Zealand and finding your place in the music industry, there’s no event more essential than Going Global Music Summit.

This year Going Global will host the likes of Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal OrchestraMusic: The Business author Ann Harrison, triple j and BIGSOUND’s Maggie Collins, and Chapter Music Australia co-founder Ben O’Connor, to name a few.

Additionally, the conference will finish with a bang, bringing a Saturday night of live music to Wine Cellar, Backroom, and Whammy Bar. The music lineup is yet to be announced, so keep an ear to the ground for details.

Check out the full speaker lineup below, and register for tickets here. Going Global Music Summit 2018 takes place in Auckland on August 30 – September 1.


ALISON ROSENFELD (Music Supervisor, Aperture Music, USA)
AMBER CAREW (A&R, Saddle Creek Records, USA)
ANN HARRISON (Solictor, SSB UK / Business Affairs Peermusic UK)
BEN O’CONNOR (Co-founder, Chapter Music, AU)
BRIANNA LIEBLING (Booker, Billions Corporation, USA)
BRONTË JANE (A&R Director, Third Side Music, USA)
FABRIZIO ONETTO (Artist Manager, A&R, OCESA Seitrack / Partner, DiscoPanoram, MEXICO)
JACOB DANEMAN (Publicist, Pitch Perfect PR, USA)
JEN PEARCE (Music Licensing & Strategy / Founder/CEO, Low Profile, USA)
JESSI FRICK (Manager, Citrine Management, USA)
KATIE GARCIA (A&R, Secretly Group / Owner, Bayonet Records, USA)
KEVIN PEDERSEN (Label Manager, Dead Oceans, USA)
MAGGIE COLLINS (Triple J / Artist Manager / BIGSOUND Festival Programmer, AU)
NEVIN DOMER Maybe Mars, China)
POPPY REID (Managing Editor, The Industry Observer, AUST)
OWEN MALLON (Booker, Paradigm Talent, USA
RUBAN NIELSON (Artist, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, NZ/USA)
TOM WIRONEN (Manager, Friendly Announcer, USA)
TYLER McLOUGHLAN (Music Licensor, Sound Pound, AUST)