by Silke Hartung

Going Global 2016: Five Reasons Why You Should Go

by Silke Hartung

Going Global 2016: Five Reasons Why You Should Go

We’re rooting for you and your career in music, and would love to see you shine beyond our fair shores. With that in mind here are five great reasons why you should attend Going Global 2016 when it takes place in Auckland over September 2 & 3.

Excellent speakers from near and far who are well worth seeing (and meeting!)

International presenters will include: Colin Daniels of Inertia Group; producer/engineer Anna Laverty who has worked with Courtney Barnett and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; booking agent Brett Murrihy of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; indie publicist Dana Erickson of Grandstand Media & Management; Toolshed Digital Media Strategy’s Dick Huey; Music Supervisor Jackie Shuman (clients: Apple, Google, Samsung, Nike, Twitter, Spotify); Columbia Records’ A&R Manager Jessica Strassman; Jim Pitt who books music for Conan O’Brien’s TV show;  label owner Joe Alexander of indie Bedroom Suck Records; Chengdu-based Kiwi Kristen Ng who books venues, tour manager and blogger at; Paper & Iron Booking Co’s Nikita Lavrinenko; music booker Richard Moffat of Falls Festival & Groovin’ The Moo in Australia… and still more besides!

Find the full list, photos and short bios for everyone here.

The Location

The venue for the conference is a piece of living history made fresh – the recently renovated The Orange (aka the Orange Coronation Ballroom) on Newton Rd, in Eden Terrace, Auckland. In its heyday in the 1940s it was the place to be, with people like Bill Sevesi and His Islanders regularly performing. .

Meet your peers

Everyone in attendance will be in the same boat, creatives trying to be heard. Even if there weren’t those overseas speakers, the networking would still be worthwhile on its own. Make new friends, find collaborators, exchange tips about booking gigs in your region, or just generally be inspired by other people working hard towards the same goals,

A showcase including some of the best of current Kiwi music

If you’re accredited the showcase gig is free, but if you’re not, it’s only $20 to join the party. The line up of Tami Neilson, Shakes, Yukon Era, Anna Coddington, Decades, Bakers Eddy, Groeni, Bailey Wiley ft Yoko Zuna, Sachi, Maya Payne, Gareth Thomas and Openside will spread across three rooms of K’ Rd’s Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar on Saturday September 3, from 6.30pm.

 Going Global 2016 is really a bargain

No need for you to travel overseas, paying for flights and international fees to attend conferences and trade fairs that are really aimed at people from a quite different background and place.  Get it done in Auckland.

Register for Going Global 2016 here.

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