Five new Australian speakers have been added to the line-up for the Going Global Music Summit in New Zealand.

The annual indie conference, organised by Independent Music NZ, is this year being held Aug. 31-Sept. 1 and has become a popular precursor to BIGSOUND, which follows on immediately after the Auckland event.

As well as previously announced guests such as Chapter Music co-founder Ben O’Connor, GYROstream general manager Andy Irvine, The Sound Pound’s Tyler McLouglan and our own Poppy Reid, a number of new delegates have just been confirmed for Going Global, which will once again be held at Roundhead Studios.

gyrostream General manager Andy Irvine
GYROstream general manager Andy Irvine

As well as Henry Compton, director of sales and operations at The Orchard, the summit will play host to three executives from the digital sector: Believe Digital country manager Mick Tarbuk, Xelon Entertainment/Noisehive founder Ashley Gay and Matthew Newton, senior label relations manager for Amazon Music. They will be joined at the event by Stephen King, a principal director at media law firm Media Arts Lawyers.

Going Global has also confirmed a new guest from China, Shanghai based Kanjian music global business manager Aessandro Pavanello, plus a host of NZ music industry execs. These include Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan, NZ On Air plugger Jeff Newtown, manager Emily Crowther, music licensor Natalie Wilson and 95bFM programme director Sarah Thompson.

The latter will be interviewing a number of leading NZ artists at the event including Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Amanda Cheng (Wax Chattels), Amelia Murray (Fazerdaze), Geneva Alexander (Soccer Practice) and Matt Harvey (Concord Dawn), plus singer-songwriters Mel Parsons, Anthonie Tonnan and Nadia Reid.

This year’s panels include ‘Using Data To Develop A Strategy’, ‘The Perfect Pitch’, ‘Stats & Sounds’ and ‘Revelations From The Road’, while there will be workshops covering such subjects as USA visas, digital distribution and photography. The full programme can be downloaded here.

Going Global is produced by IMNZ in conjunction with the NZ Music Commission and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, plus support from the likes of NZ On Air, APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ.