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On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September, Going Global will be taking over The Orange on Newton Road – also known as the legendary Orange Coronation Ballroom – for two days of panels, master-classes and presentations for people who are interested in working in the international music market.

The Going Global Music Summit has revealed the international speakers for 2016:

Colin Daniels – CEO, Inertia Group (AUSTRALIA) – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CEO of the Inertia Group, Colin Daniels is also the co-director of Fairgrounds festival with Inertia founder Ashley Sellers.

Anna Laverty – Producer, Engineer, Audio Mixer (AUSTRALIA)

A producer for the likes of Courtney Barnett and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Anna also tours the nation as a Songmakers mentor for APRA educating writers in songwriting and production.

Brett Murrihy – Head of Asia Pacific, WME Music (AUSTRALIA)

One of the region’s leading Booking Agents, Murrihy founded his own agency in 2010 and was acquired by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in 2015.

Dana Erickson – Partner, Grandstand Media & Management (USA)

It all started with Pearl Jam then Epic Records, moving on to Grandstand Media & Management, US publicity representatives for some of the best talent in indie music.

Dick Huey – Founder / Consultant, Toolshed Digital Media Strategy (USA)

 Dick licenses independent music catalogs on behalf of Spotify in the United States and is a founding new media committee member for the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), and a board member representing Matador Records at Soundexchange.

Jackie Shuman – Music Supervisor, Good Ear Music Supervision (USA)

Good Ear Music Supervision is a company known for their award-winning work with Apple, Google, Samsung, Nike, Twitter, Spotify.

Jessica Strassman – A&R Manager, Columbia Records / StarTime International (USA)

Based in NYC, Jessica works with artists including Lewis Del Mar, Natalie Prass, and COIN. 

Jim Pitt – Music Segment Producer, Conan (USA)

Since Conan's premiere in 1993 (first guest: Radiohead), Jim has booked thousands of artists including TV debuts of Coldplay, Green Day, The Black Keys…New Zealand artists have included Crowded House, Flight of the Conchords, Straitjacket Fits, The Datsuns, Marlon Williams and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Joe Alexander – Owner / Founder, Bedroom Suck Records (AUSTRALIA)

Joe’s label Bedroom Suck Records is firmly rooted in the Melbourne music community, and has come to include management and booking services for many of his artists.

Kristen Ng – Venue Booker / Tour Manager / Blogger, (CHINA)

Promoting independent music between China and Aotearoa, Kristen has recently booked venues for Die!Die!Die!, handles event & promotions for NU SPACE & NUART FESTIVAL & previously tour managed Orchestra of Spheres amongst others.

Nikita Lavrinenko – Founder / Agent, Paper & Iron Booking Co. (GERMANY)

Nikita Lavrinenko has co-founded Paper and Iron Booking Co, the European agency which currently looks after the live performances of artists such as Ryley Walker, Jenny Hval, and Nadia Reid.

Richard Moffat – Music Booker, Falls Festival & Groovin’ The Moo (AUSTRALIA)

Rich has booked Melbourne’s top pubs and clubs, through to booking and programming festivals, which include: St Kilda Festival, Queenscliff, Falls Festival, Southbound, Pushover, Groovin’ the Moo, Parklife, West Coast Blues & Roots, Northwest Festival, Splendour and The Plot. 

Tim Price – Partner / Head Publicist, Collision Course (AUSTRALIA)

Tom Larkin – Founder / Owner, SIGNAL Agency Group / Homesurgery MGMT (AUSTRALIA)

Tom is the founder of the SIGNAL Agency Group, an artist development collective that comprises hi-end recording studios, an artist management company (Homesurgery) and the newSIGNAL Artist Development Accelerator Program...not forgetting also being the drummer of Shihad.

Tom Wironen – Manager, Post Hoc Management (USA)

Tom has worked for nearly a decade with artists such as The National and Unknown Mortal Orchestra and also helped produce MusicNOW Festival, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Sounds of the South at Vivid Festival, and project managed 'Day of the Dead' - a 59 track Grateful Dead tribute compilation benefiting the Red Hot Organization.

Zac Ives – Co-Owner, Goner Records / Gonerfest (USA)

Goner Records is an independent record label and shop based in Memphis. Zac has released over 100 records, including albums by Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ty Segall, Jay Reatard, Quintron and Toy Love. He also co-founded and curates the annual independent music festival, Gonerfest. 

More speakers will be announced mid-August.



Friday 2nd September

Saturday 3rd September


Artist applications are currently open at until Monday, August 1st 2016


Going Global Music Summit 2016 provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, and interact in front of an audience of like-minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends.