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New Zealand Music News




The news is written by a mysterious person. Maybe Wendy Broccoli.

Today, Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and the NZ Music Commission have announced the comeback of the annual GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT - a two-day conference for musicians and industry people alike held at Roundhead Studios with the aim to provide "further education, inspiration and the chance to connect to the global music industry for those ready to take their next step on to the world stage."

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) Chairperson, Pippa Ryan-Kidd adds, “Our aim with Going Global is to help our local artists that are already on their career path and ready to make the next step into international markets. It is the perfect next step after the Going Local sessions we run in the regions each year that focus on artists who are starting out and want to learn about working as an independent and  how the local music industry can help them.

This year's keynote speaker is Grammy Award winning Che Pope, a producer and 25-year veteran of the music industry who has collaborated with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Destiny's Child, Dr. Dre, Whitney Houstoun, Kanye West and more. Aside from Che, IMNZ will be bringing many international experts in the music industry, from publicists to booking agents, to share some valuable knowledge.  It is an opportunity for members of the music industry in Aotearoa and beyond to get together, bounce some ideas around, learn from one another, and connect.

Alongside this two day event is the Going Global Presents Showcase where a select group of local artists will perform short sets over one night at some iconic venues in Tāmaki Makaurau, including Whammy!, Wine Cellar  and Whammy Backroom. In the past, these performances have been fundamental in the international discovery in some artists, including Aldous Harding and Fazerdaze. 


Going Global Music Summit 2022
Friday 2nd September and Saturday 3rd September - Roundhead Studios, Auckland
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Livestream registrations available HERE 
Going Global Presents 2022 - Artist Showcase
Saturday 3rd September - Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Tickets available HERE via UTR
Artist Applications are open now to all original music artists nationwide via





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