Speakers – 2014

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and is supported by NZ On Air and a Recorded Music NZ Music Grant.

Speakers for Going Global 2014:



Position: Booker

Organisation: Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape

Web: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Country: GBR

Martin currently works with Glastonbury Festival as one of the main bookers/consultants; the Great Escape (Europe’s leading showcase and music convention) as co-founder/creative director; NH7 (India’s leading new music festival) with sites in Pune, Dehli, Kolkata and Bangalore; and ‘M’ for Montreal, Canada, as co-founder. Previously a co-founder of WOMAD Festival with Peter Gabriel and an agent for The Smiths and New Order, he now offers advice to government bodies and international festivals. His report, as ‘Official Thinker in Residence’ 2013 to the South Australian government is being successfully implemented and he is about to launch two new projects.


NatalieDodds_PhotoPosition: Senior Publicist

Organisation: Create/Control & Secret Service Public Relations

Web: http://www.create-control.com

Country: AUST

Natalie has been working in the wonderful world of Marketing & Public Relations for over seven years. Through both running her own business and working for renowned music companies like EMI, Natalie has worked on many campaigns with a hugely diverse selection of artists including the Smashing Pumpkins, Metric, Fun., Band of Skulls, The 1975, Parquet Courts, Liars, Liam Finn, City Riots, Amanda Palmer and many, many more.




King MAL PhotoPosition: Partner

Organisation: Media Arts Lawyers

Web: www.mediaartslawyers.com

Country: AUST

Stephen is a Principal Director of media law firm, Media Arts Lawyers. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, Media Arts Lawyers are one of the leading media and entertainment law firms. Stephen currently represents a large number of clients in all spheres of music and entertainment from artists including Gotye, the Hilltop Hoods and Missy Higgins, music publishing company, Native Tongue, music management company’s Outpost Management (Bertie Blackman, Kimbra), and Wonderlick (Airbourne, Josh Pyke, Boy and Bear), record and distribution company Regency Media/Shock, TV Talent management company Watercooler Talent (Dicko, Chrissie Swan) and The Melbourne International Film Festival. Stephen’s passion remains working with new and developing bands and artists and he is currently working The Creases, Eves, Janine and The Mixtape and Thomas Oliver. Stephen is admitted in both Australia and New Zealand and oversees the New Zealand operations of the Company as well as directly representing established media companies, Frequency Media Group (Dirty Records and Dawn Raid Entertainment) and Radioworks and artists including David Dallas and Aaradhna. Stephen is the owner of independent music publishing company, Ink Music Publishing and represents artists including Fairchild, Tully on Tully, Drawn From Bees, Lyon Apprentice and Dave Crowe.


Cary Hop FarmPosition: Senior Logistics Planner

Organisation: SXSW (USA) / Secret Solstice (Iceland) & The Great Escape (UK)

Web: www.sxsw.com / www.greatescapefestival.com

Country: NZ/USA/UK

Cary Caldwell is the Senior Logistics Planner and sits on the Artist Submission Review Board for the SXSW festival held in Austin, Texas. He also works as Event Support Manager for The Great Escape festival in Brighton UK, Event Control Manager for the Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland, and works on a variety of production aspects for the Lovebox, Global Gathering, Sonisphere, and Bloodstock festivals throughout the UK and Europe.



Damian photoPosition: CEO

Organisation: Recorded Music NZ

Web: www.recordedmusic.co.nz

Country: NZ

Damian Vaughan is the CEO of Recorded Music NZ, the non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and record companies. It divides its services into three main areas. Member Services delivering projects including the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, the weekly Official NZ Top40 Charts and the Music Grants programme. Collective communication and broadcast licensing of sound recordings as well as joint public performance licensing via OneMusic in collaboration with APRA and as Pro-Music dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of artists and labels across the New Zealand recording industry. Vaughan has a strong background in licensing and has held roles with PRS for Music in the UK and more recently at APRA New Zealand. He is the former business development manager at Independent Music NZ and has also worked for Kog Transmissions, a leading independent label in New Zealand.



Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 4.46.01 pmPosition: Owner

Organisation: Manifest Inc

Country: The Netherlands

Eveline van der Steen started her own company Manifest Inc this year, focusing on providing consultancy for the (Online) Music Industry. Until recently she was Head of Social Media at Recordlabel Armada Music (Dance Label, co- owned by Armin van Buuren). For the last 6 years she was responsible for the online strategy for both the label, sub labels and their artists. Last year she initiated and created the “Academy Of Electronic Music”. The first fully online Academy with partners Armada Music, Google, DJMAG and Point Blank. Her project has won her a Webby Award in New York this year. During 2014 she has been working for brands like NZ On Air (Music dep’t), WeTransfer, Media Agency Keplar and others.



JaimeGoughPosition: General Manager

Organisation: Native Tongue Music Publishing

Web: http://nativetongue.com.au

Country: AUST

Jaime is General Manager at Native Tongue Music Publishing (Australia), an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland, London and Los Angeles. Native Tongue represents some of New Zealand’s finest songwriters/artists including Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan, The Black Seeds, Hollie Smith, The Phoenix Foundation, Gin Wigmore, Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop), Goldenhorse, Sola Rosa, The Veils and many more. Besides acquiring rights to local writers, Native Tongue also administers the works of overseas writers and catalogues for Australia and New Zealand. Overseas catalogues include: Barton Music (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin), Beggars Music, Domino Publishing Co, Elvis Presley Music, Imagem Music (Daft Punk, The Hives), Rodgers & Hammerstein, Roy Orbison, Songs (Diplo, Pharrell). Native Tongue also has direct deals with international writers including Tom Waits, Spandau Ballet, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Will Oldham, Purity Ring, St. Lucia, Hanni El Khatib and Neon Indian. Jaime recently spent almost 4 years based in London expanding Native Tongue’s operations in the UK, Europe and US markets.



Position: A&R Director

Organisation: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Web: www.sonyatv.com

Country: USA

Michelle Fantus has worked at Sony/ATV Music Publishing since 2007 when she got her start as the company’s receptionist. In her current position as A&R Director, Michelle scouts for new songwriters and producers, arranges co-writing sessions, and plugs songs for major-label artist projects. She has been instrumental in notable signings such as platinum-selling duo Karmin, Haerts, Hot Chelle Rae, The Colourist, The Lone Bellow, The Last Internationale, among others.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Together with the EMI Music Publishing, Leiber Stoller, Mijac, Motown and Famous Music catalogs, Sony/ATV owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, including some of the best known songs ever written.



Position: Co-Owner

Organisation: Redeye / Yep Roc

Web: www.redeyeusa.com

Country: USA

Tor Hansen is a member of the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”) board of directors and is the co-owner/co-founder of Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records. In 1996 Tor co-founded Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records which is headquartered in Haw River, North Carolina.

Redeye is an international distributor and marketing services company with over 65 employees. They distribute physical and digital to all important retail customers and digital outlets. Distributed labels include BARSUK, YEP ROC, DAPTONE, ALIVE, KILL ROCK STARS, PARADISE OF BACHELORS, WARP, WICHITA, LUAKA BOP, ACONY, and many others.

Yep Roc is a record label with a catalog of over 300 titles promoting a growing roster of artist. Artists on the YEP ROC MUSIC GROUP are Nick Lowe, Paul Weller, Born Ruffians, Josh Ritter, Josh Rouse, The Relatives, Jukebox The Ghost, Aoife O’Donovan, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse, Fountains of Wayne, Liam Finn, and others.



Lars Brandle at AMP by stellabay photographyPosition: Journalist

Organisation: Billboard Magazine

Web: www.larsbrandle.com

Country: AUST

A Billboard Magazine journalist for more than a decade, Lars has been closely involved in music and writing since the early ‘90s. In early 2000, Lars joined the legendary American music industry weekly Billboard as the International Editor for its award-winning daily product, Billboard Bulletin. In a move which coincided with the launch of Billboard.biz, he was elevated in early 2004 to Global News Editor of Billboard Information Group, and remains the longest-serving staffer to hold that role. Lars now reports on Australian/NZ music business issues in the role as Billboard Magazine’s Australian correspondent. Lars is also Australasian correspondent with London-based IQ magazine and senior writer with Sydney-based The Music Network, and is a regular contributor to various international publications including the U.K.-based title Music & Copyright. His works have been published by Reuters, the Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter and the Boston Globe, and he has featured as a pundit in Britain’s The Independent and the Australian Financial Review.
Photocredit: Stellabay Photography



Henry Compton_headshotPosition: Director, Australia & New Zealand

Organisation: The Orchard

Web: www.theorchard.com

Country: AUST

Henry Compton has a rich history in the Australian music industry, previously at independent labels Inertia Pty Ltd and Other Tongues and has a well-rounded background of business strategy, label management and sales across both physical and digital. He has brought his depth of experience to The Orchard’s comprehensive suite of services in Australia and New Zealand, including digital and physical distribution, YouTube partnership services, public performance collections and retail sales and marketing. Additionally he is a current serving board member for AIR – the Australian Independent Record Labels Association.

The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners’ business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry.




MoosePosition: Vice President of Business Development

Organisation: The Syndicate

Web: www.thesyn.com

Twitter: twitter.com/thesyndotcom

Country: USA

Rev. Moose specializes in growing emerging artists into career musicians. Since becoming Vice President of Business Development at the award-winning marketing agency The Syndicate; Moose has expanded The Syndicate’s publicity, radio, marketing and design teams to include services specific to international artists looking to develop traction in the US market. Moose launched his own career in college radio and went on to radio promotion, marketing, editorial and management. He was previously the vice president of content at CMJ Network. Along with his duties at The Syndicate, he is co-owner of The Underground Management where he oversees all aspects of his artists’ careers in the US and abroad.



Paul McLaneyPosition: General Manager

Organisation: Mushroom Music Publishing (NZ)

Web: www.mushroommusic.com

Country: NZ

Paul McLaney is the General Manager of Mushroom Music Publishing, an award winning recording artist and an advocate for artists’ rights. He has released music in various genres under his own name, as Gramsci, The Impending Adorations and as a collaborator with artists such as SJD, Concord Dawn, Anika Moa and Rhian Sheehan. He is a touring member of Breaks Co Op, recently completed the original soundtrack for Silo Theatre’s production of ‘Speaking In Tongues’ as well as the sensory installation for Stoneleigh’s ‘Wonder of Nature’ debuting in New Zealand at Queens Wharf. Currently he sits on the New Zealand Music Commission Board and the Atamira Dance Company Board.



Photo on 8-08-2014 at 12.21 pm #5Position: Artist Manager / Executive Programmer

Organisation: Look Out Kid / BIGSOUND

Web: www.bigsound.org.au

Country:  AUST

Nick is the Executive Programmer of BIGSOUND, Australia’s largest music industry conference and showcase festival. After 6 years as the General Manager of AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) he recently resigned to take up a full-time role as an artist manager, guiding the careers of Courtney Barnett and Melbourne based hip hop duo Milwaukee Banks.



ayishaportraitPosition: Artist Manager

Organisation: Saiko Management

Web: www.saikomanagement.com

Country:  USA/NZ

Management, booking, label promotions, and talent buying—Ayisha has worn many hats in the music world over the past 14 years. She has worked at international companies such Universal Music Group, The Windish Agency, Punkdafunk Management and most recently for Saiko Management that manages Lorde, Thomston, Mt. Eden, Sol3 Mio, and more. Jaffer has worked with many artists in a variety of genres, giving them direction and advising them to showcase their talents to the highest degree to take them to the next level.