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Damian Cunningham

Director, Sector Development & Audience,
National Live Music Office
Ultimo, NSW, Australia
The Live Music Office works to provide vision and strategic direction across all areas of the Australian live music sector.

The Live Music Office was established by the Federal Government in partnership with APRA AMCOS to review the impact of policy frameworks on the Australian live music sector. Our scope includes planning, licensing and regulatory policies, as well as cultural, audience and sector development strategies. By encouraging dialogue, we aim to identify solutions which, working with local stakeholders, can be implement to achieve greater opportunities for the live music sector.

With over ten years experience in the Australian live music industry, Damian has worked in booking and logistic roles for festivals including the Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Peats Ridge, Surry Hills Festival and the Newtown Festival. He also runs his own live music services company Elastic Entertainment. Over the years he has handled tour support for Lorde, The Griswolds, Jon Cleary, Thundamentals and The Good Lovelies to name a few.