National Live Music Coordinator for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA appointed - MusicNSW

The Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced that live music advocate and policy consultant Dr Ianto Ware has been appointed as the new National Live Music Coordinator for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA.

“The 2012 Federal Budget provided additional funding to the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA music export program which will help contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters develop from local to global stages,” the Minister said.

Dr Ware comes from a non-for-profit background, and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to supporting artists and venues, plus was also a former CEO of Renew Adelaide and founding director of Format Adelaide.

“Live music has been a hugely positive influence in my life. I’m absolutely thrilled to take on a job that will allow me to give back to the Australian local music scene,” Dr Ware said.

In the National Live Music Coordinator role Dr Ware will help ensure our live music scene continues to thrive and contribute to the success of artists for export.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities.

For more information on SOUNDS Australia head here.