Damian Cunningham

Audience and Sector Development Director, Live Music Office

Damian’s background is across all aspects of the live music and touring industry with over twelve years’ experience in the Australian music industry. He has a strong focus on the business aspects of the live performance industry with broad knowledge in booking venues & music festivals, touring domestic and international artists, ticketing, marketing and promotion, e-commerce and new technologies.

As Sector and Audience Development Director for the Live Music Office, he works across the live industry and government developing and delivering strategies and projects to enhance opportunities for artists, businesses and audiences across all areas of Australia

Damian has worked as a booking agent and in logistics 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, A Tribe Called Red, Jon Cleary and The Good Lovelies.

My Sessions

Out Of Home: Exploring Non-Traditional Event Spaces

EMC Forum: (ivy Penthouse) - Building 2 Level 5

With the availability of traditional ‘club’ venues on the decline, promoters are increasingly looking towards non-traditional spaces to hold events. Whether it’s to exist outside the lockout zone, or to create a unique music experience for your audience, the process for operating in a non-licensed venue is challenging one. This panel brings together industry experts […]


Lights + Music: Exploring Live Show Creation

EMC PRO Theatre: (ivy Sunroom) - Building 1, Level 3

From gold masks to infinity prisms, the live show has taken on new meaning in recent years. This panel will examine what makes a great live show, the creative process between artists and creators and explore the relationship between art and music in the live show context.