Patrick Donovan

CEO, Music Victoria

Patrick Donovan is the CEO of Music Victoria, the chairman of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and singer of band Cowsmuff.

He sits on numerous boards and councils including Arts Industry Council of Victoria and the City of Melbourne Music Committee, is a patron of the Australian Music Prize and a Melbourne Music Prize judge.

He was instrumental in the State Government’s adoption of the Agent of Change Principle to protect music venues, clubs and rehearsal studios from encroaching developers and has presented on ‘’Melbourne Music City’’ at numerous international conferences.

He tour managed Iggy Pop in 1998 and was Chief Music Writer for the Age Newspaper for 12 years, where he started the Sticky Carpet column, started the Age EG Awards (now Age Music Victoria Awards) and the campaign to name a lane after AC/DC.

My Sessions

Night Life: The Future Of Australia’s Night Time Culture

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

There’s no denying Australia’s night time economy has suffered detrimental challenges in recent years. EMC is honoured to bring together an esteemed panel of policy makers, advocates, challengers and artists to discuss the future landscape of Australia at night and what we as the industry can do to foster and support a healthy night time […]