John Wardle: has a background in live music policy across the three tiers of government and is a working musician and music teacher. John has played a strategic role in liquor law reforms across a number of states, including changes to the NSW Place of Public Entertainment (PoPE) laws and the NSW Building Code of Australia.In 2013, John was appointed Chair of the City of Sydney’s Live Music and Performance Taskforce and joined the Live Music Office as it was established in July 2013. John works closely with state and local governments across Australia to develop live music policy for built environment and cultural policy frameworks. Damian Cunningham: has more than twelve years’ experience in the Australian live music industry. He has worked as a booking agent, tour manager and in logistics for artists and 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 and The Good Lovelies.