Dr Ianto Ware was appointed to head Sounds Australia’s National Live Music Office in January 2013. He was previously the CEO of Renew Adelaide and the founding director of Format, a not-for-profit arts venue hosting a yearly festival. He also holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and has worked as a librarian, researcher, consultant, and policy advisor on urban renewal, regulatory reform, media and social inclusion. Moreover, he has been playing in bands since 1995, and continued performing, touring and recording on a regular basis up until 2012.
Dr Ianto Ware will be facilitating the inaugural Northern Territory Live Music Summit.