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QMusic Announces 2020 winner of the Carol Lloyd Award

Brisbane local, HOPE D has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Carol Lloyd Award, presented by QMusic and proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.

The Carol Lloyd Award honours the contribution the late Carol Lloyd made to the Queensland music scene and awards $15,000 to support an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter Queensland musicians to record a full-length album or record and tour an EP. 

Hope D has taken out the 2020 award over finalists Clea, Dana, Felivand and MiCCY, and highly commended artists Eleea and Mayah.

“Being recognised as a recipient for such an important award means that I have a correlation with the brave, talented and groundbreaking woman that was Carol Lloyd, and the effect that she had on us. Having something like this directed at womxn in the industry is such a huge help as it is quite difficult to make a mark in a predominantly male industry. This means that we can keep being recognised as music makers, and so much more with these greater resources and a brighter spotlight,” said Hope D.

“Congratulations to Hope D who we are extremely proud to honour with this award and help support her rising music career,” said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.

“Hope joins previous winners of the Carol Lloyd Award including Leanne Tennant, Saraha Beck and Georgia Potter (Moreton) whose careers continue to go from strength to strength.”

“The Carol Lloyd Award is an initiative that addresses the gender imbalance in the music industry by providing the means to create new music and does this while also championing Queensland’s emerging femxle-identifying and non-binary singer-songwriters. We are proud to be involved with this career-changing honour and wholeheartedly congratulate Hope D on taking out the award this year,” said Jana Gibson, APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services. 

The Carol Lloyd Award forms part of QMusic’s Womxn in Music program which delivers a suite of events and initiatives, including QMxntorship, which create opportunities for music industry musicians and professionals to upskill, innovate and become future leaders.

Past recipients of the Carol Lloyd Award include Sahara Beck (2019), Leanne Tennant (2018) and Georgia Potter (Moreton) (2017). 

The 2020 Award is presented by QMusic, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.

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Message From Hope D

“Being recognised as a recipient for such an important award means that I have a correlation with the brave, talented and groundbreaking woman that was Carol Lloyd, and the effect that she had on us. Having something like this directed at womxn in the industry is such a huge help as it is quite difficult to make a mark in a predominantly male industry. This means that we can keep being recognised as music makers, and so much more with these greater resources and a brighter spotlight."

“Congratulations to Hope D who we are extremely proud to honour with this award and help support her rising music career,” said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.

“Hope joins previous winners of the Carol Lloyd Award including Leanne Tennant, Saraha Beck and Georgia Potter (Moreton) whose careers continue to go from strength to strength.”

“The Carol Lloyd Award is an initiative that addresses the gender imbalance in the music industry by providing the means to create new music and does this while also championing Queensland’s emerging femxle-identifying and non-binary singer-songwriters. We are proud to be involved with this career-changing honour and wholeheartedly congratulate Hope D on taking out the award this year,” said Jana Gibson, APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services. 

The Carol Lloyd Award forms part of QMusic’s Womxn in Music program which delivers a suite of events and initiatives, including QMxntorship, which create opportunities for music industry musicians and professionals to upskill, innovate and become future leaders.

Past recipients of the Carol Lloyd Award include Sahara Beck (2019), Leanne Tennant (2018) and Georgia Potter (Moreton) (2017). 

The 2020 Award is presented by QMusic, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.

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2020 Finalists

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The Carol Lloyd Award is a QMusic Womxn In Music initiative, presented by QMusic with support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.