A QMusic Womxn In Music Initiative
Congratulations to the 2020 recipient, HOPE D
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 Gehrman, Felivand and MiCCY, and highly commended artists Eleea and Mayah.
"QMusic will continue to work towards narrowing the gender gap in our industry by offering opportunities such as the Carol Lloyd Award and other initiatives that aim for greater gender equality and inclusive growth. Carol Lloyd’s music and her legacy will continue to help build stronger careers and futures and this Award is to acknowledge our industry leaders that have pathed the way and our leaders of tomorrow Congratulations to Hope D who we are extremely proud to honour with this award and help support her rising music career. 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."Angela Samut
"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."Jana Gibson
APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services
The Carol Lloyd Award is a $15,000 grant presented to an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter to either record a full-length album or record and tour an EP.
The Carol Lloyd Award forms part of QMusic’s Womxn in Music program, which delivers a suite of events and initiatives, including QMxntorship, to create opportunities for music industry professionals to upskill, innovate and become future leaders.
The Carol Lloyd Award honours the contribution the late Carol Lloyd made to the Queensland music scene, including through bands Railroad Gin and Carol Lloyd Band, as well as her support for women to be offered more opportunities and benefits in the very male-dominated industry.
Carol Lloyd made a significant impact on the Australian and international music industry with several number one hits and the first worldwide EMI International publishing contract issued to any artist in Australia. Carol’s songs were published in 27 countries, with her first album, A Matter of Time racing up to number one in three weeks, and her second, Mother was Asleep charting at number one or in the top three in Germany, France, Japan, Holland and Indonesia.
Previous recipients include Sahara Beck (2019), Leanne Tennant (2018) and Moreton (2017).
Carol’s wife, Annie Haydon is part of the team bestowing this award to a Queensland musician.
“Carol would be so proud of this award, especially the amount of support it will offer a female musician to make their mark”
- Annie Haydon
QMusic is the new home for the Carol Lloyd Award supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.
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