G Flip ‘stoked’ to pocket Levi’s $30K Music Prize
After a breakout 2019, G Flip has been awarded the 2019 Levi’s Music Prize.
The singer-songwriter and instrumentalist pocketed the prize after a decision by a panel of international judges.
She takes home a $25,000 cash prize and $5,000 in travel from Stage and Screen.
First awarded in 2017, the prize is awarded to four Australian and New Zealand artists each year, providing opportunities for acts who’ve showcased at BIGSOUND.
Administered by QMusic and Sounds Australia, its the most significant monetary prize pool available to musicians in Australia.
“Congratulations to G Flip for being awarded the $30,000 Levi’s® Music Prize,” said Angela Samut, QMusic CEO and BIGSOUND executive producer.
“We’ve had the pleasure of watching Georgia make strides on the Australian and international festival and touring circuits achieving remarkable growth and building a strong community. This prize will help in advancing her work globally.”
G Flip, aka. Georgia Flipo, is set to use the funds to build global relationships with dedicated writing trips to London and Los Angeles.
“I’m so stoked, the money will go to getting my little arse around the world to write for myself and for other artists,” said G Flip, accepting the prize.
“Thank you so much Levi’s®, thank you Stage and Screen, and thank you for supporting Australian music. It’s so brilliant that you do this and I thank you so much.”
“G Flip is one of the most multitalented artists that’s been involved in the Levi’s Music Prize program, she’s such a talented producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter,” said Levi’s Australia head of marketing, Trent Bos.
“We’re so stoked to be able to contribute to the wave of momentum that G Flip already has and see where the Levi’s® Music Prize can help take her in the coming months and years ahead.”
G Flip released her debut album in 2019, About Us, and its release led to three ARIA nominations.
“We believe that getting Georgia into the room and in the company of other hit songwriters gives us an opportunity to make more direct artist to artist connections and also opens the doors for features and writing for other artists,” said G Flip’s manager Dan Zilber (Future Classic).
“G’s songwriting ability, efficiency in the room and warm nature make her an incredibly successful collaborator.”
G Flip’s music has racked up 62 million streams to date.
She joins previous winners including Gordon Koang, Ecca Vandal, The Teskey Brothers, Amyl & The Sniffers, Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie and Emerson Snowe.
Applications are now open for Round 3 2019/20 to Australian and New Zealand acts who have performed at BIGSOUND between 2015 and 2019.