News July 8, 2020

Applications open for QMusic’s $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award grant

Applications open for QMusic’s $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award grant

The legacy of Queensland rocker Carol Lloyd continues to be felt through the awarding of a $15,000 recording grant in her honour, thanks to .

Queensland’s peak music body is the new home for the Carol Lloyd Award, which has been awarded to an emerging singer-songwriter who identifies as a womxn since 2016.

As mentioned, the winner will receive $15K, to be used towards recording a full-length record, or to record and tour an EP. The award was started by Queensland Music Festival in 2016.

Lloyd broke into the scene in the 70s with Railroad Gin, and would go on to record several number one hits, as well as signing the first worldwide EMI International publishing contract of any Australian artist.

Her songs would go on to be published in 27 countries. She passed away in 2017.

“QMusic is thrilled to bring the Carol Lloyd Award in as part of our Womxn in Music program, which aims to provide greater opportunities for womxn working in our industry across Queensland,” said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.

“It is in the spirit of Carol’s legacy that we will help build stronger careers and make future fierce leaders.”

Past recipients of the award in her honour have been Sahara Beck (2019), Leanne Tennant (2018) and Georgia Potter (Moreton) (2017).

Lloyd’s wife Annie Haydon is part of the organising team, while a panel of esteemed industry professionals will judge the applications to announce a winner in late October. Applications are open now and will close at 11:59pm on Monday, September 7.

“Carol would be so proud of this award, especially the amount of support it will offer a female musician to make their mark.”

QMusic’s Womxn In Music program aims to create opportunities for industry professionals to upskill, innovate and become future leaders.

QMusic also announced recently it is now working closely with the Queensland Government to find new ways to support the state’s live music sector through the pandemic and pending recovery.

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