LINDY MORRISON OAM TO RECEIVE TED ALBERT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO AUSTRALIAN MUSIC
LINDY MORRISON OAM, drummer with the Go-Betweens, community musician and welfare advocate, will receive the prestigious TED ALBERT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO AUSTRALIAN MUSIC at the 2014 APRA Music Awards on Monday 23 June at Brisbane City Hall.
The Ted Albert Award recognises Lindy’s outstanding achievements as a performer, and her advocacy work for musicians. She was also recognised for these contributions with an Order of Australia Medal in 2013.
Lindy is the National Welfare Coordinator of Support Act Limited, the music industry's own charity. Amongst her many community music projects she is musical director of community band The Junction House Band.
She has sat on the board of Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for 20 years, striving constantly to get a better deal for Australian recording artists. Her work includes advocating for copyright law reform, and she teaches copyright at Sydney Institute Music. Lindy is also author of the short workbook and video “Australian Women in Rock and Pop Music”.
As an integral member of the Go-Betweens, Lindy was part of one of Australia’s most artistically successful and influential rock groups of the '80s. APRA AMCOS and one hundred music industry figures included their song Cattle and Cane in the Top 30 Australian Songs of All Time list in 2001. Their hit Streets of your Town received the most commercial success reaching #16 on US rock stations and peaking in the top 100 of the UK and Australian Charts.
Speaking of the Ted Albert Award, Lindy said, “I am grateful to receive this award from APRA AMCOS, as I have long been an admirer of Albert’s - a music company supporting the finest Australian songwriters and musicians. To be acknowledged for my contribution is a great honour, because I love my work with the music industry’s own charity Support Act, playing music, teaching and working towards copyright law reform.”
Go-Betweens co-founder Robert Forster welcomed the news, saying, 'She’s a great drummer. And when a good deed is done in the music industry, Lindy Morrison's name is usually attached.'
The APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors decide the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. Previous recipients include Paul Kelly, Mary Lopez and The Seekers.
BRIAN NANKERVIS will host the 2014 APRA Music Awards. A writer and producer in his own right, Brian is also co-host of the award winning SBS music trivia show, RocKwiz. The life-long music fan will make his debut as APRA Music Awards host.
The nominees for the 2014 APRA Music Awards will be announced on Thursday 29 May.
2014 APRA Music Awards
Monday 23 June | Brisbane City Hall | Brisbane
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