Music Grant Celebrates Local St Albans Talent

Jessie Lloyd and Lydia Fairhall are two of more than 50 music industry representatives across the state to be recognised in the latest round of funding through the Andrews Labor Government’s Music Works program.

Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP today announced that Lydia Fairhall has received a $10,000 grant to record, produce, launch and market the debut album of her band Tigerlilly. Furthermore, Jessie Lloyd has received a $15,000 grant to record, mix and master the next Mission Songs Project album.

Part of the Labor Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative, the Music Works Grants program provides support to Victorian musicians, music industry professionals and industry organisations to create, develop and showcase Victorian contemporary music to audiences at home and abroad.

Overall the latest round has provided grants totalling $550,000 to support music projects ranging from the recording of new albums to the creation of music videos, regional, national and international tours, skills development projects, music marketing campaigns and attendance at key international music events.

This grant puts Jessie Lloyd and Lydia Fairhall alongside Victorian names such as Gotye, Meg Mac, Briggs, Tash Sultana and Dan Sultan who are previous recipients of Victorian Government music grants.

The next round of Music Works Grants closes in February 2018 for projects commencing from 1 June 2018. For program details and to see a full list of the latest Music Works recipients, visit creative.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Natalie Suleyman MP, State Member for St Albans

“Congratulations to Jessie Lloyd and Lydia Fairhall. This project will take their music and career to the next level.”

 “St Albans has a vibrant music community and the Andrews Labor Government is proud to invest in our music industry at all levels.”

“Whether you make music, you work behind the scenes or are passionate about our music history, I encourage you to find out more about the Music Works program and how it can help bring your music ideas to life.”

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