Apply by 18 April for The Lighthouse Award

Monday, 25 Mar 2019

The Lighthouse Award is a special one, established in memory of Linda Gebar it grants $5,000 to a female Victorian music manager who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity. 

Linda Gebar died tragically in October 2008 soon after the birth of her second child. She was one of the few female managers in the 90s, and worked with The Killjoys, Frente and The Blackeyed Susans. She also booked the Punters Club, worked at PBS FM, had a record label and worked at APRA AMCOS.

Linda was a truly passionate believer in local music and the community that surrounded it, and was a mentor and colleague to many. This memorial award exists to continue Linda’s work, and support a forward-thinking manager who is dedicated to Australian music.

Previous recipients of The Lighthouse Award include Jen Cloher, Bonnie Dalton, Bernadette Ryan, Charlotte Abroms and last year's recipient, Sabrina Robertson.

On her year since winning, Sabrina said, "It's an incredible feeling to have my management work acknowledged this way. For the times I doubted myself and my abilities as a manager, this award is a reminder that there is no set path as managers, and we're making up our own."

"The award money has provided valuable support for international travel, both to the UK for The Great Escape and to South America for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA's trade mission. Additionally, it's helped fund the website hosting of my Victorian music blog Mismatch, and allowed me to continue unofficially mentoring emerging managers and artists."

The Lighthouse Award represents APRA AMCOS’ commitment to addressing the gender imbalance within the music industry and encouraging women to pursue a career in music.

Eligibility criteria and application details here:

Applications close 18 April 2019, and the recipient will be announced in May.

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