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The inaugural Outstanding Woman in Music Award

Recipient Sarah Hamilton is pictured with One of One co-founder Joanna Cameron (photo by Tanya Volt)


This year, Music Victoria is pleased to introduce the Outstanding Woman in Music Award which recognises the achievements of not only musicians but also women behind the scenes, such as industry professionals, management and crew. Our longlist candidates were put forward by members of the public, music industry and Music Victoria members, with the final nominees and winner voted on by the Music Victoria board.


Our nominees were:

ANNA LAVERTY - Music producer. Anna was a featured engineer on the 2019 ABC TV series ‘The Recording Studio’, and recently produced the Milk Records ‘Milk On Milk’ compilation, and albums by Amanda Palmer, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Loose Tooth and Shepparton Airplane.

COCO EKE - Coco is the General Manager of Bad Apples Music, an Aboriginal owned record label whose objective is to nurture Aboriginal excellence. Coco’s experience includes strategic roles within Aboriginal organisations including in the Barunga Festival, Boonwurrung Foundation, Ilbijerri Theatre and The Long Walk Foundation. Coco is also co-founder of non-profit Indigenous organisations Barpirdhila Foundation and Ngarrimili.

CHARLOTTE ABROMS - Charlotte started the Support Act COVID19 facebook fundraiser which raised in excess of $50,000, helped with the early stages of Isol-aid, Created the digital platform Kind Face Creative for online concerts, is the manager of Angie McMahon and Ainslie Wills, and an advocate for mental health in music industry.

EMILY ULMAN - Emily is the programmer and managing director of online festival Isol-Aid. She's also Brunswick Music Festival programmer, a venue booker, musician, and radio presenter for ABC Melbourne.

and the winner was:

SARAH HAMILTON - Sarah is the co-founder (along with Joanna Cameron) and one of the directors (along with Joanna Cameron and Ellen Kirk) of the One of One website which highlights women in the music industry and hosts a very special breakfast event on International Women's day. She also heads up the Australian team for Ditto Music distribution.

We commend these women for their incredible contributions.