The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards ‘Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music’

Mary Lopez AM, was presented the Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Service To Australian Music at the 2012 APRA Music Awards.

The recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music is chosen by APRA’s Board of Writer and Publisher Directors for their contribution in shaping and developing the Australian music landscape.The Award is named after Ted Albert, whose company Albert Productions, released records by The Easybeats, AC/DC and John Paul Young and has been bestowed upon some of Australia’s most respected music heavyweights including Don Burrows, Paul Kelly, Slim Dusty, Denis Handlin AM, Triple J, Bill Armstrong, Michael Chugg and the late Jimmy Little.

Mary’s passion for promoting and nurturing young people, no matter what their circumstances, continues to shine through after 30 years in the industry. She has been responsible for more than 60 significant productions and helped identify and launch the careers of some of Australian music’s best known performers. The award also recognises Mary’s ongoing work with the Talent Development Project, of which she is Founder, Artistic Director and CEO.

TDP Graduate, Felicity Urquhart presented Mary with her award at the 2012 APRA Music Awards on Monday 28th of May, 2012.

  • Dawn Fraser AO

    "Mary's given more young Australian performers a chance to shine than any other Australian I know"

  • Paula Duncan

    “I consider Mary Lopez one of the true talent discoverers. She has found and established some of the great talents of Australia, including Human Nature"


    "Mary Lopez is a wonderful Australian and a generous giver"
  • John Williamson, Country Singer

    "Mary loves Australia and this love shines through in everything she does"

  • Father Chris Riley

    "In the words of Batchelor Girl – Mary encourages and gives our kids ‘permission to shine’"

  • Human Nature

    “Mary believed in us … she nurtured us, developed our talent. She’s always there for us and we’ll always be there for her.”

  • Contact Details

    Mary Lopez AM

    Entertainment and Talent Director
    TDP Artistic Director and CEO
    Emeritus Director Schools Spectacular

    p: +61 (0)2 9954 5540



    "Mary Lopez is one of the most professional, dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic people I have ever met"
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