Apply for this: Josh Pyke Partnership is open

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018

We are very excited to once again partner with singer-songwriter/mentoring legend Josh Pyke to offer the Josh Pyke Partnership.

Now in its fifth year, the partnership will once again be awarding a talented Australian musician with a $7,500 grant to kick-start their music career. In addition to the financial reward, the winning artist will receive mentorship from Josh himself and a meeting with industry pros Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music).

The partnership will allow the winning artist to establish and execute a business plan, which will support the progression of their music career.

"I'm extremely excited to announce the JP Partnership will be returning this year! APRA AMCOS has generously partnered up with me again, and we will be awarding $7,500 and mentorship to the winner. Get your entries in ASAP! Looking forward to hearing some exciting new music," says Josh.

Winners are in good company with 2016's recipient Alex Lahey going on to blaze an exciting career. Last year's recipient, Angie McMahon, has gone from strength to strength since receiving the award. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter has gone on to play at some amazing festivals including Secret Garden, Laneway and NYE On The Hill. Coming up in 2018 she’s set to open for industry heavy weights Angus & Julia Stone and Alanis Morisette. "This prize had a huge effect on my year because it meant I could pursue the professional goals I'd set for myself," says Angie. "The vote of confidence from Josh Pyke and APRA helped people believe in my music, which is very powerful, and I've been busy pursuing opportunities since receiving the prize. It felt like I'd been passed the relay baton, and then I was off and running."

To enter, applicants must not be signed to a recording or publishing company and must submit a business plan outlining how they would use the grant. Entries are now open and will close at 5PM AEDT on 31 March 2018 with the winner being announced 8 June 2018.

For more information on how to enter, head to the Josh Pyke Partnership site

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