2018 JP Partnership

For the fifth year running APRA AMCOS have teamed up with beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Josh Pyke to deliver the 2018 JP Partnership, awarding one lucky musician invaluable mentorship plus a $7500 grant to help develop their career.

The winner will receive game-changing guidance from Josh Pyke, Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music), helping them execute a business plan that will support the progression of their 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 $7500 and mentorship to the winner. Get your entries in ASAP! Looking forward to hearing some exciting new music,” Pyke said.

Last year’s winner Angie McMahon enjoyed a hugely successful 2017, capitalizing on the opportunities awarded her by the prize.  Since winning she’s played at BIGSOUND and Laneway Festivals and will open for Angus & Julia Stone in 2018.

“This prize had a huge effect on my year because it meant I could pursue the professional goals I’d set for myself,” she said.

“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 be eligible you must be an Australian citizen under the age of 35 and not currently be signed to a recording or publishing company. Applicants must submit a business plan outlining how they would use the $7500 grant.

Entries are now open and will close at 5PM AEDT on March 31 with the winner being announced 8 June.

For more information on how to enter, head here.

Published: 28 Jan 2018 by QMusic Newsdesk