The Josh Pyke Partnership is thrilled to announce the winner for 2019 is Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter Eilish Gilligan.
Made possible by Josh Pyke and APRA AMCOS the partnership aims to connect an unsigned musician or band with the exciting opportunity to receive mentorship and funding that will help to grow their career.
“I am so, so humbled, grateful and excited to be the winner of the 2019 JP Partnership. This vote of confidence from Josh Pyke, APRA AMCOS, Wonderlick and Select means a lot to me as an artist, and it also means that I will be able to continue to work towards my musical, artistic and professional goals for 2019, now with the extra guidance of these industry veterans.” – Eilish Gilligan
“The Josh Pyke Partnership assists artists holistically through financial support, alongside creative and business mentoring. It’s an initiative that APRA AMCOS is honoured to be involved in, and we congratulate Eilish on her incredible achievement.” – Jana Gibson (APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services)
Eilish will be awarded a $7500 grant to kick-start her music career. In addition to the financial reward she will also receive valuable insight and mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music).
A message from Josh…
Eilish Gilligan is an artist that has achieved a hell of a lot under her own steam, but it’s the potential in Eilish that’s truly exciting. I’m a huge fan of multi faceted artists, and in 2019, having more than one string to your bow is paramount to having longevity in the creative arts. Eilish is a songwriter but also a gifted technical producer, collaborative songwriter, as well as being the star of her own show. This is what makes for a long and fruitful career. Being not just a “musician,” but a “creative”. Congratulations! I’m super excited to see what you get up to next!
As I said it was a really hard year to judge, so I wanted to give shout outs to the following acts who (in no particular order) deserve an honourable mention for being bloody amazing artists… I’d encourage you all to look them up on the relevant platforms.
Eilish is not only a wonderful songwriter and performer but she also plays a big part in the promotion of our annual Melbourne Guitar Show, as a member of the awesome publicity team at On The Map, so this win is close to our hearts too. Huge congratulations from us to you Eilish.
Previous Partnership Recipients have included:
2018 – Sumner
2017 – Angie McMahon
2016 – Alex Lahey
2015 – Gordi aka Sophie Payten
2014 – Govs aka Josiah Birrell
Find out more about Eilish HERE