Home' Special Publications : Gold Guitars 2013 Contents The Gore District Council is
pleased to support the
Sister City relationship with
Tamworth Regional Council
and encourages local
businesses and residents to
foster links with Tamworth.
Proud supporters of the
New Zealand Gold Guitars
Printing & Graphic Design,
A2, Al & AO Posters, Office Supplies,
Monthly Specials, Office Furniture,
Binding & Laminating
The Council is proud to be a sponsor of the
New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards and extends a
warm southern welcome to all visitors & contestants,
especially those who have travelled from out of town
to participate in this well-known event.
MLT Songwriting Seminar
The aim of the Mataura Licensing Trust
Songwriting Seminar is to give
songwriters access to information about
songwriting and the encouragement to
hone their skills.
This is an opportunity of a life time for
all budding songwriters, a chance not to
This seminar brings to you a wealth of
New Zealand Music industry talent all
focused on sharing their craft and talent
with you. Experienced New Zealand
Songwriters will share their knowledge
of the craft of songwriting.
Their presentations may include perfor-
mances and practical songwriting ideas.
Songwriting Industry representatives will
explore such issues as: copyright of new
material, royalties, the recording indus-
try and opportunities for getting new
Arthur Baysting from RIANZ, Anthony
Healey from APRA, recognise that this
seminar plays a pivotal role in providing
fundamental experienced advice in
Past guests include, Mike Chunn,
Wayne Mason, Shona Laing, Don
McGlashan plus representatives from
APRA, RIANZ and Creative NZ.
Goals, dreams and vision pay off
At the tender age of 10,
country music singer
and entertainer Cameron
Clayton had a dream.
He wanted to be big, he wanted to entertain and he wanted
This goal, dream and vision led Cameron to, not only
become an award-winning success, but also led him to take
out the senior category of the New Zealand Gold Guitar
Awards in 2004.
Cameron has also won the New Zealand Entertainer of the
Year award 'multiple times', as well as winning the Trans-
Tasman Entertainer of the Year at just 16 years old.
He attended the Country Music College in Australia where he
was taught important skills from professional country music
artists. From this, he performed all over Australia and New
In 2004 with eight years of experience behind him, Cameron
was among a group of friends to head to Gore from Auckland.
Here, he was to take out the top spot in the senior category of
the awards with his popular gospel song ''Show Me,''. The
song was a hit, and Cameron still gets asked to sing the song
nine years on.
Cameron is a strong believer in striving for success and
making things happen, so when opportunities arise to put
himself out there, he takes them. When he found out about the
Gold Guitar Awards and heard of its prestige, he knew he had
to take his chance at winning.
''It was a huge goal,'' he says.
When it was announced he had won the award after his
faultless performance, he was both excited and emotional.
''I just remember looking hideous while crying on One
News,'' he laughs.
Along with his own pride, Cameron's parents were also
very proud, with Cameron saying they are the most
supportive, loving parents you could ever ask for.
Cameron's father was also a judge for the Awards, which
became one reason of many that in 2010 Cameron himself
stopped performing at the awards and became a judge.
From this, he has had the pleasure of listening to some
'amazing people' perform live.
''I get to see some amazing talent, some amazing young
talent. It's my passion to see people perform live,'' he says.
Cameron also felt it was time to give back to the country
music community, and by judging, it gave other people the
opportunity to vie for the top spot.
''I already had the title, I wanted to give someone else a
chance. I felt I had achieved enough in the event''.
Cameron will also be performing in the 40th Anniversary
concert that takes place on the Friday evening during the
You aren't wealthy until you have
something money can't buy.
~ Garth Brooks
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