MORE EVENTS presented by the NZ Songwriter's Trust

Celebrating 40 Years
Wednesday 2 June 2021, 7.00pm
Jessie's Room - Longford Function Centre,
Hamilton Street, Gore

This event is celebrating 40 years since the inaugural MLT Songwriting Award in 1980. The New Zealand Songwriters' Trust has enjoyed a long relationship with the Mataura Licensing Trust who have supported this award since its inception. This is a night to relax and enjoy good company while celebrating our past winners as they perform live.

Special guest artists for the evening include: Jeff Rea, Jenny Mitchell, Mal McCallum, Kaylee Bell, Allan Barron, Peter Cairns and Phil Corfield.

Admission: $20 + booking fee  or two for $30 + booking fee
Tickets on sale now at 
Complimentary bubble on arrival. Nibbles provided.  Cash bar available.
MLT Songwriting Seminar
Thursday 3 June 2021, 10.00am - 2.30pm
Heartland Hotel Croydon,
Waimea Street, Gore

Award winning singer/songwriter Kaylee Bell will be presenting at the seminar for the first time. Her experience in NZ, Australia and in Nashville will be worth hearing as she discusses the structure of country songs, melody and hooks and the importance of co-writing.

Jenny Mitchell, an award winning songwriter/storyteller based in Dunedin is also thrilled to be presenting at the seminar for the first time. Her unique writing style paints vivid pictures of landscapes, experiences and people, through the vessel of simple folk/country melodies. Jenny will be sharing her best songwriting tips on how to craft story-centric songs. 

Join APRA AMCOS’ Head of NZ Operations Ant Healey for a relaxed discussion about music rights, copyright, royalties and the business end of songwriting.

Admission: Adult $30,  Student $15
Bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and juice provided. 
To attend please register here. Admission fee to be paid on the day.
Friday 4 June 2021, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Eastern Southland Gallery, Hokonui Drive, Gore
It’s an exceptional evening — where New Zealand’s finest songwriters share their songs and the stories behind them.​
The New Zealand Songwriters Trust ‘Writer's Night’ has evolved into one of the most intimate and special events of the Festival.​
It’s not to be missed - pure, simple, real life in song.​ Come along to experience the best of New Zealand’s songwriting talent up close over a glass of wine and nibbles.
Admission: Gold coin entry