Experienced New Zealand songwriters share their knowledge of the music industry and the craft of songwriting. Presentations may include performances, practical songwriting ideas and explore issues such as copyright of new material, royalties, the recording industry and opportunities for getting new material heard.

This year's line-up includes: 

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.

The MLT Songwriting Seminar is proudly presented by the New Zealand Songwriters' Trust.

Where: Heartland Hotel Croydon, Waimea Street, Gore

When: Thursday 3 June 2021, 10.00am - 2.30pm



Adult $30

Children $15


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Bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and juice available.

Proudly bought to you with the support of Mataura Licencing Trust, APRA NZ and NZ Songwriters Trust.