Gold Guitars new prize
Winning a prize at the New Zealand Gold Guitars is a great boost for a performer’s career, but this year the overall winner will get an extra boost.
Riversdale singer and former winner Kayla Mahon has put together a $15,000 prize package for this year’s winning performer that will lead to them recording and releasing a single, making a music video, performing at festivals and receiving marketing and mentoring support.
‘‘I wanted to help the Gold Guitars in some way because it has helped me so much.
‘‘This package will help with the prestige of the event.’’
Mahon has used her contacts in the music industry to put the package together.
Her Nashville-based producer will produce the winner’s new single, Sarah Perriam of Perriam Media & Entertainment Group will provide support and advice and the winner will also attend the DAD Sheep Station Songwriter’s retreat in Australia.
Mahon hoped the new prize would bring some new entries to the competition.
‘‘It takes connections to get to where you want to be and making those connections can take years.
‘‘This package will give someone a great start, I wish I could have won something like this when I was there, it would have been a dream come true.’’
The New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards will be held on June 2-4 at the Gore Town and Country Club stadium in Gore.
Kayla Mahon has put together a prize package.