Being a freelance
makes things very flexible. There is no such thing as a
9 to 5 job for Stuart and since 1980 he has been
involved in many different activities. He also knows that
in a changing world you have to adapt by being flexible. "It's like spinning
plates. You have to have fingers in other pies as some
'plates' spin better than others at any one time," he
Hotdisc Limited is Stuart's company formed in 1998 to
produce monthly country music CDs for the radio
industry. Over 220 releases later it is still going
strong and the brand has developed. The Hotdisc chart
shows are now syndicated all over the world and the Top
40 is published in the best country music magazines in the
UK, including "Up Country" which devotes a two page
spread each month to Hotdisc. There is also a weekly one
hour TV programme thrice-weekly on Sky TV Channel 389
(also Freesat 516 and FreeView 87) devoted to the
Hotdisc Top 20 which is enjoying a large following
throughout the UK.
The company produces CDs and DVDs for clients while StuMedia, which Stuart started in 2014, produces Television
programmes and clips for corporate companies as well as
providing footage for media outlets including ITV Border,
Scottish Rugby TV, Sky TV
and BBC Television.
Stuart's voice can be found on many TV and radio
programmes as narrator and voice-over artist, and is
hired for corporate work.
The Stuart Cameron Music Quiz is another project which
has proved successful. He produces
bespoke as well as off-the-shelf quizzes which
take the hard work out of putting on these kind of
events for organisers.
is a relatively new venture, giving families the opportunity to have something
professional and lasting to treasure for a long time.
Stuart will meet a family and then arrange to interview
an older relative, capturing their memories either on
video as a TV programme, or on CD as an audio show.
The TV version mixes in photographs from the
subject's past, and the end result is a DVD families
can cherish and hand down over the years. "It gives
ordinary people, who often have extraordinary lives and
amazing stories to tell, the opportunity to talk about
them," Stuart explains.
With the online world opening up beyond recognition,
video is such an important tool for companies these
days. Stuart is picking up a lot of commissions from
people wanting to have quality but cost-effective videos
made to promote anything from Chinese Restaurants to
covering sports events and music videos. The sky really
is the limit in terms of the subject and Stuart welcomes