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Nouveau Basics Workshop: From Pen to Production to Published

Publié par
Jean Surette

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Music•Musique NB was happy to inaugurate a new info-series called Nouveau Basics at Festival (506) in Moncton during Festival (506). This ongoing initiative will be developed throughout the year and will be delivered through our events and website.

Music•Musicque NB était heureux d’inaugurer une nouvelle série de conférences intitulée Nouveau Basics au Festival (506) à Moncton. Cette initiative sera développée et offerte au cours de l’année par le biais de nos évènements et notre site Internet.

***presented in English****

November 28th

3:00 PM

Music•Musique NB Office (Aberdeen Cultural Centre)
140 Botsford st, room no. 9




Songwriting | Recording | Producing | Public Domain vs. Licensing             

    A - Distribution | Publishing | Songwriting


From Pen to Production to Published
Working all the angles on songwriting

Songwriter Kalem Mahoney and Producer Mark Neary speak frankly about the craft and completion using new ideas and current trends in production. Discussion about film, tv and online publishing avenues from two in-demand creators and musicians; active on the Newfoundland scene. With many credits to list, Mahoney has co-penned 3 songs on multi-platinum Great Big Sea albums, as well as episodes of Republic of Doyle and other documentaries. Neary produced The Once’s Juno nominated project along with a host of film and tv sound engineering. Bring your tunes, guitars and questions for this grassroots dissection of songs and the songwriting industry.

Both Kalem Mahoney and Mark Neary are members of The Monday Nights.



Their debut cd became the sound track for the streetscapes of St. John's, Newfoundland. Every track without exception featured on the wildly successful CBC program Republic of Doyle; which wrapped after 6 seasons, and is syndicated in US markets. The Monday Nights were the fusion of film, theatre, composition and cavalierism. Five musicians who had been in the music scene and trying to escape it for two decades. In the corners of The Ship Pub they became new again. The rhythm section is Mark Neary and Elliot Dicks from The Novaks, keys is Grant King; Brad Power on guitars. Front man Mahoney is the primary songwriter; penning music for a new CBC doc "Ice, Seals and Men" and producing for the film "We Were Wolves" which debuted at TIFF this year. Tours in Dubai, ON and NL, slots with The Sadies and The Wallflowers have peppered their year. Nothing makes us ache like a Monday Night in St. John’s.