Chris Kirby (NFLD)
If you’re into east coast music, chances are you’ve heard a Chris Kirby song or production
lately. The Norris Arm, NL native has songs on recent records by Matt Andersen, The Once, Tim
Chaisson, The East Pointers, and much more. His song work in 2016 earned Kirby the
inaugural MusicNL Ron Hynes Songwriter of the Year award.
Chris has recently been nominated with co-writers The Once for International Folk Alliance
Song of the Year award for The Once’s song “We Are Love”. Kirby’s co-write with Matt
Andersen, “Honest Man”, was ranked #52 on the CBC Radio 2 top 100 songs of 2016.
In this class, Chris will focus on:
• Simple rules of strong songwriting
• Who’s gonna sing it – you, your cowriter, or someone else?
• Writing from a title
• Business of songwriting (Royalties, etc) *this one would be a small section