Lecture

We Are the World: Social Entrepreneurship with George Howard

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
George Howard
Have you ever wondered if you could gauge the success of your career or business not based on profit and return but based on a positive return to society? Do you have big dreams of carving out a niche in the music industry for a model built on pursuing innovative solutions to social problems? If so, you might be a social entrepreneur!
 
Come learn more about what that means and how to leverage the tools of entrepreneurship for a better world in this lecture with Berklee faculty member George Howard, sponsored by the Stan Getz Library.
 
Howard is an associate professor of management at Berklee, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, copyright law, and leadership. He is the 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Howard has an MBA and a JD and is the former president of Rykodisc, manager of Carly Simon, and an original cofounder of TuneCore. He advises a range of clients, both inside and outside the entertainment business, on how to integrate technology into strategy in order to increase awareness and revenue. Howard is also a columnist for Forbes and a frequent contributor to the New York Times

 

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Insights in Sound: Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives and Learning

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dr. David Baker
Chi Kim
Presented by the Stan Getz Library and the Music Therapy Department, special guest David Baker of the University of London will share information about the longstanding traditions of blind musicianship across the world and the life experiences of today's visually impaired musicians. Following Baker’s presentation, Berklee faculty member Chi Kim will briefly describe the Assistive Music Technology Program for Visually Impaired Students at Berklee.
 
Baker has a bachelor's from University College, Cardiff and a master's of music and a doctoral degree from Reading University. He is a trumpeter and associate of the Royal College of Music, London. His recent pursuits have embraced research into musicians' life histories, visual impairment and music making, music service provision, conceptions of musical ability in primary school, and playing by ear. Baker has published articles in journals such as the British Journal of Music Education and the International Journal of Music Education. He currently works as a visiting research associate in the Department of Culture, Communication, and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London.
 
Kim has a bachelor of music degree from Berklee as well as a master of music degree from New York University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Music Therapy Department at Berklee, teaching assistive music technology to students, enabling them to record audio or write scores using computers. 
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock Comes to Berklee

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

 

Robyn Hitchcock, acclaimed indie/alternative singer-songwriter, poet, and artist from England and founder of Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, comes to Berklee on Thursday. He will share songs and thoughts on songwriting, record-making, touring, and the creative process with students in this special one-hour presentation.  All students are welcome. 
 
Admission: 
Free

Hearing Ourselves: Cultural Media Literacy with Special Guest Ukumbwa Sauti

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ukumbwa Sauti
Appropriate or appropriation? Exchange or exaction? Come connect the dots between music lyrics and videos with the cultural content and messaging they send. From pop tunes to the scoring of westerns, war films, and movies that feature indigenous peoples, from Disney to Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, join us as we dive into the subtext of one of our most powerful forms of communication. 
 

Ukumbwa Sauti has been teaching cultural media studies and video production for 14 years. His educational focus, research, and activism has centered around the social implications of televisual, cinematic, and advertising narratives, looking deeply into issues of culture (both indigenous and modern), race and nation, gender, sexual orientation, politics, the environment, and climate change. Sauti has authored and contributed to a number of blogs. He holds a master's degree in education and has taught courses related to racial justice, cultural media literacy, and television and video production for Boston University and New England Institute of Art.

 

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Bertis Downs

Thursday / February 19, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bertis Downs
Bertis Downs, R.E.M. manager, lawyer, and educator

The BerkleeICE Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series continues with R.E.M manager Bertis Downs. 

Downs graduated from Davidson College with a degree in law and went on to establish a course in entertainment law at the University of Georgia School of Law. He represented R.E.M throughout their storied career and continues to represent the band members since their disbandment in 2011.

He is an active speaker at legal, education, and music industry conferences and is on the front line of the fight against increased corporatization of public schools. His main professional interest lies in changing the legal and business landscape in the digital age of ubiquity.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Rich Goodstone

Thursday / December 11, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Rich Goodstone photo

BerkleeICE hosts Rich Goodstone for the next installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series. Goodstone is the cofounder of Superfly, a company responsible for landmark music festivals, global gaming competitions, and cutting-edge interactive campaigns. 

Goodstone, along with Superfly’s other partners, has been a prime force in the creation of some of the most groundbreaking and iconic festival brands in the world, including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which Rolling Stone praised as "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and roll"; Outside Lands, a 75,000 person festival and the first major ticketed event in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park; and the Life is Good Festival, a first-of-its-kind, family-oriented music and arts festival and fundraiser.

Admission: 
Free

BerkleeICE at The Library of Congress

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress Montpelier Room, Madison Building
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C.
United States
20540
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Music, Technology, and the Entrepreneur

What is the individual entrepreneur’s role in an ever-changing music industry?

BerkleeICE’s Panos Panay gives a keynote address and moderates a panel at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on the changing climate of the music industry and how the entrepreneur fits into this evolving story.

Joining the conversation along with Panay will be Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne; Berklee graduates and managers for pop artist Betty Who, Ethan Shiff and Nathan Susi; and Berklee Global Entertainment and Music Business graduate program director Emilien Moyon.

The Secrets of Self-Promotion with Chrissy Tignor-Fisher and Tom Fisher

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chrissy Tignor Fisher
Tom Fisher

Presented by the Stan Getz Library, this talk by Berklee contemporary writing and production assistant professor Chrissy Tignor-Fisher and music industry professional Tom Fisher will cover self-promotion in the current international music industry.  Come learn how to best present yourself to potential employers with tips and tricks to make yourself and your talents an undeniable asset.

Vocalist Chrissy Tignor-Fisher is a producer, songwriter, and recording engineer with a super-synthy pop style fused with EDM and hip-hop influences. She got her start in 2004, studying music production and technology at the Hartt School of Music, and then moved on to the master's course in audio production at the University of Westminster in London. She has engineered in such studios as Tin Pan Alley Studio, The Canvas Room, Jamspot Studios, Sanctum Sound, and Eastcote Studios and has worked with production companies and artists such as Good Old War, Bastille, Choppa Dunks, Notting Hill Music, and The Franks. Tignor-Fisher currently lives and works in Boston at Sanctum Sound Recording Studios and is a full-time faculty member at Berklee. 

Tom Fisher has over six years of experience of working in music in London and has developed business acumen across a large sector of the industry. He has recently worked for record labels, performing rights societies, music libraries, publishers, and music venues as well as freelanced on various music projects.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Diane Hessan

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Diane Hessan

Diane Hessan, one of Boston's most respected and award-winning entrepreneurs, joins Panos Panay for a discussion focusing on her experiences as the founder of a leading consumer collaboration agency, Communispace, and how her most recent venture as CEO of The Startup Institute helps students to accelerate their career.

 

Diane Hessan

As the founder and CEO of Communispace, Diane Hessan led 500+ employees in building and managing the nearly 700 private communities the company has created for a premier list of over 200 global corporations. Hessan is now the CEO of The Startup Institute—the no. 1 career accelerator, helping individuals gain the skills, mindset, and network to succeed in jobs at startups. The company's primary objective is to align passion with profession, and usher students into a life they love.

Hessan has spent her 35-year career helping companies become customer-focused—both as a business executive, and as co-author of the book Customer-Centered Growth: Five Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage. The book was a Business Week best-seller and was published in 11 languages.  

She has received many honors for her leadership, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (National Finalist), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, Boston Business Journal's Most Admired CEO and the Boston Chamber Pinnacle Award. Recently, the Boston Globe listed her as no. 3 on its Top Women in Technology List, and Communispace was listed as one of 25 Top Places to Work in Boston. In 2014, Hessan was again named to the Boston Business Journal's Power 50 Most Influential Bostonians.

Admission: 
Free

Landing Sponsorships and Endorsement Deals

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Ravi, a performer on Letterman, Leno, Saturday Night Live, etc., and a lecturer on Music Business at NAMM, will present a workshop on sponsorships and endorsement deals. Topics will include finding the right match in sponsors and secure desirable artist endorsement deals; structuring an effective marketing proposal; and hits and misses from his career.

http://heyravi.com/

 

Admission: 
Free

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