Lecture

Zafris Lecture: Pitchfork's Chris Kaskie

Friday / February 22, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Music Business/Management Department presents the 20th annual James G. Zafris Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Chris Kaskie, president of Pitchfork, interviewed by Panos Panay ’94, founder/CEO of Sonicbids. A discussion about innovative strategies for building the artist-fan connection and the entrepreneurial spirit that moves the industry forward, followed by a Q&A. Chris Kaskie and Panos Panay both lead companies on the cutting edge of the new indie-centric, socially influenced music business.

Chris Kaskie is the president of Pitchfork, the award-winning online music magazine the New York Times calls "the mostprominent brand in online music journalism." With more than 4 million unique visitors each month and 500,000 visits each day, Pitchfork has one of the web’s most loyal audiences and is considered one of the world’s most popular, trusted, and influential music publications. Starting in 2004 as Pitchfork's first full-time employee, Kaskie has overseen the company's day-to-day operations, guiding its development and growth—the Pitchfork Music Festivals (Chicago and Paris) and Pitchfork.tv being just two of numerous success stories. Chicago's edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival has been hailed as “one of the best, brightest ideas in Chicago rock history.” Kaskie has also recently led the expansion of Pitchfork's coverage beyond the music world into the world of design and visual culture with Nothing Major and is continuously exploring new ways of reinventing how Pitchfork can push its content forward and reach music fans worldwide. 

Panos Panay ’94 is the founder and CEO of Sonicbids, a social music marketing platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands, and fans. Panos is widely credited for spotting and capitalizing early on three distinct emerging trends in the music business over the last decade: the shift to a primarily online means of marketing, the emergence of an "artistic middle class,” and the shift from a record label-funded industry to a consumer brand-funded music business. Panos is the chair of Berklee's Presidential Advisory Council.     

Admission: 
Free

A Night with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Monday / December 3, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's library and archives opened earlier this year after much anticipation. Join us for an interview with their staff to learn more about the treasures they have, the stories behind their unique collection and how both rock scholars and the general public can take advantage of it.

Admission: 
Free

Networking and Demo Creation Presented by the Career Development Center and the Learning Center

Friday / October 26, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02215

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of networking & networking tips
  • Building & sustaining contacts
  • Demo examples and tips

Also, get tips for the upcoming Connecting Sound and Picture Networking Event November 1-3. Bring your lunch!

Networking and Demo Creation- Monday, October 22, 1pm-2pm & Friday, October 26, 1pm-2pm 150 Mass ave, Media Lab

 

Admission: 
Free

Networking and Demo Creation

Monday / October 22, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02215

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of networking & networking tips
  • Building & sustaining contacts
  • Demo examples and tips

Also, get tips for the upcoming Connecting Sound and Picture Networking Event November 1-3. Bring your lunch!

Networking and Demo Creation- Monday, October 22, 1pm-2pm & Friday, October 26, 1pm-2pm 150 Mass ave, Media Lab

 

Admission: 
Free

Benedetto Guitars- Howard Paul

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Howard Paul will discuss the history of jazz guitar with assistance from Berklee guitar faculty.

Admission: 
Free

Optimal Performance Workshop

Tuesday / October 16, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Workshop on how to achieve optimal performance and manage performance anxiety. A few students will perform and be coached on stage by the presenter.

Admission: 
Free

Nikos Xanthoulis: Ancient Sounds of Greece

Friday / October 5, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event will feature Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis representing the Archeological Institute of America. The lecture includes scholarly discussion and demonstrations on early Greek musical instruments.

Admission: 
Free

International Collaboration: Indian Film and Pop Music Production

Wednesday / June 13, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Presented by EPD Faculty Member, Kai Turnbull.

Find out how international-Indian collaborations, from George Harrison and Ravi Shankar to Danny Boyle and A.R. Rahman, have resulted in new sounds and directions in popular music and visual media.

Presented by Electronic Production and Design faculty Kai Turnbull.

For more information please see the library website.

Admission: 
Free

ASCAP Day at Berklee Featuring Pat Irwin

Wednesday / April 25, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Film Scoring and Songwriting departments present an ASCAP Day at Berklee interview featuring critically acclaimed composer and songwriter Pat Irwin.

Pat Irwin has composed the scores for numerous independent films and cartoons, including Class of 300, the Emmy Award–winning series with Andre 3000 on the Cartoon Network, the classic Rocko's Modern Life on Nickelodeon, and the boundary-pushing ABC/Disney show Pepper Ann as well as SpongeBob SquarePants. Irwin has written music for such cutting-edge films as Bam Bam and Celeste, written, directed, and starring Margaret Cho; But I'm a Cheerleader; and My New Gun, starring Diane Lane and written and directed by Stacy Cochran. Irwin was a central figure in the New York "No Wave" era and played with both the Raybeats and Eight Eyed Spy. He later joined the B52s and recorded and performed with the band for 18 years. He most recently scored HBO's Bored to Death.

Admission: 
Free

The Music and Culture of Bollywood and Beyond III

Wednesday / February 8, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Bollywood III

What do you think of when you hear the word Bollywood? High energy choreography and eye catching sets and costumes? Hindi love songs and epically long films? Or maybe the only Indian film you can think of is Slumdog Millionaire?

The Indian film industry produces more movies and sells more tickets than any other movie industry, with revenues second only to those of the U.S. film industry, and its distinctive musical sounds have been popping up in American popular music and around the globe. 

Join us for a continued discussion and analysis of classic and modern Indian films, lead by faculty members Rekha Menon and Kai Turnbull.

Admission: 
Free

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