Lecture

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

Wednesday / March 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Dr. Steve Rauch

Dr. Rauch is a physician-scientist specializing in otology. His busy clinical practice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary comprises medical and surgical disorders of hearing and balance, with particular interest in noise injury, Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine-associate dizziness. His wide-ranging research activities are clinically-centered. They include service as principal investigator and study chair of a National Institutes of Health multicenter clinical trial of steroid therapy for sudden deafness, and director of a research team developing new diagnostic tests for Meniere’s disease. 

The breadth of Dr. Rauch’s experience in the science of hearing and the many ways in which it can be compromised by disease and trauma make him an articulate advocate for hearing health, loss prevention, and coping strategies. As an enthusiastic amateur musician and devoted audience member, he is keenly aware of the unique importance of hearing to performers, teachers, and students.

 

Admission: 
Free

Marketing and Social Media with Stephanie Kellar

Wednesday / February 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

By deconstructing Berklee alumni Karmin's branding efforts, marketing strategy, and use of social media, Music Business/Management faculty Stephanie Kellar presents a preliminary look at her marketing case study focusing on the convergence of artistic and business development, as well as best practices in social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO).

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Perform with Confidence

Tuesday / March 26, 2013 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A workshop to help students with enhancing their performance skills or manage performance anxiety. Presenter will speak, using PowerPoint presentation, and students will perform briefly and receive feedback from presenter.

Admission: 
Free

Alison Brown and Garry West: Starting Your Own Label

Friday / December 7, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Banjoist Alison Brown and her bassist and producer Garry West—the husband-and-wife team behind Compass Records—present a lecture on how to start a record label.

Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as an internationally recognized banjoist. A former investment banker (she has a bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA), she toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Michelle Shocked before forming her own group, the Alison Brown Quartet. She has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums, received a Grammy, four Grammy nominations and the Banjo Player of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.   
 
Brown has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered and in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. She was personally requested to play at the inauguration of Harvard’s first female president, Drew Faust, and is the recipient of Irish America magazine’s “Stars of the South Award” for Compass Records’ efforts towards the “cultivation and preservation of Irish music.” In 2011 she was selected by the Mayor of Nashville to serve as the Ambassador of Friendship to initiate a sister city relationship with Kamakura. 
 
Brown is also co-founder of the internationally recognized Compass Records Group which oversees more than 600 releases from the Compass Records, Green Linnet and Mulligan Records catalogs and which has been called by Billboard Magazine “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade.” In addition, she currently serves on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and on the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

Garry West was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending Berklee, he moved to Nashville to play bass behind many major artists such as Delbert McClinton, Patty Loveless, Michelle Shocked, and currently, the Alison Brown Quartet. In addition to his work as a musician and cofounder of the Compass Records Group, West is also a busy producer who has produced projects from Colin Hay, Paul Brady, BeauSoleil and Catie Curtis. West has been featured in Bass Player, Billboard, and Mix, and has spoken at the Harvard Business School, the Darden School of Business, and the University of Colorado.

Admission: 
Free

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

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