Panel

Envisioning 21st Century Business Models: Ethics and the New Music Industry

Thursday / April 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event has been canceled.

This is a private event, open to the Berklee community and invited guests.

A panel of industry experts discuss the role of ethics in the music business. How do we rebuild our industry in a manner that supports sustainable careers for artists and music business professionals without having to sell your soul? Topics include: payola, contracts between artists and labels, rates paid by streaming services to artists, copyright, management/artist relationships, branding and sponsorships, and sexism/ageism in the industry.

Panelists include:

  • Amanda Arrillaga '94, Director of Copyright Administration, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Troy Carter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Atom Factory; Manager, Lady Gaga and others
  • Amanda Palmer, Artist, Musician, and Entrepreneur
  • Jay Sweet, Principal/Cofounder, Sweet & Doggett (Music Consulting and Supervision); Producer, Newport Folk Festival

The Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models series is presented by the Music Business/Management Department and the Professional Education Division.

 

Amanda Arrillaga, Director of Copyright Administration, Sony Music Entertainment, and MB/M Alumna, 1994;

Amanda Arrillaga graduated from Berklee College of Music in December 1994 with a bachelor's in music as a music business major. She immediately moved to New York and in a few months landed her first job in the music industry at legendary Premier Talent Agency, working with veterans Barbara Skydel and Frank Barsalona. Throughout her career Arrillaga has held positions at Loud Records, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and So What Media and Management, and developed a successful visual art career, painting under the professional name, "lola." She is currently director of copyright for RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. 

 

Troy Carter, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Atom Factory and Manager, Roster Includes: Lada Gaga, John Legend;

Troy Carter is an artist manager and the CEO and founder of Atom Factory, a multidimensional management company. His expanding roster of musical innovators includes Lady Gaga, John Legend, Greyson Chance, and Priyanka Chopra. As a brand and corporate strategist, his portfolio of investments and startup endeavors read as a summary of the hottest trends in today’s technology landscape, heralding his uncanny knack for identifying tomorrow’s consumer trends today. 

As Lady Gaga’s manager, Carter—who has worked alongside the likes of Will Smith, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and the late Notorious B.I.G.—has helped cement the pop star’s formidable online presence by cultivating and encouraging the philosophy of “fans first.” Beyond social media, Carter's brand strategy has culminated in Gaga’s continued cultural pervasiveness—both because of the genuine loyalty between Gaga and her fans as well as through creative and compelling partnerships with the likes of MAC, Google, Virgin Mobile, and Zynga.

After founding Atom Factory, Carter has continued his disruptive approach with the creation of various entities. In 2011, he cofounded the Backplane, a Silicon Valley-based startup that redefines social media by allowing celebrities and brands to connect with fans, foster community, and cultivate brand loyalty. The following year, he created A \ IDEA, a product development and branding agency, as well as AF Square, an angel fund and technology consultancy.

 

Amanda Palmer, Artist/Musician/Entrepreneur

Amanda Palmer is an artist, musician, entrepreneur, and social media aficionado among the many titles under which she is known. With more than half a million Twitter followers and a deeply personal blog where she bares her soul, she has one of the most responsive and supportive online fan bases on the internet. Formerly of the punk-cabaret troupe the Dresden Dolls, Palmer’s current band, the Grand Theft Orchestra recently released its second album, Theatre Is Evil.

Passion is what drives Palmer, and her success proves her determination to make a difference not only in her own music, but also in the way that music is created and consumed around the globe. Most notably, she made global headlines with her wildly successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, raising $1.2 million by selling close to 25,000 copies of her new album Theatre is Evil, her first full-length release since 2008, along with assorted premium merchandise and “experiences,” like house parties and other opportunities to interact with her. Her talk, “The Art of Asking”, was a highlight of the recent (and very prestigious) TED Conference. Always wanting to extend above and beyond what is typically expected of a musician, she soars past it in a cacophony of gusto and enthusiasm.

 

Jay Sweet, Principal/Cofounder, Sweet & Doggett; Producer, Newport Folk Festival.

Jay Sweet is a principal and cofounder of Sweet & Doggett, one of the East Coast’s premiere music consulting firms whose clients have included Hasbro, World Wildlife Fund, Fisher Price, OurStage, Daytrotter, and Hear & There Inc.  Known for his enthusiastic understanding of the entertainment industry’s inner workings in relation to marketing, branding, production, touring, licensing/ content acquisition, Sweet has spent the last decade helping corporate America with its music initiatives. Over the last four years Sweet’s biggest project has been rebranding and producing the legendary Newport Folk Festival. 

Before founding Sweet & Doggett, Sweet worked deep within the record and publishing industry as the lead music supervisor for at both the Planetary Group/Fort Point Entertainment and Sugarfoot Productions. where his clients included RCA, eMusic, Fox TV, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, AOL, and Merrill Lynch. 

Sweet is also editor-at-large for the acclaimed national music and culture site PASTE.com, where he has written numerous features and cover stories on the Roots, the Flaming Lips, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, and film director Wes Anderson.

Admission: 
Free

Q-Brew Series: How to Land a Gig at the Red Room

Friday / April 26, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Q-Brew Series

Fresh Prospects Presents:

We will be having an informal Q&A to help walk you through our process but also to answer any questions you might have about playing at the Red Room at Cafe 939 and booking venues in general. We have seen some amazing success stories while identifying and working with some Berklee bands and artists and we want you to be part of the Red Room at Cafe 939 story as well. Bring your demos and your lunch.

About Q-Brew:

Cafe 939 and the Professional Music Department bring you a monthly series about the reality of branding, booking, touring, and producing your band in the now. It's called the Q-Brew series because you have questions and we have answers.

Whether you're a band, solo/duo artist, or a future business and industry person, come and join us and our speakers from various fields in the industry for a heartfelt conversation. We will keep it concise and honest. Come with questions or email them ahead of time to 939booking@berklee.edu with the subject line "Q-Brew questions."

Admission: 
Free

Gender in Music Discussion Series

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Panel discussion with faculty, staff, and students about gender in the music industry.

Admission: 
Free

Gender in Music Discussion Series

Tuesday / February 26, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

A panel discussion with faculty, staff, and students about the impact of gender stereotypes in music.

Admission: 
Free

Live Interview with Joe Lovano Hosted by Steve Schwartz

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is proud to present a new series called BGJI Masters Speak. Based on the Inside the Actors Studio format, acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz will host a series of live and interactive interviews with the BGJI faculty and artists in residence.

Admission: 
Free

Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models

Thursday / April 18, 2013 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This annual event features a panel of speakers from the music industry with daytime activities involving student participation and an evening panel discussion.

Admission: 
Free

Chat with Bass Chair

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Chair meeting with all bass students, featuring clinics from faculty and guest artists including, Lee Sklar, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Robert Trujillo, and Jonas Hellborg.

Admission: 
Free

Tom Jackson: Your Live Show and Your Career

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Music Business/Management Department and the Professional Education Division present The Musician as an Entrepreneur:  How Your Live Show Affects Your Career, with live music producer Tom Jackson. This Evening with Entrepreneurs event features an interview with Jackson. After the interview, Jackson will conduct a live make-over of the Berklee band Canary

 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Composing for Video Games Panel Discussion

Friday / October 5, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Before their performance at Symphony Hall on Sunday, October 7, five prominent composers from Japan come to Berklee for a panel discussion about composing for video games, moderated by Berklee faculty member Michael Sweet. Hosted by the Video Game Orchestra, the composers are: Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 12, Valkyria Chronicles), Masashi Hamauzu (Saga Frontier 2, Final Fantasy 13), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill, No More Heroes), Noriyuki Iwadare (Grandia, Phoenix Wrights), and Kinuyo Yamashita (Castlevania).

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Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models

Thursday / April 12, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A panel of music industry experts discussing new revenue bloodlines for artists and music entrepreneurs, fousing on startup financing, branding, and rights management. 

Panelists include:

  • Kerri Cockrill Brand Entertainment, Blackberry/RIM
  • Jim Griffin, WIPO's International Music Registry
  • Trudy Lartz, VP, Neilsen Entertainment
  • Caz McChrystal, Attorney, University of Wisconsin
  • Mark Montgomery, Echo Music & Tech Entrepreneur
  • Kristin Thomson, Artist Revenue Expert, FOMC
  • Chris Woods, Cofounder, TuneSat

Admission: 

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