Faculty

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Peter Alhadeff

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online
palhadeff@berklee.edu | 617 747-8102

"We are a cutting-edge department with a frontier kind of presence in the industry. All of the faculty are well informed on current developments. We bring that into the classroom and mix that with the content you need to know if you want to work in the business. You need to know about legal aspects, business start-ups, and have a very keen eye on where technology change is taking the business."

Allen Bargfrede

Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
abargfrede@berklee.edu | 617 747-6014
  • Entertainment and technology attorney
  • Experience advising music artists, record labels, managers, publishers, and producers, as well as Internet search providers and content distribution and technology companies
  • Coauthor of the book Music Law in the Digital Age, as well as several articles on copyright

Ed Blomquist

Assistant Professor, Music Business/Management
eblomquist@berklee.edu | 617 747-8469

"I think that the role of the music business professional is to support artists and art, as opposed to the goal being to take music and turn it into profit. To me, there's a difference of commitment and motive that's absolutely critical. I think that's part of the explanation for why the music industry is in such bad shape, because it's been a profit center for people who really don't care about music at all."

Jeff Dorenfeld

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online
jdorenfeld@berklee.edu | 617 747-8105

"The music business is about relationships, at every level. Which means that if you're the manager of an artist, you are the first person that someone from the record label or an agency is going to meet. So their judgment is of you—even before your artists. You can have an effect on whether they're going to be interested in your artist."

Louis Fabrizio

Assistant Professor, Music Business/Management
lfabrizio@berklee.edu | 617 747-3098

"When you think of critical thinking and creative thinking, most traditional business school students tend to be critical and analytical thinkers. They really don't have great peripheral vision. The beauty of Berklee students is that they are creative by nature. That's why they're here. So they take those creative skills that are inherent in their music abilities and translate those to the problems people are confronted with in the business world today."

Jay Fialkov

jfialkov@berklee.edu | 617 747-8172

"I try to teach my students how to think about the music business. This means they must learn the fundamentals—copyrights and contracts, rights and obligations—and exercise their minds to understand how to accomplish their goals. I continue to focus on helping students understand the legal rights relating to the music business, how to recognize the relevant factors and consider their options when making choices."

Don Gorder

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online
dgorder@berklee.edu | 617 747-2517

"Berklee's core curriculum of harmony, ear training, etc., contributes to the music business/management major's lifelong enjoyment of music. No matter how far our students go in the business realm, being able to relate to music as musicians will add much to their lives. Personally, my musical experience has enhanced my understanding of the tension points in the art/commerce dichotomy, and how to soften the conflict."

George Howard

Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online
ghoward@berklee.edu | 617 747-8540

"Having worked in the music industry as long as I have, I don't want to necessarily just bring war stories. You've got to back it up with some good science and theory. One of the challenges is with new media. The tools are new. So I try to balance those with some real time-tested marketing strategies. You begin to realize that it's all sort of been done before, but now we have an opportunity to recontextualize things. I do try to find a balance of things, but the music business is changing every second."

Ralph Jaccodine

Assistant Professor, Music Business/Management
rjaccodine@berklee.edu | 617 747-6431

"Six days a week, I am in the trenches of the music business. I’m managing a whole bunch of artists, putting out a whole bunch of releases, and I’m dealing with the music industry all the time. And then one day of the week I go to Berklee and I talk about it."

Andrea Johnson

Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online
arjohnson@berklee.edu | 617 747-3170

"I have an undergrad degree in vocal performance, and I actually started in music business because I wanted to make sure that I understood my own contracts. I think that helps me the most, because we have a lot of dual majors. I can be empathetic with them and tell them today's business is really about being an entrepreneur. I'm giving them a scope of the entire industry, so they can pick a good business manager. I think every student should take at least an intro to music business course. If you're an informed performer, think of how much further you can go."