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Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 at the 2014 BMI London Awards, honored for their song "Story of My Life"

Alumni Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 Propel One Direction to No. 1

August 9, 2015
Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 had a hand in shaping the songs and sounds on the last  three record-breaking albums from the English-Irish pop group, One Direction, with another album in the works. Read more
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation

Alumni Behind Scenes and Sounds on Summer’s Blockbusters

August 6, 2015
Berklee alumni are once again playing key music and sound roles on many of this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies. Read more
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Advice for Berklee Students from Alumni in the Film Industry

August 6, 2015
Alumni working on music and sound for some of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films reflect on their time at Berklee and share tips for students interested in working in the industry. Read more
Grey Season

From CVS to SXSW: Grey Season’s Sidewalk Path to the Main Stage

July 31, 2015
Folk-tinged rock band Grey Season is having a breakthrough summer, scoring sets at South by Southwest (SXSW), Bonnaroo, the Lowell Summer Music Series (opening for the Blues Brothers), and Boston Calling. Read more
Boardwalk Empire

Berklee Alumni Earn 10 Emmy Nominations

July 22, 2015
Nine Berklee alumni are nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards.  Read more
Sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (second from left) at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.

For Sound Designer/Editor Eugene Gearty '82, Creativity Is Essential to Any Industry Career

July 21, 2015
Oscar- and Emmy-winning sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (Hugo, Boardwalk Empire) visited his alma mater earlier this year to speak with students about his 30-year career in sound on nearly 100 films including Life of Pi, The Departed, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Read more
Imagine Dragons (left to right, Daniel Wayne Sermon '09 Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman '11, Ben McKee ' ) speaking with students July 1, 2015 at TD Garden.

Imagine Dragons Bring Students Behind the Scenes on Smoke and Mirrors Tour

July 21, 2015
Before a packed show at the TD Garden on July 1, Imagine Dragons gave a group of Berklee students a behind-the-scenes look at the production of its major worldwide Smoke and Mirrors Tour. Read more
Alissia '14

Alissia ‘14: Can’t Fake the Funk

July 21, 2015
Five years ago, Alissia ’14 was a student shooting for a scholarship to Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Now, the Berklee graduate and rising sensation is bringing her fresh brand of modern funk to tens of thousands from the festival’s stage. Read more
Bette Midler's core touring band in the Shames Family Scoring Stage

Touring Musicians Panel: Bette Midler Band Visits Berklee

June 19, 2015
A panel of expert musicians including guitarist Tariqh Akoni ’91 and percussionist Taku Hirano ’95 gave students insight into the music industry while in Boston for a Bette Midler concert at the TD Garden. Read more
Rie Tsuji

Rie Tsuji ‘02: Touring with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015
Berklee alumna Rie Tsuji didn’t initially set out to tour the world with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but when the opportunity arose, she was well prepared to seize it. Read more
DaNiiVORY performing alongside Beyoncé.

DANiiVORY ‘08: From CeeLo to the Super Bowl with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015
Born Theresa Danielle Flaminio, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter DANiiVORY '08, who has toured with Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, and Imagine Dragons, sets out on her own. Read more
Nikki Glaspie '05

Nikki Glaspie '05: Beyoncé and Beyond

May 11, 2015
After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power. Read more

'Mad Men' Composer David Carbonara Got Seduced by Film Scoring at Berklee

May 7, 2015
David Carbonara '85 has scored all seven seasons of Mad Men, which is in its final run on AMC for the second half of its seventh, and last, season Read more

PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015
Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One.  Read more
Pop songwriter Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth '13: From Berklee to Billboard

May 4, 2015
Charlie Puth '13 is a 23-year-old songwriter and performer who has recently been signed to Atlantic Records and who has scored a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, a slew of popular YouTube videos, and an EP in the works. Read more
Pianist and Composer Mina Yu' 12

PODCAST: Mina Yu '12

April 21, 2015
Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records. Read more

PODCAST: Curtin

April 6, 2015
The debut album from Brooklyn-bred duo Curtin, One for the Doghearted, features Berklee alumni Sweeney Tidball ’03 and Andrew Tracy ’04, who also handled mixing, as well as Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. Read more

Vanyaland: Listen to Performances from Berklee's SXSW Party

March 30, 2015
Listen to live performances from Berklee's SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond. Read more

PODCAST: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

March 23, 2015
The Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with the powerful sound and arrangements of a high-intensity large ensemble. Read more
Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

March 9, 2015
Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou '08Banda Magda deftly melds styles from samba to Greek folk to Columbian cumbia and has caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis C.K. Read more

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