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Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy on Releasing an Album During a Pandemic

Glaspy's Devotion came out right as the coronavirus indefinitely halted live music. Here's how she found inspiration amidst the challenge.

Along with Challenges, Remote Semester Brings Unexpected Rewards

Upper-semester Berklee students recently reflected on their time off campus, taking stock of how their relationship to their music has changed.

Michael Franti

Scene at Berklee: Michael Franti

Singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Michael Franti (Spearhead) spoke with students about his empathy-centered approach to songwriting.

Aja Burrell Wood

Aja Burrell Wood Joins Board of Directors for New Music USA

Wood, who is managing director for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, will support New Music USA’s mission of promoting new creative works through advocacy, grants, and more.

Berklee Celebrates BMI Day with Black Panther Composer Ludwig Göransson

Göransson and BMI executive Mike Steinberg copresented the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship to student composer Xiyue “Diana” Lizhao.

Berklee’s 26th Annual Encore Gala Raises More Than $1.5 Million

This year's Encore Gala was held virtually and featured Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and many more.

Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington Receives NEA Jazz Masters Award

The acclaimed founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice was recognized with the jazz genre's highest honor.

#BerkleeTogether Virtual Series Continues with Concerts Across the Globe

Upcoming performances feature the Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Group and the Berklee Together Quintet.

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Marketplace: Taylor Swift Is Rerecording Her Old Songs to Control the Licenses

Nationally syndicated radio program Marketplace spoke to Tonya Butler, chair of the Music Business/Management Department, about Taylor Swift's plans to rerecord her old music in order to control the licenses. 

Marketplace

Hollywood Reporter: Top 20 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV in 2020, Ranked

The Hollywood Reporter included Berklee on its annual list of top schools for film scoring and composition. 

Christian Science Monitor: Women Created the Blues, Now They Are Taking It Back

Sheryl Bailey, assistant chair of the Guitar Department, and alumnae Sarah Rogo '14 and Jackie Venson B.M. '11 spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about how women are using the guitar to reclaim the blues genre. 

The Christian Science Monitor

Associated Press: Berklee Appoints First Woman to Lead Music College

The Associated Press published a news item on Erica Muhl's announcement as Berklee's incoming president. 

Associated Press

Billboard: Erica Muhl, Dean of USC Iovine Young Academy, Named Berklee College of Music President

Billboard spoke to Erica Muhl about being named Berklee's next president and her decades of work at the University of Southern California. 

Billboard

VICE: Bad Deals Are Baked into the Way the Music Industry Operates

Tonya Butler, chair of the Music Business/Management Department, provides commentary in this story, part of a series examining the music industry's treatment of Black artists.

VICE