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The 'T-Pain Effect' Is About Way More Than Auto-Tune

The chart-topping innovator talked with students about how he discovered his signature sound, and the kind of obsession it takes to find your brand.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah performs at Berklee for NPR

30 Berklee Alumni Nominated for Grammy Awards

Nominees include Ingrid Andress, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Pérez, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Big Thief, and others.

Michael Franti

Scene at Berklee: Michael Franti

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

Berklee Pays Tribute to the Music of James Bond

The virtual concert, which includes the premiere of a new Bond theme composed by a Berklee student, takes place on Thursday, December 10.

Rob Lewis and Ash Rodriguez Present The Show: A Celebration of 75 Years

The virtual concert will take the format of a televised awards show, showcasing Berklee’s next generation of artists and creators.

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.

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.

Tony Maserati

Nine Berklee Alumni Win Latin Grammy Awards

Nine Berklee alumni took home Latin Grammy Awards across three categories in the November 19 ceremony.

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Boston Globe: Fred Taylor Gets the Last Word in His Posthumous Memoir, and a Jazzy All-Star Tribute

The Boston Globe spoke to Berklee President Roger H. Brown and alumna Grace Kelly B.M. '12 about an upcoming all-star tribute to Fred Taylor and the Fred Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund at the college.

The Boston Globe

Wall Street Journal: How Mariah Carey Built ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ into a Holiday Juggernaut

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Berklee professor George Howard about how Mariah Carey's song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" became (and will remain) a powerhouse on streaming services.

The Wall Street Journal

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. 


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. 

OZY: A Black Harpist Makes Classical Music for the Moment

Charles Overton, a Berklee alumnus and Boston Conservatory at Berklee teacher, is a rising star on the Boston music scene thanks in part to his new, original composition in response to the killing of George Floyd.


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