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'You Can't Be It if You Don't See It': Ayanna Pressley Urges Representation in the Arts

Pressley, Massachusetts's first black Congresswoman, called for greater inclusion in the media at the Berklee City Music Unsung Heroes Ceremony.

Listen to the Berklee Artists Who Made 2019's Best Music

Whether it was pop, hip-hop, indie, bluegrass, or jazz, Berklee artists performed and produced some of this year’s most critically acclaimed tracks.

Overwatch Composer Adam Burgess Charts a Path from Berklee to Blizzard Entertainment

The 2014 graduate breaks down some of the epic music heard by 50 million gamers worldwide, and shares career tips for aspiring game composers.

Metallica Project - 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'

The Metallica Project is a Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music collaboration featuring a contemporary dance reimagination of Metallica's songs arranged and performed in different styles. This piece was choreographed by Otis Sallid.

Andrew Sarlo's Big Year: On Producing for Bon Iver, Big Thief, and More

The alumnus goes behind the scenes of some of 2019’s top releases and curates a playlist of his productions for Berklee Now.

Leonard Cohen - 'Hallelujah' (Arranged by Pedro Osuna)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," featuring vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

Back to School…40 Years Later

Berklee’s Alumni Degree Completion program guides students through the challenges of coming back to Berklee after an absence.

TakeNote by Berklee Online

'Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix)' - Berklee Commencement Concert 2019

This tribute to Missy Elliott during the 2019 Berklee Commencement Concert features students Myia Thornton and Keira Smith on lead vocals. 

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The Washington Post: She Sang ‘Killing Me Softly’ before Roberta Flack. Now She Just Wants You to Hear Her Side of the Story.

Professor Joe Bennett and Don Gorder, chair of the Music Business/Management Department, spoke to the Washington Post about Lori Lieberman, who is fighting to be recognized as the writer of the song "Killing Me Softly with His Song."

The Washington Post

Forbes: Recording Academy Complaint Outshines This Week’s Grammy Awards

Forbes interviewed Women in Music president Nicole Barsalona and mentioned the Women in Music/Berklee report "Women in the U.S. Music Industry: Obstacles and Opportunities" in their story about gender discrimination and the Recording Academy.

Forbes

The Boston Globe: U.S. in Civil Rights Movement, Pressley Says at Berklee

Berklee honors Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress, at the Unsung Heroes Award Ceremony.

The Boston Globe

Business Insider: A music artist says Apple Music pays her 4 times what Spotify does per stream, and it shows how wildly royalty payments can vary between services

Business Insider spoke to professor George Howard about the different royalty payment systems used by music streaming services.

Business Insider

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: New Chair of Theater at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Aims to Increase Opportunities for Women in the Industry

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education spoke to Patsy Collins Bandes, chair of theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, about her goal of promoting diversity in her new role. 

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Guitar Girl Magazine: Nili Brosh: Michael Jackson ONE

Nili Brosh, Berklee alumna and summer guitar program faculty, has been performing in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE Las Vegas show, while also recording with artists including Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Andy Timmons, Jeff Loomis, and Guthrie Govan. 

Guitar Girl Magazine