A weekly mix of trending topics and themes

What Is Contemporary Music?

It's practically Berklee's middle name—but what are we talking about when we say "contemporary music"?

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So You've Shifted to Remote Learning. What Now?

Get up and move, rest your eyes, set an ending time for schoolwork, and seven more tips for making the most of this semester.

5 Ways for Musicians to Collaborate Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Social distancing can be a strange new concept for musicians, but you don’t have to wait until quarantine has lifted to get back to working with other creatives.

How to Support Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Four ways you can help artists and music industry professionals right now and in the days ahead.

5 Self-Care Tips for Songwriters

Emily Shackelton ’07, who has written hits for Carly Pearce, ABC's Nashville, and American Idol, offers advice for surviving the highs and lows of a songwriting career.

You’ve Probably Never Heard This Instrument. Matthew Baker Wants to Change That.

The Berklee Valencia instructor is working to bring the baryton out of 18th-century obscurity and into 2020.

Can You Land a Successful Career with a Performing Arts Degree?

In an economy that rewards improvisation and entrepreneurship, well-trained artists and musicians are equipped to thrive.

How to Write Original Holiday Songs

Get in the spirit with these seasonal tips from Berklee songwriting instructors.

High Fidelity Music Streaming: Can You Tell the Difference?

Berklee faculty Jonathan Wyner, Erin Barra, Prince Charles Alexander, and Sean Slade weigh in on music streaming quality and whether it matters.

How Living Learning Communities Transform the College Experience

It turns out students thrive when academic and residential life overlap.

Industry Publishers to Students: Let the Song Shine

At a recent song screening, alumni Benjamin Groff and Amanda Samii listened to original songs by students and offered feedback and production tips. 

5 Ways to Manage Stress During Midterms

During midterm season, it’s important to take time for self-care, avoid procrastination, and reach out to friends and loved ones for support. 

Get to Know Berklee's New Center for Campus Life

The new center at 150 Massachusetts Avenue offers community spaces, events and activities, and expanded services for students.