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Berklee Partners with MIT to Help Students Get Paid for Their Music

RAIDAR, a new licensing platform, makes it easier for student musicians to earn money from their songs and retain full control over their work.

Berklee Now Series

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.


BerkleeNYC to Offer Master of Arts in Creative Media and Technology

Launching in fall 2021, the one-year graduate program will consist of three specializations: songwriting and production, live experience design, and writing and design for musical theater.

Enterprise News: Berklee Launches DJ Henry Social Change Scholarship

A scholarship has been established at Berklee in the name of Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., an Easton native whose life was tragically cut short in 2010.

The Enterprise News

Boston Globe: Trumpeter Jason Palmer Says Breonna Taylor's Name with a Musical Tribute

Jason Palmer, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department, collaborated with more than a dozen musicians to create duo tracks with accompanying videos in honor of the slain EMT.

Boston Globe

Boston Herald: Songs of Change from a New Generation

Student Gayathri Menon, this year's winner of Berklee's Songs for Social Change Contest, discusses her song "Privilege to Dream" and growing up as an immigrant.

Boston Herald

Playbill: Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Montclair State University Talk Theater Auditions

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Michelle Chasse participated in a conversation with Playbill to answer questions about the specialized college theater experience, audition tips, and more.


WBZ-AM: Berklee Students Sing for Social Change

Mark Simos, associate professor of songwriting, discussed the winners of Berklee's Songs for Social Change Contest on WBZ's New England Weekend

WBZ News Radio 1030

Billboard: The Latin Grammy Foundation Awards Julio Iglesias Scholarship to Musician from Spain

The scholarship, awarded to vocalist and pianist Mar Giménez Marín, is worth $200,000 and will allow her to study at Berklee College of Music for four years.


College Students Deserve More Than Video Chats

In an essay for Medium, Berklee President Roger H. Brown discusses the importance of making virtual classroom experiences meaningful.


6 Mental Health Tips for Musicians During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Claudia Glaser Mussen, a musician and therapist, offers advice on how to cope with doubt and uncertainty in a time of global crisis.

Your Guide to Berklee Online’s Most Popular Courses

From voice, guitar, and songwriting classes to music theory and production, here are some options for making good use of your time at home.