Playlists

What Berklee is listening to

Jilian Medford of the band IAN SWEET

How Shoegaze Lived, Died, and Came Back to Influence a New Generation

If you like Coldplay, Beach House, or even the 1975, then you probably like shoegaze—even if you didn't know it.

Berklee Now Series

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 on Sounds of Berklee and curates a playlist of his productions for Berklee Now.

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Mariachi, Ayer y Hoy: A Primer on the Regional Mexican Genre

Oscar Stagnaro, bass professor and producer for the Signature Series event Aida Cuevas Meets Berklee, curates selections from the mariachi canon.

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A Celebration of Women Avant-Garde Composers

Listen to experimental works from the composers featured at the upcoming Conservatory performance "A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes."

Celebrating the Sounds of the 25th Annual Encore Gala

Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, Livingston Taylor, and more will provide the soundtrack to this year's gala festivities.

Chinese classical music being performed by an orchestra

More than Mozart: A Global Take on Classical Music

Inspired by a Chamber Series performance at the Conservatory, listen to examples of classical music that go far beyond the Western idiom.

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Do You Shoegaze?: A Primer on the Underground Genre

Listen to artists who've helped create, define, and redefine the ethereal rock genre, from Slowdive up to the alumna-fronted IAN SWEET.

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João Gilberto: Remembering 'O Mito' (The Master) of Bossa Nova

Fernando Brandão pays tribute to Gilberto by showing how he expanded samba into what we know now as bossa nova.

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Staff Picks: Flow State

Plug in your big headphones and find your deep focus in everything from Beethoven to the Chemical Brothers.

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BAMS Fest 2019: Featured Artist Preview

Prepare for this year's free festival in Franklin Park by getting into the grooves that will be featured on stage.

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2019 Commencement Concert Setlist

Listen to songs featured at this year's concert celebrating the work of Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire.

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Miss E... So Productive

While best known for her innovative work as a rapper, Missy Elliott has also written, produced, and guest starred on some of the biggest albums of the last 30 years.

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Staff Picks: Power Songs for Marathons and Beyond

Inspired by the Boston Marathon, the External Affairs team shares the songs that help them dig deep, from Beyoncé to Bruce Springsteen.