Playlists

What Berklee is listening to

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A Bedroom with a View

As the Berklee community adjusts for remote learning and creativity, we offer a few artists who have used limitation as their inspiration.

Berklee Now Series

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Keira Smith's Songs to Fuel a Movement

The singer and music therapy major shares songs that have helped sustain and inspire her during a global pandemic and time of protest.

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A Pop Music Time Machine

Inspired by the Signature Series concert Nu-Vintage Pop—Today's Hits, Time Traveled, listen to modern pop hits through a historic lens.

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.

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Join the Chorus: A Selection of Gospel Music

Faculty member Jonathan Singleton curates this playlist inspired by the new Gospel Performance Program.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.