Come celebrate the release of Heavy Rotation Records' (HRR) Dorm Sessions 11 at the Sinclair in Cambridage, Massachusetts. Attendees will receive a copy of Dorm Sessions 11 and a free bag of goodies from HRR’s sponsors. Stream or download a preview of Dorm Sessions 11.
This year, the label is hosting the showcase—its 16th annual event—at an off-campus venue. As an added perk for Berklee students, the label will also be providing bus transportation to and from the event. “My goal with HRR is to offer an experiential class, allowing the students to pick the artists and promote the concert,” said Jeff Dorenfeld, HRR’s faculty advisor. “After 15 successful concerts on campus, the class wanted to take the concert to a venue they felt was more contemporary and engaging for the fans, and take on the challenge of promoting a show at one of the city’s premier venues.”
The seven artists—selected from a pool of 400 submissions to the label—will each have the opportunity to represent HRR this year performing at a major music festival, including SXSW, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and CMJ Music Marathon. This year's lineup covers a mix of folk, pop, R&B, electronic, and trap music by Berklee students and alumni, and includes Honeysuckle, the Trap Music Orchestra, Wessanders, Noé, Symone, Glow Team, and M+E.
Read more about the compilation and the featured artists.
HRR is a class that gives Berklee music business/management students experience in running an entertainment company. Under the guidance of Dorenfeld, former manager of the band Boston, the student staff oversees marketing, sales, web development, media, and A&R. Artists who have appeared on past HRR albums include Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Christopher Barnes (Gem Club), Shea Rose, Nini & Ben (HAERTS), Big D & the Kids Table, and members of Passion Pit (as the Peasantry).