Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía – Anexo Sur, Av. Profesor Lopez Piñeiro, 1
BerkleeICE is joined this November by alumnus Stephen Canfield, program director at Red Bull Sound Select. Previously, Canfield worked for music tech startup Sonicbids, leading its music marketing and advertising division as well as serving on the company’s executive team.
Join us as BerkleeICE welcomes back alumnus Nick Susi to speak at October's installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations. Now as cofounder of artist management and consulting company New Torch Entertainment, he has helped sign artists such as recent graduate and funk newcomer Alissia Benveniste.
Mike Cassidy, Berklee alumnus and vice president of Google's Project Loon will speak with students about his experiences and successes in the worlds of tech startups and innovation, and how his time at Berklee gave him an edge in the entrepreneurial world. Cassidy is currently the project leader on GoogleX's Project Loon, a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to provide internet access to people in rural and remote areas around the world. Prior to joining Google, Cassidy was the cofounder and CEO of four startups: Ruba, Xfire, Direct Hit, and Stylus Innovation.
Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, music publisher and TV personality. One of the most successful contemporary songwriters in the world, Kara’s songs have appeared on more than 160 million albums. She has had over 50 charting singles with artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, The Band Perry, and Cobra Starship. She is a co-owner of Arthouse Music Publishing which publishes songs from artists Eminen, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood and Jason Derulo.
DioGuardi will talk about her career and writing process and her publishing company, followed by a Q&A with students.
Join Berklee and Northeastern for an intellectual and educational panel and conversation about the emerging business models in the music industry on Thursday, April 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Workbar in Cambridge.
Moderated by George Howard, the evening will feature a discussion of the value of exclusive rights, necessary changes in the Copyright Office, and the opportunity space of technology, as well as the Blockchain. Panelists Jay Fialkov, Allen Bargfrede, and David Herlihy will shed light on these topics after an introduction by Berklee alumnus JC Zwisler.
This event is hosted by the SEA (Student Entrepreneurship Association), Berklee Law and Management Club, Berklee Licensing and Publishing Society, the Music Business Club, and BerkleeICE.
The Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) goes on tour to Israel's Rimon School of Music and the Centre for Entrepreneurship with Cyprus University. Artist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lecturer Aithan Shapira joins BerkleeICE's managing director Panos Panay to present a lecture on music and the arts as a catalyst for entrepreneurial thinking at the Rimon School of Music. The team then travels to Cyprus for a two-day program with the Centre for Entrepreneurship. This workshop will uncover unique perspectives and arts-based tools for observation, analysis, and problem-solving as a strategy for leading change.
Paul Wachter, financial management advisor to entertainment and sports giants such as Jimmy Iovine, LeBron James, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, will speak with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship on sustaining financial success in an evolving media market, and developing oneself as a brand. Hear how Wachter has helped his clients transition from being athletes and actors to also become investors and producers.