Lecture

10th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Gail Mitchell

The 10th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management Department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry. The event will feature a special panel discussion, the State of the Black Music Business, moderated by Gail Mitchell, Billboard Magazine's urban music senior correspondent.

The panel will feature industry leaders Shawn Gee, manager of artists Jill Scott, the Roots, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, and others; Ghazi Shami, president and founder of Empire Distribution, distributor of leading recording artists Fat Joe, D.R.A.M. and others; Claude Kelly, a Berklee alumnus, hit songwriter, and recording artist; and Mark Anthony Neal, a leading academic on black music business issues at Duke University. The event will be followed by a Q&A session with students.

Moderator Gail Mitchell:

Gail Mitchell, a senior editor at Billboard who mainly covers R&B and hip-hop, joined the Los Angeles office in 1999. Mitchell’s position has led to moderating panels and Q&A’s for industry organizations like ASCAP, BMI, the Recording Academy, and the Grammy Museum. Her experience in the industry has been shared in several media outlets, including CNN Entertainment, NBC’s Today Show, and USA Today, to name a few. Before working at Billboard, Mitchell formed writing and editing firm the Write Focus. She began her music journalism career in 1983 at weekly trade publication Radio & Records, where she later became the VP/executive editor. Other achievements include receiving the 2014 Living Legends Media Award, the 2013 Loyola Marymount University and African-American Alumni Association’s William L. Strickland ‘71 Excellence Award, and serving as a national trustee representing the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy.

The event will also feature a special guest performance by Claude Kelly, '02.
Admission: 
$8 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Alumni Entrepreneurs: Stephen Canfield at Berklee's Campus in Valencia, Spain

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía – Anexo Sur, Av. Profesor Lopez Piñeiro, 1
46003 Valencia
Spain
Stephen Canfield

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. 

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Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Natalia Nastaskin

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Natalia Nastaskin

BerkleeICE brings Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency's CEO of U.S. operations and general counsel, to speak at February's installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Nick Susi

Thursday / October 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Nick Susi

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.

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Free

Alumni Entrepreneurs: Mike Cassidy

Thursday / September 22, 2016 / 1:45 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

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.

Admission: 
Free

Africana Studies Lecture

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Speakers will share scholarship and its application to the music of the African Diaspora.

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Free

Songwriting Career Perspective: Kara DioGuardi

Friday / July 1, 2016 / 10:30 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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. 

 

IP Law: Know your Rights in Music!

Thursday / April 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Workbar
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139

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. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Making to Think: Leadership through Art

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
University of Cyprus
Kallipoleos 75
Nicosia
Cyprus
1678
Panos Panay

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.  

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Paul Wachter

Monday / April 25, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Eisenson Room
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Paul Wachter

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.

Admission: 
Free

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