Lecture

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Sophia Chang

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang, music business matriarch who managed artists including ODB, RZA, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, and Blackalicious, and produced runway shows for Vivienne Tam and Project Runway, will join Panos Panay, founding managing director of BerkleeICE, for this next installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations series. They will discuss how she has shaped her career around following her passion, her perspective on gender and race as an Asian woman in the hip-hop industry, and advice for students as they start on their personal career journeys.

Admission: 
Free

SOLD OUT: Sen. Bernie Sanders for Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Sunday / November 20, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.

When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.

By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won 22 states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most importantly, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.

In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide healthcare for all—and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.

There will not be a public signing of Our Revolution following the event.

Please note: All small bags and purses will be subject to inspection. Large bags and backpacks will not be permitted inside the venue.

Tickets on Sale, Thursday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Admission: 
Tickets are $33.00. Each ticket purchased includes one copy of "Our Revolution"

Guest Speakers: Samite Mulondo with Karen Wacks - Music Heals

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston Street, Room 1A
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Samite Mulondo

As part of the weeklong series on Music as a Catalyst for Change, Samite Mulondo, global humanitarian and musical healer, will speak about his experience traveling the world as a performer and using his music as a tool to heal individuals and communities. Host Karen Wacks, music therapy faculty member, will also present on Mulondo's work throughout the war-torn and distressed countries of Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Latvia, Liberia, and Cote d'Ivoire in refugee camps, with former child soldiers and AIDS orphans.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public.

Film Scoring Orientation for New and Prospective Film Scoring Majors

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
FS Room 268
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
  • Learn about the curriculum
  • See and hear examples of student work
  • Find out about the studios and labs
  • Explore career paths
  • Meet faculty and current students

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

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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

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 head of U.S. Music Operations and member of Billboard's 2015 and 2016 Power List, to discuss her work forging new paths for her clients. Nastaskin will speak to BerkleICE managing director Panos Panay on how she developed new relationships with Bandsintown and PledgeMusic, in order to create her vision for full-service client representation. 

Admission: 
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

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

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