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Music Intelligence

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Music Intelligence
Interview with Jim Lucchese, Former CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify
co-sponsored with the Law & Management Club
 
Ralph Jaccodine of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music will be conducting an interview with Jim Lucchese, Former Global Head of Creator and CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify. With a customer base reaching 100 million fans a month, through over 400 apps, The Echo Nest @ Spotify is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
 
Jim has worked in digital music strategy and corporate development for about 15 years. Before The Echo Nest @ Spotify, Jim was a music lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, specializing in music and digital media deals. Clients included multi-platinum and independent artists, music publishers, digital entertainment companies and branded entertainment. 
Admission: 
Free

The History and Technique of Sampling

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The History and Technique of Sampling
presented by Spencer Stewart '13
 
This event will examine the development and application of sampling techniques from the earliest tape loops to the most current sample processing software. You will learn the history of sampling from its inception with tha French Avant composer Pierre Schaeffer, to the Beatles, to Hip-Hop. We will discuss basic sample processing techniques introduced in the tape era, such as looping, chopping and re-pitching, as well as new digital processing techniques, including FM, granular and wavetable synthesis. Techniques discussed will be demonstrated in Ableton Live.  
 
Spencer Stewart is producer based in Brooklyn. He has worked with artists such as Eugene Marie, Caleb Hawley, and twig twig. He also composes music for Film and TV. Eugene Marie, an electro-pop duo featuring Lucy Marie Horton’s fiercely articulated vocals and Spencer Eugene Stewart’s found-soundscapes, have been described as “The perfect blend of Björk’s unconventional left field exuberance and Sylvan Esso’s odd-pop earworms” (Crack in the Road). Their debut self-titled EP (Spring 2017) combines dense pop harmonies, transcribed conversations, and unlikely synths (vacuum cleaners & screeching subways) for something “ambitious and genre-bending.”
Admission: 
Free

Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers

Thursday / April 27, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers
presented by Andrea Pejrolo, Chair, Contemporary Writing & Production and Scott B. Metcalfe, Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
 
Co-authors of Creating Sounds from Scratch, Andrea Pejrolo and Scott B. Metcalfe, will present a live demonstration using synthesis to create unique sounds. Topics will include a brief overview of how we arrived at the methods of synthesis commonly used today, why you should avoid using presets, and examples of working with techniques like physical modeling and wavetable synthesis. The authors will be available following the event to sign copies of the book.
 
Two copies of the book will be raffled off at the event.
 
Admission: 
Free

Behind the scenes with Brandon Pankey: Music, Touring & Money

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Behind the scenes with Brandon Pankey: Music, Touring & Money
Behind the scenes with Brandon Pankey: Music, Touring & Money
Financial and tour manager for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake
sponsored by the Student Government Association
 
Brandon Pankey will be speaking about financial literacy, business, tour management, and artist management in an interactive presentation. His conversations focus on sharing open and honest dialogue dealing regarding the state of the industry and how to leave a mark in a constantly changing field.
 
Brandon Pankey, Urban VP of Business Development & Operations at Live Nation has years of experience in the entertainment industry. Previously, Brandon oversaw Touring and Business Development for Maverick, a management company in Live Nation’s “ArtistNation” umbrella. His day to day clients have included The Roots, Jill Scott, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, and T.I.  He has served as Associate Producer for BET Centric’s Philly Fourth of July Jam television special and also created and developed an iOS app, “TourStar”, which melds music and technology in an innovative way.
 
This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and S.E.W. Solutions.
Admission: 
Free

BGJI Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / April 25, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. 

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. 

Admission: 
Free

Greenhorn Summit

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.

The Greenhorn Summit is a one day conference for students comprised of panels, workshops, startup showcases, 1-on-1 mentorship opportunities, office hours and a final pitch competition. We will be joined by companies such as, TechGen, MassChallenge, Dorm Room Fund and more! 

Greenhorn Summit's mission is to deliver relevant content and help channel the energy and enthusiasm of early-stage student entrepreneurs, triggering their pursuit for their entrepreneurial journey. 

We are also hosting a brainstorming session with entrepreneurship-clubs representatives from schools in MA to talk about cross campus collaborations and how Greenhorn Connect can be of help in providing resources and services that are missing. 

For more information about the event, visit: www.greenhornconnect.com/greenhorn-summit/

Contact: ppark@berklee.edu

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (An after party will follow) 

Suffolk University (Across from Park Street Station/Red Line)

120 Tremont Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA

Paradigm Talent Agency Information Session

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
22 Fenway
22 The Fenway, Room 112
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

With offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more, Paradigm Talent Agency is a music industry powerhouse with an extensive roster of high-profile clientele. Come learn about job and internship opportunities at Paradigm and get an inside glimpse at what it takes to guide artists through their careers at this dynamic information session.

Additionally, a Paradigm recruiter will be on-campus to conduct interviews for full-time agent assistant positions immediately following the information session. The job description is viewable on the Berklee Career Manager, and application submissions are due by end-of-day on Friday, April 21.

Paradigm's visit to Berklee is presented by the Career Center.

Admission: 
Free with Berklee ID

Meet Your Student Affairs Leaders

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 2:30 p.m.
160 Massachusetts Avenue, first floor lobby
Boston
MA
United States

Meet your Student Affairs Leaders:

  • Chris Kandus-Fisher, vice president for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion and chief equity officer
  • Chris Reade, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, and dean of Campus Life
  • Christina Davis, associate dean, Residential and Campus Life
  • Jeff Klug, associate dean, Health and Wellness

Student Affairs division leaders are excited to meet you, answer your questions, get your feedback, and hear your concerns and ideas. Stop by, enjoy some sweet treats, and meet them!

Admission: 
Free

Jade Dellinger - An Artist Talk

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
Rm. B54, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jade Dellinger will share his work with DEVO, Yoko Ono, Evel Knievel (iconic 1970s motorcycle daredevil) and a surprise related to the only know extraterrestrial museum.

The Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College since 2013, Dellinger curated projects and exhibitions often focusing on sound art and contemporary music ranging from John Cage to DEVO. Dellinger worked with Yoko Ono on a billboard project and for her critically-acclaimed exhibition “IMAGINE PEACE.”

He presented the first major Robert Rauschenberg exhibition since the artist’s death at FSW. Dellinger co-authored the book, Are We Not Men? We Are DEVO! which traces the history of the seminal 1980's New Wave band and contributed to Flash Art, Sculpture, Art Papers and Guitar Aficionado.

Admission: 
Free

Pro Music AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Pro Music alumni Taku Hirano '95

Admission: 
FREE

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