The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is returning to Boston with its Music Startup Academy. While the themes of the academy will continue to center around licensing, business development, and music operations. BerkleeICE has put a spin on the course work, and will pull from recently released infographics as well as incorporate the popular Elevator Pitch Shark Tank, giving startups and artists the chance to pitch their music product to our business development experts. The panel will constructively critique the pitch, giving honest feedback that all in attendance can use when they score a face-to-face meeting at a music label.
BerkleeICE students, faculty, and friends can use the code "BerkleeICE" to register for $39; regular admission is $75.
Read more on panels, speakers, registration, and pitching your music startup.
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Sinbad’s comedy is about stories, and the basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.
He is internationally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way and Houseguest and has had starring roles on television shows including A Different World and The Sinbad Show. Sinbad has appeared on the FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and was seen in the third season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. In 2013, Sinbad brought to life Roper, an irascible race official full of sly remarks and colorful commentary in Disney’s animated film Planes. The past couple of years, Sinbad has added a music component to his shows, which he calls FUNKEDY/jazzedy (Funk and comedy/jazz and comedy).
The Office of Faculty Development, in collaboration with the Liberal Arts Department, invites you to join Sinbad for lunch and conversation, moderated by Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts Sara Whitman. Sinbad will be visiting Berklee as the keynote speaker for the 21st annual Liberal Arts Symposium.
This luncheon is open to Berklee faculty, chairs and deans. Space is limited. Please RSVP via the link below by Tuesday, March 24.
This winter has been one of the toughest on record, and midterms week is right around the corner. We want to help YOU take a break from projects and exams with a free lunch (courtesy of Boston Burger Company) here in the Student Activities Center Lounge on Wednesday, March 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.!
The Berklee Avehievement-based Scholarhip is awarded to continuing students who are currently not receiving a Berklee merit-based scholarship. Eligible applicants are required to submit an online portfolio documenting their progress and achievements at the college by April 1.
Explore the application process and eligibility for the Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Understand the elements of a scholaship portfolio: resume, bio, and application letter
Learn best practices in presenting the content for your portfolio
Discover the resources on campus to assistn in creating your portfolio
Students gather for the previous Music Tech Meetup.
The latest installment of the Music Tech Meetup is brought to Cafe 939 by BerkleeICE. The Music Tech Meetup is a regular gathering organized by the CEO of Moodsnap, David Blutenthal, for those interested in startups.
6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Pizza and networking
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.:Structured networking event, back by popular demand. For those new to the group, this hour will be based around a planned networking activity designed to get the creative juices flowing.
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.: Product demos from a selection of BerkleeICE students, members of the meetup, and local music start-ups.
The BerkleeICE summer program for Chinese high school students aims to cultivate highly valued soft skills by exposing students to the interplay of music, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking. Creativity and innovative thinking are fast becoming the most valuable assets for people who wish to excel in today’s competitive society and college admissions process. The Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program takes place during the first week of July at Berklee’s Boston campus and offers the chance to explore the mindset of creativity and innovation using techniques borrowed from Berklee’s jazz curriculum such as the development of good listening skills, collaboration, and improvisation. View a more complete overview of the course and how to attend here.
This event is by application only. Email for more info.
Bangkok City Thai Restaurant, 167 Massachusetts Avenue
*Please note: the date and location of this event has changed*
A pioneer within the Arab hip-hop scene, Yassin “The Narcycist” Alsalman is an emcee, journalist, actor and multimedia artist. As a journalist and writer, he has penned numerous editorials for publications such as CNN, and also authored the book The Diatribes about the beginnings of the Arab hip-hop movement in America. Most recently, he founded The Medium, a multimedia company, record label, and culture brand through which he will further explore his independent artistic ventures.
The Office of Faculty Development invites you to join visiting artist The Narcycist for lunch and conversation, moderated by Assistant Professor of Songwriting Dan Cantor. The Narcycist is one of multiple artists visiting campus this semester as part of Dan Cantor's Faculty Led Innovations Grant.
Students for Berklee is a student-run group that promotes awareness of the Berklee Fund and the role it plays in Berklee's past, present, and future. We’re a group of students committed to helping other students and getting them involved in the culture of giving. We encourage our fellow students to ask questions and participate in a conversation about higher education funding, the necessity of fundraising, and the importance of philanthropy.
About Thomas Anello '14
As a Berklee graduate and musician, Thomas understands the specific needs of musicians and performing artists. Press kits, personal or band web pages and social media pages need to look good. Part of looking good as an artist is having excellent photography. For samples of Tom's work, please visit www.anellophoto.com.
Join Berklee department chairs Sean Hagon (professional music), Bonnie Hayes (songwriting), and David Wallace (strings) as they discuss and interview each other regarding career development and creating an action plan for success. Students from all majors are welcome to come listen and bring their questions.
This event is sponsored by the Professional Music Department