Manuel Bagorro, Harare International Festival of the Arts
Courtenay Casey, National Sawdust
David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy Group
Doris Sommer, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University
Examine the role that cultural entrepreneurship plays as an agent for social change in this panel with world-class leaders in the arts and beyond. As part of the week-long series on Music as a Catalyst for Change,mezzo soprano and cultural entrepreneur Carla Dirlikov will convene and guide this conversation on what defines cultural diplomacy, and the impact it has on individuals and their communities. Panelists will include:
Courtenay Casey, Director of Artistic Planning, National Sawdust
Manuel Bagorro, Artistic Director, Harare International Festival of the Arts
David Rothkopf, CEO, Foreign Policy Group
Doris Sommer, Director of Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University
The Windish Agency, founded by Tom Windish, is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its talented roster of musicians, bands, and DJs, including CHVRCHES, Diplo, War On Drugs, Tove Lo,Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and the XX. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet the man responsible for booking some of the largest acts in the industry and see what he looks for when signing artists.
Have you considered an internship? To help you realize the importance of gaining hands-on experience in the music industry, come hear from Berklee students who have already taken this step. Join Career Center staff in the Steve Heck room on Monday, November 14 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to learn more about internship options at Berklee.
All faculty are cordially invited to attend this lunch and discussion during the 10th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium. This year's Symposium featured guests include Gail Mitchell (Billboard Magazine), Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), Shawn Gee (Maverick Management), and Ghazi Shami (EMPIRE Distribution).
The discussion will be moderated by John Kellogg, Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management. Space is limited.
In his book The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, longtime New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook tells the story of the massive cultural upheaval that produced the new, super-strength hits of the past two decades. Seabrook takes us into a strange and surprising world, full of unexpected and vivid characters, as he traces the growth of this new approach to hit-making from its obscure origins in early 1990s Sweden to its dominance of today's Billboard charts.
Through telling the stories of artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Rihanna, as well as expert songsmiths like Max Martin, Stargate, Ester Dean, and Dr. Luke, The Song Machine shows what life is like in an industry that has been catastrophically disrupted—spurring innovation, competition, intense greed, and seductive new products.
Join us as we sit down with John Seabrook and discuss today's popular music and where it is headed.
Hear from the founders of the Open Music Initiative on how they are convening artists alongside music industry titans like Universal, Warner, Sony, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, SoundCloud, Netflix, BMG, and Downtown Music Publishing in order to streamline artist payments and further connect artists and fans.
Come hear a SABIAN Cymbals Education Network roundtable discussion featuring Berklee faculty and SABIAN artist endorsees Rod Morgenstein, Billy Kilson, and James Murphy. The SABIAN Education Network is a group for teachers to come together and share ideas and insights to become better educators and businesspeople.