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Faculty Luncheon: Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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William Davis Room
142 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Gail Mitchell, Billboard Magazine

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. Please RSVP here by Friday, September 30.

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development

Admission: 
Open to faculty, chairs and deans

Panel Discussion of the Book The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

Thursday / September 22, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

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. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation: Open Music Initiative

Thursday / September 29, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Michael Hendrix

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.

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Free

Boston Music Tech Meetup

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
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This Boston Music Tech Meetup gives you a chance to meet, learn, teach, demo, and pitch your ideas to the music tech industry. 

Admission: 
Free, RSVP required

Open Music Summer Lab Final Demo Day

Friday / July 29, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
MIT Meda Lab 75 Amherst St
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139
Nicole d'Avis

The final Summer Lab Demo Day! The fellows will demonstrate all 12 ventures developed during the three-week Summer Lab. 

Admission: 
http://open-music.org/news-events/2016/7/29/summer-lab-final-demo-day

Open Music Sprint 1 Demo Day

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
MIT Media Lab E15 Ground floor - Bartos Lobby 20 Ames Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Tiffany Knight/IDEO

The Open Music fellows demonstrate their venture designs from Sprint 1. This is a chance to see the progress of the fellows in our artist-focused sprint, followed by time for questions and feedback. 

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http://open-music.org/news-events/2016/7/20/summer-lab-artist-sprint-demo-day

SABIAN Education Network Roundtable

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

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.

Admission: 
Free

Open Music Summer Lab Kickoff

Monday / July 11, 2016 / 8:30 a.m.
MIT Media Lab Building E14, Lecture hall 633 75 Amherst St
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139
Tiffany Knight / IDEO

The Summer Lab Kickoff will be broken up into two days, the objective is to expose a diversity of voices and stakeholders, frame challenges and opportunities in the music industry. Day one will be an industry deep-dive into current challenges, oppotunities and emerging technologies related to data capture and tracking. It will feature a series of curated talks, panels, and short presentations from individuals across the music, media, technology and startup worlds. Day two will be an immersion into IDEO's Design Thinking process. The day will consist of talks, exercises and skill transfers being facilitaded by IDEO designers. 

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http://open-music.org/kickoff#summer-lab-kickoff

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Annual event featuring a panel of successful music industry entrepreneurs.

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Free

M Train Author Patti Smith in Conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald

Tuesday / October 11, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Author/performer Patti Smith
Jesse Dittmar

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids, M Train by Patti Smith is an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.”

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico, to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland, to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed, and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. 

Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has released 12 albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Her books include Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award in 2010, Wītt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. He serves as distinguished professor of the practice at Northeastern University’s Honors Department for which he leads a "Dialogue of Civilizations" cohort to post-conflict Derry and Belfast, in the North of Ireland. At Harvard University he teaches about restorative and transformative justice movements. At the grassroots level, MacDonald teaches his community-based writing and healing curriculum, The Rest of the Story, working alongside fellow survivors of poverty, violence, and the drug trade, to transform trauma and find a voice both on and off the page. He is working on his third book, due out next year. 

A copy of the book M Train is included in the ticket price.  At the end of the program, Smith will perform a few songs with musician Tony Shanahan.

Admission: 
$25 (Includes a copy of the book)

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