In celebration of the Boston Managers Group's 25th Anniversary, the group's co-founder, Tim Collins, is coming back to Berklee to reunite with his co-founding partner Ralph Jaccodine for a discussion of Tim's career in music. The discussion will span his time as a musician, booking agent, President of Collins Management, his defining time working with artists such as Aerosmith, and his current work with entrepreneurship, recovery, and as a friend and mentor to many. The event is sponsored by the Music Business/Management Department, Berklee Music Law and Management Club, and Boston Managers Group.
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 weeklong 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.
This week's Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum will feature Jack DeJohnette, a National Endowment for the Arts master and a Grammy Award-winning drummer, pianist, and composer. It will be moderated by jazz jouranlist Ted Panken, whose work appears in Downbeat and Jazz Times, among other outlets.
The forum will also feature:
Danilo Pérez'88, BGJI artistic director, Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and humanitarian
Terri Lyne Carrington'83 '03H, Berklee percussion professor, Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader
Joe Lovano'72 '98H, Berklee's Gary Burton Chair for Jazz Performance, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer
John Patitucci, Berklee artist in residence, Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer
Marco Pignataro, BGJI managing director, award-winning saxophonist and composer
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. 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 and creative thinking with the natural environment.
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.