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.
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.
MIT Media Lab Building E14, Lecture hall 633 75 Amherst St
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.
Come hear from George Howard, MB/M faculty member, and Panos Panay, Founding Managing Director of BerkleeICE, as they’re joined by entrepreneurs innovating in the music business and beyond! The panel will discuss lessons the music industry can teach and learn from other fields. Guests include Summit Series Co-Founder Jeremy Schwartz (Berklee ’07), convening events and spaces to drive social entrepreneurship, and Mass Challenge finalist Katie Muto, founder of Spots, “Waze for your nightlife”. As music is increasingly infused across industries, get inspired by startups innovating in this new media world.