Panel

Envisioning 2015: Music in Media - Content, Placement, and Pitching

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ben Dorenfeld
Julie Hurwitz
Josh Rabinowitz
Andrea von Foerster

Sponsored by the Music Business/Management Department, this annual event features members of the entertainment industry sharing their experiences with placing and licensing music, and showing students the campaigns they have devised for their unique customer segments.

Want to break into the mainstream and place your music in TV, film, or commercials? Want a piece of the sync pie? Learn how to prep your music for placements in advertising, movies, and television from music supervisors and publishing professionals. Experts will tell you how to legally distribute cover songs on YouTube, and industry insiders will help you get the best deal when you distribute your music through sync agents. Your outcomes may include extended reach to new markets, expanded visibility in social media, and groundbreaking revenue streams for your catalogue.

Watch excerpts from this event here:

This year's featured guests are
  • Josh Rabinowitz, senior vice president/director of music, Grey Advertising Group
  • Andrea von Foerster, owner, Firestarter Music 
  • Julie Hurwitz, vice president, commercial sync, Kobalt Music 
  • Ben Dorenfeld, music producer, Grey Advertising Group

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Alumni Industry Panel and Mixer

Wednesday / March 18, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Vinyl
1374 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta
GA
United States
30309

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Berklee's spring break trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Enjoy the evening with the Berklee student group; assistant vice-president of artist and music industry relations, Carl Beatty; music production and engineering faculty Prince Charles Alexander and Jason Stokes; and chief alumni officer Karen Bell.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Admission: 
Free

Red Bull Music Academy Info Session

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Join Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) alumnus Jesse Boykins III and Red Bull Studios chief engineer Chris Tabron for a conversational info session about RBMA applications, the actual academy, and how the program contributed to Boykins's success as an artist. 

This panel will be moderated by Berklee's Michael Bierylo, chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department. 

Admission: 
Free

Social Entreprise Conference 2015

Sunday / February 15, 2015 / 11:30 a.m.
Harvard Business School
17 Western Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02163

This year's Social Enterprise Conference will feature a panel led by BerkleeICE's founding managing director, Panos Panay. This panel will see leading students and faculty from Berklee College of Music come together with their counterparts from Harvard Business School to discuss social change and the arts. In addition to being BerkleeICE's founding managing director, panel moderator Panay is also the founder of Sonicbids.

The panel will consist of the following people:

  • Derwin Dubose, cofounder of New Majority Community Labs and Sheila C. Johnson leadership fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
  • Eleanor Foster, music therapy student at Berklee and national/international service projects chair of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association of Students
  • David France, Berklee faculty and executive director of Revolution of Hope
  • Danny Gal, MPA/MC candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and cofounder of the Center for Emerging Futures (CEF)
  • Karen Wacks, professor of music in the Music Therapy Department at Berklee and director of education and mental health programs for Musicians for World Harmony
Admission: 
SOLD OUT

Booking Bootcamp: The Red Room, Boston, and Beyond

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Learn how to refine your electronic press kit and web presence; polish your pitch; and network with some of Boston's top talent buyers, radio pros, and creative vanguard. RSVP now for dinner and a career-changing lecture featuring the following panelists: 

  • Anngelle Wood—WFNX, WBCN, WZLX, WMFO (Tufts), and WMWM (Salem State University) radio personality and producer; host and curator of Boston’s Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble
  • Doug Orey—Lead vocalist and guitarist, the Field Effect; Berklee ’09 (music business/management)
  • Lance Tobin—Head of Booking at Brighton Music Hall (Crossroads Presents); past work in booking at Worcester Palladium; founder of LT LIVE promotions; Berklee ’12 (music business/management)
  • Sophia Moon—Creative director of JaggerMoon Creative Group, LLC; marketing and community manager for CreativeMornings/Boston
This event is for current Berklee students only, and space is limited. 

Bass Summit: Gomez, Clayton, Patitucci, and Wooten

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
From left: Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten
Dave Green

Join music industry icons and bassists Eddie Gomez, Victor Wooten, John Clayton, and John Patitucci for a discussion about music business, creativity, and paths to success. The conversation, to be moderated by Bass Department chair Steve Bailey, will focus on aspects of being a working musician in earlier eras and how they have morphed for contemporary times.

Virtually every facet of the music industry has been touched by these artists, whose playing credits span a large part of the musical spectrum. Bring your questions and notebooks. There is also a very high probability that a spontaneous jam or two will break out.

Admission: 
Free

Women in Music Panel

Friday / November 14, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.

Women in Music Panel 11.14.14
Image Credit: 
Flyer by Pepe Portilla

Admission: 
Free

Roger H. Brown Interviews Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
BOSTON
MA
United States
02116
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

For the keynote memoir event at this year's Boston Book Festival, Berklee president Roger H. Brown sits down to talk with jazz legend Herbie Hancock, discussing, among other topics, the release of his new memoir, Possibilities (Viking Adult). Hancock's career has spanned seven decades, and is decorated with the highest of professional accolades and awards, from platinum sales and Grammy Awards to an iconic list of collaborators including Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and countless others. Join Brown as he enjoys the opportunity to hear reflections on life and music from an enduring master and innovator of his craft.

iZotope Job Info Session

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A job information session for students and alumni interested in music technology and working for iZotope. Topics that will be covered:

Music Technology Jobs at iZotope
    •    Hear about a typical day
    •    Learn about job opportunities at iZotope

Berklee Alumni at iZotope
    •    What positions they’ve held
    •    How their roles have evolved

Your Degree and Skills
    •    How your major/degree can prepare you for this type of work
    •    Skills that will make you an ideal candidate

Students: let us know you're interested and we'll send you a reminder.

Admission: 
Free

Red Bull + Music

Wednesday / October 15, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Stephen Canfield

A conversation hosted by Panos Panay with Berklee alumnus Stephen Canfield, discussing Red Bull's approach to music and a career that's led him from music tech startups to a major brand that supports hundreds of artists. Canfield leads Red Bull Sound Select, a global artist development and lifestyle marketing program that supports artists and fans through a network of more than 40 curators, and 200 local shows and festivals. The program also spearheads branded events at major moments like SXSW, and 30 Days in LA—a month-long music experience incorporating more than 60 artists in 30 different venues each November. Event sponsored by the Berklee Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship, of which Panay is the founding managing director. 

Stephen Canfield
Stephen Canfield began his career in the music industry like many have—as a musician obsessed with great songwriters and loud rock shows. He played in multiple touring bands while attending Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and later went on to study guitar and music business/management at Berklee. After graduating, Canfield chose to pursue off-stage talents and began working for music tech start-up Sonicbids, which was founded by Panay, also a Berklee alumnus. He led the company's music marketing and advertising division and served on the company’s executive team before sunny skies came calling as he was recruited to join the Culture Marketing team at Red Bull’s North American HQ in LA. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife and dog Emmy—who, yes, is named after Emmylou Harris.

Red Bull Sound Select

Admission: 
Free

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