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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Special guest Lennie Petze, executive producer for Cyndi Lauper and former vice president of Epic Records A&R, joins panelists Sean Hagon (Professional Music Department chair), Don Gorder (Music Business/Management Department chair), and Steve Bailey (Bass Department chair) to discuss the current state of the industry and what it takes to have a sustainable career in music. Other topics will include: what you really need to know before you graduate; what you need to know after graduating and throughout your career; streaming media and how this impacts careers and artists (vs. downloads and CDs). There will be an open Q&A session with the audience, so bring your questions.