Berklee Institute for Creative EntrepreneurshipCreative Entrepreneurs Conversation: Imogen Heap and Linda Perry
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Join Imogen Heap, a Grammy-award winning artist, producer, and engineer, and Linda Perry, a Grammy-nominated artist and member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame, for a conversation with Panos A. Panay, Berklee vice president for Innovation and Strategy, on how they have blurred the boundaries between art and entrepreneurship, designing successful careers based on their passions.
The conversation will include their experience collaborating with artists such as Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Jeff Beck, Adele, and Josh Groban; Heap’s design efforts and her launch of MI.MU Gloves, a groundbreaking gestural music-making system; and details on We Are Hear, Perry's recently launched label.
Heap also will discuss the Mycelia Project, a flourishing music industry ecosystem she envisioned to create a fair environment for creators. In 2014, Heap released “Tiny Human,” the first song to use smart contracts on a blockchain, and is now launching the Creative Passport app, a digital ID for music makers. Songwriting faculty member Erin Barra will join for a discussion with Heap and Perry about Berklee’s recently released report, Women in the U.S. Music Industry.
This event kicks off Imogen Heap’s three-day artist residency with Berklee.