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Bastille Talks with Berklee Students about Going from London Basement to Arenas Worldwide

March 30, 2017

In town Monday night for its show at the Agganis Arena, the members of the British indie pop band Bastille, perhaps best known for the chart-topping song "Pompeii," stopped by Berklee that afternoon to screen its new documentary and talk to students. 

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BPMI Releases Its Dorm Sessions 12 Compilation through Stem Platform

March 21, 2017

Berklee Popular Music Institute, and its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records, releases Dorm Sessions 12 through Stem, a financial platform that simplifies payments for musicians and content creators. 

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Weakened Friends, featuring bassist and alumna Annie Hoffman B.M. '09

PODCAST: Weakened Friends

March 7, 2017

Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).

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Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 22, 2017

At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.

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Dorm Sessions 12 Release Party Brings Berklee Artists to the Sinclair February 16

February 2, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute presents Dorm Sessions 12, the new release by its student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with a release party featuring Berklee groups and artists who will be touring to major music festivals this summer.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Noé performs onstage at Osheaga

Slideshow: Noé Performs at Osheaga Festival in Montreal

September 2, 2016

Indie electro-pop band Noé performed a crowd-shaking set on the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) at the Osheaga Festival of Music and Art in Montreal this summer as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Vanyaland: Enhanced Bills—Berklee Sending Multiple Bands and Artists to Major Summer Music Festivals

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute is spreading the presence of New England's finest artists with fesitval appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Made In America, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. 
 
 

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2016 Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships Awarded

July 21, 2016

Teen musicians from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Chicago, Illinois, have received scholarships through Berklee's partnership with iconic music festival Lollapalooza.

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NPR: Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

July 19, 2016

NPR's All Songs Considered recently named Honeysuckle's track, "It's Getting Late," to their listener-chosen list, "Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)."

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