BerkleeICE Events

At Berklee, every career is a startup, and every startup needs inspiration. BerkleeICE presents panels, workshops, and lecture series featuring innovative leaders and thinkers from the worlds of business, creativity, and technology. All events are open to the entire Berklee community and to students of all universities, unless otherwise specified. 

BerkleeICE also regularly goes "on tour" to bring its message to locations across the globe, including South by Southwest, Midem, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Sonar, and the Library of Congress. See our Sights and Sounds page to view archives of past presentations, and please contact us if you are interested in hosting BerkleeICE at your company, institution, or event.

Learn, interact, and be inspired. 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

photograph of artist Imogen Heap

MI.MU Gloves: Demonstration with Imogen Heap

Saturday / April 13, 2019 / 10:00 a.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Artist in residence Imogen Heap will demonstrate MI.MU Gloves, the wireless, sensor-enabled wearable controller gloves she designed for creating and performing music through movement and gesture. Current MI.MU users include Kris Halpin, Chagall, and Ariana Grande.

Admission: Free

photograph of artist Imogen Heap

Life of a Song: Clinic with Imogen Heap

Friday / April 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Artist in residence Imogen Heap presents her project Life of a Song, created to analyze the economics of Heap’s song “Hide and Seek” and explore its relationship with the wider music industry. From its release in 2005 to today, she will break down its revenue streams, as well as looking at other factors, such as the impact of sync deals, remixes, and samples.

Admission: Free

photograph of artist Imogen Heap

Master Class with Imogen Heap

Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Artist in residence Imogen Heap plays songs from her catalog on piano, and discusses her creative process through an open conversation with the audience. This acoustic session will be an opportunity for students to get closer to the Grammy Award–winning musician and creative entrepreneur, as well as have their questions answered.

Admission: Free

photograph of artist Imogen Heap

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation: Imogen Heap and Linda Perry

Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Open Music Members Meeting

Wednesday / February 6, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
777 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017, United States

Don’t miss the Open Music member meeting in Los Angeles, with an agenda that includes a keynote address by artist Steve Vai.

Admission: Free

Open Music at NAMM 2019

Friday / January 25, 2019 / 2:00 p.m.
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92802, United States

Join Open Music faculty lead George Howard at the National Association of Music Merchants Show for two sessions exploring Open Music and blockchain’s impact on digital assets in the music industry.

Admission: Free

Open Music Initiative at Davos 2019 with MIT Connection Science

Tuesday / January 22, 2019 / 9:30 a.m.
Promenade 80, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland

Alongside MIT’s Alex Pentland and Thomas Hardjono, Panos A. Panay of Open Music will give demonstrations and discuss how open protocols can improve the transparency, performance, and accountability of the music industry.

Admission: Free

Open Music at Copyright and Technology NYC 2019

Wednesday / January 16, 2019 / 11:00 a.m.
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023, United States

Join Open Music strategic advisor Vickie Nauman and IBM media and entertainment CTO Peter Guglielmino for a plenary discussion on how the Music Modernization Act is accelerating a new wave of innovation in rights management.

Admission: Free

Open Music Initiative’s First Annual Summit

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 9:30 a.m.
303 Spring Street, New York , NY, 10013, United States

Join us at Open Music’s first annual summit, featuring updates and discussion about the Music Modernization Act, as well as announcements regarding Open Music’s next steps.

Admission: Free

AJ Rafael

AJ Rafael: Making Music in the Digital Age

Wednesday / October 10, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Go behind the scenes of what it takes to make music in the digital age as a DIY creative entrepreneur with AJ Rafael B.M. ’10, a singer-songwriter who has built a thriving career through YouTube, debuted in the top five on iTunes pop charts, and has collaborated with artists such as Tori Kelly.

Admission: Free

AT&T Entertainment Hackathon

Friday / October 5, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Berklee and AT&T cohost this entertainment-themed, two-day hackathon.

Admission: Free; open to all Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students