Executive Director of Rethink Music

Allen Bargfrede is the founder and executive director of Rethink Music and associate professor of music business/management at Berklee. He is an attorney and recognized expert on content distribution, copyright law, and business environments for the music and technology industries. From 2013 to 2014, Bargfrede was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he researched new business models for the music industry. From 2011 to 2013, he founded and launched Berklee's first graduate music industry program, located in Valencia, Spain.

He is author of the book Music Law in the Digital Age (Berklee Press), as well as multiple articles on copyright and music. He lectures frequently at universities and industry events across Europe and the U.S., including ESG Paris, Harvard Law School, UC Hastings Law School, South by Southwest (SXSW), MIDEM, and GrammyPRO.