BerkleeICE News

Read the latest news on the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), including Berklee.edu news stories, media coverage, and articles penned by BerkleeICE staff and faculty.

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Berklee and Women in Music Win Innovation Award for 2019 Report

May 26, 2020
The first study to explore the socioeconomic landscape of women in the U.S. music industry was recognized at SIM São Paulo, one of Latin America's most prominent music industry events. Read more

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Forbes: Recording Academy Complaint Outshines This Week’s Grammy Awards

January 22, 2020

Forbes interviewed Women in Music president Nicole Barsalona and mentioned the Women in Music/Berklee report "Women in the U.S. Music Industry: Obstacles and Opportunities" in their story about gender discrimination and the Recording Academy.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show: Women in Music President Nicole Barsalona Discusses the Importance of Mentorships

November 19, 2019

Around the 38-minute mark, Kelly Clarkson interviews Nicole Barsalona, president of Women in Music, about how the company's study with Berklee on challenges in the industry influenced a new mentorship program.

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Berklee and Halo Neuroscience Partner to Accelerate Music Learning in the Brain

September 16, 2019
Can a pair of headphones help you learn music faster, practice more efficiently, and increase creativity? Read more

Boston Globe: Women Find Happiness in the Music Industry, but Face Disparities, Too

May 30, 2019

The Boston Globe reports on the ups and downs of Boston-based women working in music, based on Berklee's report in conjunction with Women in Music earlier this year. Researcher Becky Prior and professor Erin Barra, coauthors of the report, were interviewed for this feature. 

WBUR's Here & Now: Barcelona's Primavera Sound Music Festival Brings More Women to the Stage

May 30, 2019

WBUR's program Here & Now explores gender equality at music festivals, citing a recent report from Berklee and Women in Music, and speaking with researcher Becky Prior. 

PBS NewsHour: How Female Musicians Amplify Each Other When the Industry Won’t

March 22, 2019

Women in Music (WIM) president Nicole Barsalona spoke to PBS NewsHour about the report WIM released with Berklee and what it means for women in the industry. 

Pollstar: Walking the Walk: Taking Steps Toward a More Inclusive Concert Industry

March 15, 2019

Pollstar includes Berklee's latest report with Women in Music in a write-up on steps for a more inclusive concert industry. 

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Berklee and Women in Music Release Study on Women in the U.S. Music Industry

March 12, 2019
Results shed light on gender bias, the importance of mentorship, how a career factors into starting a family, and other topics. Read more

Refinery29: 78 Percent of Women in Music Say They're Treated Differently at Work Due to Gender

March 12, 2019

Refinery29 published a feature story on the recent Berklee and Women in Music report, including quotes from survey respondents. 

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Royal Caribbean Introduces SoundSeeker, an A.I.-Equipped Sharing Tool, with Help from BerkleeICE

August 7, 2018
SoundSeeker produces original soundtracks based on mood and content of pictures. Read more

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Billboard: 48 Music Biz Jobs of Tomorrow—And How to Get Them

August 2, 2018
Berklee Valencia alumnus Rahul Rumalla, and his blockchain startup Paperchain, were featured in Billboard magazine's article "Jobs of Tomorrow." Read more

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BerkleeICE and Women in Music Partner on New Study

June 8, 2018
Women in Music and BerkleeICE join forces to examine the current status of gender equity across a broad spectrum of women working in the U.S. music industry. Read more

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Boston.com: A Conversation about the Future of Music with Berklee’s Vice President for Innovation and Strategy

May 18, 2018
As part of a HUBweek and Boston.com lunch series, Panos A. Panay, vice president of innovation and strategy discussed becoming an entrepreneur in Boston, the future of music, and more. Read more

BerkleeXR Summit: Window into the Future

April 23, 2018
In February, Berklee staff and faculty were joined by visiting experts to discuss and showcase work in spatial audio, 360 video, immersive music, WebVR, virtual worlds, simulations, real-time animation, holographics, procedural generation, artificial intelligence, motion capture, robotics, and live performance. Read more

The 2018 Silicon Valley Experience

March 28, 2018
Over the winter holiday break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) brought 22 students to Silicon Valley to get an inside look at how music and technology work together. Read more
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Blockchain News: BerkleeICE's Open Music Initiative to Host Music and Rights Management Blockchain Events

February 12, 2018
The Open Music Initiative, an initiative of Berklee's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship(BerkleeICE), is holding its first event about the impact of technology on artistry and fan engagement. Read more
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Wall Street Journal: Blockchain and the Music Industry—Turning Pennies into Dollars

February 9, 2018
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, reporter Irving Wladawsky-Berger discusses blockchain technology and the Open Music Initiative (OMI).  Read more

BerkleeICE Visits LearnLaunch 2018

February 9, 2018
Learn Launch hosted their annual Across Boundaries conference at the Hynes Convention Center. Every year, education professionals, entrepreneurs, K-12 schools and college professors and students come together to engage in speaking panels, explore new technologies and network with other like-minded individuals. Read more

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Open Music Initiative Teams Up with Ace Hotel

February 8, 2018
Ace Hotel joins the Open Music Initiative in offering its first public series of events, cohosting a series of workshops across the hotel's properties designed to foster creative dialogue, and explore the impact technology will have on the future of artistry and fan engagement. Read more

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