Facilities and Resources

The Music Business/Management Resource Center

The music business resource room, located in room 232 of 7 Haviland Street, is home to a wide range of articles, books, magazines, CDs, podcasts, newsletters, and more related to the subject of music business and management, and related course work. Materials are available for current student and alumni use, and while resources cannot be checked out, there is a workspace and computer station for those using materials for research or classwork. The resource room carries updated issues of most major magazines related to the entertainment industry, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Economist, Pollstar, Music Connection, International Musician, and The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, the resource room is staffed by music business office assistants, who can help students locate materials and resources, suggest Music Business/Management Department activities and events, and discuss the department's courses and major declaration with prospective students.

Music Business/Management Events

Each year the Music Business/Management Department sponsors several major events, including the Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, Evening with Entrepreneurs, the James G. Zafris Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series, Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models, and more. Each of these events offers an in-depth view of the music industry, as well as the opportunity for students to connect with successful professionals in the field. Recent visiting guests include Tony McCall (Ableton), Brandon Pankey (Live Nation), Ramy Essam, Dina LaPolt, Boi-1DA, Deborah Klein, and others.

Additional Resources

  • The Music Business/Management Department has full use of the Professional Education Division Technology Lab, a 22-workstation classroom and laboratory equipped with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software to meet diverse music business/management needs.
  • Berklee founded a nonprofit, student-run record label in 1995 called Heavy Rotation Records with the goal to give music business students the opportunity to get real-world record industry experience. The label is now overseen as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

For further information about the Music Business/Management Department, email mbm@berklee.edu or call 617-747-2152.

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