Visiting Artists

Talib Kweli (left) speaks with Berklee students

Through our Visiting Artist Series, you will receive valuable firsthand career insight from some of the finest music business professionals from every sector of the industry.  

Past Music Business/Management Department visiting artists include the following:

  • Gerry Barad, chief operating officer of Live Nation Global Touring
  • Brandon Haas, senior director for writer/publisher relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • Julie Hurwitz, vice president for commercial sync, Kobalt Music 
  • Chris Kaskie, president of Pitchfork Media
  • Talib Kweli, hip-hop recording artist
  • Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival
  • Tim Westergren, CEO of Pandora
  • Gail Mitchell, senior editor for R&B/Hip-Hop at Billboard Magazine
  • Melody Ewing '07, director of A&R administration at Verve Label Group
  • Natalia Nastaskin, head of U.S. Music Operations for United Talent Agency
  • Dina LaPolt, entertainment lawyer and artist advocate

You can find upcoming visiting artist events listed on the Music Business/Management Events page.

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