Charlie Puth Video Dethrones 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most-Watched
At nearly 3 billion views, Charlie Puth's video with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," is the most-watched video in YouTube's history, surpassing longtime record-holder and fellow Berklee alumnus Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has dominated the list for years.
Piano Professor Joanne Brackeen Receives NEA Jazz Master Award
The National Endowment of the Arts grants a Jazz Masters Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz, to Berklee Professor Joanne Brackeen who has blazed trails for female jazz musicians.
Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru
Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.
John Mayer Shares the Stage with Student Songwriters
On a tour stop in Boston with his band, Dead & Company, songwriter and guitar titan John Mayer '98 visited the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) to hear original songs from six Berklee students.
PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Brandon Shah
Brandon Hassan, who performs under the moniker Brandon Shah and was a top 24 finalist on the X-Factor TV series when he was 16, will be playing a number of evening sets at B3 restaurant from July 24 to July 27.
PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Jason Palmer
Jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer discusses his music and more as he prepares to lead a Berklee septet at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform Around Boston in Free Summer Concerts
Through the free Summer in the City concert series, Berklee students from all over the world share their music, spanning a broad range of genres, with the people of Boston and surrounding areas.
Berklee to Present Sadiya Ramos with Beyoncé’s Formation Scholars Award
Berklee will award Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Formation Scholars Award to Sadiya Ramos, a sophomore studying dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
For Orchestrating Dear Evan Hansen, Alumnus Alex Lacamoire Wins Third Tony Award
For his work on Broadway's hottest ticket, Dear Evan Hansen, Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 took home his second consecutive Tony Award for Best Orchestrations at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI
The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.
Visiting artists Patrice Rushen '05H, Morris Hayes, and Stokley Williams headlined a recent celebration of black American music as part of Berklee's Signature Series.
The Signature Series at Berklee presents the world premiere of the musical The Kiss, with book and lyrics by Cheryl Coons and music by Berklee professor Peter Eldridge. Inspired by the sensual portraits of artist Gustav Klimt, the musical asks the question, “Who is the woman in ‘The Kiss’?”
As part of Berklee's annual MLK Celebration week, songwriter India.Arie gave a live Q and A to a packed audience in the David Friend Recital Hall as well as performed with students the following night at the Berklee Performance Center.
Student Tonina Saputo has been part of the Mediterranean Music Institute's Refugio del Sonido project, was selected as one of Univision's U-LAB artists, and will perform in Spain's Ellas Crean Festival. Here's a track off her upcoming first album.
On March 31, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will present its eighth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit with a special concert. This year’s summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.
Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, Ken Zambello talks about what it takes to get into the annual Singers Showcase, how Elvis Presley made rock famous, and what students today know of Elvis' music.
On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.
The Berklee band Luhx (styled “luhx.”) chose its name as a derivation of the word lux, the unit of illumination, because of the brightness the four band members hope their music will bring to listeners’ lives.
Earlier this month, Djawadi returned to Boston for the first time in 17 years, in town for the nationwide tour of the music he wrote for Game of Thrones.
Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun to Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement
Songwriter, producer, recording artist, and pioneer of multimedia and computer technology, Todd Rundgren, will be this year’s commencement speaker, and will address more than 1,000 Berklee graduates on Saturday, May 13, at the Agganis Arena.
Iconic theme song composer Jonathan Wolff spoke with Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR's Radio Boston about his visit to Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students regarding his successful 29-year Hollywood career.
With a photo backdrop narrated by legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Henry Diltz, Berklee students and faculty performed songs by the LA singer-songwriters of the 1960s and ‘70s who were at the forefront of the Laurel Canyon scene.
Grammy-winning choral group Conspirare, led by composer/arranger Craig Hella Johnson, brought its stirring oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard to a packed Symphony Hall, with an audience that included Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
At its annual spring concert, on March 16, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will honor Kurdish musician Aynur with this year’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award and, at the same time, launch its Women in Action initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of female artists and to promote gender equality in the Mediterranean music scene.
Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).
Kevin Hammer '99 gets creative with Boston-based software company Skyhook Wireless while continuing to pursue his progressive metal music.
A concert celebrating the tradition of black music and its many contributors will take place at the Berklee Performance Center on March 9. Africana Studies Presents: Black Music Matters, part of the Signature Series at Berklee, will feature an array of guests who have influenced today’s pop, R&B, and soul music.
U-LAB, a partnership between Univision and Berklee's Javier Limón to support new musical talent, recently announced its "first class of emerging artists" are Marianella "Nella" Rojas B.M. 15, Desmond "D.J." Scaife Jr. B.M. '16, and current Berklee student Tonina Saputo.