John Kellogg is a Berklee Online music business instructor and the former assistant chair of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee. He is a practicing entertainment lawyer who specializes in the music industry. He has represented clients such as LSG, the O’Jays, G. Dep, and the late Gerald Levert.
A songwriter and former vocalist with the group Cameo, he now advocates for artists’ rights through his writing, which includes the second edition of his best-selling book, Take Care of Your Music Business: Taking the Legal and Business Aspects You Need to Know to 3.0. He developed and taught the first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the music business, Introduction to Music Business, which enrolled more than 30,000 students in its first year on edX.org. In the fall of 2015, his new on-demand MOOC, Music Business Foundations, was successfully launched on Coursera.org.
Kellogg is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), the first African American to become president of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), and a frequent commentator on entertainment industry issues on radio, television, and other media outlets. He also serves as a judge on the New England television talent show Community Auditions.