Event Videos

DJ Clinic featuring DJ Shortee October 31st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us as DJ Shortee performs an intimate set, followed by an interview and Q/A moderated by Jason "DJ JD" Dawson, Music Production & Engineering Instructor.

The Sober Side of Drunk History October 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Dan Gross ’08, Erik Groysman ’11, and Gray Bashew ’11, the mad minds behind the music of Comedy Central's Drunk History, discuss how they meet the high demands of composing for a cable television show using only home studios, strong organization, and teamwork.

Digital Entrepreneurship within Music Technology October 5th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Whether you're creative, technically minded, or both; this workshop promises to challenge your perspective of digital music technology outside of Berklee.

Hit Songs Deconstructed October 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join David and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed for their astonishingly detailed analysis of today's top hits.

Interview with DJ Swivel, Grammy Award-Winning Producer & Engineer September 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

This event has passed. View event video above.   moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E   co-sponsored by the Billboard Hot 100 Club  

Compression Techniques September 8th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Compression is an essential tool for just about any mix in every style of music. From subtle smoothing to aggressive smashing, compressors can help make your mixes louder and more modern-sounding. In this workshop, we will look at how compressors work and techniques for dialing them in to suit your tracks.

Building Your Artist Profile with Guest Jimmy Pemberton August 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Are you an aspiring artist looking to get a jump start on your career, but don't know where to start? With tips and tricks provided by guest speaker, drummer, and consultant Jimmy Pemberton, you will leave with the motivation to kickstart your career and the proper steps to get you there.

Song Production with iZotope's Creative Instruments July 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come learn how to use the cutting edge production tools made by iZotope. Brandon Carroll, producer, Berklee alumnus and iZotope specialist will present an event focused around composing and producing a song using creative tools such as BreakTweaker, VocalSynth and Iris 2—aimed at anyone writing music and looking to expand their production skills

Sound Design for Video Games July 20th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

The Sound Design Network, a student led group, presents the Video Game Sound Design program at Berklee. What exactly is sound design?


Produce a Song in a Day July 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using Ableton Live, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects.

SESAC Day Keynote June 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Multi-Emmy-nominated SESAC composer Danny Lux will visit and discuss his scoring process. Moderating the conversation will be Erin Collins, SESAC Vice President for Film, Television and Developing Media and Alison Plante, Chair of Film Scoring.  Erin Collins will also be available to answer any questions about SESAC.

Archiving the Past for the Future June 21st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

What should be archived, why and how?  Join us as Toby Scott and Brad Mindich share their experiences developing the archives of Bruce Springsteen and other major artists.

The Virtuality Continuum June 8th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Jason Parks '11, COO at ROTU VR   Jason Parks joined us for an overview of the current virtual reality and augmented reality landscape and the opportunities and resources available within. The discussion also included information on content development and the opportunity to demo VR and haptic audio equipment, including the HTC Vive and Subpac.  

Interview with Tony Ann, Keyboardist for The Chainsmokers June 2nd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

After posting a piano cover on YouTube in 2016 of “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”, the hit songs by The Chainsmokers, Tony Ann, Contemporary Writing and Production student at Berklee, found himself invited along for their current tour. In early 2017, Tony joined up with the group and has since performed on Saturday Night Live and in arenas across North America. The conversation concluded with an intimate performance on piano by Tony Ann.

Scoring the Bollywood Musical May 11th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

How does a composer use song themes in the underscore for a Bollywood film? And if there is more than one composer on a film, each using their own musical scales, what is the Bollywood score composer to do to make them fit together harmonically? And what is the sensibility of a Bollywood film score as different from a Hollywood-style score?    Rajinder Singh Panesar is an Indian musician, music composer, arranger, music director, music producer and singer. He has composed scores for over a hundred movies.

Making Money On YouTube May 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Songwriting, in Partnership with Live Nation Video Network   Featuring guest speakers: Jon Baltz, Operations Manager Live Nation Video Network, Co-Founder INDMUSIC Niki Giermasinski, Account Manager Live Nation Video Network, Berklee ’15  

Disintermediation in the Music Industry May 2nd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-sponsored by the Music Business Club and Music2020   This event was a dynamic forum to discuss a variety of approaches to building a better music industry. The evening kicked off with several students sharing their vision for opportunities focused on disintermediation in the music industry.  

Behind the scenes with Brandon Pankey: Music, Touring & Money April 28th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Behind the scenes with Brandon Pankey: Music, Touring & Money Financial and tour manager for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake sponsored by the Student Government Association   Brandon Pankey spoke about financial literacy, business, tour management, and artist management in an interactive presentation. His conversation focused on sharing open and honest dialogue dealing regarding the state of the industry and how to leave a mark in a constantly changing field.  

Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers April 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Andrea Pejrolo, Chair, Contemporary Writing & Production and Scott B. Metcalfe, Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University  

Interview with Composer John Debney via Skype April 21st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Interviewed by Jeffery Gaiser and Oliver Price from the Film Scoring Network, composer John Debney kindly took time out of his busy writing schedule to talk about his decades of experience working in the film and game industry. With credits including blockbuster movies such as The Passion of the Christ, The Jungle Book and Iron Man II, John has composed music for a wide range of drama, comedy and animated films.

Interview with Rich Vreeland and Akash Thakkar via Skype April 20th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for an interview with composer Rich Vreeland ’09 and sound designer Akash Thakkar ’12, two Berklee alumni who worked in tandem on the hit indie game Hyper Light Drifter.

Copyright 101 April 19th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

hosted by George Howard, Associate Professor, Music Business/Management with guest panelists Kyle Thornton, Berklee and Jennifer Marr, Harvard Law School   co-sponsored by the Music Law & Mangement Club.  

Crowdfunding 101: Finding and Engaging Your Superfans April 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Chloe Johnson, Campaign Manager at Pledge Music visited to provide a complete look at the ins and outs of successfully running a crowdfunding campaign. From determining when to launch a campaign, leveraging data metrics,  to selecting unique rewards for different levels of support Chloe gave an in-depth look at what it takes to run a successful campaign. Joining her was Will Dailey, Boston-based songwriter who shared his experiences funding his album on the Pledge Music platform.

Brass Recording Techniques April 7th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Although the quality of today's virtual brass libraries is very high, recording brass players live can be a rewarding way to achieve natural sounding parts. In this workshop, we will record solo instruments and small brass ensembles, looking at methods applicable to working in orchestral settings.

Panel with Film & TV Producer Robin Sweet March 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

An Inside Look into the Film & TV Production Industry Co-sponsored by the Women's Film Initiative   Producer and Production Manager Robin Sweet joined us to share her experiences working in the entertainment business, and discuss what it takes to become a successful woman in the industry. Robin has credits in The Help, Better Call Saul, The Equalizer and many more.