Past Events

Music Production Apps Showcase May 24th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Your laptop is a powerful tool for music creation, with a suite of bundled software providing you with a veritable modern studio in a very portable package.

Sync Jam! May 23rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come get your hands on a variety of iOS apps, M

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?

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

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

Brandon Pankey will be speaking about financial literacy, business, tour management, and artist management in an interactive presentation. His conversations focus 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

Co-authors of Creating Sounds from Scratch, Andrea Pejrolo and Scott B. Metcalfe, will present a live demonstration using synthesis to create unique sounds. 

The History and Technique of Sampling April 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

This event will examine the development and application of sampling techniques from the earliest tape loops to the most current sample processing software. Techniques discussed will be demonstrated in Ableton Live.  

Music Intelligence April 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Ralph Jaccodine of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music will be conducting an interview with Jim Lucchese, Former Global Head of Creator and CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify.

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

John Debney’s career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. 

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

Join us for a discussion delving into the basics of copyright. This talk will address several questions. Do I need a copyright? What can I do with my copyright? What are the different types of copyright? Can I collect royalties? What is a PRO? What is the impact of streaming on copyright? Come learn how copyright impacts you as a music professional.

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.

POSTPONED - In Conversation with Maggie Rogers April 10th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

This event has been postponed. No date is set for rescheduling, but we hope to catch Maggie on her next visit to Boston.

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.

Bastille - Film Screening and Q&A March 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In just under 45 minutes, "Help Me Chase Those Seconds" documents the journey of Bastille as they transition from squeezing onto pub stages as complete unknowns to traveling the world, conquering globally famous events like Glastonbury and Reading, all while recording their second album ‘Wild World‘. Bastille visited and along with director Tom Middleton presented their new tour documentary.

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  

Capture Your Sound with Universal Audio's Apollo March 1st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Universal Audio has been a staple in the modern recording studio for decades with analog classic compressors and preamps, but today Universal Audio has bridged the analog and digital worlds with their Apollo interfaces and UAD2 plug-ins.

Make your Speakers Speak the Truth February 24th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In this seminar Dave Maclaughlin, Director of Educational Services USA for Genelec dicussed how speakers work and some basic acoustics principles that will help any speaker operate more accurately. Dave explained the differences between speakers and monitors and why accuracy is important. To achieve accuracy, Dave highlighted several areas of importance, including power handling, proper matching of speaker to amplifier, the importance of proper placement and the power of DSP speaker correction tools.  

Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music February 23rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In this event you will learn how to create synth sounds in various electronic dance music sub-genres like House, Techno, Future Bass & Dubstep. 

Key Concepts of Electronic Music Production February 17th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us as Electronic Music Production Club President Stéphane Lo Jacono and Vice President Griffin Brown lead a clinic where they will discuss the techniques and concepts that are vital to electronic production in the modern day. 

Scholarship Portfolio Workshop: Renewing Your Scholarship February 16th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

If you are renewing your Berklee scholarship you likely have some questions about submitting your renewal. In this workshop, staff from the Office of Scholarships and the Learning Center will be on hand to explain the process, outline the requirements and discuss any technical considerations.

How Music Dies (Or Lives) February 14th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Ian Brennan, GRAMMY-winning producer with four GRAMMY-nominated records (Best World Music- 2011 and 2015, Best Traditional Folk-2006 and 2007) joined us for a discussion on the quest for musical authenticity.  

CANCELED: Sound Design Critique Seminar February 9th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for this event, co-sponsored by the Sound Design Network, where alumni Austin Devries will provide real world feedback on student's sound design demos. Austin is an Associate Sound Designer at Riot Games in Santa Monica where he works to design character sounds for the game League of Legends.