The music from the 1978 film Halloween was revolutionary, not just because director John Carpenter also composed the score, but because of Carpenter’s adventurous use of early synth pads and stabs, which helped him create one of the most powerful and creepiest soundtracks of all time.
Incoming Berklee Online master's student Jamelle Houston discusses his music career and what keeps him coming back to his hometown of Temple, Texas.
Drive-in concerts are the latest salve for the live music industry during the pandemic. As a handful are scheduled for the remaining warm months in the US, is it worth it to experience live music this way?
Salem Ilese and Berklee Songwriting Chair Bonnie Hayes discuss Ilese's viral TikTok hit "Mad at Disney," which has millions of streams on Spotify.
Catch up on episodes of the ‘Music Is My Life’ podcast that you missed before the next season begins.
Bassist and Berklee Online student Floyd Foster talks about what Black Lives Matter means to him as a musician and father of three.
Martha Reeves reflects on the timeless appeal of “Dancing in the Street,” how the social movements of the 1960s compare to today’s Black Lives Matter movement, as well as her storied career with Motown.
Gabrielle Davis is a drummer, a DJ, a new mother, and a graduate of Berklee Online. In 2014, she founded her music mentoring nonprofit, Dream League, to offer music education for students in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Behind the scenes with four Berklee Online Film Scoring grad students, who recently got to serve as music directors while an orchestra in Budapest performed scores the students had written.
Vanessa Carlton engages in a candid discussion about the seedy underbelly of the music industry, why followups to “A Thousand Miles” were more successful than some of the men on her team wanted her to believe, and why “Love Is An Art” marks a new beginning for her.
Joy Allen and Suzanne Hanser of Berklee's Music Therapy department share five music therapy techniques to help you cope during quarantine.
Erin Barra teaches music production for Berklee Online and at the Berklee College of Music campus in Boston. She has been helping her fellow faculty members get up to speed with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Her 10 tips for making online teaching engaging extend beyond music and production and are helpful to anyone teaching an online course.
Shelbie Rassler, a senior composition student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Berklee Online student, orchestrated a video of 75 of her peers performing “What the World Needs Now.” She shares how she did it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on musicians. Therapist Claudia Glaser Mussen, who works with musicians regularly, shares mental health tips to help cope with coronavirus anxieties.
Eric Zawada knows a thing or two about taking music classes online as an academic advisor and bachelor's degree student at Berklee Online. He has five tips to help you navigate the musical education experience, whether it's a choice or result of social distancing.
5 Ways for Musicians to Collaborate While Practicing Social Distancing Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak
Social distancing can be a strange new concept for musicians who are used to playing in bands and being around other creatives on a regular basis. Here are five ways that you can collaborate with other musicians while waiting out coronavirus.
The details of these graduates’ stories vary, as do the reasons they chose to leave Berklee, but what unites them all is an overwhelming sense of inspiration.
After 10 years working in the music industry, Katie Day enrolled in Peter Bell's course at Berklee Online where she learned how to write and produce music for advertising. One year later, she started her own music production house out of Los Angeles.
When you think of a career in music, you might start with the performers who are center stage. But when you pull back the curtain, you’ll find people with an array of music business jobs and careers that help make performances possible. And there's money to be made here!
You know what SEO means, right? Search Engine Optimization: Optimize your band name for the search engines! Don’t pick something ungoogleable!
A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.
Berklee Online is proud to report an unprecedented result of 97 percent overall satisfaction among graduating students!
Chord inversions help to smooth out motion from chord to chord, harmonize melodies, and allow smooth bass motion. On the guitar, use of inversions allows the player to be able to play some form of a given chord virtually anywhere on the neck. Inversions are your friend!
Prince, Biggie, Lou Reed, Radiohead, and More: Berklee Online Graduate Instructors Are Kind of a Big Deal
Berklee Online has released a series of animated videos to celebrate its online master’s offerings.
Now more than ever it is important that artists arm themselves with business smarts and knowledge to avoid falling into a bad or even predatory business deal.