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Article, Long Reads, Music Business, Student Spotlight

A Career in Tour Management: Advice from Berklee Online Alum Ashley ‘PK’ Mogayzel

Berklee Online alum Ashley ‘PK’ Mogayzel, assistant tour manager for WIlco and tour manager for I’m With Her, offers advice about a career in tour management and talks about coordinating a Berklee opportunity at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.

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Music Business, Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games, Music Production

Top 10 Careers in the Music Business (and How Much Money You Can Make)

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!

Article, Student Spotlight

Film Scoring Graduate Pedro Osuna’s Berklee Journey Began with a Free Video

Pedro Osuna, a graduate of Berklee College of Music's Film Scoring program, began his Berklee journey as a teenager in Granada, Spain with Berklee Online's massive open online courses.

Article, Features, Music Business

What The Police Taught Me about Slow Touring: A Berklee Online Instructor on Booking Sting’s First US Dates

I first learned about one of the more clever touring strategies when I booked a date on the debut US tour of the now multiplatinum band the Police.

Article, Features, Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games

Berklee Online Announces Film Scoring Master’s Degree

Following its successful Master of Arts in Music Business and Master of Music in Music Production degrees, Berklee Online announces the brand new Master of Music in Film Scoring program, coming in 2020.

Article, Podcast

PODCAST EPISODE 032: Jon Kull on Orchestrating Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbuster Movies

You know who Jon Kull is, even if you don't know that you know who he is. You’ve heard his orchestrations in films like all of the "Hunger Games" movies, "King Kong," "Avatar," "Black Panther," "Mary Poppins Returns," and so many more.

Article

5 Ways to Stop Writing the Same Old Song

When songwriters write with any regularity, it’s natural to reach a point where many of our songs sound similar. Here are 5 ways out of a songwriting rut!

Student Spotlight

Katelyn Brown Talks Berklee Online Graduation, Future Career Plans, and Life at Home with Kane Brown

Katelyn Brown reckons she has participated in Berklee Online classes from every state in the continental US. That's because she's been out on tour with husband Kane Brown for the better part of the past three years.

Guitar

Guitar Chords 101: Triad Inversions Up the Fretboard

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!

The Roaring Crowdfund

The Roaring Crowdfund

In this five-episode podcast from Berklee Online, the online school of Berklee College of Music, we examine four very different musical acts, and track their progress across various crowdfunding platforms, including Kickstarter, PledgeMusic, and Indiegogo.

Songwriting

20 Tips to Write 20 Songs in 20 Days (Part One)

Over the course of four articles, published every Monday this month, I’m going to suggest 20 songwriting activities to help push outside the writing process that may be familiar to you.

Features, News, Student Spotlight

97 Percent Student Satisfaction Rate at Berklee Online

Berklee Online is proud to report an unprecedented result of 97 percent overall satisfaction among graduating students!

Music Business

8 Tips for Marketing Your Music

Creating an album or planning a tour is only half the battle. An effective multi-channel, diversified, and integrated music marketing campaign helps make sure the right people buy and engage with you.

Music Business

Band Name Ideas That Will Make You Stand Out on Google

You know what SEO means, right? Search Engine Optimization: Optimize your band name for the search engines! Don’t pick something ungoogleable!

Faculty Spotlight, Features

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.

Article, Features, Music Business

6 Red Flags to Watch for before Signing with a Manager, Agent, or A&R Rep

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.

Article, Features, Voice

10 Tips for a Successful Vocal Recording Session in a Studio

Recording vocals is more stressful than most other instruments, because the quality of the recording depends on so many factors that are all up to you!

Article, Songwriting

How to Write Songs with Killer Hooks

Great song hooks break boundaries surrounding genre, generational listening preferences, and longevity. Here are five characteristics to consider when writing a hook.

Features, Student Spotlight

Combat Rock: Berklee Online Student Fights Military PTSD One Track at a Time with Vet-Traxx Project

Eric Lewis, a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, has faced the sort of difficulties through his life and career which might be unfathomable to a civilian. But music was there with him.

Features

Bass Players: How to Practice Bass Effectively PT1

We all have dynamic lives that cannot be predicted. So how do we hold onto our goals? The answer is simple. It is not so important to hold onto goals as it is to actually have goals.

Features, Music Production

A Tour of EastWest Studios

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a major recording studio, someplace where the history of recording was written, such as Abbey Road Studios in London

Performance

5 Tips for Covering Songs on YouTube

Before you launch your own cover music channel, here are 5 tips to help you connect with YouTube’s nearly 2 billion monthly users!

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