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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.

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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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Piano and Keyboard

Basic Piano Voicing Techniques

Understanding the basics of piano voicings and the use of common tensions is a first step in creating effective orchestrations of reharmonized melodies.

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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