A graduate of Berklee Online’s master’s degree program in Film Scoring, Aitor Etxebarria is the composer of the recently released Netflix series "Intimidad." In this interview he discusses his creative process and his experience working in the film industry, as well as the music he made as El_Txef_A, long before he started composing for film.
Berklee Online course authors Brad Hatfield and Gaye Tolan Hatfield have earned a 2022 Daytime Emmy Award, along with Lydia Harrell, Jeff Meegan, and RC Cates, for “Outstanding Original Song.” The winning track is titled “Grateful For It All” and appeared on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”
Take a closer look into video game music of the past, and how it has impacted the present (and might impact the future). Plus, learn how listeners are enjoying video game music outside of the gaming context.
Seba Stephens—and his dad, Everett Stephens—share what it’s been like for a 10-year-old who took to music so young and so fast, taking music courses at a college level.
Summer’s here and the time is right for revisiting this interview with Martha Reeves, reflecting on the timeless appeal of “Dancing in the Street,” how the social movements of the 1960s compare to the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as her storied career with Motown.
If you could only use one pedal for the rest of your guitar-playing life, what would it be, and why? That is precisely what we asked a number of the course authors in the Berklee Guitar department. Their answers may surprise you!
Sound mixing is a combination of art and technology with the end goal of creating a new sonic reality. Learn the basics of mixing music, including its history, sound mixing techniques, and the various responsibilities of a mixing engineer.
Cindy Blackman became Lenny Kravitz’s drummer after a lifetime of jazz drumming. In this wide-ranging interview she discusses being visited by the spirits of the jazz greats she befriended during her time in New York City, and how she and husband Carlos Santana stay in harmony, onstage and off.
You never know when a music supervision opportunity might present itself, which is why adding music supervision to your skill sets could set you up to be a valuable member of a production team.
Arooj Aftab began getting notice with a viral cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” more than 15 years ago, but with two Grammy nominations, she has finally arrived. Her “Vulture Prince” album is a stunning work that frequently reaches transcendence.
In this interview, Conrad Askland discusses live music production for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal,’ his time at Berklee Online, and conveying empathy with his original musical.
Marchell Jackson’s life in music officially began when she and her friends started a vocal group in the 1960s, and it continues to this day, where at the age of 71 she is a working performer and a Berklee Online student.
Berklee Online certificate student Audi Ellis discusses her passion for figure skating, cello, and acting, and being empowered as a visually impaired creator.
Berklee Online course author Loudon Stearns created the #hundredtrackhive project for his class to help them get into the habit of writing a song every day for 100 days.
Some say that music NFTs are the future of the music industry, while others say that they’re a fad that will come and go. Let’s talk about what music NFTs are, how to buy and sell them, and what two Berklee community members say about their viability.
Sushant KC is pursuing his bachelor’s in Songwriting and Producing Music at Berklee Online and strives to prove music is a viable career for Nepalese youth.
WhoSampled is the leading destination for sample-based music, covers, and remixes, housing the world’s most comprehensive database of music. Chris Read, the Head of Content at WhoSampled, opens up about what drives this powerhouse of a music discovery service.
José González used to have difficulty writing lyrics, but with his new studio album, “Local Valley,” he has tapped into new sources of inspiration.
Berklee Online degree student Shalom "J.Storm" Miller talks about his two decade-long career in the music business, which includes collaborating with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, working in the licensing department at BMI, and starting his own music management business out of Nashville.
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.
The music industry was experiencing a mental health crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now it has intensified even more.
Learn about the organization Backline that is helping people in the music industry get the care they need.
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!
Incoming Berklee Online master's student Jamelle Houston discusses his music career and what keeps him coming back to his hometown of Temple, Texas.
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.
Characterized by busy hi-hats, heavy sub-bass, super rhythmic snares, and deep 808 kick drums, learn how trap music has influenced the entire direction of pop music.
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.
Berklee Online is proud to report an unprecedented result of 97 percent overall satisfaction among graduating students!