Lee “Scratch” Perry passed away on August 29th, 2021. We were fortunate enough to interview the Upsetter in 2020, for the 50th episode of the Music is My Life podcast. What follows is a very surreal interview about his life, dub, reggae, and revolution.
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.
Bonnie Hayes wants you to throw out the idea that songwriting can only be done when inspiration hits. Hayes is the director of Berklee Online’s new Master of Arts in Songwriting degree program, and has designed the curriculum to prepare students to write marketable songs at a moment’s notice.
Berklee Online students Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who took Neil Diercks’ "Collaborative Songwriting" course, kept their remote songwriting dynamic going. They're releasing their first EP under the name Future Perfect Sound.
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.
Lady A (the Seattle-based singer) discusses her ongoing dispute with Lady A (the Nashville-based trio), as well as her long career in music and how her life experiences brought her to this moment.
Salem Ilese and Berklee Songwriting Chair Bonnie Hayes discuss Ilese's viral TikTok hit "Mad at Disney," which has millions of streams on Spotify.
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?
Bassist and Berklee Online student Floyd Foster talks about what Black Lives Matter means to him as a musician and father of three.
Catch up on episodes of the ‘Music Is My Life’ podcast that you missed before the next season begins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Andrea Stolpe offers 20 songwriting activities to help you push outside the writing process that may be familiar to you.
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.