Berklee Online presents

How to Write Original Holiday Songs

‘Tis the season to spice up your catalog of originals with holiday songwriting tips courtesy of songwriter Brady Rymer, Berklee Online songwriting instructors Andrea Stolpe and Jimmy Kachulis, as well as Berklee’s Joe Bennett, who helped compose what is winkingly known as “the happiest Christmas song, according to science.”

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How to Price Your Music Composition Work in the Video Gaming Industry

If you’re first starting out scoring music for games, it’s important to know what to charge for your labor so you don’t shortchange yourself or undervalue your skills. In this article you’ll learn about industry going rate, bundling, upselling, revisions, overages, and perhaps most importantly, how to figure out what a client can afford.

High Fidelity Music Streaming: Can You Tell the Difference?

First there was TIDAL, and now there’s Amazon Music HD, another mainstream high-fidelity streaming service. Berklee Online instructors Jonathan Wyner, Erin Barra, Prince Charles Alexander, and Sean Slade share their thoughts on music streaming quality and whether it matters to music industry professionals like themselves, the average listener, and the audiophile.

A Musician’s Guide to an Effective Website and SEO Best Practices

Websites allow artists to share their music and shape their messaging exactly how they want. Here you’ll learn where to begin when designing your artist website and the components that make a website effective.

Transfer Students Hit Their Stride at Berklee Online

Traditional four-year music programs can be restrictive to active musicians. Three students share their stories about how transferring to Berklee Online has allowed them to pursue their music careers close to home and on the road.

Berklee Online Student Starts Nonprofit to Provide Honduran Children Music Education

Rose Banuelos, a songwriting major at Berklee Online, established the nonprofit, Music for Purpose, which provides music education to vulnerable children in Honduras.

The Music Modernization Act and 4 Steps Songwriters Can Take Now to Prepare for It

Ask not what the Music Modernization Act can do for you. Ask what you can do to get ready for the Music Modernization Act.

Why Non-Commercial Radio Matters to a Musician’s Career

With the advent and increasing popularity of streaming, there’s no denying that the world of radio has changed. However, non-commercial radio continues to offer unique opportunities to reach new fans and connect with communities across North America and beyond.

How Chromeo Built Their Sound

Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel breaks down Chromeo’s extensive synth collection.

Splice Studio Makes Remote Music Production Collaboration Easier

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins teamed up with his students to test out the remote collaboration program, Splice Sounds.