Berklee Online presents

PODCAST EPISODE 036: Spider Stacy Talks Pogues, Playing with Lost Bayou Ramblers of New Orleans, ‘A Fairytale of New York,’ and More

Spider Stacy met Shane MacGowan at a Ramones gig in England when they were both teens. Shortly after, they formed the Pogues, which meant Spider had to learn to play the tin whistle pretty quickly.

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The Behringer K-2 Synth Revitalizes the Korg MS-20

One aspect about the Behringer K-2 that’s especially cool is that the original Korg MS-20 patches match up very closely with the K-2’s front panel.

What Does YouTube Content ID Mean for Using Other People’s Music in Your YouTube Videos?

Including music in your YouTube videos that isn’t yours can be risky business. In this video, learn all about how to avoid a Content ID flag!

Top 5 Tips for Writing Music for Advertising from Peter Bell

Peter Bell has written countless jingles for brands like Nike, RC Cola, Converse, and the American Red Cross, so he knows a thing or two about writing music for advertising.

PODCAST EPISODE 035: Andy Stack Talks Expanded Wye Oak Live Band, Joyero Side-Project, Everclear Covers, and More

You may know Andy Stack as one half of the duo Wye Oak, along with Jenn Wasner. But he’s also one whole of Joyero, whose debut came out on Merge in 2019. He talks about his solo project and the future for Wye Oak.

Songwriter’s Toolbox: 3 Lessons The 1975’s “Give Yourself a Try” can Teach us about Songwriting

Berklee Online instructor and multiplatinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe discusses how to embrace lyrical and melodic ideas that don’t always agree, using the example of the 1975’s song, “Give Yourself a Try.”

PODCAST EPISODE 034: Soul Rebels talk New Orleans, High Profile Collaborations, and Challenging What it Means to be a Brass Band

Lumar LeBlanc, Julian Gosin, and Marcus Hubbard, three generations of the New Orleans band Soul Rebels discuss hometown sounds, what it’s like to keep a band together for 30 years, and backing up the likes of Katy Perry, Nas, and Metallica.

2020 Vision (and Sound): Defining a New Decade in Music

Rock historians get especially excited when a new decade rolls around, because a new decade can usher in a time of intensely creative changes, including dramatic debuts and last hurrahs.

Back to School … 40 Years Later: Berklee Grads on Alumni Degree Completion Journey

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.

Berklee Alum Starts Music Production House After Taking ‘Writing and Producing Advertising Music’ Course

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.