Trap Music: Where It Came from and Where It’s Going
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.
The Music Industry is Having a Mental Health Crisis
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.
Roman Falkenstein on Winning the 2021 International Original Soundtrack French Film Scoring Competition
Watching good films puts Roman Falkenstein in a good mood, so when he has to compose for one, he brings that joy into his music. Recently, the Latvia-based Berklee Online student translated this emotion into music so successfully that he won the French National Film Scoring Competition’s Original Soundtrack (OST) Challenge.
2021 Grammy Awards: Advice from Nominated Female Songwriters
Since the 2021 Grammy Awards happened to be rescheduled to take place during Women’s History Month, we spotlight these tips from the Grammy-nominated and award-winning female songwriters.
28 Black Musicians Whose Names You Should Know
In honor of Black History Month, we highlight 28 Black musicians whose names you should know, from unsung heroes to up and comers who you’ll hear from soon.
WhoSampled: Chris Read on the Art and History of Sampling Music
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.
TikTok: How To Get Your Music Discovered
Berklee students Rosie Scher and Brandon Harris are just two of the many who have recently earned TikTok fame, and examining the details of their stories will help you get your music discovered on TikTok too.
How to Become a Video Game Audio Designer
Learn about a career in video game audio design from Berklee Online instructor Gina Zdanowicz and Berklee alum Renzo Heredia.
Floyd Foster on What Black Lives Matter Means to Him
Bassist and Berklee Online student Floyd Foster talks about what Black Lives Matter means to him as a musician and father of three.