Berklee Online presents

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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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.

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.

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.

Bandzoogle Steps Into the Crowdfunding Game

Bandzoogle is stepping up its services to come to the aid of brokenhearted PledgeMusic users.

Ritzy Bryan of Joy Formidable Talks Music Business, Relationships, and Finding Her Sound

Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable discusses why her Welsh heritage is so important to her music, how her time on Atlantic Records helped inform her understanding of the music business, and how her guitar acrobatics hurt her Fender as well as the forehead of Joy Formidable bassist Rhydian Dafydd. 

Jon Kull on Orchestrating Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbuster Movies

You know who Jon Kull is, even if you don’t know that you know who he is. You’ve heard his orchestrations in films like all of the “Hunger Games” movies, “King Kong,” “Avatar,” “Black Panther,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and so many more.

Katelyn Brown Talks Berklee Online Graduation, Future Career Plans, and Life at Home with Kane Brown

Katelyn Brown reckons she has participated in Berklee Online classes from every state in the continental US. That’s because she’s been out on tour with husband Kane Brown for the better part of the past three years.

Songwriter Bonnie Hayes on Sexism, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Bonnie Hayes talks songwriting for Bonnie Raitt (and winning a Grammy for it), touring with Bob Seger, playing keys for Billy Idol, and being blown away by the Sex Pistols in 1978, and how all of that led to her coming to teach at Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online.

Songwriter Chip Taylor Discusses ‘Wild Thing,’ Hendrix, ‘Angel of the Morning,’ Shaggy, and More

Chip Taylor wrote “Wild Thing.” He really doesn’t need to write any more songs. But that doesn’t mean he’s showing any signs of stopping. He’s got a new album out, and is eager to discuss everything leading up to this moment on this edition of the Music Is My Life podcast.