Berklee Online presents

M. Ward on ‘Migration Stories,’ She & Him, and Songwriting

Matt Ward shares how a Beatles songbook and a closeted $25 guitar helped define his path as a musician, a journey which has led to create the poignant new M. Ward album, ‘Migration Stories.’

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Black Belt Eagle Scout on How being a Booker Prepared Her for Saddle Creek

Katherine Paul (AKA Black Belt Eagle Scout) discusses growing up on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Washington state, and the changes that happened after she discovered Madonna, emo music, and how to put on a great show.

Ron Pope Talks ‘A Drop in the Ocean,’ ‘One Grain of Sand,’ and Massive Streaming Numbers

Ron Pope discusses his new album, as well as his smash, “A Drop in the Ocean,” and a whole lot more.

Refugees in Cape Town Develop their Musicianship through Berklee Online

“What I would like the world to know about my situation is that being a refugee doesn’t mean I must be limited,” says Dorcas Mungusa, an asylum-seeker and a Berklee Online student.

Spider Stacy on the Pogues, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and ‘A Fairytale of New York’

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.

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack.

Andy Stack Talks Wye Oak, Joyero, 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 on New Orleans, 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.