Dr. E Michael Harrington is one of the preeminent figures in the world on music copyright and intellectual property matters. Famously, he worked as a consultant and expert witness to return “We Shall Overcome” and “This Land Is Your Land” to the public domain. In this Q&A, Harrington talks about falling into the music business accidentally, his extensive background in music, and the lessons he’s learned along the way in his career where music law and business intersect.
Bonnie Hayes wants you to throw out the idea that songwriting can only be done when inspiration hits. Hayes is the director of Berklee Online’s new Master of Arts in Songwriting degree program, and has designed the curriculum to prepare students to write marketable songs at a moment’s notice.
Prince Charles Alexander is the author of multiple vocal production courses at Berklee Online and shares advice for vocalists and producers who are new to the studio.
As a musician, there’s nothing more empowering than learning a new skill that you would otherwise outsource to someone else. Become the DIY musician you aspire to be with these 10 Berklee Online courses.
The musical elements of blues are distinctly African in origin—the pentatonic scales, polyrhythms, use of microtones and pitch bends, and call and response phrase structure all originate from the African continent. Black History Month is the perfect time to get reacquainted with these architects of the blues guitar.
Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier’s two new children’s books—”My Mom is Going Back to School” and “My Dad is Going Back to School”—recently won won National Parenting Product Awards.