‘Tis the season to spice up your catalog of originals with holiday songwriting tips courtesy of songwriter Brady Rymer, Berklee Online songwriting instructors Andrea Stolpe and Jimmy Kachulis, as well as Berklee’s Joe Bennett, who helped compose what is winkingly known as “the happiest Christmas song, according to science.”
First there was TIDAL, and now there’s Amazon Music HD, another mainstream high-fidelity streaming service. Berklee Online instructors Jonathan Wyner, Erin Barra, Prince Charles Alexander, and Sean Slade share their thoughts on music streaming quality and whether it matters to music industry professionals like themselves, the average listener, and the audiophile.
Traditional four-year music programs can be restrictive to active musicians. Three students share their stories about how transferring to Berklee Online has allowed them to pursue their music careers close to home and on the road.
Rose Banuelos, a songwriting major at Berklee Online, established the nonprofit, Music for Purpose, which provides music education to vulnerable children in Honduras.
When Dr. Joe Bennett is not acting in his position as a vice president for Berklee College of Music, he investigates copyright infringement in the music industry as a forensic musicologist.
Right out of high school, Josh Sebek completed his Advanced Certificate in Music Production using Pro Tools, a stepping stone that led him to attend Berklee’s Boston campus.
Berklee Online alum Ashley ‘PK’ Mogayzel, assistant tour manager for Wilco and tour manager for I’m With Her, offers advice about a career in tour management and talks about coordinating a Berklee opportunity at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.
Pedro Osuna, a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Film Scoring program, began his Berklee journey as a teenager in Granada, Spain with Berklee Online’s massive open online courses.