Shelbie Rassler, a senior composition student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Berklee Online student, orchestrated a video of 75 of her peers performing “What the World Needs Now.” She shares how she did it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on musicians. Therapist Claudia Glaser Mussen, who works with musicians regularly, shares mental health tips to help cope with coronavirus anxieties.
For bands like the Boston-based metal act Worshipper, canceling the last leg of their US tour due to coronavirus fears is a last resort that’s out of their control.
Peter Bell has written countless jingles for brands like Nike, RC Cola, Converse, and the American Red Cross, so he knows a thing or two about writing music for advertising.
Berklee Alum Starts Music Production House After Taking ‘Writing and Producing Advertising Music’ Course
After 10 years working in the music industry, Katie Day enrolled in Peter Bell’s course at Berklee Online where she learned how to write and produce music for advertising. One year later, she started her own music production house out of Los Angeles.
In late 2019 Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Decade. Even as a preeminent figure in pop music, she is still dealing with the ramifications of a record deal she signed as a teenager. Berklee’s Tonya Butler and Don Gorder weigh in on the legal aspects and offer advice for musicians to consider before signing a record contract.
When songwriting student Myra Molloy landed the alternate lead role of Kim in the national Broadway tour of “Miss Saigon” she contemplated dropping out of Berklee College of Music—before learning that she could complete her degree through Berklee Online.
‘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.