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5 Music Therapy Techniques to Help You Cope in a Pandemic

Joy Allen and Suzanne Hanser of Berklee’s Music Therapy department share five music therapy techniques to help you cope during quarantine.

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7 Tips for a Successful Live Concert Stream

There are more live concerts to stream online than ever before. These seven tips will help you optimize your own live stream, with input from jazz drummer Matt Jorgensen and singer/songwriter Jill Andrews.

How Student Shelbie Rassler Created the Viral “What the World Needs Now” Video

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.

6 Mental Health Tips for Musicians during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

What it’s Like to Be a Touring Musician During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

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Top 5 Tips for Writing Music for Advertising from Peter Bell

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.

Katie Day Starts Music Production House After Berklee Online 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.

3 Lessons Taylor Swift’s Rift with Big Machine Can Teach Us about Record Contracts

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.

Myra Molloy Completes Berklee Degree While Touring with Broadway’s ‘Miss Saigon’

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.

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How to Write Original Holiday Songs

‘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.”