June marks the start of Pride Month, and while you should definitely spin staples from Elton John, Lady Gaga, and Lil Nas X, here are 15 LGBTQIA+ artists who you might not know, but should add to your playlist. Not just during Pride Month, but really all year round.
The music industry was experiencing a mental health crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now it has intensified even more.
Learn about the organization Backline that is helping people in the music industry get the care they need.
Learn the fascinating journey of the classical guitar and its evolution across multiple continents, seas, and centuries.
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.
This is the second year that Berklee’s Commencement will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 graduates have been through their share of adversity to get where they are today, but they are stronger, more resilient, and ready to take on the music industry.
Roman Falkenstein on Winning the 2021 International Original Soundtrack French Film Scoring Competition
Watching good films puts Roman Falkenstein in a good mood, so when he has to compose for one, he brings that joy into his music. Recently, the Latvia-based Berklee Online student translated this emotion into music so successfully that he won the French National Film Scoring Competition’s Original Soundtrack (OST) Challenge.
Student Neil Larocque talks about being separated from his family in China during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how playing guitar helped him through.