Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.

The Best and Worst Romantic Song Lyrics

Learn why the Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” has the best romantic song lyrics of all time, and why Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” is, well, not perfect.

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A MIDI controller could be a keyboard or something different.

Buying a MIDI Controller? Here’s What to Know

When purchasing a MIDI controller, there are a variety of factors worth considering. In this article from the brand new Knowledge Base, the Berklee Online Support Staff walks you through everything you need to know.

A musician sits in his apartment, working on a budget for an upcoming musical project.

Budgeting Tips for Musicians

In this course excerpt from Project Management for Musicians, you’ll learn how to balance your books and make sure that your projects come in under budget, so that you can come out on top!

Live sound engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten is pictured sitting behind a mixing console.

Live Sound Engineer: A Day in the Life on Tour

Ken “Pooch” Van Druten has worked as front of house engineer and production master behind Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Iron Maiden, KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, and many more. In this course excerpt he details exactly what a an average day (and night) on the job is like. Spoiler: It’s anything but average!

Berklee Online student Paul Zarvis is pictured leaning against a building with a keyboard

Paul Zarvis on Pursuing His Berklee Degree When He’s 64

Nearly four decades after leaving Berklee College of Music’s campus, 64-year-old Paul Zarvis is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Music Production through Berklee Online.

A person with tattoos biting their fingernails and looking nervous against a yellow backdrop. 

Stage Fright: How to Get Over Performance Anxiety

Musicians have many fears: Fear that they’ll mess up onstage, that they’re not good enough, that people won’t like their music. Fortunately Ashlee Varner has strategies to reduce your anxiety, in this excerpt from her Music Career Essentials for the Professional Singer course.

Billy Ray McClelland plays acoustic guitar in a chair in front of a house.

US Veteran Billy Ray McClelland Earns His Degree in Guitar from Berklee

Music has always been a place of comfort for Billy Ray McClelland, a US Army veteran who will add a bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance from Berklee Online to his list of honorable achievements by the end of 2023. In this story Billy Ray discusses his musical upbringing, his plans for after graduation, and the secret about rhythm that he learned in the military.

A group of United States war veterans—including Phil Schwartz and John Gerac—poses for a photo after participating in a Soldier Songs and Voices event.

Harmony and Healing: Veterans Find Camaraderie and Purpose through Music

Many US military veterans are finding that learning musical skills helps them connect with fellow vets and deal with their PTSD. Read their emotional stories.

A group of five strings musicians performing at night on the sidewalk next to a police car and "do not cross" tape.

Autumn Maria Reed Fights Gun Violence with Music

Berklee Online alum Autumn Maria Reed shares about her experience as a first-responder musician for the Black String Triage Ensemble in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Two musicians standing on stage with a written setlist at their feet

How to Prepare a Setlist

Setlists are essential for organizing and structuring a performance, ensuring that your music flows smoothly from one song to another, and energizes the audience. In this excerpt from the Berklee Online course Jazz Singing 201, authored by Patrice Williamson, you’ll learn how to prepare a successful setlist with her tried-and-true practices that will take your audience where you want them to go.