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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.”

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Debbie Gibson and Sean Thomas

Debbie Gibson Collaborates with Rising Producer Sean Thomas

Debbie Gibson understands the importance of nurturing young talent, which is why she chose 20-year-old Berklee Online grad Sean Thomas to produce and mix her new album.

This pink car once belonged to 2 Chainz, and sat in front of the celebrated, now-defunct Pink Trap House in Atlanta.

Trap Music: Where It Came from and Where It’s Going

Characterized by busy hi-hats, heavy sub-bass, super rhythmic snares, and deep 808 kick drums, learn how trap music has influenced the entire direction of pop music.

Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl of Nirvana sit with WFNX DJ Kurt St. Thomas, doing a radio interview the evening before Nirvana release their breakthrough album, "Nevermind" in 1991.

Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ at 30

Here we are now, entertain us: It’s 2021, exactly 30 years since Nirvana released their breakthrough second album, “Nevermind,” has anything really changed?

ABBA Voyage

ABBA: A 40-Year Voyage Through Pop Culture

Here we’ll look at the cultural touchpoints that have brought ABBA to releasing their new album ‘Voyage’ in November 2021, and their new interactive concert coming to London this May.

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Pride Month Playlist: 15 LGBTQIA+ Artists Who Should Be on Rotation

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.

Therapist holds the hands of a patient.

The Music Industry is Having a Mental Health Crisis

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.

Roman Falkenstein

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.

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Music Business Advice from Mike King

Mike’s music business advice has influenced thousands of musicians at Berklee and beyond. He shares how he got started, as well as his top tips.

11 Music Career Tips for Graduate Students

Career conversations are vital, especially for students preparing to graduate. Below are some insights by the Berklee Online Academic Advising team on how to put skills, knowledge, and degree experience into paid practice.