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Olivia Rodrigo and Joe Biden putting on sunglasses at the White House.

How Did Olivia Rodrigo Become Famous?

From American Girl to “New Girl,” to Disney Channel and topping the global music charts, learn how Olivia Rodrigo became famous.

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Sushant KC

Sushant KC Proves Pursuing Music is a Viable Path in Nepal

Sushant KC is pursuing his bachelor’s in Songwriting and Producing Music at Berklee Online and strives to prove music is a viable career for Nepalese youth.

Billie Eilish, photographed by Lars Crommelinck, courtesy of Wiki Commons

2021 Grammy Awards: Advice from Nominated Female Songwriters

Since the 2021 Grammy Awards happened to be rescheduled to take place during Women’s History Month, we spotlight these tips from the Grammy-nominated and award-winning female songwriters.

Berklee Online student Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who formed the group Future Perfect Sound.

Collaborative Songwriting Students Create Future Perfect Sound

Berklee Online students Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who took Neil Diercks’ “Collaborative Songwriting” course, kept their remote songwriting dynamic going. They’re releasing their first EP under the name Future Perfect Sound.

Song Lyrics Generators: Are They Good for Songwriters?

As a professional songwriter, I was highly suspicious that song lyric generators would be sophisticated enough to generate complete songs. However, this does not render their services completely useless.

A rusty orange sign with white letters that read: MOTEL, against a blue sky.

Songwriting Tips: Try Destination Writing

With these songwriting tips from Berklee Online instructor Andrea Stolpe, learn how to write lyrics using the destination writing technique. 

Man with a guitar writing a protest song.

How to Write a Protest Song

If you’re looking to express your anger and frustration, especially now in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests, put your feelings to song.

Lisa Loeb on the Ability to ‘Stay’ Working in an Ever-Changing Music Industry

Lisa Loeb discusses three decades in the music business, and how she was able to turn her initial success into a dozen different endeavors.

3 Lessons H.E.R.’s ‘Hard Place’ can Teach us about Songwriting

Andrea Stolpe walks us through H.E.R.’s song “Hard Place,” and tells us why it’s a great example of prosody, and how you can apply the same principles to your songwriting.

The four members of The 1975 band.

3 Songwriting Lessons from The 1975’s ‘Give Yourself a Try’

Berklee Online instructor and multiplatinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe discusses how to embrace lyrical and melodic ideas that don’t always agree, using the example of the 1975’s song, “Give Yourself a Try.”