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  1. Berklee College of Music Releases Study Detailing Salary Ranges For Music Industry Positions

    November 26, 2012 10:12 AM EST With both the music industry and the global economy in a near-constant state of flux, it's an uncertain time to be making a living in music. To that end, Boston's Berklee College of Music has released a new study detailing salary ranges ...

  2. Rick Springfield's Interactive Album App Reaches New Audiences

    November 08, 2012 9:41 AM EST Rick Interactive: An exclusive screenshot of the online version for Springfield's interactive album content. As musicians continue to recognize the power of mobile devices as a tool for interactive artistic expression and as a way to reach fa ...

  3. Aerosmith May Self-Release Future Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:40 AM EDT With the upcoming Music From Another Dimension marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with reporters o ...

  4. En Breve

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT La Santa Cecilia, Latin Recording Academy, and Berklee in Spain La Santa Cecilia tapped to Support Ryan Bingham La Santa Cecilia, known for mixing traditional Mexican music with pop songs, is embarking on a 10-city tour with Americana singer/songw ...

  5. Silversun Pickups Issue Cease and Desist to Romney Campaign

    August 15, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Silversun Pickups don't want Mitt Romney hitting the "Panic Switch." The Los Angeles band's attorney issued a cease-and-desist on Wednesday over the Republican presidential candidate's use of the 2009 hit in recent campaig ...

  6. Exclusive: Berkleemusic Names Debbie Cavalier New CEO

    July 31, 2012 9:21 AM EDT Debbie Cavalier has been named the new CEO of Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Boston's Berklee College of Music. Cavalier fills the spot left by the departure of former Berkleemusic CEO Dave Kusek in April. "All ...

  7. Dave Kusek Leaves Berklee College of Music to Focus on Digital Startups

    April 20, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Digital music innovator Dave Kusek has left Berklee College of Music to focus on funding and guiding digital music startups. The former vice president at Berklee conceived and developed the school's successful Berkleemusic.com online school t ...

  8. Eagles, Alison Krauss, Mulatu Astatke Receive Berklee College Doctor of Music Degrees

    March 30, 2012 11:37 AM EDT For 41 years, Berklee College of Music has been presenting honorary doctorate in music degrees to influential figures in the music industry. This year's honorees are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Eagles, 27-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss ...

  9. Backbeat: Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Teach, Jam With Underprivileged Youth @ Panama Jazz Fest

    January 23, 2012 11:24 AM EST Students from Berklee College of Music's Global Jazz Institute met some of Panama's youngest musicians on a visit to the Fundación Danilo Perez in Panama City's impoverished El Chorillo neighborhood. "Dream about your career bu ...

  10. Berklee and Lollapalooza Partner for Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship

    August 05, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Berklee College of Music and Lollapalooza announced the inception of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship at the festival's 20th anniversary in Chicago today (Aug. 5), according to a press release. The scholarship, endowed by donor-ad ...

  11. 'Rethinking Music': A Guest Post From Allen Bargfrede, Executive Director of Berklee's Rethink Music

    April 25, 2011 1:06 PM EDT (Rethink Music : Creativity, Commerce, and Policy in the 21st Century, presented by Berklee and MIDEM in association with Harvard Business School, takes place in Boston tomorrow and Wednesday (April 26 - 27). The conference brings together creator ...

  12. James Levine to Step Down as Boston Symphony Director

    March 03, 2011 7:41 AM EST Injury-plagued conductor James Levine will step down as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September after seven seasons, the symphony said on Wednesday. Mark Volpe, the Boston Symphony's managing director, said talks are unde ...

  13. Aerosmith Lines Up North American Tour Dates

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Its drama with frontman Steven Tyler behind it, Aerosmith is bringing its Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour to North America for 18 summer dates. The trek -- the group's first since Tyler's Aug. 5 fall in Sturgis, S.D., set off months o ...

  14. This Could Change Your Business: House To Update Communications Act

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The leaders of several House committees and subcommittees announced on Monday they will "start a process to develop proposals to update the Communications Act." The first step in the process is in invitation to stakeholders to take part ...

  15. Rapper Sam Adams Brews Fame On iTunes, Billboard Charts

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The name "Sam Adams" most commonly has been associated with several American historical figures and a favored Boston beer. But the city of Boston is laying claim to yet another Sam Adams: an upstart Trinity College rapper who emerged fro ...

  16. Spain's SGAE To Offer 7 Berklee Scholarships

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE is to issue seven scholarships to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as it prepares to open the first permanent Berklee center outside the U.S., in Valencia, on Spain's south-ea ...

  17. Latin Briefs: Berklee, Telehit, Regional Mexican Radio

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Berklee College of Music and Spanish composers' society SGAE will hold a televised singer-songwriter competition at Mexico City's Lunario auditorium Oct. 7. "Berklee Canta en Español" will feature six competitors (Berklee alum ...

  18. Aerosmith's Joe Perry Says Current Tour In Question

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says he doesn't know if the band will keep its current tour going because of injuries lead singer Steven Tyler suffered after falling off a stage. Tyler tumbled Wednesday while performing during the Sturgis Motor ...

  19. NKOTB Cancels Aussie Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Revived U.S. boy band New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. On a statement on the official NKOTB Web site, band member Donnie Wahlberg posted: "Despite warnings that th ...

  20. Berklee To Hold Scholarship Auditions In Africa

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Berklee College of Music will be holding audition and interview scholarship events on June 2-3 in Nairobi, Kenya. The events, part of Berklee's Africa Scholars Program, are offering musicians throughout Africa the chance to attend the college ...

  21. IFPI's Kennedy: Canadian Gov't Not Interested In IP

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada’s continued development of world-class musicians is in jeopardy as the country is mired in sky-high piracy rates and lack of cooperation between Internet service providers and music companies, John Kennedy, chairman of the International Fed ...

  22. SGAE Scholars Heading To Berklee

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Berklee College of Music and Spanish collecting society SGAE are strengthening relations with a February 23-26 selection of SGAE scholarship winners. The successful Spanish candidates will study for three years at the world's leading modern m ...

  23. Berklee College Builds European Business In Spain

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first stone of what will be the first European center of Boston's Berklee College of Music has been laid in the Spanish Mediterranean city of Valencia. With 4,000 students and 500 teachers, Berklee has become the world's biggest cent ...

  24. Farm Aid Heading To Boston In September

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid will be held this year in New England for the first time. John Mellencamp is scheduled to hold a news conference in Boston today (July 15) to announce that the show will be held Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. The Boston Glob ...

  25. R&B Briefs: Berklee College of Music, Chanté Moore

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Original Earth, Wind & Fire members Maurice White and Philip Bailey will receive honorary doctor of music degrees at from Boston’s Berklee College of Music during the school’s commencement exercises on May 10. Bailey will also double as com ...

  26. Kennedy Keynotes At Tokyo Conference

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI will announce measures to combat unauthorized distribution of pre-release recordings sometime in the next few weeks, according to federation chairman/CEO John Kennedy. In his Oct. 16 keynote speech at the fourth annual Tokyo Asia Music Ma ...

  27. Fight Breaks Out At Folds/Boston Pops Concert

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Something else popped at the Boston Pops opening night concert after a fight broke out in the audience at Symphony Hall. Television video of the fight yesterday (May 9) showed two men struggling in the balcony, one with his shirt pulled off, as se ...

  28. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,620

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent its fourth wave of letters to universities today, asking administrators to forward the 402 pre-litigation settlement proposals to the individuals using campus networks to illegally share music files. As part of the deterrence and edu ...

  29. Classic Sebadoh Lineup Reuniting For 2007 Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow is now setting his sights on Sebadoh, which became his main musical outlet after exiting Dinosaur Jr. in the early 1990s. The influential indie rock group ...

  30. First Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Dates Set

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. News ...

  31. Spitzer To Return Label Donations

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rebuffs Universal, Bertelsmann. New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer, who is running for governor of that state, will return two large campaign donations received from record label board members at Vivendi Universal and Bertelsmann AG, accordin ...

  32. Leong Named IFPI Asia Regional Director

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec replaces Giouw. The IFPI has appointed Leong May-Seey to the Hong Kong-based role as regional director for Asia. In her new full-time post, Leong will co-ordinate the IFPI's priorities across the region. She is tasked with duties for leg ...

  33. Education In America: The Sound of Silence

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many of us who work in the music industry can point to our school music programs as the spark that ignited our passion for music, many years ago. Well-funded programs provided an array of experiences Debbie Cavalier is dean of continuing education ...

  34. Locobazooka Lineup Boasts Over 50 Bands

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event takes place Sept. 18 in Fitchburg, Mass. The lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival taking place September 18 in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life of Ago ...

  35. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  36. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  37. The Beat

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's self-titled album is slated for a May 3 release on Columbia and will feature him on all instruments (except drums) and vocals. Read Melinda Newman's column. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's self-titled ...

  38. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. News ...

  39. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kennedy: IFPI will address interoperability. Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan ...

  40. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan. 2 Interoperability, litigation and greater ...

  41. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan. 2 Interoperability, litigation and greater ...

  42. Worcester Centrum Sells Naming Rights

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center Complex will now be known as the DCU Center. Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center ...

  43. Kennedy Named New IFPI Chief

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in London on Jan. 1, 2005, succeeding Jay Berman. John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ...

  44. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  45. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  46. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  47. Berkleemusic.com To Offer College Credit

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.berkleemusic.com" TARGET="new">Berkleemusic.com</A>, the online division of Berklee College of Music established last year, will begin providing courses for college credit in Septe Berkleemusic.c ...

  48. Berklee College Site To Host GarageBand Course

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based Berklee College of Music's online extension, Berkleemusic.com, will present a new online course in Apple Computer's audio recording and editing program, GarageBand. The course will commen Boston-based Berklee College of Musi ...

  49. Berklee's File-Sharing Project Drives Revenue

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The results are in: Berkleeshares.com is a smashing success. Berklee College of Music says its online file-sharing initiative has driven surges in site traffic and revenue for both its Berkleemusic.co The results are in: Berkleeshares.com is a sma ...

  50. Harvard, Berklee Offer Services To Artists

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Struggling musicians can turn to Harvard University's hallowed halls for help. Now in its sixth year, Harvard Law School's Recording Artists' Project (RAP) offers legal assistance to Boston area artis LOS ANGELES--Struggling musicia ...

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