Career Jam 2021 Career Jam 2021

Business

Friday, April 2, 2021

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The Art of Turning Music into Groceries
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Eve Nelson B.M. ’86
Eve Nelson B.M. ’86
Solid Ground Sound, Co-Founder
Caitlin Hill
Caitlin Hill
Solid Ground Sound, Cofounder
Jason Ve
Jason Ve
88rising, Vice President of Artist Partnerships
Emily Weber B.M. ’97
Emily Weber B.M. ’97
Position Music, Vice President/Head of Synch
Adrian Miller
Adrian Miller
Manager, Music Supervisor, Executive Producer, Anderson .Paak
Lady Bri
Lady Bri
Performer, Songwriter
Tonya Butler
Tonya Butler
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Music Business/Management

Join the executives who are hustling during the pandemic to find new ways to generate income for artists on emerging platforms and exploring innovative strategies for deal-making in music and technology as the economics continue to shift post-COVID.   

Moderated by: Tonya Butler, Chair of Music Business

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Career Jam Keynote Presentation: With Keynote Speaker H.E.R.
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H.E.R.
H.E.R.
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
Jeanine McLean
Jeanine McLean
MBK Entertainment Inc., President/Managing Partner
Alonzo Harris
Alonzo Harris
Musical Director/Arranger
Swagg R’Celious
Swagg R’Celious
Songwriter and Producer
Sean Skeete B.M. ’04
Sean Skeete B.M. ’04
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Ensembles

Join us for this year’s keynote presentation with MBK Entertainment Inc. president/managing partner Jeanine McLean; songwriter and producer Swagg R’Celious; musical director Alonzo Harris; and our special guest keynote speaker H.E.R. This event will be moderated by Sean Skeete, chair of the Ensembles Department. 

Taking an artist from obscurity to fame is no small task. Hear from the team living the dream right now and learn how they created a family-style environment that fosters creativity.

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Everything I Wanted…Discovering Billie Eilish
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Paul Wachter
Paul Wachter
Main Street Advisors, Founder/CEO
Hannah Gold
Hannah Gold
Vice President of Marketing, Interscope Records (IGA)
Brandon Goodman
Brandon Goodman
Co-Manager, Billie Eilish
Danny Rukasin
Danny Rukasin
Co-Manager, Billie Eilish
Chelsea Dodson
Chelsea Dodson
Interscope Records (IGA), Manager of Creative
Justin Lubliner
Justin Lubliner
The Darkroom, Founder/CEO
Panos Panay B.M. ’94
Panos Panay B.M. ’94
Berklee College of Music, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Innovation

Meet the team behind the extraordinary success of such artists as Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Ashe, Dr. Dre, and U2, and learn how they approach innovation differently, spearheading new opportunities for some of the top creative talent in the world.

Moderated by: Panos Panay, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Innovation

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Staying on the Cutting Edge of Social Media
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Olivia Rudensky
Olivia Rudensky
Head of Marketing and Digital for Miley Cyrus, Maverick Management
Fadia Kader
Fadia Kader
Clubhouse, Media Partnerships and Creators
Sarah Michaelson
Sarah Michaelson
City Media Entertainment, Brand Partnerships/Social Media
Isabel Quinteros
Isabel Quinteros
TikTok, Music Partnerships/Artist Relations
Walter Smith III '02
Walter Smith III '02
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Woodwinds

As the social media landscape continues to evolve, meet the experts who are navigating the platforms on behalf of artists and brands such as Miley Cyrus, L’oréal, Sephora, and Uber, and those who are behind the curtain, working at the leading tech companies innovating on behalf of artist promotion.

Moderated by: Walter Smith III, Chair of Woodwinds

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You Oughta Know...Jagged Little Pill: the Road from Boston to Broadway
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Diane Paulus
Diane Paulus
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Artistic Director
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Royal Ballet Flanders, Eastman, Artistic Director
Ebony Williams B.F.A. ’05
Ebony Williams B.F.A. ’05
Dancer/Choreographer
Scott Edmiston
Scott Edmiston
Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dean of Theater

Jagged Little Pill is inspired by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 Grammy-winning album of the same name. Join members of the creative team and cast as they pull back the curtain and share their stories about creating and performing the Tony award-nominated and Grammy-winning rock musical.  

Moderated by: Scott Edmiston, Dean of Theater

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Rhythm and Truth: Music to Empower
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Summer Lall B.M. ’08
Summer Lall B.M. ’08
CradleSong Birthing and Rhythm and Truth Music Therapy, Founder
Jon Lall B.M. ’07
Jon Lall B.M. ’07
Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist
Joy Allen
Joy Allen
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Music Therapy

Focused on teen empowerment and social justice, these Berklee alumni are taking their skills to the next level as entrepreneurs and change-makers while simultaneously healing through music and cultural competency. Meet these cross-disciplined professionals and learn about careers in community health, social justice, and the arts.

Moderated by: Joy Allen, Chair of Music Therapy

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The Art of A&R
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Derrick Aroh
Derrick Aroh
RCA Records, Vice President of A&R
Amanda Samii B.M. ’09
Amanda Samii B.M. ’09
Capitol Records, Senior Vice President of A&R
Derek Cournoyer
Derek Cournoyer
Kobalt Music, Senior Director of Synch and Business Development
Lanre Gaba
Lanre Gaba
Atlantic Records, General Manager/Senior Vice President of Urban A&R
Yvonne Drazan
Yvonne Drazan
PeerMusic, Vice President, Latin Division
Tina Davis
Tina Davis
Empire Inc., Vice President of A&R
Bonnie Hayes
Bonnie Hayes
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Songwriting
Prince Charles Alexander
Prince Charles Alexander
Berklee College of Music, Professor, Music Production and Engineering

Meet the executives responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the career development of artists, songwriters, and producers, including Childish Gambino, Marshmello, Pabllo Vittar, and many others. Learn how the A&R role is different if you’re at a record label or a music publisher.

Moderated by: Bonnie Hayes, Chair of Songwriting, and Prince Charles Alexander, Professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department.