Career Jam 2022 Career Jam 2022

Performance

Friday, April 1, 2022

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4. Breaking Down Walls for Latin Artists
Celeste Zendejas
Celeste Zendejas
Vice President, SESAC Inc.
Stephanie Hernandez B.M. '15
Stephanie Hernandez B.M. '15
Marketing Manager, RichMusic Inc.
Sebastian Taboada
Sebastian Taboada
Vice President of Management and Operations, Lionfish Entertainment
Lazaro Hernandez
Lazaro Hernandez
Vice President of A&R - U.S. & Latin America, Warner Chappell Music
Javier Limón - Moderator
Javier Limón - Moderator
Artistic Director, Mediterranean Music Institute, Berklee College of Music

The Latin music market in the U.S. has grown exponentially over the past 30 years. Meet the industry leaders responsible for artists such as Rosalia, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Maluma who are topping not only Latin charts but the pop charts as well. Come hear from industry leaders who are helping to break down the walls for Latin artists and create more opportunities than were ever possible before.

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6. Soundcloud Workshop
Tricia Tranquillo
Tricia Tranquillo
Director of Label Services, Soundcloud

Join this workshop to learn how to take full advantage of SoundCloud’s artist-first streaming platform, powered by a global community of artists and listeners. This session will dive into creator tools, services, and resources that can help you optimize your presence on the platform and ultimately grow and build your career.

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1. The Evolution of Live Music!
Steve Cielinski '06
Steve Cielinski '06
Vice President of Touring Operations, Live Nation
Eric Gardner B.M. '08
Eric Gardner B.M. '08
Director of Booking, Oak View Group
Jared Braverman B.M. '07
Jared Braverman B.M. '07
Senior Vice President, Live Nation Touring
Gerry Barad
Gerry Barad
Executive Vice President, Live Nation Booking
John Czajkowski B.M. '98
John Czajkowski B.M. '98
Tour Accountant, Katy Perry
Joe Mott B.M. '08
Joe Mott B.M. '08
Music Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Morgan Lasewicz
Morgan Lasewicz
Client Services Manager, Live Nation
Jeff Dorenfeld - Moderator
Jeff Dorenfeld - Moderator
Founder, BPMI, Professor, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music

For years live music took a backseat to recorded music, not anymore. 

Hear from Berklee alumni who work with the biggest artists in the world, including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen, BTS, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, U2, and many more. 

They’ll address how live music has evolved, from one genre selling out to 8 genres selling out.  How shows employ hundreds of people.  Have stage sets that compare with Hollywood movies, have sponsors that fund their tours, have show grosses that compare with top-selling sports teams, and have brands that put them on the billionaire list. 

You want to work with the stars, work in live music! 

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4. Embracing the Hyphen: Artist-Educator
Otto Gross B.M. '10
Otto Gross B.M. '10
Creative Director / Producer / Artist, Otto Gross Music
Yonit Spiegelman B.M. '14
Yonit Spiegelman B.M. '14
Composer / Bassist, Yonit Spiegelman / Squeak E Clean
Latoya Lewis B.M. '10
Latoya Lewis B.M. '10
Music and Movement Educator, KIPP Pueblo Unido
Justin Stoney
Justin Stoney
Founder and President, New York Vocal Coaching Inc.
Karen Peterson B.F.A. '76
Karen Peterson B.F.A. '76
Founder, Artistic Director, Karen Peterson and Dancers, Inc.
Philip Lima - Moderator
Philip Lima - Moderator
Assistant Chair, Voice, Berklee College of Music

Teaching is often a gratifying piece of a successful career for musicians. Many artist-educators have the drive to pay it forward and make a difference in the lives of others and believe in the global impact and importance of the arts in society. Learn how teaching has impacted and enriched the lives and careers of the panelists, the different ways and settings where teaching can be a valuable part of your artistic lifestyle, and how to build your brand, business, and revenue stream as an artist-educator.

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5. Twitch Workshop
Zoe Willis
Zoe Willis
Program Manager, Twitch
Fred Rubenstein
Fred Rubenstein
Artist Services Manager, Twitch

Join this workshop to learn how to utilize this popular gaming platform to showcase your artistry as Twitch emerges as a place where music creators can share art with a community of millions and build a place to connect with your most passionate fans. 

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6. Roc Nation x Rapsody: Launching an Artist's Career
Bianca Edwards
Bianca Edwards
Director of Marketing, Roc Nation
Rapsody
Rapsody
Artist/Emcee

Berklee welcomes Grammy-nominated artist and Emcee, Rapsody as well as Roc Nation's Director of Marketing, Bianca Edwards. This session will center around Rapsody's journey: early challenges, securing management, publishing, and Roc Nation deals, building a community, as well as Rapsody's newest project, EVE. This album is a celebration of black female culture, with each song titled after a phenomenal black woman. 

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3. How To Build Your Team: Navigating the Artistic Journey
Ralph Jaccodine
Ralph Jaccodine
Owner, Ralph Jaccodine Management
Oompa
Oompa
Poet, Rapper, Educator
Kristina Latino
Kristina Latino
Owner & Artist Manager, Cornerscape Artist Management
Jeremiah "Ice" Younossi
Jeremiah "Ice" Younossi
Talent Agent and Artist Management Consultant, A-List Agency
Tim Hall - Moderator
Tim Hall - Moderator
Assistant Professor, Professional Music, Berklee College of Music

The journey of an artist is nuanced and requires a trusted team of business partners. This session features music and entertainment industry professionals with experience in management, artist development, grant writing, content creation, songwriting, production, and entrepreneurship. Students will be able to tap into the necessary conversations artists need to have with themselves and their team as their career develops.

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4. Bursting the Berklee Bubble
Arielle Tindel B.M. '19
Arielle Tindel B.M. '19
A&R / General Manager, We Are: The Guard / Brill Building Music Publishing
Leo Varella B.M. '20
Leo Varella B.M. '20
Producer, Songwriter, Musical Director
Micah Montgomery B.M. '18
Micah Montgomery B.M. '18
Creative Strategist
Stefanie Henning - Moderator
Stefanie Henning - Moderator
Associate Vice President for Career and Digital Strategy, Berklee College of Music

A candid conversation about the industry, finances, adult friendships and what happens after you leave the Berklee Bubble. Learn from recent Berklee graduates working in all facets of the entertainment business about how to find your stride, your people, and pay bills while maintaining your health and wellness as you pivot from student to professional.

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Auditions for Berklee Summer in the City

Come check out the auditions for Berklee Summer in the City. 

Berklee Summer in the City is a concert series that presents hundreds of live music performances free to the public to celebrate the summer festivities at venues that include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Club Passim, Prudential Center, Boston Public Library, and many more. 

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2. Indie Artist Toolkit
Sam Bailey
Sam Bailey
Founder and Managing Director, Harbour Artists & Music
Bianca Bhagat
Bianca Bhagat
Senior Vice President of Creative Marketing, AWAL
David Macias
David Macias
President, Thirty Tigers
Charlie Tadman
Charlie Tadman
Songwriter & Publishing Relations, Spotify
Seth Saltzman B.M. '81
Seth Saltzman B.M. '81
Senior Vice President, ASCAP
Chris Wares - Moderator
Chris Wares - Moderator
Assistant Chair, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music

If you’re an independent artist looking to bring your career to the next level, this session is for you. The guests on this panel have been crucial in helping to build sustainable careers for artists such as Lizzy McAlpine, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Little Simz, Jungle, Tom Misch, Banks, and many more. Learn proven tactics to develop your brand, grow your fanbase, and monetize your music career.

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3. A 360 View of Chamber Music Collaborations
Willem de Koch
Willem de Koch
Trombonist, Co-Founder, The Westerlies
Jordyn Davis
Jordyn Davis
Grant Programs Associate, Chamber Music America
Mason Bynes M.M. '21
Mason Bynes M.M. '21
Composer, Career Services Advisor, Berklee College of Music
Andy Clausen
Andy Clausen
Trombonist, Co-Founder, The Westerlies
Jonathan Bailey Holland - Moderator
Jonathan Bailey Holland - Moderator
Chair, Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

What does it take to pull off a successful commission and artistic collaboration? Hear the insights on how a chamber music group developed a commissioning project with a composer through grants from Chamber Music America.

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6. Breaking Down the Riff with Natalie Weiss
Natalie Weiss
Natalie Weiss
Vocal Performer/Coach, Breaking Down The Riffs / Riffsky Business LLC
Jules Braverman
Jules Braverman
Project Manager / Assistant, Natalie Weiss / Riffsky Business LLC
Jermaine Hill - Moderator
Jermaine Hill - Moderator
Assistant Chair, Theater, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Ever wonder what it takes to be a critically-acclaimed artist and entrepreneur? Natalie Weiss has sung on The Greatest Showman Soundtrack, the Dear Evan Hansen cast recording, Broadway, national tours, American Idol, and at sold-out concerts and stadiums around the world. She has quickly become one of the most sought-after celebrity vocal coaches, and her collaborations, performances, and YouTube series, "Breaking Down the Riffs," have been viewed more than 4 million times. Join us as she talks about her career as a singer, vocal coach, and businesswoman and works with our students on her trademarked method of breaking down the riffs and runs from pop icons.

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1. Instagram Workshop
Perry Bashkoff
Perry Bashkoff
Director of Music Partnerships, Instagram

Join the music team from Instagram as they share tips and tricks for how to grow your audience along with best practices and new features for creating meaningful engagement with your followers.

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3. So You Think You Can Dance: An Interview with Kylie Jefferson
Kylie Jefferson B.F.A. '16
Kylie Jefferson B.F.A. '16
Actress (Netflix's Tiny Pretty Things), Dancer, Choreographer
Mila Thigpen M.F.A. '01 - Moderator
Mila Thigpen M.F.A. '01 - Moderator
Chair, Dance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Hear from actress, dancer, choreographer, Kylie Jefferson B.F.A. '16 as she tells the story of her life after graduating and her journey in the performing arts industry.