Career Jam 2022 Career Jam 2022

B41/Multi-Purpose Room

150 Massachusetts Avenue

Friday, April 1, 2022

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1. It's all in the Song: "Love Letter" to Bonnie
Ali Tamposi
Ali Tamposi
Songwriter, Ali Tamposi Publishing
Kara DioGuardi
Kara DioGuardi
Founder, Arthouse Publishing
Bonnie Hayes - Moderator
Bonnie Hayes - Moderator
Chair, Songwriting, Berklee College of Music

Join us for a conversation with the Grammy-nominated songwriters who have shaped pop music with their chart-topping hits over the last two decades including songs recorded by Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson.

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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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1. The Art of Record Label A&R: Signing the Future
Amanda Samii '09
Amanda Samii '09
Senior Vice President of A&R, Capitol Records
Suzanna Slavin
Suzanna Slavin
Senior Vice President of A&R, Mom + Pop
G Rouzbehani
G Rouzbehani
Vice President of A&R, Motown Records
Sammye Ruth-Scott
Sammye Ruth-Scott
Director of A&R, Atlantic Records
Liza Levy - Moderator
Liza Levy - Moderator
Talent Relations Manager, Berklee College of Music

Meet top executives from the industry responsible for signing and overseeing the development of artists such as Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert Hoodie SZN, Nija, Tash Sultana, Tycho, Beach Bunny, Evann McIntosh, and many others. These majors and indies will share the type of talent they’re scouting and the day-in-the-life of overseeing the development of recording artists.

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1. The Art of A&R Publishing: For the Record
Benjamin Groff B.M. '93
Benjamin Groff B.M. '93
Owner, Brill Building Music Publishing
Francisco Granados
Francisco Granados
Vice President of Creative and A&R, Sony Music Publishing U.S. Latin
Andre Herd
Andre Herd
Senior Director of A&R, Artist Partner Group
Paige Parsons
Paige Parsons
Senior Vice President of A&R, Atlas Publishing
Siara Behar
Siara Behar
Senior Director of A&R, Prescription Songs
Ani Johnson - Moderator
Ani Johnson - Moderator
Associate Professor, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music

Signing, developing, and advocating for the writers and producers who are responsible for today's biggest hits is one of the most nuanced roles in the modern recording industry. These publishing A&R executives are leading the way by innovating on behalf of artists who include Grimes, SOPHIE, The Lumineers, Ryan Tedder, Tiesto, Micah Premnath (Selena Gomez, Lady A), Seb from 1Mind (Don Toliver, JuiceWRLD),  Piso 21, Danny Ocean, Ximena Sariñana, Llane, Juan Pablo Vega, and many others. Join this session to learn how they scout talent and create opportunities for songwriters and producers.

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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.