Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Discover the power of DISCO! A media sharing platform to help you organize and send materials to your collaborators. Upload, receive, and import music with ease whether you are an Artist Manager, a Music Supervisor, or a Composer. This session will be focused on how to build an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) through DISCO. The platform was born from the need of a powerful tool for music supervisors and quickly spread across the industry for its easy-to-use interface.
A musician earns royalties from the exploitation of copyrighted music they own. It is an enigma to understand the music industry, let alone figure out your income from most royalty sources. You have some people/ organizations to help you sift through the nuances of the industry and collect money that is owed to you. This lecture will empower you to make professional choices regarding getting help to run your business, figuring out your copyrights and associated royalties, getting to know the revenue sources for yourself, and building a mind-map of the possibilities that you can take advantage of as a musician. “There will be no music without the musician, so there should be no music money without them.”
“The Organic Free Form is a creative method develop by Gÿe as a Master Thesis Project at Berklee College of Music. From the brainstorming technique to the use of multiple disciplines, this creative research has allowed Gÿe to define their sound and express their vision through the electronic processing of voice, percussion, and environment. The Organic Free Form dives into the emotional and cognitive relationship that we establish with music in order to spread awareness of how creative processes behave, as well as encouraging creators to craft their own method.”
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hear from the original designers of RAIDAR, the Rights and Asset Information in Decentralized, Authoritative Repositories, a music licensing platform designed BY and FOR Berklee students. Learn how this platform, built on open source principles by a grassroots team from Berklee and MIT Connection Science, puts data, identity and attribution sovereignty in the hands of Berklee musicians, and allows creators to forge new relationships with consumers, on their own terms, and most importantly, find out how you can plug in to start monetizing your songs and get involved.
Moderator: George Howard
This session will give a turbo introduction to music collectives that are finding power in numbers, and bringing artists together to redefine creator/consumer relationships and reimagine what it means to own, stream and support music, and the industry they're a part of.
Moderator: Nicole Davis
This past June, Berklee's Open Music Initiative celebrated four years since its founding. Hear from members who have been there from the beginning about their original inspiration to join Open Music, what has changed, and what their hopes are now as Open Music begins its fifth year, and looks toward a very different landscape.
Moderator: Nicole Davis
Friday, July 10, 2020
Just like artists and their creations, no two record deals are the same. Join Marty Frascogna, a U.S.-based entertainment attorney, to explore the variety of deals that exist in the industry and how emerging artists can make the most of their relationship with a label. This conversation will be facilitated by Jacob Lapidus, a GEMB student and Label Manager of Disrupción Records.
This workshop is a quick but deep dive into the world of audiovisual composition with the help of Max/MSP/Jitter, a visual programming language. In this lecture we will look at the basics of programming and composition in Max, exploring the BEAP and VIZZIE systems to build a custom audiovisual system.
In this class we will share and discuss the relationship between music and nature and you and your instrument. We will learn many "secrets" to being a great musician and go over all the aspects of musicianship. We will learn fun new techniques and games to approach songwriting, improvising, reading music and understanding basic theory and applying it to your singing, playing and writing. We will learn the importance of nature and our place in it as well as what music is and our relationship with it. Don't miss this unique opportunity to take your relationship with music, theory and nature to the next level! All instruments are welcome including vocalists!!!
This lecture explores some of the most important and disruptive developments in the modern music industry relating to data and tech - we provide an overview of what’s happening now and our take on what will happen next. Topics include discussions around artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality and more. We highlight the most interesting companies involved in these advanced forms of technology to help you understand where our industry is heading and who you need to watch closely.
Moderator: Alica Molito