The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) offers a three-semester experiential education program, BPMI Live, that takes students from the classroom to the festival stage. Participants interface with all facets of the music industry, including working in A&R, artist development, booking, promotion, social media, sponsorship, and live shows. 

BPMI Live Goals

  • Send students to attend and work with festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Music Midtown, and more.
  • Pair music business students with artists as they put into practice what they’ve learned at Berklee, from contracts and branding to the craft of performance and recording.
  • Position music business students to work alongside today's top music industry professionals and step off the festival stage knowing they have what it takes to pursue a career in music.
  • Provide students with networking opportunities at some of the industry's most notable events, such as the Pollstar Live! conference.