News from the Institute

Press Release
September 19, 2022

With one festival gig under her belt and another to go, the Berklee Popular Music Institute featured artist reflects on the journey to the big stage and the road ahead.

Press Release
June 22, 2022

Berklee Popular Music Institute students reimagined the Culture Club chart-topper “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” in this video premiere.

Press Release
June 14, 2022

Thanks to the Berklee Popular Music Institute, artists from the college will play Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Music Midtown, and other top festivals this year.

May 4, 2022

As Jeff Dorenfeld prepares to retire, we celebrate decades of his contributions to artist development through Heavy Rotation Records and the Berklee Popular Music Institute.

Press Release
March 18, 2022

The Berklee Popular Music Institute will showcase six artists performing at major music festivals this summer, including Lollapalooza and Osheaga, at Brighton Music Hall. 

Press Release
March 8, 2022

The new video, released in celebration of International Women’s Day, is part of an ongoing collaboration between Berklee and Primary Wave Music.

Press Release
July 12, 2021

Berklee Popular Music Institute students and other Berklee-affiliated acts will perform at Lollapalooza, Inkcarceration, Music Midtown, and Welcome to Rockville.

Press Release
December 10, 2020

The video, which reimagines Donny Hathaway’s holiday hit “This Christmas,” is produced and performed by students from around the world.

Press Release
September 22, 2020

Watch the Berklee Popular Music Institute's new recording and video for WAR’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

April 6, 2020

Berklee artists are performing live on Instagram each Wednesday, giving BPMI students a chance to adjust to changing industry in real time.