Student Testimonials

"I came to Berklee to pursue my dream of being a music producer. I was introduced to BPMI by a friend and learned about what they do. I found a new interest in the business side of the music industry and wanted hands-on experience on what they do and how they do it. BPMI taught me so much about the touring and artist management industry. The experience I gained while being at BPMI could not have been possible without Morgan and Jeff!" —Nikhil Manganellore '22

"I talked about BPMI in my Berklee audition, and if then I thought the program sounded spectacular, I am now 100 percent sure of it. There isn't any other place that provides such a complete and unique experience for students. Through BPMI, I was able to develop my skills in many areas of the music industry, and see, live, and work in the real-world live music scene. BPMI has been the best part of my Berklee career, and definitely the most impactful one for my future career. " —Alice Macedo '22

"BPMI is an incredible opportunity to get real-world experience in the live show/festival world. There is a lot of great experience working on a team and solving problems. The opportunities and connections we get to make along the way are so useful in both a personal and professional setting." —Philip Allen, BPMI class of '22

“It’s programs like BPMI that allow students to showcase their skills outside of the classroom in real-world environments. This was such a valuable talking point in my [job] interviews.”—Zachary Cox ‘18

“I ended up getting hired at Paradigm and am now an agent’s assistant. BPMI is what pushed my application over the edge and put me ahead of the game.”—Angela Rodrigues ‘16

“I came to Berklee for BPMI, knowing that this was an opportunity that I wouldn’t find at any other school. This past year has proven me right and really opened my eyes to how the [live] music industry works.”—Caitlyn Thornton ‘19

“The summer festival experience [through BPMI] has been a crucial part of my development at Berklee. Being able to work with artists, network with huge names on the creative and business sides of the music industry, and take a leadership position in preparing a festival set has given me knowledge, confidence, and even more inspiration to take both sides of myself (artistic and entrepreneurial) to the next level.”—Dominique Jones ‘19

"The biggest thing I learned while being in BPMI is how to be a team player. We are all navigating spaces that some of us are more comfortable in than others, and it's important to give constructive feedback to your peers while being respectful at the same time."—Jourdan Washingtonn '19 for

"It was an absolute honor to be in BPMI. To consider the program a success is an understatement. It literally got me a job [at CAA]. This was the greatest learning experience ever." —Oliver Jordan ‘19

"BPMI gave me the tools to be a problem solver, a self-thinker, and learn how to work as a team. I’ve never experienced a class where I was encouraged to be 100 percent hands-on, and Jeff and Morgan valued our opinions just as much as theirs. Ultimately this experience helped lay the foundation for the skills that will be required of me in my role as a marketing coordinator at RCA Records. It also opened my eyes to what truly interests me, which helped influence the jobs I applied for during my job search. BPMI has been the highlight of my Berklee career, and I would recommend it to any students if they want to have a career in the industry. This is a perfect way to start."—Jourdan Washington ‘19

Artist Highlights

"The BPMI program was the best experience of my life. Not only did they make my dream of playing on a huge stage a reality, but our BPMI team was so helpful and they taught me a lot about how to be successful with the business aspects of being an artist. Absolutely invaluable." —Thalia Tymowski, BPMI Artist (Among the Stars, Inkcarceration 2022)

"Being an artist in BPMI and playing at a major festival was the biggest highlight of my time at Berklee. I'm forever grateful." —AIIDA, BPMI artist (Lollapalooza 2022)

“BPMI vastly helped change the trajectory of Mom Rock and gave us one of the best opportunities we could’ve asked for. Initially we were slated for Osheaga Music Festival, but after COVID hit and it had to be cancelled, they stood by us and snagged us a slot at Music Midtown in Atlanta the following year. We made tons of new fans with the help of the BPMI team and we cannot thank them enough!” —Mom Rock, BPMI Artist (Music Midtown, 2021)

“The opportunities that Berklee gives you can’t get that anywhere else in the world.”—MDFK for Pipeman in the PitW4CY Radio

"The fact that BPMI has my back makes me feel like I'm not alone up on that stage."— Jackie Foster for The Suburban (Quebec)

Yanina was included on's list entitled "Essence Fest: 7 Female R&B Acts You Need to Know." 

“I’m incredibly grateful about the whole experience.”—Jacksonville Kid for The Landmark

"It helped me grow a lot as a performer; I love constructive criticism, and so it was awesome to rehearse with my BPMI team and really hone my set." —MKULTRA for

"BPMI has already placed a huge dream of mine on my plate. I feel like I need to be pinched knowing that Lollapalooza is just around the corner. BPMI is innovative and new, and is giving artists like myself an experience of a lifetime. They help push your engagement. I am coached on my set and performance skills. They really take the time to fine-tune their artists. Their job is to make us look as good as possible." —Jackie Foster for