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Music Business/Management, Professional Music and Global Initiatives

Music in the Age of COVID: Best Practices from Around the World

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Tuesday / April 13, 2021 / 10:00 am
Wednesday / April 14, 2021 / 8:00 pm
Thursday / April 15, 2021 / 2:00 pm
Virtual Event

Musicians have a talent for finding new and innovative ways to survive and even thrive despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus. Join us for three days of panel discussions featuring renowned musicians and industry experts from across the globe as they share resources, tools, and strategies on how to make a living with your music during a pandemic. Gain insights on how to generate new sources of income, create and collaborate remotely, and overcome the financial, emotional, and psychological challenges musicians are facing around the world.

  • April 13, 10:00 a.m. ET: Africa and India Panel (RSVP)
    • Jacques Murigande (Mighty Popo), Artists/Educators
    • Aditya Balani, director of the Global Music Institute
    • Godwin Tom, founder of the Music Business Academy for Africa
    • Louise Carver, South African folk-rock singer-songwriter and pianist
    • Moderators: Tonya Butler and Jason Camelio
  • April 14, 8:00 p.m. ET: Asia Pacific Panel (RSVP)
    • Terence Leong, Group CCO of KKBOX Group
    • Jae Chong, singer-songwriter, producer
    • Julia Wu '15, R&B singer, Berklee alumna
    • Taku Hirano '95, percussionist, touring artist, Berklee alumnus
    • Moderators: Hae Joo Kim and Christopher Wares
  • April 15, 2:00 p.m. ET: Americas and Europe Panel (RSVP)
    • Nannette Velez, director of Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation
    • Will Wells B.M. '11, producer, songwriter, musician, recording engineer, Berklee alumnus
    • Caleb Chapman, Grammy-nominated educator, executive, producer, author, performer
    • Chris Cooke, cofounder and managing director of Complete Music Update (CMU)
    • Moderators: Ralph Jaccodine and Toki Wright

This event is generously sponsored by the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev (AVK) Cultural Heritage Fund.

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