Music Business/Management Alumni

Many Berklee alumni have gone on to successful music business careers. Below, learn about a small sample of them.

  • Class of 2008
    Media and Operations Manager, BPMI

    New Jersey native and bassist Jeff Apruzzese '08 studied music business/management at Berklee. In his final semester, he cofounded the indie-electronica group Passion Pit, and spent the next eight years playing to festivals and stadiums with the band.

     

  • Class of 2015
    Music Data and Insights Manager for Netflix

    Berklee alumna Anahita Bahri B.M. ’15 is a music data and insights manager for Netflix. She refers to her work as “data storytelling.” 

    “I help surface insights and trends to the music team,” she says. “A lot of people are intimidated by spreadsheets, but I help translate them and answer questions. How much have we spent to date on licensing music from a certain label? How much did we pay for a certain piece of music, and how well did it perform?” 

  • Class of 1999
    Singer-Songwriter; Producer

    Makeba Riddick has worked with Rihanna and Beyoncé, collaborated with David Guetta and Tamar Braxton, and produced songs for Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. 

  • Class of 2012
    Manager, CEO, and Cofounder, New Torch Entertainment

    Ethan Schiff gets to make dreams come true. As manager, CEO, and cofounder of New Torch Entertainment (which he created with another Berklee alumnus, Nick Susi '12), he works to help artists reach their musical and career goals. Schiff has always loved music, as well as assisting people in making their music and getting it heard, so artist management seemed to be a natural career fit.

  • Class of 1996
    Executive Vice President, Interscope Geffen A&M
    As executive vice president of Interscope Geffen A&M, Nir Seroussi is responsible for signing and developing new talent while working across the company's roster to expand artists' global reach.

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