In high school, Madi Murphy’s passion for music inspired her to launch a fan club dedicated to the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. At Northeastern, a co-op took her to Iceland where she worked for the band—and did so much more.
Was a musical compilation in the British rock band’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” stolen from another song? An ongoing court battle in Los Angeles is centered on that claim. We asked teaching professor and entertainment attorney David Herlihy what impact this could have on copyright infringement litigation and Led Zeppelin’s reputation.
Elie Lamazerolles, AMD’15, recently completed a co-op with Island Def Jam Music Group—a job that appealed to him because of his musical roots as a disc jockey in Europe.
Emily Schuna, a third-year music industry major, was inspired by a co-op experience at a record label in Brooklyn to form an artist collective and produce her own EP—all from a campus residence hall.
Communications studies major Natalie Dickinson started a Tumblr blog for young people breaking into the music industry—and is now developing a business plan with guidance from faculty and her peers.
The KahBang Music Festival, founded by Northeastern alumnus Tim Lo and held annually in Bangor, Maine, emphasizes the importance of discovery by focusing on ‘what’s next’ rather than ‘what’s now’ in music, art, and film.
“We Are The Kids,” communication studies major Natalie Dickinson’s blog, has amassed some 25,000 followers, the majority of whom are young people looking to break into the music industry.
Northeastern’s student-run record label, which provides management, recording, and other support to musicians, signed five new artists earlier this month.
Working at a commercial art gallery in Berlin taught Northeastern music technology major Gustavo Jiménez about the industry and inspired his own work.
Music industry major Courtnie Bennett won a campus competition to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park during Northeastern’s Senior Week.