Getting a master's degree from Berklee College of Music pushes you towards the next big step in your career, and the International Career Center (ICC) is one of the resources you have to help get you there.
The mission of the ICC is to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Rather than acting as a one-time job link, our overall focus is on career management. We help you access available resources and activities and apply them to your career path.
Possible Career Paths
Getting a master's degree in global entertainment and music business opens you to a world of possibilities in the music industry and beyond. After graduating, many students work in the world's leading music industry companies in areas such as artist management, music publishing, music supervision etc. Others opt to start their own ventures as entrepreneurs.
Industry Events and Conferences (Optional)
Succeeding in the music industry is all about building your professional network and making connections with the right people. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their time in Europe to attend or participate in the many music and performance-related events held in Spain and Europe. All event participation and attendance is optional and students make all the arrangements to attend on their own. In some cases, students may be able to access special offers and student discounts through Berklee.
These are the events that we recommend for global entertainment and music business students.
Future Music Forum (Barcelona, Spain)
- Month: September
- Website: futuremusicforum.com
An annual international music conference based in Barcelona that gathers the leading minds in the world of music to exchange views on how music is being shared in today's digital age and discuss new developments taking place in music technology.
ADE (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Month: October
- Website: amsterdam-dance-event.nl
"Amsterdam Dance Event is a combination conference and club music festival centered around the many subgenres inside of the Electronic Dance Music scene from around the world. ADE's multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers."
WOMEX (Alternating European Countries)
- Month: October
- Website: womex.com
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
BIME (Bilbao, Spain)
- Month: October
- Website: bime.net
BIME PRO is the first European fair dedicated to the music and digital industry, it explores new ways of income and collaboration through new technologies, video games and marketing. A three-day program full of activities, lectures, networking, and special events. BIME Pro connects national and international professionals, updates their knowledge and explores new business models through digital industries. It is also the first European fair focused on the Latin American music industry, inviting top leaders of their industry.
International Music Summit (Ibiza, Spain)
- Month: May
- Website: internationalmusicsummit.com
IMS Ibiza is a comprehensive three-day event featuring live seminars and debates amongst the leaders of the international music community. Through keynotes, interviews, panels and technology master classes, our industry network comes together for thoughtful discussion about the direction and future of electronic music. The IMS Business Report, which has become the industry’s leading data study, is also presented at IMS Ibiza for a global snapshot of vital statistics about the industry. The event has become a major source of industry deals, press launches and is a talking point for worldwide media. Major brands like Corona, Pioneer, Nokia and Coca Cola have used IMS as a platform to launch important initiatives in the electronic music space.
The Great Escape UK (Brighton, UK)
- Month: May
- Website: greatescapefestival.com
"The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages."
Berklee College of Music’s optional graduate internship program supports Berklee master’s students who seek to integrate academic and professional experience after completing the coursework and culminating experience projects required in their specific master’s program. This program will take place during an additional semester, following the completion of all course work, and students will be charged a part-time comprehensive fee. Note that students are responsible for securing their own internships and for securing all appropriate and required visa statuses.