Global Entertainment and Music Business | Visiting Artists categories | Berklee Valencia Campus

Visiting Artists and Guest Speakers

Yvette Noel-Schure

Founder of Schure Media Group and Beyoncé's Publicist

Yvette Noel-Schure is a seasoned and respected industry veteran, and one of the top creative executives in the music PR business. She has developed press campaigns for a diverse roster of...

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Yvette Noel-Schure is a seasoned and respected industry veteran, and one of the top creative executives in the music PR business. She has developed press campaigns for a diverse roster of artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Chloe X Halle, Prince, John Legend, and LeAnn Rimes, among others.

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Scott Cohen

Co-founder of The Orchard

The music business program had the pleasure of hosting Scott Cohen, the co-founder of The Orchard,...

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The music business program had the pleasure of hosting Scott Cohen, the co-founder of The Orchard, the world’s largest digital distribution company. Cohen is a world-renowned lecturer who visited the campus to discuss reinventing business models as we see them. Currently, he is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University and is a member of the British Phonographic Industry Council.

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Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO of Translation, and Author

Steve Stoute is the founder and CEO of the brand development and marketing firm Translation, and author of The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of...

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Steve Stoute is the founder and CEO of the brand development and marketing firm Translation, and author of The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. For more than a decade, Stoute has worked to identify and activate a new generation of consumers on behalf of iconic brands like State Farm, Jeep, and the National Basketball Association, helping them thrive in the changing cultural climate. He has worked with artists like Will Smith, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Iovine, and Solange Knowles. During his special visit to our campus for the Branding and Advertising Music Business seminar, Stoute shared his knowledge about the music and advertising industries with our students and gave them valuable advice on how to succeed in this evolving space.

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Rob Dickins

Former President and Chairman of Warner Music UK

Industry legend Rob Dickins is former president and chairman of Warner Music UK. Dickins is...

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Industry legend Rob Dickins is former president and chairman of Warner Music UK. Dickins is responsible for the signings of Prince, Madonna, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic), Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell, among others, to the UK company. Dickins visited our campus as a special guest for the final week of the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business Degree Program A&R seminar.

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Martin F. Frascogna

International Entertainment Attorney

Named the official U.S. ambassador for the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program, Martin...

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Named the official U.S. ambassador for the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program, Martin Frascogna led an extraordinary week of seminars focusing on the U.S. market. Frascogna is an international entertainment attorney who represents clientele in 34 countries spanning six continents. His clients include international musicians, Grammy winners, international labels and tours.

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Stef Pascual

Head of Digital at Crown Talent and Media Group

Stef Pascual handles digital strategy and marketing for a variety of music and live events and media clients like Fusion Festival, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, and Stacey Solomon. She is...

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Stef Pascual handles digital strategy and marketing for a variety of music and live events and media clients like Fusion Festival, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, and Stacey Solomon. She is also half of Silent Cult Records, an independent label founded in 2017.

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Stephen Webber

Executive Director, BerkleeNYC; Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Berklee

An award-winning composer, musician, producer, and engineer, Stephen Webber was founding director of Berklee’s Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program in...

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An award-winning composer, musician, producer, and engineer, Stephen Webber was founding director of Berklee’s Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program in Valencia, Spain. Webber wrote the best-selling book Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ and founded the world’s first college-level classes in DJing and turntablism.

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Alison Wenham

Founder of the Association of Independent Music (AIM)

Alison Wenham has worked in the music industry for 35 years, and is one of the most experienced and well-known international practitioners in the business. Wenham founded the Association of...

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Alison Wenham has worked in the music industry for 35 years, and is one of the most experienced and well-known international practitioners in the business. Wenham founded the Association of Independent Music (AIM) in 1999, and has been its chair and CEO since its inception. In the past 10 years, she has guided AIM’s growth and influence to become one of the most respected and successful trade associations in the world. Wenham visited our campus to speak to our students about the music business industry.

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Scott McNearney

Sponsors Chief at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive

Scott McNearney, sponsors chief at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive, visited the Branding and Advertising Music Business seminar to discuss the ins and outs of festival sponsorship with our...

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Scott McNearney, sponsors chief at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive, visited the Branding and Advertising Music Business seminar to discuss the ins and outs of festival sponsorship with our students. For more than 15 years, McNearny has successfully directed and shepherded hundreds of uniquely integrated brand programs at the SXSW Conferences and Festivals, creating lasting and positive impacts on the world’s forward-most thinkers. Brand concert events led and developed with McNearny’s expertise include talent ranging from Jay- Z and Prince to Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg.

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Cindy Castillo

Artist Manager and Founder of Gigntik Management & Booking

Special guest to the music business seminar, Cindy Castillo, artist manager and founder of Gigntik Management & Booking, spoke with our students about artist management and how to develop...

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Special guest to the music business seminar, Cindy Castillo, artist manager and founder of Gigntik Management & Booking, spoke with our students about artist management and how to develop synergies with artists. Based in Madrid, Spain, Castillo’s companyis dedicated to management and artist booking, producing national and international tours, and everything related to the organization of tours and events.

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Benji Rogers

Founder of PledgeMusic

Benji Rogers is the founder of PledgeMusic, which is a direct-to-fan platform as opposed to a crowdfunding website. Rogers is a London-born musician who has been recording and touring since...

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Benji Rogers is the founder of PledgeMusic, which is a direct-to-fan platform as opposed to a crowdfunding website. Rogers is a London-born musician who has been recording and touring since 1999, and he visited our campus to speak with students about his experience running PledgeMusic.

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Panos Panay

Founding Managing Director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship)

Panos Panay is the founding managing director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship) as well as a passionate entrepreneur and active startup mentor in the creative media...

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Panos Panay is the founding managing director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship) as well as a passionate entrepreneur and active startup mentor in the creative media space. As the founder of Sonicbids, Panay created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. As a passionate arts and business advocate, Panos serves on a number of boards, including as the chair of Berklee's Presidential Advisory Council for six years.

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Don & Dale Franzen

Entertainment Lawyer and Former Executive Director at the Broad Stage, Respectively

Don and Dale Franzen are a husband and wife industry duo. Don is a practicing lawyer of entertainment and business law, and counts among his clients leading figures in the music and...

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Don and Dale Franzen are a husband and wife industry duo. Don is a practicing lawyer of entertainment and business law, and counts among his clients leading figures in the music and recording industries. Dale has over 30 years of experience in the creative arts industry as an opera singer, artistic director, producer, public speaker, mentor, and consultant.

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