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Queade’s Valencia Videoblog

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Queade Dweh (Vocalist)
8th Semester, Music Business Marketing
Philadelphia,PA/New Jersey

Originally from Philadelphia, Pa, Queade Dweh (vocalist and pianist) is a performer and aspiring business-woman ready to begin her career in the music industry. During her junior year in undergrad, she decided to spend her last semester in Spain to explore international learning opportunities. As her graduation approaches from Berklee College of Music, she hopes to use her knowledge gained majoring in Music Business to help others.

Hi Bloggers!

My name is Queade Dweh, and I’m so excited to show you all my experiences in Spain. Valencia has so many positive things to offer students and I hope through my blog you all will take a moment to at least think about coming here for a semester. Each week I will post about different topics from traveling and booking tickets to how to get around in Valencia/Europe. Talk to you soon!!

-Q

Music Business Seminar – Why do Music Stores Have Mirrors? (And Other Musings of Music and the Market)

Students Megan Himel and Louis Pratt from the global entertainment and music business master’s program reflect upon the eleventh of the Music Business Seminars, where they had the chance to listen to George Howard talk about his experience in the music industry.

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During the week of February 6th, 2015, the students at Berklee Valencia were honored to host George Howard, a seasoned music industry veteran, as a guest lecturer. George found remarkable success over the years, running record labels (Rykodisc, Essex River Work and Slow River Records) as well as co-­‐founding TuneCore and other respected names in the music industry. With his latest venture, George Howard Advising, George hopes to draw on his years of experience in the industry (and running previous advisement firms) in order to help artists and brands fulfill their potential to work smarter, not harder.

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Music Business Seminar – How to manage, develop and prolong an artist’s career

Students Janay James and Alejandro Morales from the global entertainment and music business master’s program reflect upon the tenth of the Music Business Seminars, where they were able to listen to Rosa Lagarrigue talk to them about managing artist’s careers.

Rosa Lagarrigue, the head of the largest artist management company in Spain, RLM, came to share what it takes to manage, develop, and prolong an artist’s career with the Global Entertainment and Music Business students here at Berklee Valencia. As our multi-lingual speaker explained, the key to being a successful artist manager is that one must be “able to successfully help develop the artist’s career both short term and long term. You have to see the bigger picture not just here and now.” Rosa’s resume of artists and the longevity of their careers proves that she has been persistent in making artists work for the long term while building global strategies around their stardom.

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Veni. Vidi. Vici.

Carmen WoodruffCarmen Woodruff is a Contemporary Vocal Performance graduate student at Berklee’s Valencia campus. Originally from the Detroit Metropolitan area, Carmen attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. After working for 10 years in the marketing field and some serious soul-searching, she went back to school to complete a second degree in Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is now living her dream at Berklee College of Music in Valencia and encourages others to do the same. It’s never too late! Follow Carmen’s musical journey on Facebook or Reverbnation.

“Veni; vidi; vici.” – Julius Caesar

We came; we saw; we conquered. We did it! We made it through our first semester as graduate students at Berklee’s beautiful Valencia campus. We sure are lucky to be a part of this progressive phenomenon where we’re able to create and explore amongst friends we now call our family. As we prepare for Spring semester, I can’t help but to reflect on the past five months we’ve shared.

I think about the study abroad students from the Boston campus who’ve touched our hearts with their infectious energy and talents. One in particular blew me away as she scatted Ella-style while simultaneously playing the drums at Café Mercedes one night. Another student with his wacky hairstyles and witty banter had us all in stitches in keyboarding class every Wednesday. At one point, I started to feel like their mother, instructing them to alert me when they arrived back from a trip to London and worrying about them throughout their weekend journey.

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Bron Don – Valencia Blog #1

Berklee-Valencia-Bron-Don-Study-AbroadBron Don formed in the fall of 2013 at Berklee College of Music. In January 2014, they recorded their first EP entitled “The Vibes Project”, which was released on February 6th, 2014. Now they’ve decided to experience a semester abroad at Berklee’s Valencia campus in Spain.

18:00, Somewhere Over The Atlantic

Believe it or not, this day, January 9th 2015, marks the official one-year anniversary of Bron Don. At this time last year, Mitchell Cardoza and I (Michael Cangemi) arrived at John Cattini’s house in Albany, New York, after completing our 1st semester at Berklee. There we recorded what turned out to be our first EP, “The Vibes Project.” Little did we know that in one year’s time we would be on a flight to Valencia to Study Abroad and play music around Europe.

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