Index of Music Business Grads Only

Music Business Majors

By Professional Field (& Top Post-Berklee Degree)

This category includes people with double-majors in Music Business and something else.

Administration

Business Entrepreneur (high tech/photography):  Ben Maitland-Lewis

Computers:

Data Analysis:

Education & Training:

Fashion (Entrepreneur) :  Sarah Demarco

Film:  (Visual Effects Bidding Manager):  Charlotte Moore (MBA)

Finance

Law

Marketing & Sales:

Real Estate

M = Masters Degree (but not an MBA)

* Andy’s JD degree is irrelevant to his career and in no way should it be considered a prerequisite for this field.

By Year of Graduation

(And top post-Berklee degree earned)

2016:  John Lahr

2015:  Jessica ProutyCambria Russell-Herrera (f. Russell), Sarah Inoue Virk

2014:  Kyle Billings,  Leah Hinton, India Thomson

2013:  Troy ChurchPrayre Finley, Adam KirschnerMax PohlJared Winegrad, Shawn Young-Eagle

2012:  Jeremy Moccia

2011:  Ryan DriscollKayla LeeGabriella Mastrangelo (f. Howard)

2010:  Michael BensonDan Thompson (M), Brittany Vendryes (JD)

2009:  Katie Amaral (M), Claudia Caliano-Rida (f. Caliano), Sarah DemarcoJack Goodall (MBA), Doug Guttenberg (M), Mark Schafer

2008:  Bob DeVaughnJesse ReeseCharlie Shaughnessy, Clay SouthworthMichael Wright

2007:  Patrick BrusilChristmas Eger, Ryan HeenanPhil Lee, Debra Gail White

2006:  Tom BoatesScott Brown (JD), Jordan Cusner (MBA, J.D.*), Ben Maitland-LewisGlenn RomeroAndy Zhang (JD*)

2005:  Adam Baliban, Charlotte Moore (MBA)

M = Masters Degree (but not an MBA)

* Jordan’s and Andy’s JD degrees are irrelevant to their careers and in no way should be considered prerequisites for their fields.

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Everyone interviewed meets the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business (including double-majors).
  2. Berklee was their first Bachelors degree.
  3. Earns at least $45,000/year, or the equivalent in foreign currency.  (Some obviously earn a lot more than that.)
  4. Enjoys working in their field, and expects to continue to do so for years to come.

Index non-MB majors only

Non-Music Business Majors

By Professional Field (plus Berklee major  & Top Post-Berklee Degree)

 

Administration

Computers:

Data Analysis:  Casey Kidd (CWP)

Education & Training:

Engineering (Mechanical):  Owen Davies (MP&E, M)

Finance: (Financial & Operations Manager):  Will Stettler (Pro; M)

Food/Beverage/Restaurant:

Human Services Non-Profit Admin:

Law (Corporate) :   Kyle Batter (Comp. + Film; JD)

Marketing & Sales:

Medicine and Therapy

(Print/Web) Publishing (Admin / Product Development):  Jonas Bergmann-Bjornsson (Film)

Religion (Youth Pastor & Admin. Asst.):  Jonathan Lotson (Pro; M)

Restaurant (Floor Manager):  Chelsea McKinney (MP&E)

TV/Radio/Film:

M = Masters Degree

B = Bachelors Degree

AA = Associates Degree

 

By Year of Graduation

 

2015:  Cam Bjork (EPD)

2013: Jonas Bergmann-Bjornsson (Film), Alexia Layne-Lomon (Pro.), Chelsea McKinney (MP&E)

2012:  Mark Bruning (CWP), Dawn-Marie Dunn (EPD & Pro) Casey Kidd (CWP), Jonathan Lotson (Pro; M)

2011:  Eric Devaughn (Perf.) Jonathan Schwarz (CWP, M)

2010:  Ama Atobrah (EPD), Chloe Bean (CWP), Matt Clear (MP&E), Michael Hazani (Song.), Omid Majdi (MP&E), Will Stettler (Pro, M)

2009:  Will Cady (Pro), Jeff Holden (Pro), Nick Potvin (Film, M)

2008:  Matt Boyle (Pro), Owen Davies (MP&E, M), Anna Eliopoulos (MP&E + Perf), Loren Khulusi (MP&E), Stephanie Olmanni (EPD + Film; B), Priya Prins (MP&E; AA), Santiago Sinisterra (MP&E)

2007:  Mark Dudek (Perf; MBA), King Yan Kwok (MTh, M), John Sauer (J. Comp.)

2006:  Eric Hutchinson (Pro), Dr. Jenny Martin (Song; PsyD), J. Russell (MP&E; MBA), Tyler Witkin (Pro; M)

2005:  Kyle Batter (Comp. & Film; JD)

1999:  Dr. Dana Robertson (Perf; PhD)

M = Masters Degree

B = Bachelors Degree

AA = Associates Degree

 

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See the Music Business majors and the Special Categories.

 

Everyone interviewed meets the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business (including double-majors).
  2. Berklee was their first Bachelors degree.
  3. Earns at least $45,000/year, or the equivalent in foreign currency.  (Some obviously earn a lot more than that.)
  4. Enjoys working in their field, and expects to continue to do so for years to come.

Indices – Special Categories

Special Categories

In order:

  • Second Jobs
  • Entrepreneurs (current)
  • Entrepreneurs (former)
  • Managers
  • Information Technology workers

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Second Jobs (These people have second jobs which are unrelated to music.):

 

Entrepreneurs, current:

  • Tom Boates (App Creator).  Not his main job.
  • Sarah Demarco (Fashion)
  • Ryan Heenan (Marketing Video Production)
  • Casey Kidd (Data Analysis) Casey started his company the year after his interview.
  • Dr. Jenny Martin (Psychotherapy) (PsyD).  Jenny started her own independent practice shortly after the interview.
  • Ben Maitland-Lewis (High Tech/Photography).  Ben has started multiple companies over the years.  His current one has around seven employees, with plans to double in size in 2017.
  • Glenn Romero (Marketing Video Production)
  • Clay Southworth (Property Management)
  • Michael Wright (Music School)  Not his main job.

Entrepreneurs, former (People who started their own business but ultimately gave it up.):

 

Managers  (Non-Entrepreneurs who directly supervise others.):

 

Information Technology (Workers in the IT sector).

 

M = Masters Degree (but not an MBA).

* Andy’s JD degree is irrelevant to his career and in no way should it be considered a prerequisite for this field.

 

 

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Other Successful Berklee Grads – Indices & Criteria

By Professional Field (& Top Post-Berklee Degree)

 

If exploring a career, I strongly recommend that you glance at all interviews in a professional field that interests you, as people in the same field can have very different jobs.  For example, among the marketing people, one is a one-person operation at a start up that sells computer services to businesses, another works for a craft brewery and has one assistant, while a third is at a large advertising firm and has an extremely specialized job.

Administration

Business Entrepreneur (tech/photography):  Ben Maitland-Lewis

Computers:

Data & Research:

Education & Training:

Engineering (Mechanical):  Owen Davies (M)

Fashion (Entrepreneur) :  Sarah Demarco

Finance

Food/Beverage/Restaurant:

Human Services Non-Profit Admin.:

Law:

Marketing & Sales:

Medicine and Therapy:

(Print/Web) Publishing (Admin / Product Development):  Jonas Bergmann-Bjornsson

Real Estate

Religion (Youth Pastor & Admin. Asst.):  Jonathan Lotson (M)

TV/Radio/Film:

 

 

M = Masters Degree (but not an MBA).

B = Bachelors Degree
AA = Associates Degree.

* Jordan’s and Andy’s JD degrees are irrelevant to their careers and in no way should be considered prerequisites for their fields.

 

By Year of Graduation (and Major)

2016:  John Lahr (MB)

2015:  Cam Bjork (EPD), Jessica Prouty (MB), Cambria Russell-Herrera (f. Russell) (MB), Sarah Inoue Virk (MB)

2014:  Kyle Billings (MB),  Leah Hinton (MB), India Thomson (MB)

2013:  Jonas Bergmann-Bjornsson (Film), Troy Church (MB), Prayre Finley (MB), Adam Kirschner (MB), Alexia Layne-Lomon (Pro.), Chelsea McKinney (MP&E), Max Pohl (MB), Jared Winegrad (MB), Shawn Young-Eagle (MB)

2012:  Mark Bruning (CWP), Dawn-Marie Dunn (EPD + Pro.), Casey Kidd (CWP), Jonathan Lotson (Pro.), Jeremy Moccia (MB + Song.)

2011:  Eric DeVaughn (Perf.), Ryan Driscoll (MB), Kayla Lee (MB), Gabriella  Mastrangelo (formerly Howard) (MB), Jonathan Schwarz (CWP)

2010:  Ama Atobrah (EPD), Chloe Bean (CWP), Michael Benson (MB) Matt Clear (MP&E), Michael Hazani (Song.), Omid Majdi (MP&E), Will Stettler (Pro), Dan Thompson (MB), Brittany Vendryes (MB)

2009:  Katie Amaral (MB + EPD), Will Cady (Pro), Claudia Caliano-Rida (f. Caliano) (MB), Sarah Demarco (MB), Jack Goodall (MB), Doug Guttenberg (MB), Jeff Holden (Pro), Nick Potvin (Film) Mark Schafer (MB)

2008:  Matt Boyle (Pro), Owen Davies (MP&E), Bob DeVaughn (MB), Anna Eliopoulos (MP&E + Perf), Loren Khulusi (MP&E), Stephanie Olmanni (EPD + Film) Priya Prins (MP&E), Jesse Reese (MB), Charlie Shaughnessy (MB + Perf.), Santiago Sinisterra (MP&E), Clay Southworth (MB), Michael Wright (MB)

2007:  Patrick Brusil (MB),  Mark Dudek (Perf), Christmas Eger (MB), Ryan Heenan (MB), King Yan Kwok (MTh), Phil Lee (MB), John Sauer (J. Comp.), Debra Gail White (MB)

2006:  Tom BoatesScott Brown (MB), Jordan Cusner (MB), Eric Hutchinson (Pro). Ben Maitland-Lewis (MB), Dr. Jenny Martin (Song.),  Glenn Romero (MB), J. Russell (MP&E),  Tyler Witkin (Pro.), Andy Zhang (MB)

2005:  Adam Baliban (MB), Kyle Batter (Comp. + Film), Charlotte Moore (MB + MP&E)

1999:  Dr. Dana Robertson (Perf.)

 

 

Also see the following indices:

Special Categories  (second jobs, entrepreneurs, managers, information technology)

Music-Business-Majors Only.

Non-MB Majors Only.

 

 

Everyone interviewed met the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from Berklee College of Music, and Berklee was their first Bachelors degree.
  2. On track to earn at least $45,000/year (or the equivalent in foreign currency).
  3. Income is mainly through a non-music job which they enjoy.  They expect to be working in their field for years to come.