Balancing Curriculum, Creativity and Culture in Berklee’s Independent Record Label
Between 2019 and 2020, Disrupción Records, Berklee Valencia's independent label, has grown a great deal. The organization has grown from 8 to 20 team members, while integrating as a core part of the Global Entertainment & Music Business program's Record Practicum. As the incoming Label Manager, I found myself having to balance curriculum, culture, and creativity as we continuously expand our scope of operations to meet new constraints and opportunities. Throughout the year, our team battled evolving priorities and goals, a fresh roster or creative talent, and a global pandemic. We explored the intersection of music and culture with our four unique imprints and determined what key factors must be considered when navigating between distinct cultural moments. This experience has been tremendously formative for me and many other on the Disrupción team, with over eighteen Culminating Experiences being supported. The label is just getting started, and will be a sustainable resource for years to come.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Lapidus, Jacob. “Balancing Curriculum, Creativity and Culture in Berklee’s Independent Record Label.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2020. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-global-entertainment-business/153