Chris Horvath has been a fan of ALL types of music for as long as he can remember. He thinks his affinity for everything from 70's funk and obscure art rock, to TV themes and classic jazz has been his biggest asset in becoming a musician.
In the 20 years since landing in the sun soaked metropo-burb of LA, Chris has worked in virtually every creative facet of the music business; musician, producer, film & TV composer, and songwriter.
He is the founder and creative director of Jamnation Music, a boutique music company that creates music for film, TV and various media and also licenses music from their publishing catalog all over the world.
Jeff Baust is a professor in Berklee's Synthesis and the Music Production and Engineering Departments as well as a Berkleemusic.com instructor. A composer, audio engineer, educator and multi-instrumentalist, he has created scores for the ESPN, New England Sports Network (including music for the Bruins and Red Sox), Avid, Sony, Polaroid, Sharp, Reebok, Lotus, and others. He works primarily in his own facility, Coral Sea Music.
Dave Olsen has 25 years experience in the music print industry, ranging from roles in sales, business, and creative. As vice president of Alfred Publishing, he oversaw all copyright, contract, licensing, and royalty activities worldwide. Prior to that, Olsen was Director of Business Affairs and then interim CEO of Warner Brothers Publications, just eight months prior to its acquisition by Alfred Publishing. During his tenure at Warner, Olsen worked directly with musical greats such as Dave Brubeck, Henry Mancini, Marian McPartland, Cy Coleman, and Charles
Strouse, among others.
Olsen is a Board of Directors member of the Music Publishers Association and a founding member of the original National Music Publishers' Association's Internet Anti-Piracy Taskforce. Among a host of his music-related activities, Olsen is regularly called upon to lecture on
music property matters at music conventions and universities.
Peter Alhadeff is Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music, and a co-founder of that department. An Oxford-trained economist (as well as a graduate of Berklee and of the Guitar Institute of Technology), Alhadeff grew up in Argentina and has taught at numerous institutions including The Institute of Latin American Studies, King's College at The University of London and the University of Buenos Aires. He has authored numerous articles on the music business, and teaches courses in music business economics, statistics, and e-commerce.
Maggie Lange is an experienced entertainment/contract lawyer, musician, and Assistant Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music, where she teaches a course in music copyright law. She is also a contract attorney at Perkins, Smith & Cohen, specializing in entertainment, copyright, and trademark law litigation.
John Kellogg is an entertainment attorney, performer, and Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music. He is also a practicing lawyer, who for many years represented the R&B group The Oâ€™Jays, and who currently represents singer Gerald Levert as well as emerging artists. Kellogg also performed and recorded with the R&B/funk group Cameo before attending law school.
Carl Beatty is Chief of Staff to the President of Berklee College of Music, and a Professor of Engineering and Production at the College. He is also a seasoned recording engineer with nearly three decades of studio experience. He has recorded sessions for artists such as Luther Vandross, Tom Jones, Billy Ocean, Aretha Franklin and George Benson, among many others.
Rick Peckham is Assistant Chair of the Guitar department at Berklee College of Music. He has recorded with musicans like Ronan Guilfoyle's Lingua Franca, Hal Crook, Bob Gullotti, The George Garzone Quartet, among others. His latest album is called Left End.
Don Gorder, chair and founder of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music, is an attorney, educator, and musician. He holds advanced degrees in law and music, has authored numerous articles on the music industry, and has spoken at many national and international music industry events. As an attorney, he has represented clients in matters of copyright and contracts, and he remains active as a trumpet player in a variety of jazz and commercial settings