Andrea “Ani” Johnson, Associate Professor of Music Business at Berklee College of Music, is an international lecturer and consultant in Music Licensing, Blockchain and Startups. Tapped to share her expertise on CNN “The Lead”, at MIDEM, InHolland University, and Berklee Valencia she has also published, “What’s Up with MXSup’s” in the MEIEA Journal and the Music Business Journal. Previously, Ani worked with Chris Blackwell at Palm Pictures/Rykodisc and licensed over 30 albums for artists including Elton John, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Fleetwood Mac. Her work with Gloria Estefan included restructuring their financial systems and managing royalties for their Sony Music venture.
On-campus, Ani is faculty advisor to the Music Business Club, is an Equity Partner, and a member of the Female Faculty Alliance, which advocates for social justice issues on and off-campus. She serves as faculty support to the student teams for the development of Berklee’s music licensing platform, Raidar in conjunction with George Howard and teaches the Raidar Blockchain Practicum. Built BY students FOR students, it hosts music from Berklee students, alumni, and faculty and allows them to license it for placement in films, ads, video games, and other media. Her music supervision company MonoMyth Media hires Berklee interns as music concierges, to pitch and place music from the Raidar catalog in local productions.
Check out Ani’s latest interview with The Buttonwood Tree,“Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells Rights” and a shout out from her amazingly talented Music Business Club president, Amanda Montgomery “Female Disruptors” Follow Ani at www.twitter.com/recdmavn or http://www.linkedin.com/in/recdmavn.