Allen Bargfrede is an associate professor of music business at Berklee College of Music, and Executive Director of Berklee's Rethink Music initiative. Allen recently spent two years opening Berklee's first-ever graduate music business program at a new campus in Valencia, Spain, and also continues to practice law and serve in a strategic advisory role for artists and companies. His legal background includes time spent at law firms and as corporate in-house counsel, and he has experience advising music artists, writers, record labels, managers, publishers, and producers, as well as content distribution and technology companies. Allen is the co-author of the 2010 book “Music Law in the Digital Age,” as well as several articles on copyright, and he speaks frequently on the subject. He holds a JD and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from Northwestern University.