John P. Kellogg, J.D.
Class of 1969 · Inducted 2020
John P. Kellogg, J.D., is the Program Director Master of Arts in Music Business at Berklee Online, Berklee College of Music.
A frequent commentator on entertainment, music industry, and music business issues, John has appeared on radio, television, and other media. He also served as a judge on the New England Emmy-award winning TV talent show Community Auditions. John was recently featured in three episodes of the documentary series The Story of the Songs focusing on Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin.
In his 30-plus years as an entertainment lawyer specializing in the music industry, his client list has included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O’Jays, the late Gerald Levert, LSG, rapper G. Dep of Bad Boy Records, and others. A songwriter and former singer with Cameo, Kellogg advocates for the rights of artists through his teaching and writings, which include his best-selling book, Take Care of Your Music Business, Taking the Legal and Business Aspects You Need to Know to 3.0, which reached #1 and #2 on the paperback and general music business category sales charts on Amazon.com.
Former Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, John has written several peer-reviewed academic journal articles and both developed and taught the first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the music business, Introduction to Music Business, a six-week program available through edX.org and a four-week MOOC, Foundations of the Music Business, available through Coursera.org. Combined, the courses have enrolled over 180,000 students since their inception. An active online educator, Kellogg authored and instructs two Berklee Online courses, Introduction to the Music Business and a graduate level offering, Music Business Revenue Streams.
A Hall of Fame member of BESLA (the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association), he was the first African-American to become President of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA).