About Red Bull Music Academy


The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape.

Each year, two groups of 30 selected participants – producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks from across the planet – come together in a different city where, for two weeks, each group will hear lectures by musical luminaries, work together on tracks and perform in the city’s best clubs and music halls. Imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Kraftwerk’s home studio. Throw in a touch of Haight-Ashbury circa 1967, a sprinkle of Prince Jammy’s mixing board and Bob Moog’s synthesizer collection – all in a 22nd century remix – and you’re halfway there. Having traversed the metropolises of the globe since 1998 – making stops in Berlin, Cape Town, São Paulo, London and Toronto among others spots – the 2013 Academy edition landed in New York City for its 15th anniversary.

In addition to the annual main event, the Academy hosts and curates special events in more than 60 countries every year: unique club nights, signature concerts, pop-up radio broadcasts, local workshop sessions and dedicated Red Bull Music Academy stages at top-flight festivals such as Sónar, Mutek, Movement, Unsound, Montreux Jazz and many others. Head to redbullmusicacademy.com/events to keep an eye on what’s in store next. Meanwhile, our redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine provides coverage of the most interesting sounds, scenes and artists operating across the planet.

For daily doses of new music, visit the rbmaradio.com. Enjoying an average of 600,000 listeners per month, RBMA Radio features thousands of exclusives shows, all available on demand. A refined audio player, improved sound quality and a more responsive design allow users to discover the best hand-picked music on the web – including interviews with essential music makers, playlists curated by your favourite artists, and all the festival moments that really matter.