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News |  11 Jul 2017 13:27 |  By RnMTeam

Red Bull Music Academy returns to Berlin for its 20th anniversary edition

MUMBAI: Red Bull Music Academy will host the next edition of its month-long music workshop and festival series in Berlin from 8 September to 12 October 2018. The Academy returns to the place where it all began back in 1998 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, after touching down on cities across the globe, including Tokyo, New York, Melbourne, Cape Town, Paris, São Paulo and Montréal. Music-makers from all over the world are invited to apply for the Red Bull Music Academy 2018 between 15 June and 4 September 2017.

Every Academy is a world of its own, offering new insights and perspectives on sound as artists representing different genres, countries and eras come together. 60 up-and-coming musicians are selected for each edition and flown to that year’s host city, embarking on a creative journey that many describe as life-changing. At the Academy, they hear lectures from artists who have shaped music history, exchange knowledge in all-night sessions in custom-built studios and collaborate with their peers from opposite corners of the globe, while the Academy simultaneously programs a month-long series of public concerts and club nights all across the city. It all makes for a place where influential musicians meet a new generation, in a setting where both sides can learn from the other and celebrate music’s past, present and future.

The musical styles represented at the Academy are just as diverse as the countries their protagonists hail from – in fact, the mix of sounds, skill sets and cultural backgrounds that make up each Academy is never quite the same. It’s this unique combination of people, perspectives and environment that sees new musical ideas take root, and flourish long after the Academy ends. Therefore, we invite instrumentalists, producers, DJs, engineers and vocalists of all levels of experience to apply. All that’s required is an openness to collaboration and an interest in where music is heading.

In past years, Indian musicians such as Oceantied, The Sine Painter and Jivraj Singh have been selected for and attended the Academy.