Deadline: September 5, 2017 | Apply here
Dates: either Term 1 (September 8 – 21, 2018) or Term 2 (September 29 – October 12, 2018)
Eligibility: Producers, vocalists, instrumentalists, songwriters, and DJs of all genres and experience levels will be considered
Location: Berlin, Germany
Red Bull Music Academy 2018
Red Bull Music Academy heads to Berlin next year and is now inviting music makers worldwide to apply to take part. The 2018 edition will mark 20 years of travelling the globe, celebrating the stories behind the music that moves us.
Every Academy is a world of its own, offering new insights and perspectives on sound. 60 up-and-coming musicians are selected for each edition of the Academy, where they hear lectures from artists who have shaped music history, exchange knowledge in all-night studio sessions and collaborate with their peers from around the globe.
At the same time, the Academy programs a month-long festival of public concerts and club nights 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 each other and celebrate music’s past, present and future.
If you too are driven by music in all that you do, the Academy is for you. Producers, vocalists, instrumentalists, songwriters and DJs of all genres and experience levels will be considered. If selected, you would need to be free to join either Term 1 (September 8 – 21, 2018) or Term 2 (September 29 – October 12, 2018).
- The workshop and sessions are free and open only to selected participants.
- The Red Bull Music Academy also covers flights and accommodations costs.
- The Academy doesn’t give out certificates or sponsor artists. It’s not about getting discovered by a record level, or learning “how to make it” in the industry.
- The Academy is intended for anyone with a love for music and a desire to be involved in its evolution, whether you’re a producer, vocalist, instrumentalist, beat maker, engineer, songwriter or DJ, you will be considered.
Berlin hosted the very first Red Bull Music Academy in 1998, making the 2018 edition a homecoming of sorts. And even though the Academy has touched down in many different cities since then, Red Bull always carried a piece of Berlin on its journey.
Berlin means many different things to many different people – that is certainly part of the city’s charm.
But whether they come here for the world-class electronic music, the historical architecture or the only true döner, people tend to stay because they like doing things their own way. And if you’re not here already, Red Bull hopes you’ll join the 2018 Academy.