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Red Bull Music Academy Applications Now Open!

Red Bull Music Academy has opened its doors for applications to join the 2018 edition of one of the most prestigious musical opportunities you will ever find. The month-long music workshop and festival series will take place from September 8 to October 12, 2018.  Being its 20th anniversary, the 2018 Academy will take place where it was birthed– Berlin.

60 up-and-coming musicians will get selected and be flown to Berlin, embarking on a creative journey that many describe as life-changing– as did Malaysia’s very own Takahara Suiko. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime. I got to learn from the likes of Thundercat, Kaytranada, as well as Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, and I strongly encourage you to participate”.

20160929_RBMA_MTL_DW_9952_res.afd1927d.a9a0e428While at the Academy, participants will enter the realm of passion for music where they will hear lectures from artists who have shaped music history, exchange knowledge in all-night sessions in our custom-built studios,and collaborate with their peers from opposite corners of the globe.

The Academy receives participants from all around the world, so expect there to be a diverse integration of musical stylesskill sets, sounds and cultural backgrounds. No two Academy editions are 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. Regardless of levels of experience; whether you are instrumentalists, producers, DJs, engineers, or vocalists, Red Bull Music Academy accepts applications from all. All that’s required is an openness to collaboration and an interest in where music is heading.

Malaysians can download the application form from the Academy’s website and be sure to submit it by 4 September 2017. Each applicant must also submit a musical demo, no longer than 30 minutes. This can be uploaded at or mailed to the Academy on a CD. Selected applicants will then be announced in early 2018. Good luck to all applicants!


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