Jim Carroll

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One for the musicians and producers in the audience

It’s the place which joins the dots between Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Katy B, Lunice, Mike Slott, Mr Hudson, Arveene, Onra, Aloe Blacc, Andreya Triana, Jamie Woon, Jneiro Jarel and hundreds of other producers, artists and musicians. The Red Bull …

Fri, Feb 4, 2011, 12:09

   

It’s the place which joins the dots between Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Katy B, Lunice, Mike Slott, Mr Hudson, Arveene, Onra, Aloe Blacc, Andreya Triana, Jamie Woon, Jneiro Jarel and hundreds of other producers, artists and musicians.

The Red Bull Music Academy is a travelling boot-camp for beat-makers, musos and producers which sets up shop in a different city in every year. Over two fortnight-long terms, new-school music makers from all over the world come together, compare notes on what they’re doing, listen to laidback lectures from pioneering music maestros, spend the rest of the day and night in the academy’s studios and then get to perform in that city’s clubs and halls.

For someone who is becoming immersed in the production game especially, it’s a dream opportunity and a workshop like no other. And, going on the list of academy graduates listed above, the RBMA certainly has ample talent-spotting game. You’ll find a full list of all previous participants and lecturers here.

RBMA 2011 will take place in Tokyo in October/November and the application process is now underway. Download the application form, fill it out and send it and your music demo to the RBMA HQ before April 4 to be in with a shout of being one of the 60 participants heading to Japan. Per the press release, they’re looking for everyone from “singer-songwriters to DIY synth designers and orchestral composers or digital beatmakers” so there could be a spot on the workshop for you if you’re promising enough. To find out if it’s worth your while, just talk to one of the past participants.