Red Bull Music Academy applications are due in approx. 8 days!!! SO it's time to get to a printer, grab your favorite HB pencil (maybe a 2H if you're into something a bit harder... we at Beat Drop understand the importance of stationary in every day life... ) and get that thing filled out! It's multiple pages long and we don't recommend leaving it until the last minute. Best to really read through, answer the questions that instantly pop for you then return to those that you may have passed over.
In many ways the academy is an AMAZING tool to add to your arsenal, from learning from some of the most talented up and coming artists and working in world class studios, to networking with some of the most prominent movers and shakers in the scene. Now, there are only a limited number of spots available, and it's quite few in respect to the size of this planet; so pour your heart out, send in your best material and have at it! Following is a couple blurbs from their website:
"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."
"Two groups of 30 selected participants – producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks from around the world – come together in a new city each year for two weeks worth of recording sessions, lectures by musical luminaries, collaborations and performances in the city’s best clubs and music halls. If you can imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Kraftwerk’s home studio, you’re halfway there.
The Academy began back in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since: from Berlin to Cape Town, São Paulo, Barcelona, London, Toronto, New York and beyond. In 2014, the Academy will be held in Tokyo, Japan."
If you're interested in applying (and we REALLY think you should!) here's the