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The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City this fall. Interested vocalists, producers, musicians, instrumentalists, and DJs can download the application form from this site from February 2, and send it off with a selection of their tunes by April 2, 2012. Watch this space for more details to be announced very soon.
The Red Bull Music Academy has travelled the world, with previous stops including Berlin, Toronto, London, Melbourne, Cape Town, and most recently, Madrid. We are extremely excited to announce that we will head to New York City for our 15th edition this year, from September 30 to November 2. One of the most iconic cities on the planet, NYC is the birthplace of many of the world’s most beloved musical movements. With its heady blend of DIY enclaves in the boroughs, disco throwdowns in art galleries, and high stakes hip hop boardrooms, New York City still holds an intoxicating sense of possibility, drawing itinerant artists from across the States and beyond.
From Harlem’s vibrant jazz scene of the 1920s to the legendary block parties in the Bronx that spawned a global movement now known as hip hop; from the communities that formed around legendary music venues across the time, such as the Shelter, Limelight, Paradise Garage and CBGBs, to today’s varied representations of virtuosity at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Bowl and Santos Party House; from rock ‘n’ roll experimentalists and modern composers to boogie revivalists and electronic dreamers. Nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind. Music makers across genres are invited to apply to be a part of this journey, that will see five weeks’ worth of workshops, concerts, club nights, and all-round musical extravaganzas held all across the boroughs, exploring this unique city’s diverse cultural and musical legacies.
The application form will be available for download on this site from February 2, as well as all information about the application and selection process. Deadline for all applications is April 2, 2012. To get a taste of this unique experience (and direct your questions to a local Academy rep), you can also attend one of the many local Red Bull Music Academy Sessions being held throughout February and March in over 50 countries worldwide. Keep an eye around this space for dates and more info.