The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 edition, which hosted in the city that never sleeps; New York, is open for application up till the 2nd of April 2012.

Arguably the most iconic city in the history of pop culture, New York has influenced a  myriad of musical movements,  from jazz funk to rap, minimalist music to disco.

From February 2, 2012 the Academy is inviting all forward-thinking, talented producers, vocalists, DJs, and instrumentalists to apply to be part of two groups of 30 participants who will attend workshops at the Academy which runs between September 30 to November 2, 2012.  Those selected will represent a broad spectrum of music styles and levels of experience:  from singer songwriters to digital beatmakers to composers, producers, instrumentalists, engineers and DIY synth designers.

This video gives details on how to apply: 

How To Apply For The Red Bull Music Academy

Application forms are available to download from

Back Ground Info:

The Red Bull Music Academy began in 1998, uniting up-and-coming musicians with their critically acclaimed counterparts for workshops and gigs.

Each year, the Academy visits a new city for two fortnight-long terms and invites a new group of the world’s premier producers, DJ’s, musicians and engineers to tell their tales on the Academy couch. Previous host cities include Berlin, New York, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Toronto, Melbourne, Seattle, Barcelona and, last year, Madrid.

As past South African alumni will testify – such as the legendary Black Coffee, his protégé Culoe De Song, Flash Republic producer Craig Massiv, CT Electronica producer and Red Bull Studio manager, Richard the Third, and many other incredible artists from all musical walks of life – attending the Academy is nothing short of a game changer. Lecturers such as Chuck D, Mark Ronson, Benga, Steve Reich and Peaches have graced the RBMA couch, while the likes of Radio 1’s Benji B, DJ Zinc and J Wow of Buraka Som Sistema have all been mentors at previous Academy stops.

Music makers who are keen to apply for the Academy in New York can find all the info they need

Please note this year all applicants must be born September 30, 1991,or before.

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