Red Bull Music Academy 2018 Applications Open For Music Makers Worldwide


Red Bull Music Academy heads to Berlin next year, and is now inviting music makers worldwide to apply to take part. The 2018 edition will mark 20 years of traveling the globe, celebrating the stories behind the music that moves us.

Every Academy is a world of its own, offering new insights and perspectives on sound. 60 up-and-coming musicians are selected for each edition of the Academy, where they hear lectures from artists who have shaped music history, exchange knowledge in all-night studio sessions and collaborate with their peers from around the globe.

At the same time, the Academy programs a month-long festival of public concerts and club nights across the city. It all makes for a place where influential musicians meet a new generation, in a setting where both sides can learn from each other and celebrate music’s past, present and future.

If you too are driven by music in all that you do, the Academy is for you. Producers, vocalists, instrumentalists, songwriters and DJs of all genres and experience levels will be considered. If selected, you would need to be free to join either Term 1 (September 8 – 21, 2018) or Term 2 (September 29 – October 12, 2018).


How old should I be to apply for the Academy?

Your birthday should be on or before September 8, 2000.


When is the application due?

You can mail the completed application any time between June 15 and September 4 this year – just make sure it’s postmarked by September 4.


Can I upload my 30 minute musical demo?

Yes: This year, you have the option of uploading your demo to our website. Simply click the red ‘Apply Now’ button and follow the prompts. You will also be asked to fill out some of your personal details online. The rest of the application form must still be printed, filled out and sent by post. It’s not complicated; you’ll be taken through it step by step.


How will I know my application arrived safely?

We will confirm the arrival of all applications to the Red Bull Music Academy HQ in Germany, but due to the sheer number of applications we receive, we can’t promise when we will get back to you.


Can I apply for the Berlin Academy if I’ve already applied to a prior Academy?

Yes. Some Academy participants were successful after applying for two or more previous editions of the Academy.


Closing date: 4 September 2017

Apply here!