Attention Omaha/Lincoln MCs, producers, DJs, instrumentalists, vocalists and what not—The Red Bull Music Academy is up on the application phase until April 4th and I’m looking for credible music people to sign up from Nebraska. Applicants from all over the world apply each year, of those, two groups of 30 are chosen to participate in a two-week music making/learning/playing dream with all expenses paid for. This year the academy is happening in Tokyo. The academy “is a series of music workshops, a platform for those who shape our musical future,” according to the RBMA website.
“At the Academy you will hear lectures both from pioneering mavericks of old and trailblazing sound rebels of the present, followed by late-night recording sessions putting that breadth of knowledge and inspiration into practice in ten custom-made studios. Then there’s the chance to perform in some of the host city’s most iconic clubs and concert halls. And there’s still plenty of time to check gear, chat on tunes, jump on live radio broadcasts, get a glimpse into local musical hybrids, and ask the questions you were always keen on asking, as well… If you ever chat with any past alumni, they often describe the experience as a game changer.”
RBMA seeks out passionate music people from all genres, but to give the Midstarz reader’s a taste of artists you might be interested, check out these lecturers from past RBMA sessions . . .
?uestlove of The Roots
Chuck D of Public Enemy
DJ Premier of Gang Starr
Later this month, I’ll be conducting a one-day workshop to give more info on the academy and also to give an experience of what it’d be like to attend. If interested, please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to see the best that Nebraska has to offer represent us in the application phase!
In the meantime, you can download the application, read more about the academy and check out past lecturers at the RBMA site:
Also, below is a recap of the 2010 London workshop . . .