Red Bull Music Academy is shutting down - here are five of our favourite lectures

music news 04/04/2019

After 21 years, Red Bull have announced that their iconic Music Academy and radio station will close later this year.

The RBMA is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals with an initial emphasis on DJ culture.

The most recent edition of the five-week event was held in founding place Berlin and marked its 20th anniversary.

To honour the influential music academy, we have curated five of our favourite guest lectures from over the years.

Moodymann

Questlove

Mark Ronson

Dizzee Rascal

Q-Tip

In a statement to Resident Advisor, Red Bull said:

"After 20 years of supporting artists worldwide with its music program in a rapidly changing world, Red Bull will maintain its purpose of providing a global platform to promote creativity—but it is changing the means of delivery. Red Bull will be moving away from a strongly centralized approach, will gradually phase out the existing structure and will implement a new setup which empowers existing Red Bull country teams and utilizes local expertise. Red Bull will continue to explore new ways to support promising and cutting-edge artists wherever they may be."

Despite the shutdown, Red Bull will remain involved in music and the Red Bull Music Festival is still scheduled for two events in New York and Tokyo later this year.