Red Bull Music Academy

Over 20 Years of Red Bull Music Academy Lectures are Now Available for Free Online

The pivotal lecture series has made its entire archive available for free online. After 21 years of documenting the methods… Read More

November 3, 2019

Take an Interactive Tour of Adam Yauch’s Iconic Oscilloscope Studio

  If you loved the Beastie Boys you'll love this This Sunday, August 5th, is the birthday of the late,… Read More

August 2, 2018

Hear RBMA’s ‘Various Assets’ Compilation feat. Thundercat, Just Blaze and More

The 49-track album gathers seasoned and buzzing eccentrics from RBMA's 2016 class in Montreal Fresh off their annual NYC installation, RBMA… Read More

June 15, 2017

Watch Teddy Riley’s Full Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

A few weeks back, Teddy Riley joined Red Bull Music Academy for an in-depth discussion of his life in music. We… Read More

May 25, 2017

Live Stream Gucci Mane and Zaytoven’s ‘Piano Nights’ Performance for RBMA

When Gucci Mane and Zaytoven piled in behind Bob Boilen's Tiny Desk to perform a stripped down set, they proved Guwop-does-Sinatra… Read More

May 16, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Baduology + TASH_LC, Personify, DJ Just Dizle & More

This week's Mixtape Monday roundup is a healthy collection of sets. TEREZA is first up to bat with a celebration… Read More

February 27, 2017

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Tell All Of The Purple Tales in Extensive RBMA Lecture

Along with the late Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are recognized as chief architects of what became the "Minneapolis Sound." Their… Read More

December 1, 2016

Watch Thundercat & Crystal Launch Into A Cosmic 11-Minute Live Jam

As the foremost authority on all things low end, Thundercat has blessed the bass for some of the best in… Read More

October 26, 2016

Sleepy Brown Unlocks The Dungeon w/ RBMA In New Lecture [Premiere]

Any discussion of Atlanta's imprint on music is entirely incomplete without mention of the powerhouse production team, Organized Noize. Comprised of Rico… Read More

October 14, 2016

9 Things We Learned From Kaytranada’s Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

"Swing recognize swing" As promised, Kaytranada's Red Bull Music Academy lecture went live this morning. And while it proved to… Read More

October 4, 2016

Hear How The Roots Inspired Kaytranada’s Basslines + Other Musical Stories In RBMA’s New Series

Kaytranada Collaboration is one of the most beautiful things about music - seeing how two or more artists can bring… Read More

October 2, 2016

Kaytranada Has A Red Bull Music Academy Lecture On The Way

Suppose we've all been charmed by the infectious bounce of Kaytranada's 99.9% LP since its early summer unveiling. But the man… Read More

September 28, 2016

Red Bull Music Academy’s RBMA Radio Headed To Atlanta

Throughout the years Atlanta has gradually become an export for great and influential artists: OutKast, Usher, T.I., Gucci Mane, Waka… Read More

July 27, 2016

RBMA Illuminates The Work Of NYC’s Sound System Guru In Episode 1 Of ‘The Note’

RBMA (or Red Bull Music Academy) currently has all of NYC locked in its grip, curating some of the most… Read More

May 17, 2016

Now Streaming: George Clinton’s Live RBMA Fireside Chat!

If you're in need of a mid-day pick-me-up, the funk godfather George Clinton is due up for a live in-depth… Read More

August 11, 2015

Questlove & More Talk The Soulquarian Era Of NYC’s Electric Lady Studios

Questlove, James Poyser, Russell Elevado and Bilal take readers on a trip back to the Soulquarian era of NYC's famed… Read More

June 7, 2015