Over the weekend, the Red Bull Music Academy has touched down in New York City, and if you were one of the sixty-two applicants that were chosen from all over the world, then you are in for a treat for the next five weeks! This special event will feature lectures from musical luminaries such as Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno, dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, amongst many others. Also, there will be thirty-four events, with over two hundred artists performing over the next five weeks as well!

In addition to all this excitement, the RBMA Radio will be taking over the airwaves direct from their headquarters every weekday, giving you a live special at 6PM with lecture highlights, music from the selected participants, show out-takes (which there will be many of), and short interviews from these participants as well (which will be live & direct). For the next five weeks, RBMA Radio will be collaborating with New York’s East Village Radio to bring you a two-hour special every thursday of the daily broadcast, too! If you want to tune in, you can always check out RBMA Radio’s website, as well as East Village Radio‘s.

If you’re in the NYC’s metro area, you can grab RBMA’s free Daily Note newspaper (you can download it on the site), which will be distributed all throughout various venues, popular hangout spots, stores, & subway spots each week during these five weeks. Articles you might want to look out for include music journalist Simon Reynolds tackling Brian Eno’s New York years for the cover story of the inaugural edition; award-winning composer Steve Reich constructing an essay about his relationship to the sounds of the city; ?uestlove of The Roots discussing his affiliation with Dave Chappelle’s legendary Block Party in Clinton Hill; and producer Mark Ronson elaborating on recording Amy Winehouse in Bushwick.

Now, for the events… here are a few of them which will be happening around town. Make sure you’re apart of all the action! Click the links below to get the details on the events. For more info, visit Red Bull Music Academy’s main page!

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