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What Difference Does It Make?

Online Streaming on February 18
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

Red Bull Music Academy has put together myriad projects to mark its 15th anniversary, chief among them a film and our book For the Record. 

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. Shot at the 2013 RBMA by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg, and produced by his Berlin based artist collective Mindpirates, the film delves deeply into the many challenges, stages of development and triumphs that musicians experience, featuring the likes of Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin and James Murphy.

For The Record pairs up artists like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry for 15 outspoken conversations that touch on an array of topics like live performance, instruments/interfaces, conceptualism and drumming among them. Top music journalists, including Philip Sherburne, Joe Muggs, Jeff ‘Chairman’ Mao and Sheryl Garratt, also contribute essays about each of the personalities included. 

The film What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music will premiere in over 60 cities on February 17, with a free digital release starting on February 18. Watch online or grab the download now on


For The Record

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Visualizing Music

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Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy—revered as one of the most progressive institutions in today’s musical landscape—has paired up a compelling selection of top artists, celebrated producers and industry insiders, curating conversations on some of the most relevant topics in music today.

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