Red Bull Radio and Red Bull Music Academy have published their vast catalog of videos, lectures, interviews and more for free online. The catalog is now a searchable, so you can go back and find some of your favorite videos or look for content by artists you like.
RBMA and Red Bull Radio will both close down tomorrow, October 31. Consulting firm Yadastar handled curation and creative sides of both Red Bull Radio and RBMA, but that relationship was severed earlier this year.
Back in April, Red Bull issued a statement, saying they were “changing the means of delivery” for their content. The statement continued, “Red Bull will be moving away from a strongly centralized approach, will gradually phase out the existing structure and will implement a new set-up 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.”
Torsten Schmidt and Many Ameri cofounded RBMA in 1998. Since then, it has gone on to become a cultural institution hosting lectures, workshops, concerts and events, big and small, all over the world. With the financial backing of Red Bull, RBMA and Red Bull Radio seemed like a continued safe place for new and exciting artists to get a voice. Now things will change in new ways as we see how things will evolve as a cultural entity.
Read Pitchfork's look at what happened with the shut down.