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The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is an higher education institution and competence centre for the music and creative industries and their pop cultural scenes. By focusing its study programmes on popular music, it offers an academic education that is unique in Germany's public university landscape. Numerous successful careers of musicians and creatives have been founded here.

Parallel to its function as a teaching institution, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, as a competence centre, realises numerous projects in a regional, national and international context.

13. May 2019

Maximilian Kolb becomes Managing Director at BMG

Music Business graduate Maximilian Kolb was appointed Managing Director GSA of Bertelmann Music Group in April this year. In this function he will not only take over the management of the label _ _ _
08. May 2019

The winner of SONGS 2019 has been announced

Cathleen Wagner from the Wilhelmi-Gymnasium in Sinsheim has won this year's songwriting competition for Baden-Württemberg SONGS with her song "Lonely". On Friday, May 3rd, she prevailed against _ _ _
International Summer Camp Application deadline
The application deadline for the International Summer Camp 2019, which will take place at the Popakademie from 20 to 25 July, is 16 June. Meet musicians from all over the world to rehearse, exchange ideas and rock the studio or stage.
Sunday Beats with "Die Gegenmutter"
In the afternoon of 23 June, the Popakademie band "Die Gegenmutter" will be on stage during the Sunday Beats, which take place from May to September in the bandshell in the Herzogenriedpark.

"Die Gegenmutter" has set itself the task of dusting off the underestimated instrument accordion, adding electronic effects as needed and moving it into a new context with its own compositions between Yann Tiersen, jazz and metal.

Admission to the concert is free, only the park entrance fee of 3,50€ for adults is due. Children, students etc. receive reduction.

More Sunday Beats:
  • Sunday, July 28th: YéY
  • Sunday, August 25th: Vincent Hall (as a trio)
  • Sunday, September 22nd: Mark Moody (piano)
3 to 5 p.m.
Herzogenriedpark, Max-Joseph-Str. 64, 68169 Mannheim