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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.


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10. September 2020

Popakademie graduate with King & Prince at number 1 in Japan

Last week the Japanese band "King & Prince" entered the Japanese charts with their second album "L&" (Johnny's Universe) right after its release at number 1. The album also reached double _ _ _
24. September 2020

Music business students sign publihsing deal with Roba Music

For their company Before Eight, which operates both in the field of playlist promotion and as a label, the two music business students Christian Ort and Daniel Lohmann can be pleased about the _ _ _
09. September 2020

Popakademie acts live at this year's Reeperbahn Festival

The audience of this year's Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg can expect about 600 concerts by international artists. Among them are alumni and students of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. _ _ _


24. September 2020

Music business students sign publihsing deal with Roba Music

For their company Before Eight, which operates both in the field of playlist promotion and as a label, the two music business students Christian Ort and Daniel Lohmann can be pleased about the _ _ _
10. September 2020

Popakademie graduate with King & Prince at number 1 in Japan

Last week the Japanese band "King & Prince" entered the Japanese charts with their second album "L&" (Johnny's Universe) right after its release at number 1. The album also reached double _ _ _
09. September 2020

Popakademie acts live at this year's Reeperbahn Festival

The audience of this year's Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg can expect about 600 concerts by international artists. Among them are alumni and students of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. _ _ _
23
Oct
SONGS
Application deadline
Writing songs yourself, tinkering with lyrics, creating compositions - SONGS the songwriting competition in cooperation with the Stiftung Bildung und Soziales of the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg celebrates its fifth birthday and gives young songwriters the chance to be on the big stage with their song again. Join us and apply with your song until October 23rd, 2020.
14
Nov
World Drum Festival
Save the date! For the sixth time, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg will host the World Drum Festival on 16 November in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the European Drum and Percussion Association Percussion Creativ.

In workshops, clinics and concerts, internationally renowned percussionists will show what is currently happening in the global jazz and pop music scene.

Due to the current situation, it is not yet clear whether the event will take place in the Pop Academy or via streaming.