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The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is a barrier-free building. The building has barrier-free access, the bus stop in front of the building is also barrier-free and therefore easy to reach by public transport. The Popakademie has a handicapped parking space, a handicapped accessible WC with a pull cord and emergency call switch, the doors are suitable for wheelchair users according to DIN18040 and can be operated by pushbuttons and are equipped with finger protection. A lift with Braille lettering and a stretcher are available in case of failure. In the house there are generous movement areas with turning possibilities and there are no thresholds. A pictorial description with common pictograms ensures easy orientation in the house. Ramps and fall protection are available for the stages. Additional ergonomic barriers for staff, students and visitors are available by appointment.

For all questions regarding accessibility in the house, please contact Alexandra Reiter Alexandra.Reiter@popakademie.de.

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 - in economic as well as artistic terms - 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.

Joris © Paul Hüttemann
25. November 2022

JORIS as guest at the Popakademie

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 7 p.m., musician Joris will be a guest at the Open House at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In conversation with Udo Dahmen, the artistic director and managing director of the Popakademie, JORIS will give insights behind the scenes of his music career.

Erdal Erzincan
16. November 2022

Bağlama Symposium in Mannheim with Erdal Erzincan

On December 18, starting at 12 p.m., the Pop Academy invites all Bağlama enthusiasts to a symposium in Mannheim. With Erdal Erzincan, one of the most famous masters of this instrument could be won as a guest musician.

Gudrun Schweppe © Bochinski/YouTube
11. November 2022

Head of Music Youtube/Google as guest at the Popakademie

On Tuesday, November 15th 2022, at 6 p.m., Gudrun Schweppe, Head of Music DACH at YouTube/Google Germany will be a guest at the Open House at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In conversation with Business Director and CEO Michael Herberger, the topic will be "Where (the) music grows: YouTube Music, a place for the Future of the Music Industry"

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Hannes Bieger - Live Set
© Hannes Bieger
As part of his masterclass Hannes will play a 60 minute LiveSet.

Hannes Bieger has built an untouchable reputation as a mixing engineer, with an exhaustive client list that includes some of the biggest names in contemporary house and techno. In 2017, after 11 years in the world of mixing and production, Hannes decided to shine a spotlight on his creative talents as an artist again, focusing his energy on producing his own music and building an unforgettable live show.
Since then he has made quite an impact with releases on highly influential labels such as Poker Flat and Flying Circus. His cut, ‘Stars’, which dropped on Bedrock, hit the No.1 spot in Beatport’s Progressive House chart.
Through his studio work, Hannes has accumulated a huge store of knowledge and skills resulting in a deeply intuitive, ‘less is more’ approach, his dramatic compositions often showcasing an exercise in restraint and release that he is fast becoming celebrated for.

The concert is public and free of charge
Popakademie, Raum 001
Popakademie Talks with Fine Stammnitz and Julia Nagele
Fine Stammnitz is the founder and director of the Green Touring Network, where she works in various projects to activate the potential of the music industry to make an active contribution to the fight for climate justice. After completing her bachelor's degree in music business at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, she focused intensively on the topic of environmental protection in the music industry as part of a scientific thesis. She is also a co-founder of Music Declares Emergency in Germany, part of the Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit and oversees recycling management for festival productions.

The singer and guitarist Julia "Jules" Nagele aka listentojules studied the focus Performing Artist of the artistic master program at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In addition to her busy concert schedule, listentojules is involved as project leader of musicBWwomen* and on the committee of MusicWomen*Germany. She not only places the topic of sustainability in her everyday life, but also tries to keep this aspect constantly in mind in her professional work and is part of Music Declares Emergency Germany. She also curates various music series and is a workshop leader/lecturer for voice, guitar, creativity development, music & human rights, and music theory.
Popakademie, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001