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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.

Songs winners 2024 © Arthur Bauer
22. May 2024

The winners of Songs 2024

On Friday, May 3rd 2024, the final of SONGS, the songwriting competition of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg for students, took place. Special guest at the SpardaWelt Eventcenter in Stuttgart was former SONGS winner Enya Boban.
The "SONGS" competition is sponsored by the Education and Social Foundation of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

NNOA © Niko Neithardt
21. May 2024

Seven Popakademie acts and alumni at the Mannheim City Festival

This year, the largest open-air event in the region invites you to celebrate again from May 24 - 26 with free admission. There will be a varied musical program on four stages, including seven Popakademie acts and alumni live on stage.

© Universal
17. May 2024

Popakademie alumna receives platinum and gold awards

On May 16, 2024, Universal Music's Family Entertainment department presented several awards to the creative team behind the children's music radio play series “Eule findet den Beat” at the “Badehaus” club in Berlin.
The awards celebrated the platinum status of the 2014 debut “Eule findet den Beat” and gold for selling over 100,000 albums each of the successors “Eule findet den Beat 2 - Auf Europatour” and “Eule findet den Beat - mit Gefühl”.

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The Art of Duo
The Art of Duo
Students from the Bachelor's degree program Pop Music Design and Master's degree program Popular Music in Singer/Songwriter and Keys present songs as a duo.
The songs were worked on musically and scenically with the artist LEOPOLD, among others.

Admission is free.
Popakademie Raum 415
Popakademie Talks
On Tuesday, 04.06.2024 at 7 pm, Prof:In Dr:In Kristine Ringsager will be a guest at the Popakademie. Ringsager is a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on the anthropological study of music, with an emphasis on racialized and gendered cultures and infrastructures and the use of music in processes of social change. She is the leader of the research project Gendering Music Matter (2022-2024), which investigates gender inequalities in the Danish popular music industry. A particular focus is on how the infrastructure of the popular music industry influences the experiences and navigation of women and gender minoritized music makers in pursuing their careers in the field. She was previously involved in the projects Music as Social Intervention and Contemporary Music from the Middle East (2020-2022). Ringsager completed her PhD on the Danish-language rap scene with a focus on citizenship, migration politics, experienced otherness and social transformation.
Popakademie, Raum 001