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Gold for Popakademie alumni

01. October 2021

Tamara Olorga and Ricardo Bettiol receive Gold-Award for single with Austrian artist Josh...

For his single "Expresso & Tschianti", released on 21.05.2021, Josh. received the Gold-Award from Warner Music Austria. Besides Josh. the song was also written by Popakademie alumni Tamara Olorga and Ricardo Bettiol. Both studied the bachelor's degree program in pop music design in Mannheim. Bettiol was also still involved in the production of the single.

In total, Olorga and Bettiol co-wrote ten songs on Josh.'s album "Teilzeitromantik", which will be released in 2021. Bettiol was part of the production team of 4 other songs on the album.

The two pop academy alumni have already received several awards: Tamara Olorga received, among others, the 2019 Film Music Award in the category "Best Song in Film", was involved in the platinum album of the German musician Wincent Weiss, as well as the longplayer "Klee" by Ina Regen, which was awarded gold in Austria. Ricardo Bettiol has collaborated with Pop Academy alum Alice Merton, Gestört Aber GeiL, FTampa, Mike Mago, Eliane (Swiss Music Award Winner), Tagtraeumer (Austrian Music Award Winner), Wankelmut, Lash and Jonas Monar, among others.