Now in its fifteenth year, the Music Academy is something of a movable musical feast, taking place in a different city each time. During these two-week events thirty selected participants, including producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and musicians, assemble to record music and participate in lectures, collaborations and performances in the host city’s clubs and music halls. This year the festivities will be held October 12 through November 14 in Toyko.

Interesting enough, but why we mention the ill-tasting beverage here is a full-length film that was created to mark the event’s 15th anniversary, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music. Shot during the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York, it includes such folks as Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Richie Hawtin, and ostensibly ‘explores the challenges that a life in music can bring.’ Also worth noting is a tie-in book from German publisher Gestalten, For The Record: Conversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to Music.

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