Tune in to the all new Red Bull Music Academy Radio

The best music selection on the web.

RBMA Radio is all about selection: Today’s essential music makers and DJs, the best new tunes, and all the festival moments that really matter. With our all new site and player you can now easily browse through thousands of interviews, mixes, and live recordings that you won't find anywhere else on the web. And every bit is handpicked – just for you, by those who know.

Try the new RBMA Radio

  • Discover shows through curated lists by your favourite artists.
  • Explore shows by browsing through format specific archives.
  • Find more by artists or labels that you like in a tracklist.

Dig deeper

From tracklists and tags, to artist names and record labels — we’ve turned everything that invites further investigation into part of the navigation.

Browse by themes

Carefully edited by our global team, lists gather the most relevant shows together into one easy place. From personal picks by those in the know to the latest from your favourite club or festival, this is where the journey starts.

Clutter free front page

With an ever-changing selection of the latest choice content on RBMA Radio, the new front page becomes your daily digest of what’s cooking in the musical hotbeds of the world.

Simpler and faster

We’ve completely rebuilt the site to give faster access to the wealth of our archives. From the refined search engine to the information provided with each show — it’s never been easier to find the shows that you want.

Interviews & Features

Discover the characters behind some of the most enduring musical legacies and latest rhythmic innovations. We go behind the scenes with artist interviews, to explore their journey through music and hear the stories behind the sounds.

Live Recordings

From intimate showcases to festival fever: we've got front row seats without the squash. Whether you want to preview a band's show or relive that moment, there's plenty of on-the-fly magic from the live arena.


Cuts, blends, and rewinds from selectors across the spectrum. Choose between eclectic mix-tapes, cool and deadly tributes or selections pulled from dusty crates as DJs get on deck.

Local Spotlight

Broadcasting from selected radio studios around the world, our ‘Local Spotlight’ shows are where the regional goes global: digging far-flung music scenes and repping the unsung movers and shakers of the neighbourhood.

‘Ear this

Whether you’re on the road and listening on earbuds, or enjoying your hi-fi system at home — our player is built to provide the best audio quality and keep you at the controls, all the time.

High quality audio

For best reception wherever you are, we provide multiple bit rates — up to 256 kbps. Also, the player supports both HTML5 and Flash audio.

Nine radio channels

For instant gratification, tune into our Highlights or one of our eight genre channels. Look inside the schedule and discover what’s coming up next. Just skip ahead if you’re not feeling it.

Embed player

The new embeddable player has been built to work in any environment, providing high quality audio and all the information you need in one sleek, adaptable interface.

  • The new embed player integrates smoothly on any website or blog.
  • As part of the player, channels are always at your fingertips...
  • ...opening continuous selections of our best shows from anywhere on the site.

Plays well with others

RBMA Radio makes it easy to find the music you want and take it with you, whatever device you’re carrying.

Works everywhere

From your widescreen to your mobile, the site and player work smoothly and perform according to your needs. Oh and by the way: updates to our iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps are in the works.

RBMA Radio on Spotify

With RBMA Radio’s Spotify app, we turn our best interviews and features into playlists for your music-only listening pleasure. One more way to enjoy your favourite artist’s Headphone Highlights selection, or the essential tracks and hidden gems in their in-depth interviews – coming soon!

Personalized Recommendations

Getting personalized recommendations on RBMA Radio has never been easier - just enter your last.fm user name and we will suggest some doorways into our archives, based on your listening habits. This may fail if you like Nickelback.