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Ewan Pearson speaking at the interactive workshop.
DOHA: Red Bull Music Academy, a travelling series of music workshops and festivals, recently held a special event at the W Hotel in Doha with renowned musician and global DJing sensation Ewan Pearson.
Pearson, a Red Bull Music Academy lecturer and acclaimed music industry professional, informed local musicians, DJs and producers how to apply for this year’s Academy, to be held in New York in September and October. He then conducted an interactive workshop, where he worked closely with the local talent on honing and refining their musical skills.
Thirty hopefuls attended the workshop to learn from the music veteran. This was followed by an electrifying set performed by the world-famous DJ, offering the crowds a chance to experience first-hand what it takes to succeed in the music business and get audiences on their feet.
Although originally only open to DJs, the Red Bull Music Academy has come far in the 14 years since its inception, becoming one of the world’s top annual international music events. Up and coming musicians of all genres, as well as DJs, singers, producers and arrangers are offered the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading music luminaries in a series of workshops held in a different city each year. This year’s Academy is set to be another epic learning experience for the selected musicians, and with online applications having started in February, competition for entry is bound to be fierce.