Media Roots Radio: The Demise of Red Bull Music Academy w/ Michael Buchanan and Mat Dryhurst

Posted on by

In this episode of Media Roots Radio, Robbie Martin, along with guests Michael Buchanan and Mat Dryhurst explore the potential ethical and existential dilemmas posed by the normalization and subsequent closure of Red Bull Music Academy. The podcast starts with a reading of an article about RBMA Robbie wrote for German magazine Melodie Und Rhythmus :…-subkultur/. In the first hour Robbie chats with friend and electronic musician Michael Buchanan about the transition from ‘raves to clubs’ and why they think RBMA was an inherently problematic institution. In the second hour lecturer & electronic musician Mat Dryhurst is interviewed. Mat explains why he feels that RBMA actually provided a positive archival service for culture and how the music economy at large with streaming services like Spotify are much worse problems that need to be confronted.

Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast please consider donating to Media Roots Radio on Patreon.

Leave a Reply



  • Progressive Commentary Hour – The Plight of Palestinians and American Denialism
  • Trump Impeachment & the Dems Who Cried Wolf w/ Pearse Redmond
  • Gaza Fights for Freedom, Saudi Oil Attacks, Bolton Booted
  • Media Roots Radio: Epstein’s Mysterious Network & Sexual Blackmail as Intelligence Gathering w/ Whitney Webb
  • Media Roots Radio: Tasmanian Alkaloids and the Johnson & Johnson Opium Poppy Monopoly w/ Peter Andrey Smith
  • Media Roots Radio: Jeffrey Epstein’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (And His Famous Friends)
  • Media Roots Radio: Atomic War Crimes, Mainstreaming QAnon, American Mass Shootings
  • Media Roots Radio: War on BDS, Where Every 2020 Candidate Stands on Palestine
  • Media Roots Radio: Trump’s Glass Box Military Parade & Social Media Summit Shitshow
  • Media Roots Radio: FBI 8Chan Trolls, Trump’s Iran Red Line Moment, Draconian Border Detention
  • Media Roots Radio: 2020 Democratic Debate Train Wreck
  • Media Roots Radio: War With Iran, Foundation For Defense of Democracies & Trump’s Neocons
  • Media Roots Radio: Embassy Takeover, Latest Front of US War on Venezuela with Anya Parampil
  • Media Roots Radio: Biden is the Worst, Iran War & Reverse Partisan Witch-Hunt
  • Media Roots Radio: Crossover Episode with Rania Khalek & Kevin Gosztola