By DJ Short-e
In October 2004 I was picked to go to the Red Bull Music Academy held that year in Rome, Italy.
60 people were chosen from the 1000s of worldwide applicants to spend 2 weeks sharing music and attending lectures held by music industry professionals such as Leroy Burgess, Ty, Domu and many more.
It was a great 2 weeks and I will now share with you the process of how I got to go for anyone looking to apply for the academy 2010 being held in London UK:
First off, the application was quite long. I downloaded it and took my time over the questions.
1 – complete honesty and integrity. I answered all questions from the soul. BE YOU!
2 – I got a sheet of a3 paper and stuck the RBMA logo in the middle. Around the outside I wrote all the reasons why I WOULD be chosen out of the many applying. I used phrases they had used in the application form to align it 100%
3 – I BELIEVED I was going.
4 – I looked at the paper once a week, read the sentences telling me why I was going and believed it and felt it. Not for long either, maybe 5 mins.
5 – I RELAXED knowing it was already a done deal.
Kinda unconventional approach for some of you perhaps but i guarantee you that it WORKS!
When I got the email to say I was going you can imagine I was very happy and although I had planned in my mind to go there was still a part of me that was surprised!
This works for anything you are aiming for. If you are applying this year and want me to look over your application then send it over. Of course there is nothing like trusting yourself!
Remember – EXPECT SUCCESS!
Here are the videos of the academy. Can you spot me? Part 2 is my main feature.
Part 1 – Academy Overview
Part 2 – Playing Out