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Torsten Schmidt
Yadastar GmbH / Red Bull Music Academy
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Torsten Schmidt

Company: Yadastar GmbH / Red Bull Music Academy
Title: Partner, Director, Co-Founder
Location: cologne, Germany
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture, Education

Celebrating its 20th birthday in 2018, the Red [Bull Music Academy](http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/) has been exploring music beyond the beat. One of the founding members, Torsten Schmidt, then an editor-at-large and scribe for various German titles and newspapers, co-created Yadastar to explore the spaces, where inspiration strikes - and knowledge from all niches of expertise finds the right new hungry minds. Their operation services events in more than 100 countries. In order to do so, they delve into local niche cultures around the globe, welcoming the brightest minds to Team Yadastar, whose headquarters are in Cologne, Berlin and now New York. Over the years, they have worked on longterm cultural initiatives with a.o. Adidas, BCG, Daimler, the Cities of Barcelona and Madrid, T-Mobile and the German Aerospace Agency DLR. In October 2018, RBMA hosts the anniversary edition of its annual monthlong conference in Berlin, as well as various weekenders and festival stages around the world, including another full month of festival programming in New York City during May, a month in Tokyo, the Los Angeles edition in fall. [yadastar.com][redbullmusicacademy.com][rbradio.com]