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Faces a new challenge: Popakademie graduate Bastian Schneeberger

Popakademie graduate is new SWR1 music director

20. December 2018

Popakademie graduate Bastian Schneeberger has been the new head of music at SWR1 since November 2018. The 37-year-old replaced Jürgen Rathfelder.

Bastian Schneeberger has been working for SWR since 2008. After his bachelor's degree in Pop Music Design at the Popakademie, he started working for DASDING. After a traineeship at SWR he became music editor at SWR1 BW.

When asked whether his studies at the Popakademie would help him in his new challenge as head of music, Schneeberger replied: "Even though my vocal and guitar skills are no longer 100 percent suitable for the stage despite my studies, my passion for pop music, editorial experience and formal music education will certainly help me in my new tasks".

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