Martin Garrix announces exclusive Music Academy

It’s a new platform for upcoming talent

Martin Garrix, JBL and STMPD RCRDS have teamed for The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy, Powered by STMPD RCRDS & Studios. The three-day program has been set up to offer upcoming talent a stage and support on their way to success.

Forty talented musicians, songwriters, vocalists and producers from across the globe will be offered a unique opportunity to learn from music industry experts. Designed to take aspiring artists to the next stage in their career, the global initiative will teach participants about music, branding and business: from writing, mixing and mastering the best records, to building your PR, socials and visual identity. The Academy will also provide insights into business aspects of the industry, such as managing bookings, distribution and legal affairs.

“I’m super excited about this Music Academy,” Garrix says. “The focus for us at STMPD RCRDS is already on emerging talent, but thanks to this collaboration with JBL we can provide a platform to a large group of new talent from all over the world.”

Inspiring industry speakers – including Garrix himself – will present masterclasses to encourage the artists to bring out the best of their talents. The Academy will be hosted in the prestigious STMPD Studios in Amsterdam, which has also been host to renowned artists like Garrix, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, The Script and David Guetta, among others.

Registration for the Music Academy is open musicians regardless of experience. Emerging artists, producers, singers and songwriters can apply by submitting a motivational video and a maximum of three tracks. Registration will open from December 1, 2022 to January 27, 2023, with successful applicants announced in February 2023. The Academy will take place from March 28-March 31, 2023 in Amsterdam, and welcomes applicants from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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