JBL and Martin Garrix Music Academy


JBL and Martin Garrix announce the exclusive Music Academy: a coveted stage for up-and-coming talent.

The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy (powered by STMPD RCRDS & Studios) has been launched, a 3-day program created by JBL and Martin Garrix to give up-and-coming talent a stage and support them in their path to success.

Opportunity for young people

‘To take your musical career to the next level, it takes more than scoring a hit. JBL and Martin Garrix believe it is important that young talent is given a chance and are happy to share their knowledge of the music industry to help them pursue their dreams.

That’s why JBL and STMPD RCRDS present the Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy: a unique opportunity for 40 talented musicians, songwriters, singers and producers from around the world to learn from music industry experts to kickstart their musical careers. The global initiative is designed to help take musical talent to the next level. Academy talents learn everything around music, branding and business from a wide range of industry experts: from writing, mixing and mastering the best records, to building your PR, socials and visual identity. Emerging music talents will also hear more about the business facets, such as managing bookings, distribution and legal matters’, reads the announcement.

New wave of talent

“I’m super excited to take this next step together with JBL. With my label STMPD RCRDS our focus is already on emerging talent, but thanks to this collaboration with JBL we can offer the same stage to a new wave of talents from around the world.” says Martin Garrix.

Talks and training sessions

Participants will receive talks and training from inspiring speakers from the music industry – including Martin Garrix himself – in order to bring out the best in themselves. This will take place in Amsterdam’s largest recording studio, STMPD Studios, where, in addition to Martin Garrix, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, The Script and David Guetta, among others, have recorded.

“Martin Garrix has been a JBL ambassador for over a year and a half and this program is really another step in our partnership,” said Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President Integrated Marketing EMEA HARMAN. “For us it is important to give talent a voice and this is also where Martin Garrix and STMPD RCRDS invest a lot of time. I think it would be great if a future JBL ambassador comes out of this.”

Intended for broad musical talent

The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy is for broad musical talent; emerging artists, producers, singers and songwriters from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico and the United States are welcome to apply. Experience is not a requirement: both novice and experienced artists have a chance to be among the Academy’s 40 participants. Talents can apply by submitting a motivational video and a max of three tracks that they feel represent them. Applications are open from Dec. 1, 2022, to Jan. 27, 2023, with participants to be announced in February 2023. The Academy will take place from March 28 to 31, 2023, in Amsterdam. Interested parties can register here.

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