JBL and Martin Garrix launch Music Academy for emerging talent

JBL and STMPD RCRDS have come together to present the Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy, an opportunity for 40 talented musicians, songwriters, vocalists and producers from across the globe to learn from music industry experts. The three-day programme will cover the music business, 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 am very excited to take this next step as a JBL ambassador. 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,” said Martin Garrix in a public statement.

Additionally, the Academy will offer students valuable insights from industry speakers – including Martin Garrix himself – at the STMPD Studios in Amsterdam, which has been home to artists such as Martin Garrix, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, The Script and David Guetta, among others.

“Martin Garrix has been a JBL ambassador for over a year and a half and this programme is a natural next step in our collaboration. It’s important to us that we give talent a voice and this is also where Martin Garrix and STMPD RCRDS invest a lot of time. I think it would be amazing if a future JBL ambassador is amongst the participants,” said Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President Integrated Marketing EMEA HARMAN.

The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy is open to all musicians regardless of experience. Emerging artists, producers, singers and songwriters can apply by submitting a motivational video and a maximum of three tracks, that they feel represent them.

Registrations are currently open till January 27, 2023, with successful applicants announced in February 2023. The Academy will take place from March 28 to 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.

Registrations can be submitted here.

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