JBL and Martin Garrix announce exclusive Music Academy: the new platform for up-and-coming talent

London, 1st December 2022 – The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy (powered by STMPD RCRDS & Studios) is launching today. The 3-day programme has been set up by JBL and Martin Garrix to offer up-and-coming talent a stage and support on their way to success.

It takes more than one hit to truly take your music career to the next level. JBL and Martin Garrix strongly believe in nurturing young talent and are eager to share their knowledge of the industry with budding musicians to help their dreams become reality.


JBL and STMPD RCRDS proudly present the Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy: a unique opportunity for 40 talented musicians, songwriters, vocalists and producers from across the globe 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 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”, says Martin Garrix.


Inspiring industry speakers – including Martin Garrix himself – will present talks and training to encourage 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 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” says Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President Integrated Marketing EMEA HARMAN.


The Martin Garrix & JBL Music Academy is open to all kinds of 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 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 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.

For more information:

HARMAN Consumer Lifestyle EMEA                                                            

Julia Broekhuizen, PR & Influencer Marketing Manager EMEA                                                        



Ranieri Communications

Office: +44 (0)207 148 1606



Since Martin Garrix and his management founded STMPD RCRDS in 2016, the record label has grown into a true household name within the Dance Music Industry. With a clear vision of putting artists first, focusing on quality over quantity, and being open-minded and innovating, a small and nimble team quickly built the foundations ofSTMPD RCRDS as it stands today.

The past years have seen the label release hundreds of tracks from a diverse array of artists including Julian Jordan, Justin Mylo, Matisse & Sadko, Dillon Francis, DubVision, Salvatore Ganacci, Brooks, and many more, across a length of genres. Breaching to the events industry, the label has hosted its very own stages at some of the world’s biggest festivals such as Ultra Miami, Tomorrowland, Sziget Festival, Creamfields Mysteryland, and Lollapalooza Berlin. With their very own STMPD line-ups and unique surprising back-to-back sets, they are ready to take over the festival season every year. The label is going from strength to strength while steering towards its 10th anniversary.

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