UMT Academy is a place where urban and electronic artists can create, record and perform to build a career in music.
PLAY at UMT Academy offers young musicians, songwriters, singers, DJs and producers the chance to train to a professional level alongside pop, urban and electronic music experts. Our free BEATS, VOX and PLAY WEEK courses create an environment for talent to thrive.
Create, Record and Perform New Music
Whatever level you’re at, we’ve got free courses for 13-25 year olds.
• Work with the best musicians, producers and tutors in the North East
• Develop your songwriting skills
• Make music in professional studios and rehearsal spaces
• Record original tracks or mixes
• Get the opportunity to perform at high-profile events across the region
Funders for BEATS, VOX & PLAY WEEK include Youth Music, Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund
SHINDIG welcomes the world's best DJs to the North East. They're proud to support UMT Academy in developing the next generation of DJ talent
DIGITAL recommends UMT Academy as the place to go for serious music production training
All UMT students are eligible for a discount at DIGITAL VILLAGE
UMT Academy has partnerned with CityWestRecords - purveyors of deep electronica - to offer students the opportunity to remix future releases, with the potential for Academy students to have remixes released through the Newcastle based and world-renowned label.
Students can also access an exclusive Learning Zone - packed full of supplementary resources to help your career.
Generator is the UK's leading Music Development Agency. Through a series of artist development programmes, and a range of business support packages Generator builds the skills and experience of musicians and music businesses around the UK.