project leader
Waajeed O
location
2990 East Grand Blvd. Second Floor
(North End Detroit)
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the project

Underground Music Academy is a Detroit based community music hub, which aims to build the future leaders of independent electronic music growing out of Detroit, and ultimately the world. UMA will do this by focusing on two pillars of electronic music: the art of deejaying, and the art of production. 

Underground Music Academy will be founded on the same street as legendary Detroit Black owned music institutions that have influenced the globe, including the Motown Museum, Underground Resistance, and Moodyman’s Mahogani Music. UMA builds upon these rich histories and passes their lessons into the next generations of creators.

the steps

The building was purchased about five years ago but the road has just begun. This fundraiser is how we finish construction and renovate the space. 

Starting in 2021 we will develop our curriculum with a series of free tutorials online for all skill levels.

In 2022, we plan to open our doors for a small selected group of Detroit area residents, alongside an online course offering remote learning opportunities for local and global participants. For our Detroit based students we'll offer production, deejaying, and business workshops, internships and job placement, as well as access to present their creative skills at domestic and international events.

why we're doing it

As a lifelong Detroiter with over 20 years in the music business, I feel a great need to build a more inclusive electronic music community. Music will be the means for education, healing and building esteem. 

budget

Construction and building maintenance

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $25,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $774
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $25,809 

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photos

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donors

  • Dharit T.
  • www.thonk.co.uk
  • Dave Hilowitz
  • Daedelus
  • Joshua A.C. Newman
  • Rod TS
  • Karen & Kevin
  • Stewart C.
  • Natalie D, Glasgow.
  • Hülya K.
  • Éclat Crew Berlin
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Aislinn C.
  • Anonymous
  • Max L.
  • Laurent F.
  • DJ 2-Tone Jones
  • Emma Warren
  • JBK
  • Kosmik/Black Lodge
  • Justi E.
  • DJ Dex
  • Ruth S.
  • Balthasar Freitag
  • Thijs
  • Arc R
  • Sandra P.
  • Raymond C.
  • Sharon M.
  • Andy W.
  • Wilba R.
  • Gary Hatfield
  • Zoheb B.
  • Eilidh M.
  • Jan Ola Korte
  • Tim Moore
  • Nevena M.
  • SHEX
  • Anonymous
  • Danielle Kaidanow
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Public Works
  • Adam D.
  • amalia r.
  • Lara Golz
  • Kaitlin F.
  • miss al boogie
  • EhkoMusic
  • Jonathan N.
  • Klaus
  • Gilad G.
  • intruder
  • troy turner
  • Anonymous
  • Ethan Holben
  • River B.
  • Tim Terpstra
  • matt f.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Carson W.
  • The Patchouli Brothers
  • Anonymous
  • Dre
  • DJ Beaubien
  • Ashley Mui
  • Nick G.
  • Matt Lewis
  • Paige W.
  • Hailey D.
  • Skeez
  • Andrea Di Maggio
  • Elly Schook
  • Rik Moran
  • Phil L.
  • Christoph N.
  • Anonymous
  • Red D
  • Richard Chater
  • Mia Howe
  • Doc Adam
  • Steve Mizek
  • Diana H.
  • Anonymous
  • Coflo
  • DVRIY d.
  • JAMILA
  • Raiders of the Lost ARP / ROTLA
  • Terry Turbo-Ferguson
  • Indrasen B.
  • Anonymous
  • Declan R.
  • Naeem M.
  • Russell C.
  • Evan O.
  • Amy R.
  • Classykainen
  • Steven Tomlinson
  • Paul Raffaele
  • Adrien K.
  • julien sirjacq
  • Kit B.
  • Alex Herr
  • Dylan H.
  • bibop
  • Mizio Di
  • Andrea Benedetti
  • Anonymous
  • Khalil K.
  • T Hill Det Radio/ Charivari Det
  • Derek Lee
  • Ryan S.
  • Gabriel P.
  • Vagner S.
  • Fiorious
  • James Montgomery
  • Scott P.
  • Will Bundy
  • Anonymous
  • Julius H.
  • Anonymous
  • P Willy
  • Haley R.
  • Kazsud
  • Margaret C.
  • ISABELLE CLARENCON
  • Adrien A.
  • Stavöstrands
  • nicolas b.
  • Steve P.
  • Kelley L.
  • Tim Sweeney
  • MICHAEL SMITH
  • Peter B.
  • Anonymous
  • Kristen L.
  • Heidi Lawden
  • Kris Guilty/La Rama Records Montreal
  • Sebastian Stang
  • Russell Sullivan
  • Mel James
  • Shigeto
  • Hugo LX
  • Black Loops
  • Dj Nativesun
  • Sirm
  • Maggie S.
  • APop
  • sauce81
  • Boe
  • Kahaia V.
  • Izwalito
  • Alia B.
  • Neil M.
  • Denise D.
  • Ruby Savage
  • Rowan Cuddy
  • Anonymous
  • Jessie Seeps
  • Anonymous
  • Flo Real
  • Marilyn G.
  • TVTM
  • Matt D.
  • Jed Armour
  • Devin C.
  • Moses Joses
  • Seb Diamond
  • Anonymous
  • Adam Shore
  • Djrachael
  • Anonymous
  • Max Schaffer
  • DIRT TECH RECK
  • Anonymous