Enriching communities through music.
Music has the power to bring people together, change lives, and uplift entire communities.
UA Giving makes musical expression accessible to everyone by partnering with leading nonprofit organizations that share our values.
UA supports the preservation of music education, especially in underserved communities that need it most.
UA is an ally in furthering equal access to social and economic opportunity worldwide to improve lives.
With offices in Amsterdam, Boulder, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz, UA employees make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.
"Everyone at UA is inspired to share the art of creating and recording music. It's our goal to make it as accessible to as many people as possible."
– Bill Putnam Jr.
CEO, Universal Audio
Giving Day, June 10th
June 10th is our annual UA Giving Day. This year, we raised $123,656 for Save The Music, Young Musicians Foundation, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Political Participation Program.
The Digital NEST aspires to give youth access to the best technology, training, and experiences that prepare them for today's technology workforce. Our partnership with Universal Audio sparks their creativity while teaching them valuable audio production skills.
Jacob MartinezExecutive DirectorDigital NEST
Universal Audio is a longstanding community partner of ours. They continued to provide generous support to our “Mondays with Kuumbwa” virtual concert series, and their Apollo 8 interface and UAD plug-ins make our sound exceptional too! Thank you UA!
David EganAudio Production CoordinatorKuumbwa Jazz
Over the years, Universal Audio’s contributions through the Holiday Food and Fund Drive have provided nearly 50,000 meals to our neighbors in need. This is truly a team effort and we could not feed hope in our community without their partnership.
Suzanne WillisChief Development OfficerSecond Harvest Food Bank
Without music in my younger years, I might not be here now. Music education gave me a voice when I didn’t fit into the status quo.
Butch WalkerProducerGreen Day, Pink, Weezer
Music education helps spark our imaginations and has an endless ripple effect, allowing us to become tenacious team players, solution-oriented thinkers, confident, and creative.
George SearaMixer/EngineerRihanna, Ed Sheeran, Sting
Universal Audio is doing important work building a supportive community that provides access to music education for those most in need. I’ve seen first hand the impact this can have on young musicians.
Dave TozerProducerJohn Legend, Kanye West, Jay-Z
Having access to music education at a young age changed my life. If there's anything that we can do now to ensure future generations are afforded the same opportunities, then it's a no brainer.
Chris ZaneProducer/EngineerPassion Pit, Nelly Furtado, The Walkmen
We want to hear from you.
Do you work with an organization that champions music education, social justice, or economic equity? Let us know how we can support your cause.Apply for UA Giving