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Our Story

Welcome to Umbrella Media. We are an audio-visual production company, based in Los Angeles
We have vast experience in music production, sound and video. In fact, our specialty is bringing raw musical ideas to life.

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Our Team

Andy Waterman is Umbrella Media’s CEO, creative director and producer/recording engineer/mixer. He is well known in the studio industry for his leadership and team building….

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Our Studio

Umbrella Studio has been designed to elegantly integrate analog and digital technologies and to be a venue music and post production for our video productions. Our Studio offers a seamless integration of classic gear with the best of today’s digital tools.

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Production Portfolio

We invite you to take a few minute to check out some of our recent work. Music Artists. Commercials produced for some of the largest international Advertising Agencies. Our Edutainment Productions for the world’s leading  Music Publisher, Hal Leonard, and Education Publishing giant, McGraw-Hill.

Independant  Artists

Some of the best recording artists in the world of Jazz and Acoustic music have called Umbrella Media home base for their projects. Grammy Award winning Tierney Sutton, Al Jarreau, Jack Jones, Sue Raney; Instrumental legends Bob Sheppard, Larry Koonze, Larry Golding, George Doering, Kevin Axt, and Hubert Laws have recorded recent projects under our Umbrella.


Clients from around the world use our abilities to identify the hottest emerging talents, both vocal and instrumental from the Hollywood session market place. One of great companies we serve is Mr. Music of Tokyo.
Mr. Music founder Kazou Yoshie believes that casting LA singers and musicians can separate his commercial productions from the clutter in the highly competitive Japanese advertising industry. Umbrella Media packages and produces many of Mr. Music’s music tracks for the world’s largest ad agency Dentsu.


Our audio and video production work with John Jacobson literally reaches millions of young music students and teachers through out the world.
John is an in- demand music educator, writer-composer, motivational speaker and YouTube star. John is the creator and senior writer of Music Express Magazine. Umbrella Media is proud to be the audio- visual media content producer for Music Express and many of John’s other projects.

Now Under the Umbrella

Check out some of our newest projects. Every month John Jacobson interviews fascinating people from the world of music. Take a look at our interview with international World Music stars- Celtic Woman. Produced and directed by Andy Waterman with cinematography and video post by Luke Fackler. Then checkout our Musical Planet Switzerland, all shot in our virtual studio here in LA. Our latest endeavor is to help kids learn more about music with the animated series, “The Music Show” staring Luigi’s Baton and his friend Mike the microphone. Finally listen to “Kids In America”, arranged by Deke Sharon, one of the leading personalities in the emerging world of a’cappella pop. Many of the singers in this recording are the “real singers” heard on the hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2.

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From The Blog

Check out what Andy and Lauren are up to, up front and personal in the Umbrella Media Blog! Here are some recent posts.