Our Story

The Upperground Adventure begins in 2012, with the creation of Bad Eagle Studios.

In this place were associated an international music production & audio post-production studio targeting a demanding professional clientele  (Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI…), as well as the first Master Degree in Sound Engineering courses of the world, thanks to Thierry Migeotte who made this possible.  

With this experience, and willing to share our expertise with independent artists, we have implemented a proposal making the highest quality standards (which have made our reputation with international artists and record labels) accessible to the less fortunate.

Facing a rapidly changing market and renewed uses, the resizing of our project is proving wise. It is in tune with the new players in the music scene who are expecting a very high quality of service (excellence, listening, responsiveness), at affordable prices. UPPERGROUND was built on these foundations.

The Upperground Studio

The Upperground studio is a place of artistic creation and content production located in the heart of Clermont-Ferrand (easy access by car, served by tram: Hôtel de Ville stop and 15 minutes’ walk from the SNCF train station).

Upperground offers work and conviviality spaces conductive  to creation and artistic achievement.

We find there a professional control room (32m2) fitted to international standards, extended by a lounge space, a live room with modular acoustics (15m2), a video / showcase set and additional spaces (kitchen, bathroom).

Featuring high-end equipment, instruments, outboard gears, microphones and consoles, where state-of-the-art meets vintage, the production tool has been designed to offer extreme flexibility technically and artistically, as well as the best of both worlds between analog and digital.

According to the special needs of each project, other nearby places (office, meeting room, recording studios, artistic residency spaces, accommodation, etc.) can be mobilized.

The Team

Our team gathers Senior Music Producers / Sound Engineers specialized in different genres: Urban/Black Music, EDM/Pop, Rock/Metal, Folk, Pop, Classical.

With almost 15 years of expertise in the industry worldwide, they all come from the artistic world, are all musicians and have worked with a lot of artists.

As much invested in new talents as in established international artists (Linkin Park, Red, I Prevail, Mala Rodriguez, Plain White T’s, Daughtry, Mac Tyer, C. Dion…), they master the codes of the industry and secret recipes for success, and know how to put each artist in the best conditions for success.

Bastien Busi

Producer / Artistic Director

Thierry James

Producer / Sound Engineer / Vocal Coach

Samy Bidar

Marketing & Digital Consultant / Sound Engineer / electronics

Pierre Attyasse

Audio Genius / Mastering Engineer

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