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Abbey Road Institute and Spinnup launch partnership

A Global Partnership Earlier this year we launched our partnership with Spinnup, Universal Music’s own digital distribution platform. Spinnup provides artists with a means to stream and sell their music on the world’s biggest DSPs such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, the list goes on. The digital platform gives access to a range of useful […]
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A Day To Remember: Celebrating The Class of ‘19

Last month we were excited to welcome our graduating students from all over the globe to our annual graduation ceremony. Hosted at Abbey Road Studios the day kicked off with the diploma ceremonies in the legendary Studio Two. The backdrop of such an iconic space was perfect for CEO Luca Barassi to greet the audience […]
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Graduation 2019 Video Highlights

Graduation 2019 It is a truly unique experience to study at Abbey Road Institute. One of our annual highlights and the culmination of all of our students’ hard work is the Global Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios. It really is a celebration unlike any other. The scene is set, Thursday 31st October 2019 in […]
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Five Takeaways from the Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course

Back in August Mat Mckinley led our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course. It was an intensive weekend, deep-diving into how to effectively communicate with fellow musicians. Mat’s belief is that learning music theory can open creative doors and give music producers the ability to enhance their songwriting and become better musicians. We spoke […]
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Celebrating The Beatles’ landmark LP Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary

Solid-State Revolution After revolutionising pop music throughout the ’60s, The Beatles had one more trick in-store before the decade was over in the release of Abbey Road. The album marked a landmark in recording as it was The Beatles first stereo album recorded on the solid-state EMI TG12345; a console that would go on to […]
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Students take part in Antelope Audio Microphone Contest

What is an audio interface? An audio interface is a key component in any studio set up. They convert analogue signals to digital signals, provide clocking, and ensure the safe passage of high-quality signals to their final source. It can be viewed as the bridge between the musical source and the DAW.  We were excited […]
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Meet the Song Production Masterclass creative team: Audrey Riley & The Kings Parade

In August we’re launching our first Song Production Masterclass in Abbey Road’s Studio Three.  Following up on our conversations with producer Haydn Bendall and mastering engineer Christian Wright we caught up with other key members of the creative team. Meet string arranger Audrey Riley and the band The Kings Parade. A performance like no other […]
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Getting to know Music Theory instructor Mat McKinley

Mat Mckinley is an experienced music educator and composer who has over 20 years of experience teaching theory.  He will be heading up our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers two-day course which will serve as a comprehensive overview of music theory and its key components. We caught up with Mat to discuss his love of […]
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Breaking into the industry with Aamir Yaqub

Aamir Yaqub visited Abbey Road Institute London last Friday to give a guest lecture for our students on mixing, the music business and share his top tips on how to make it as an engineer.  After studying at Leeds College of Music, he headed to Metropolis Studios to start his career. It was at Metropolis that […]
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Songwriting and production masterclass with Bernard Butler

Our students got the unique opportunity to work on their compositions with Brit-award winning producer Bernard Butler during a one-day masterclass.  Butler helped the students understand the production and songwriting decisions he brings to sessions with artists like Duffy, The Libertines, Kate Nash and many more.   Tom McConnell and Hayley Roscoe, both current students, […]
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The Decca tree in action in Studio Two

Our music production students had the unique opportunity on Monday to spend the day recording in the famous Studio Two at Abbey Road with the Royal College of Music’s Chloé Piano Trio, comprised of George Todica (piano), Maria Gîlicel (violin), Jobine Siekman (cello). Grammy-winning producer and engineer Stephen Johns and John Dunkerley demonstrated the techniques […]
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Graduates inspiring the next generation of young women in tech

It’s a late summer Saturday, and the beautiful art deco theatre of the O2 Academy in Glasgow is filled with buzzing young women and a blue-purple glow. Two young ladies, both a little nervous, are preparing to give a presentation about something they are both passionate about – Music Production! And the beautiful setting makes […]
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From software development to musical impact

What do musicians and programmers (software developers) have in common? More than you might think! Meet John Butcher, student at Abbey Road Institute London with an important mission: he wants to make something that hasn’t been done before. Now we hear you thinking: “Isn’t that what every artist or music producer wants to do?” Many […]
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Global Graduation 2018 Video highlights!

Graduation Video 2018 Watch some of the highlights from our 2018 Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios. On Friday 26th October 2018, we welcomed graduating music production and sound engineering students, industry guests, friends and family members from all over the world to our annual celebration, which took place in Studios […]
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Global Graduation Ceremony 2018 Highlights

Graduation ceremony 2018 at Abbey Road Studios On Friday 26th October we were excited to be celebrating our annual global graduation ceremony at Abbey Road Studios.  Our staff and music production students, gathered together alongside family, friends and our industry guests to recognise and celebrate the culmination of 12 months of hard work. This is […]
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Creative studio techniques with Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is a recording studio legend: Her credits include Tool, Johnny Cash and Prince. She’s equally adept working as a producer, mixer and engineer. Pickles, cheese dogs and electric drills have all been used during one of Sylvia’s recording sessions (yes, really). It’s said that good things come in threes, so we’ve picked our […]
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Live sound with Britannia Row Productions

Live and studio sound engineering do have their differences, but a solid grounding in the fundamentals of audio engineering is required for both. Last week, Abbey Road Institute visited Britannia Row Productions to compare techniques and equipment from both audio worlds… If there is an equivalent to Abbey Road Studios in the live sound world, […]
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Graduation highlights in Abbey Road Studios

So this happened! On 27 October 2017 we held our first Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony for all graduating students from our schools in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Melbourne and Paris. Thank you to Abbey Road Studios for hosting such a fantastic event. A huge well done to all our graduates from all over the globe. You can […]
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Abbey Road Students takeover BBC Amplify!

ARI students and alumni engineering at Europe’s biggest new industry show In August the team behind the BBC Music Introducing event Amplify approached Abbey Road Institute. They were looking for up and coming engineering talent to become part of BBC Amplify, the biggest new industry show in Europe, to work across the various stages that […]
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Graduating in style at Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Institute global graduation ceremony in Abbey Road Studios One of the unique experiences you have as a student at Abbey Road Insitute is the close relationship with Abbey Road Studios. Our students get regular access to the world of Abbey Road, but one of the real highlights of this experience is the annual graduation ceremony. […]
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Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016 – graduating in style in Abbey Road’s Studio Two Thursday 15 September 2016 was a night to remember for Abbey Road Institute, as we celebrated our inaugural graduation ceremony for our first graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in the iconic Studio Two. The […]
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