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SHAPING THE FUTURE
OF MUSIC
TECHNOLOGY
SINCE 1931.

Building on a legacy of more than 80 years of groundbreaking technological advances at the Studios, Abbey Road Red is our open innovation department designed to support the endeavours of the brightest music tech entrepreneurs, researchers and developers. We run a unique music tech start-up incubation program – the only one of its kind in Europe – to support the most promising music tech startups, as well as collaborating with  the brightest minds in academic research. The white lab coats are long gone at Abbey Road but the spirit of adventure is still as present as ever.

What We Do

For Startups & Entrepreneurs

For Startups & Entrepreneurs

We run Europe’s only music tech specific incubator program, giving fledgling music tech start-ups access to Abbey Road and Universal Music’s industry leading expertise and facilities. We provide mentorship, advice, a testing ground for products, access to the Studios’ facilities and a platform that helps companies reach their audience. For more information click here.

For Researchers and Developers

For Researchers and Developers

We work with the brightest minds in music technology development and academic research, to investigate early stage emerging technologies and co-develop innovative new products. Want to collaborate with Abbey Road on your research project? Just send us an email using the form at the bottom of this page.

How We Can Help You

Music & Tech Expertise

A Network of Contacts

A testing ground

Business Mentorship

A platform for Exposure

Incubation program

The application window for the September 2016 intake of our music tech incubation program has now closed. For updates on the companies chosen for this year's program as well as to receive news about future applications join the Abbey Road Red mailing list here.
 

 

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Current Startups on our program

Self calibrating headphones for the ultimate 3D listening experience.

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Cloud-based online mastering service.

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Intelligent guitar learning mobile app.

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Intelligent 3D sensing hardware and software for gesture based musical interaction.

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The Board

The Abbey Road Red board includes executives from across Abbey Road Studios and parent company Universal Music.
In addition to the board, Abbey Road Red has an extensive team of mentors and contributors with a wide range of skills from across Abbey Road and Universal Music, meaning all our collaborations are genuinely bespoke.

Jon Eades

Jon Eades

Project Manager
Abbey Road Studios

Mirek Stiles

Mirek Stiles

Head of Audio Products
Abbey Road Studios

Isabel Garvey

Isabel Garvey

Managing Director
Abbey Road Studios

Pete Cobbin

Pete Cobbin

Engineering Consultant
Abbey Road Studios

Julia Hawkins

Julia Hawkins

Digital Strategy Manager
Universal Music Group

Jack Fryer

Jack Fryer

Director of Insight
Universal Music Group

David Sharpe

David Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer
Universal Music Group

Paul Smernicki

Paul Smernicki

Director of Digital
Universal Music Group

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Get in touch

Jon Eades

Jon Eades

Project Manager

  • +44 (0)207 266 7000

Abbey Road Studios

3 Abbey Road
London
NW8 9AY
UK

Please note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours.

For information on vacancies and internships in the UK, please visit the Universal Music website.