Abbey Road Red

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 start-ups, 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. Click here for more information

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.

For Creators and Consumers

For Creators and Consumers

Here at Abbey Road Studios, the home of audio innovation and the birthplace of stereo, we're attempting to demystify the 3rd dimension of sound and lead the way into a fully immersive, spatial audio experience for listeners. Click here to learn more about our Spatial Audio Forum and current research in the area.

How We Can Help You

Incubation Programme

Interested in finding out more about how we can support your  business? Start by filling in your details though our F6S application page by clicking below.



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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.

Glenn Cooper
Sr. Director of Business Development Universal Music UK
Jack Fryer
Director of Insight Universal Music UK
Isabel Garvey
Managing Director Abbey Road Studios
David Sharpe
Chief Operating Officer Universal Music UK
Mirek Stiles
Head of Audio Products Abbey Road Studios
Dominika Dronska
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager Abbey Road Studios
Karim Fanous
Innovation Manager Abbey Road Studios
Alex Ianev
Sr. Manager of Digital & New Business Universal Music PG
Alex Doherty
SVP, BA & Business Development Universal Music UK
Sr. Director of Innovation and Technology Universal Music UK
James Healy
Vice President, Digital Business UMG International
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Get In Touch

Karim Fanous

Karim Fanous

Innovation Manager

  • +44 (0)207 266 7000

Abbey Road Studios

3 Abbey Road

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.