Abbey Road Red


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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 deadline for applications for our March 2017 incubation intake has now passed.  Applications will open for our September 2017 intake this Spring.

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

The mission of AI Music is simple: we are shaping the future of music creation and consumption.

The mission of AI Music is simple: we are shaping the future of music creation and consumption.

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Vochlea is a music technology company with a focus on audio controlled interfaces for music creation

Vochlea is a music technology company with a focus on audio controlled interfaces for music creation

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Previous Startups On Our Program

Cloud-based online mastering service.

Cloud-based online mastering service.

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Self calibrating headphones for the ultimate 3D listening experience.

Self calibrating headphones for the ultimate 3D listening experience.

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Crowdfunding platform for releasing music on vinyl, with integrated design, manufacturing and fulfilment.

Crowdfunding platform for releasing music on vinyl, with integrated design, manufacturing and fulfilment.

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Next generation film scoring application that allows users to dynamically change music in real-time to match their content.

Next generation film scoring application that allows users to dynamically change music in real-time to match their content.

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Online marketplace for music makers. Search, book and use rare equipment remotely. Collaborate globally.

Online marketplace for music makers. Search, book and use rare equipment remotely. Collaborate globally.

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

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

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Intelligent guitar learning mobile app.

Intelligent guitar learning mobile app.

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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.

Pete Cobbin

Engineering Consultant
Abbey Road Studios

Glenn Cooper

Senior Director of Media Strategy
UMUK

Jon Eades

Innovation Manager
Abbey Road Studios

Jack Fryer

Director of Insight
Universal Music Group

Isabel Garvey

Managing Director
Abbey Road Studios

Julia Hawkins

Head of Strategy & Investments
Universal Music Group

David Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer
Universal Music Group

Mirek Stiles

Head of Audio Products
Abbey Road Studios


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Get In Touch

Jon Eades

Jon Eades

Innovation 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.