Abbey Road's Production Hub at BBC Introducing Live 2019

As part of the ongoing partnership between Abbey Road Studios and BBC Music Introducing, we are delighted to be returning to Tobacco Dock with the Abbey Road Production Hub at this year's BBC Music Introducing Live.

At the start of the year we launched our new platform – the Abbey Road Production Hub. The Production Hub bring together all our musician and producer services in one place, from our digital studio, creative services and award-winning songwriting app to expert advice, blogs and How To videos. For the first time, we are bringing our Production Hub out of the digital realm and into Tobacco Dock. Abbey Road Studios will guide you through the entire songwriting, recording, mixing and mastering process led by our recording and mastering engineers alongside some of the biggest artists and songwriters who have a special connection with the studios.

Abbey Road's Songwriting Masterclass

Abbey Road Studios will lead a discussion on the art of songwriting, sharing invaluable advice and insights for the next generation of musical talent. The panel will be moderated by Abbey Road's Jack Lintorn who will be joined by Maverick Sabre Grime artist Novelist and British songwriter Rachel Furner with more artists to be announced soon. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask the panel their questions.

Maverick Sabre's music draws a line between the Irish, American and UK rap scenes he grew up on, including the timeless blues and traditional Irish music of his family’s heritage. His debut album, Lonely Are The Brave, was a roaring success, followed shortly by his pure and unapologetic Innerstanding and his most recent When I Wake Up solidifying his position as one of the UK's most talented artists.

Once dubbed ‘The Poster Boy of Grime’, Novelist has gone on to become a respected 2018 Mercury Prize nominee with his debut album Novelist Guy which he had mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. The artist more commonly known for his ascension through the ranks within the genre of Grime has created a solid foundation where he’s recognised for his breadth as a musician and songwriter.

Rachel Furner is a British songwriter signed to Universal Music Publishing. Rachel started her songwriting career from a very early age, signing her first publishing deal as a teenager. With cuts that have amassed over 1 billion streams worldwide including songs with Little Mix, The Vamps and Craig David, Rachel works internationally with some of the biggest names in songwriting.

Recording & Mixing Masterclass

Led by Abbey Road's Senior Recordist Paul Pritchard, Paul will share his experience of working one of the most famous recording studios in the world.

Paul Pritchard has been a fundamental part of the recording team since joining as a runner in 2007 and become a permanent fixture after graduating in 2009. Since then Paul has worked on a vast number of projects across a wide range of genres, from South London rapper Dave’s Mercury Prize nominated album Psychodrama, to Daniel Pemberton’s soundtrack to Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse. As part of our Recording and Mixing masterclass, Paul will be revealing his insights to the different facets of recording and mixing. Whether you're a bedroom musician or a gigging band, find out how Abbey Road’s world-class engineers create a great sounding recording.

Mastering Masterclass

Abbey Road mastering engineer Christian Wright will be opening the doors to his mastering suite, showcasing and deconstructing one of his already mastered sessions.

Some of the biggest and respected names in music have had their albums mastered by Christian at Abbey Road, including Ed Sheeran, Blur, Kate Tempest, Future Islands, Black Midi, and Fontaines D.C. With over 20 years of experience, his skills in soundtrack production have been employed on the Oscar winning Gravity composed by Steven Price, two Harry Potter films and Phantom Thread - composed by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. At this year’s BBC Introducing Live, Christian will be opening the doors to his Abbey Road mastering suite, deconstructing and sharing one of his already mastered sessions and answering your mastering-related questions.
As well as the Abbey Road sessions, ticket holders will have access to over 30 different industry seminars, Q&As, performances, and the chance to get your music heard in the BBC AR Feedback Centre. Find out more about the event.