Abbey Road Studios has announced the dates and the lineup of speakers for its second Abbey Road Amplify, a series of workshops and panels aimed at inspiring young people who are looking to enter the music industry.
This year’s Abbey Road Amplify will be held for three days at the famous London studios next week on November 7, 8 & 12 for artists, producers, composers and creatives.
The event coincides with Abbey Road Studios’ 91st anniversary, the studio has announced. Last year’s Amplify only ran for two days.
“For the last four years, we’ve been on a mission to inform and inspire young people who are looking at a career in music through free workshops and 121 mentoring,” said Mark Robertson, Head of Brand & Communications, Abbey Road Amplify.
The event will feature panels and talks including Music For Film with Isobel Waller-Bridge, Amelia Warner and Dr Who composer Segun Akinola; and From Bedroom Producer to Professional with hitmakers Swindle, Karma Kid and I Jordan.
James Smith (Yard Act), artists Che Lingo and Conor Albert, and Camille Purcellm who has written numerous hits for Little Mix, Mabel & Jess Glynne, will speak in a panel called The Joy Of Making Music where they will shed light on the importance of music as a medium of expression.
Producers and songwriters will discuss the secret of a hit song in a panel called The Craft of Hitmaking with guests including Mark Ralph, whose hits include Years & Years, Jax Jones, Clean Bandit and Aitch.
A Music Photography Panel will also be held with legendary photographer Jill Furmanovsky, Anais Gallagher and recent Abbey Road Music Photography Awards winner Joe Puxley.
“We’re fortunate to see some of the world’s greatest creatives work in our house, so we’re thrilled that some of Abbey Road’s friends are joining us to share their knowledge and experience to help empower emerging talent as they begin their journeys.”
Mark Robertson, Abbey Road Amplify
Guests can also immerse themselves in music tech experiences and “tools of tomorrow” through Studio Three. Abbey Road Red Innovation Manager, Karim Fanous, will provide a trends overview, followed by hands-on demos and explanations from Studio Three founders.
Studio Three is an iconic recording space where Pink Floyd recorded The Dark Side Of The Moon, Amy Winehouse recorded her final tracks and where Brockhampton recorded the Billboard number one album Iridescence.
Abbey Road Amplify will also feature a talk called The Art Of Sampling hosted by Abbey Road’s Head Of Audio Products, Mirek Stiles; Music Publishing 101, a comprehensive look at the world of music publishing, with BMG Publishing; and A Future in the Creative Industries hosted by Hannah Fitzgerald from Abbey Road Institute.
Artists are also welcome to listen to a talk called Promoting Your Music in 2022 where speakers across PR, streaming, radio promotion, digital marketing and social media will look into the different ways of getting music heard.
In The Business of The Music Industry, guests including Jordan Whitmore, head of A&R at Domino Records, and WME Live Agent Jonny Greenfield will talk about the inner workings of the music industry for the new artist. The talk will center on getting signed as an artist and understanding music law.
“We’re fortunate to see some of the world’s greatest creatives work in our house, so we’re thrilled that some of Abbey Road’s friends are joining us to share their knowledge and experience to help empower emerging talent as they begin their journeys,” Robertson said.
Abbey Road Studios hosted the inaugural Abbey Road Amplify event last year to mark its 90th anniversary, featuring speakers from Island Records, Universal Music Publishing, Pitchfork, The Ivors Academy, Spotify, PRS for Music, The MMF, AIM, Sound On Sound and Mix With The Masters.Music Business Worldwide