• Choose the world’s leading music education business

    Abbey Road Institute Licensing

  • Choose the world’s leading music education business

    Abbey Road Institute Licensing

  • Choose the world’s leading music education business

    Abbey Road Institute Licensing


The World’s Leading Music Education Business

Working closely with the Abbey Road Studios team, Universal Music and our industry network, we’ve developed an education that is unparalleled in education today.

Founded on the history of innovation and creativity fostered at Abbey Road Studios over 90+ years, our specialist audio education is unlike any other. We are recognised due to our brand, but we excel in what we do because we deliver on our commitment to our students.

Our licensing model creates a unique synergy between our experience and know-how and your ambition and local market knowledge. Discover the global opportunity and how you can become part of the Abbey Road network and partner with us.

Our vision is to train aspiring producers, engineers and creatives to innovate, create and inform the direction of the music industry tomorrow

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Training The Next Generation

Our mission is to provide the world’s best education to the next generation of music producers, engineers and creatives who are the future of the music industry.

We teach a unique blend of technical, creative and collaborative skills in an environment that reflects the realities of the music industry.

Partner with us and establish our music education in your territory. Bring your wealth of expertise in music to aspiring music professionals and create your legacy in the industry.


Graduates working in music and audio worldwide


Of graduates go into music and audio jobs


Of students would recommend ARI to others


Students With Grammy Nominations in 2022/2023

What Makes Us Unique?


Hands-on vocational education founded upon 90+ years of Abbey Road Studios’ experience training their engineers.


Our intensive, hands-on, learn by doing approach reflects the reality of the music industry and prepares graduates to hit the ground running.


Our 700+ graduates are carving successful careers in the music industry worldwide and include multiple Grammy and Mercury nominations, Billboard awards and more.


Located inside or in partnership with a commercial studio or creative hub our schools offer an educational experience unlike any other in worldwide.

Who We
Partner With

At Abbey Road Institute, we’re always looking for hands-on, ambitious people ready to commit to our business long-term.

We rigorously select potential licensees who:

Are aligned with the vision, mission, and values of Abbey Road Institute

Possess an in depth understanding of the music production industry dynamics

Are ambitious and driven to commercialise a long-established international brand such as Abbey Road

Strive for excellency, upholding the highest standards of professionalism, in line with Abbey Road Studio's history and ethos

Possess the capital and the drive to grow a successful music production and sound engineering Institute

Get In Touch

If you want to learn more about licensing opportunities with Abbey Road Institute, get in touch to start your journey with us.

    Operations Manual

    A comprehensive and exhaustive reference manual which gives guidance on every single element involved in establishing and operating a local Abbey Road Institute.


    Operations Manual

    Curriculum Materials

    We provide all materials for local teaching teams to deliver the course content in a dynamic and engaging way. This includes guidance on coursework, examination systems and supporting documents for student assessment.


    Curriculum Materials

    Sales & Marketing

    Licensees are provided with Abbey Road Institute brand guidelines, website, assets, templates, examples of marketing strategies, plans and guidance on implementation.


    Sales & Marketing

    Student Management System

    Each licensed Institute is provided with a range of specially selected tools for day-to-day operations, including CRM, booking system, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and student examination system.


    Student Management System

    Training & Support

    At Abbey Road Institute, we know that our success depends on the success of our licensees. It is a top priority for us to offer full support from our London headquarters and provide guidance to Abbey Road Institutes worldwide.


    Training & Support

    The Abbey Road Institute Concept

    When you license an Abbey Road Institute you are provided with a comprehensive business model called the ‘Abbey Road Institute Concept’ which includes essential infrastructure and ongoing guidance and support.

    This model enables our Licensees and their teams to utilise the knowledge, skills and experience of Abbey Road Institute as well as the right to deliver courses, workshops and seminars using the Abbey Road Institute Concept and Proprietary Marks.

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    The Newsroom

    Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Abbey Road Institute.

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    Joaquina: Miami Alumna Wins ‘Best New Artist’ Latin Grammy

    This year’s Latin Grammys witnessed the meteoric rise of the young and talented artist, Joaquina, who graduated from Abbey Road Institute Miami this summer. Recently awarded ‘Best New Artist’ Joaquina’s journey from our Miami Institute’s studios to the grand stage of the Latin Grammys is a testament to her artistic creativity, talent and dedication. Joaquina’s
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    Ambitious and motivated, our music production alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.


      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2023

      Graduating from the first class of students in Miami, Joaquina secured a recording deal with Universal Music Latin, has opened for Fonseca's arena show in Miami and is building her profile as a singer/songwriter.

      Louis Upton-Wheeler

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2022

      Louis Upton-Wheeler graduated in 2022 and now works as an Assistant at Rosslyn Hill Studio. He records, mixes, and releases new music with his band Phantom Booth.

      Justina Bryce

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2022

      Since graduating in the summer of 2022, Justina Bryce has gone on to work at Abbey Road Studios as a Runner and has worked on sessions including with Stormzy.

      Ed Shaw

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate 2019

      Ed Shaw graduated in 2019 and now works as a successful freelance producer, engineer and artist.

      Ramera Abraham

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2018

      Ramera graduated in 2018 and now works at Platoon Studios as a freelance vocal engineer and producer. She won MPGs Vocal Producer of the Year in 2023

      Stefan Roscovan

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2019

      Stefan works as an independent singer, songwriter, music producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist between LA, London and Amsterdam.

      Kevin Aguirre

      Abbey Road Institute Graduate, 2023

      Kevin is a multifaceted artist, producer, mix, and sound engineer. Since graduating from our Miami school in 2023 he has had the opportunity to work with the renowned mixing engineer and Grammy award winner Dave Pensado.


    How to become an Abbey Road Institute licensee

    We’re here to support you at each step to becoming a licensee with us. Start your journey today and speak with a member of our team.

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    Contact & Consultation

    Contact our licensing team to express your interest and we'll set up a call to guide you through the process and explain more about Abbey Road Institute and what we do.

    Prepare Your Market Proposal

    We'll support you in scoping out and preparing a comprehensive proposal outlining your plans for your market.

    Agreeing The Term Of The License

    Once your proposal is approved, we will supply you with a licensing agreement, including terms, conditions, and financial arrangements. You should seek legal advice and we will undertake due diligence before the agreement is finalised and signed.

    Implementation and Collaboration

    Once all parties are satisfied with the agreement we’re ready to jump into action and support you with the implementation process. We're here to help you every step of the way and offer guidance on every aspect of running a successful Abbey Road Institute.

    What Makes Abbey Road Institute Unique

    With over 700 successful alumni worldwide working across the music and audio industry, multiple Grammy, Billboard, Mercury Music Prize, MPG nominations and awards for our students and graduates, we have created a highly successful education and training ground for music production professionals.

    A Reputation Built On A Near Century-Long Legacy

    • Abbey Road Institute is a proven and attainable licensing business backed by Abbey Road Studios and Universal Music.
    • Our unique, hands-on vocational training has been developed by industry for industry.
    • Students enjoy a fast-paced, intensive experience that mirrors the realities of the music industry.
    • We place a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills and studio etiquette.
    • Each of our Institutes is located inside or in close partnership with a commercial studio or creative hub.
    • Our approach includes an optimum blend of teaching practical skills and supporting creativity and collaboration
    • Innovation and development are embraced within the teaching, learning and educational content.

    Our Graduates Are Working:

    • With artists include Little Mix, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs, Adele, Madonna, Masego, The Smile, Chris Brown, J Hus, Calvin Harris, Pink, James Bay, MIA, Jessie Ware.
    • For employers such as Universal Music, Audible, RNIB, Britannia Row, Netflix, Abbey Road, Air, Rak, Dean Street, Baltic and Metropolis Studios, Platoon (Apple’s Studio) and labels such as Ninja Tune.
    • With clients such as Adidas, Sony, Nike, American Express, Levi’s and Puma.
    • On films such as Black Widow, Matrix Resurrections and Fantastic Beasts.
    • With producers include James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Steve Price and Tony Visconti.
    • quotes Over the course of this year I fell in love with music production and sound engineering. This year has also been fantastic for networking.
      Sam Robins | Graduate, 2022
    • quotes I've the chance to collaborate, make music and have fun with the most talented people, blending different genres and influences.
      Antonio Esposito | Graduate, 2019
    • quotes Thanks to all the teachers, class mates and friends. I learnt so much and I can't wait to start my next chapter.
      Chill Cheney | Graduate, 2023
    • quotes It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and relationship with Abbey Road Studios is amazing.
      Jason O'Bryan | Senior Lecturer
    • quotes I was blown away by their professionalism, ambition and talent of the students. I wish I’d had the opportunity to start out in an environment like this.
      Julio Reyes Copello | Producer and Composer
    • quotes You have the possibility to create something that can change someone’s lives
      Bernard Butler | Musician and Producer

    Register your interest

    Register your interest to learn more about Abbey Road Institute licensing opportunities.