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Chris Henderson Masterclass at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam

Our programme is designed by the industry for the industry, founded upon nearly 90 years of experience at the legendary Abbey Road Studio. As part of our 1 and 2-year courses at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and besides our amazing team of lecturers, we also invite national and international acclaimed guest speakers for extracurricular masterclasses […]
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Make Music Weekend

Text and interview by Yoma Schertz Learning how to work with a DAW like Pro Tools doesn’t make you a music producer yet. Just like knowing how to arrange a song doesn’t make you an instantly successful songwriter either. Essential aspects of becoming a music professional are collaboration, preparation, communication skills, adapting to change, working […]
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Meet our Alumni: Gilles van Wees

Meet Abbey Road Institute graduate Gilles van Wees, music producer, composer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and member of the band Banji! Banji is one of the fast-rising bands in the Dutch music scene, with the potential to cross borders. They describe their music as Hyperactive Indie, with strong influences from Hip Hop and have been featured numerous […]
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My favourite album

Nobody remembers their first download or stream… But everyone remembers their first album! Or at least their favourite one. You know it by heart, and every time you hear it, it brings back memories. Often good ones, and always with a sense of melancholy. What’s your favourite album? Earlier this year, we started a new […]
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Meet our Alumni: Bruno ‘Rex’ Paulo Cerecero.

Talking to songwriter and producer Bruno Paulo Cerecero (a.k.a. Bruno Rex) is always a pleasure. His love for writing songs and his capabilities of bringing a sense of joy to his music makes him an inspiring person to talk to. Besides that, his taste for fashion creates a great deal of positive energy too. Mexican-born […]
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Our must-watch Music Documentaries overview

We love music documentaries! From the inspiring life journeys of renowned artists and producers to the musical inventors and thinkers that shaped the soundtrack of the music industry. Yes, often they feel like poetry and nowadays, the number of music docus can be overwhelming, making it hard to pick one. So, we thought we could […]
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Telling a Story through Music.. with Graduate Rudy Mackay

Graduate Profile: Rudy Mackay Written by: Milou Derksen Edited by: Gaya Tideman To set the scene, we are in Hilversum, the media center of the Netherlands, sipping on coffee. It seems to have become quite a regular thing we do with Amsterdam graduate, Rudy Mackay. However this time, we are seated in one of the […]
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Emotion in Music (Part II), a practical approach

Welcome to part 2 of our ‘Emotion in Music’ blog series. In our previous blog from our ‘emotion in music series,’ we explored the neuroscience of music. In other words; what happens in your brain when you listen to music from an emotional perspective. You can find the article here https://abbeyroadinstitute.nl/blog/emotion-in-music-giving-you-the-chills/ As a music producer, […]
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The Global Graduation Ceremony in London 2019

Interview: Milou Derksen & Gaya Tideman Editing: Dennis Beentjes It’s one of the highlights of the year: the annual Global Graduation Ceremony in London! A special moment where students from Paris, Melbourne, Berlin, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam come together to celebrate their hard work and successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and […]
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ADE 2019 at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam

Last year, ADE reached the magical 400,000 visitors mark, with people from more than 100 countries. Now we can confidently claim that Amsterdam is truly the beating heart of the worldwide music industry during ADE! Abbey Road Institute is this year again part of the conference workshop and masterclass program. Below you will find the […]
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