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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, 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 series on […]
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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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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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Amsterdam graduate finds his path in Post-Production at Galaxy Studios

Graduate profile: Fabian Brummel Authors: Milou Derksen & Dennis Beentjes As part of our programme, students visit several professional studios within our network. Galaxy Studios in Belgium is one of them. Galaxy offers high-end facilities and services dedicated to the fine arts of film, music and sound technology. Working at a facility like this is […]
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A day in the studio with Sylvia Massy

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” …is a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso. But from a music recording and production perspective, we believe that Sylvia Massy is the personification of that quote. Massy is a legend for her unique methods and perhaps best recognised for her work […]
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Graduate Janice Wong releases album ‘Cello Music for Meditation’

It’s mid-February and the old church of Ruigoord, the idyllic artist community in the Amsterdam harbour area, is filled with pinkish purple-blue lights and is buzzing with people. Tonight the old church (and now also music venue) is hosting ‘Multiversum’, a recurring event hosted by Comport Records, where underground electronic music meets cutting-edge installations and […]
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Jack Antonoff: bringing brutal honesty back into pop

Analysing the production methods of this high-demand producer. You might have noticed a particular sound taking over barbeque-Spotify playlists and political conventions before you learned his name. We are talking about Jack Antonoff influenced songs, the ones stuck in your head for the last couple of years. It almost seems like the singer, songwriter, Grammy-winning […]
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Feel good indie-music with TRIP

Graduate Ethan Frantz talks about his debut album release and TRIP An eclectic mix of instruments and musical styles, creating lush, immersive sonic landscapes of feel-good indie music – That’s how producer and musician Ethan Frantz describes the sound of his latest project called ‘Trip’. The debut album ‘A Trip Around the Sun With You’, […]
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