Three London-based start-ups are set to join Abbey Road Red, a music-tech incubator start-up programme based at Abbey Road Studios.
Scored, Qrates and The Audio Hunt will join Red and begin a six-month mentoring programme, providing access to the studio’s staff, knowledge and facilities.
The companies will also be supported by the Abbey Road Red board which includes executives across Abbey Road Studios and Universal Music Group with a wide range of skills and knowledge base.
Jon Eades, project manager for Abbey Road Red, said: “Since its inception in 1931, Abbey Road Studios has always been at the leading edge of music technology innovation whether driving the early experiments of stereo technology to now mentoring and supporting the brightest, most progressive music-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs around the world.
“We are perfectly placed to help develop these companies, through our music technology expertise and networks. We also act as a test ground and provide real collaboration, offering the best platform to showcase each company to the right audience and drive them forward.”
Here's a little bit about those involved:
The Audio Hunt is an online marketplace and community that gives musicians, engineers, producers and everyone in between access to the greatest audio gear and services on the planet. Users can search the online database for rare equipment, effects or instruments and send their tracks to the owner for processing. They can also search the community and send their whole projects for mixing or mastering or start full musical collaborations.
Qrates is a vinyl crowdfunding platform that allows artists and labels to collect pre-orders from fans and fund their cost before actually pressing the vinyl. The pressing starts once the desired amount of pre-orders is reached with Qrates offering integrated solutions for marketing, sales, distribution to stores, pressing, fulfilment and mastering.
Scored is a next generation music library and film scoring application that allows users of all ability levels to dynamically change music in real-time to match their content. It allows filmmakers to customise, control and interact with music in a whole new way, creating high quality soundtracks in minutes, cost-effectively.
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