Abbey Road Studios have announced a new partnership with BBC Music Introducing, which is set to bring the BBC’s up and coming artists, chosen by BBC radio DJs, into Abbey Road’s new studios to work with its engineers on two tracks each.
It is part of BBC Music Introducing’s long standing goal to support the unsigned and undiscovered, giving them opportunities to appear on BBC radio, television, to perform at festivals and now, to record at the top recording studio in the UK.
This isn’t the first time the two have joined forces: Last November, Abbey Road joined BBC Introducing at #IntroducingLive, an event that gave thousands of aspiring musicians the chance to speak to experts in the industry. This included three days of demos and workshops covering studio essentials from recording to mastering.
James Stirling, head of BBC Music & BBC Music Introducing, said: “For over a decade, BBC Music Introducing has supported and nurtured emerging UK artists, providing opportunities across BBC services and at UK and international events. We are very proud to team up with Abbey Road Studios to extend this support to one of the world’s iconic recording spaces.”
Throughout 2019, four Introducing acts will be given the opportunity to record, mix and master two tracks at Abbey Road Studios across three days. The tracks will be recorded and mixed in the Gatehouse and Front Room studios and mastered in an Abbey Road mastering suite. The artist’s final tracks will be played out to a national audience on the DJ’s radio show.
Mark Robertson, Abbey Road’s head of brand and marketing, commented: “We’re fortunate to see many of the big names who came through BBC Introducing working at Abbey Road, from George Ezra and Florence to Slaves and Nao, so it’s great that our new studios offer an opportunity to welcome some of the new artists rated by BBC Introducing at a much earlier stage of their career.”
Huw Stephens, national presenter for Radio 1, has chosen Chappaqua Wrestling, as the first act to head to Abbey Road. Stephens said: “These sessions at Abbey Road will be very special. I’ve invited Chappaqua Wrestling down because they’re one of the best new bands I’ve heard recently, they experiment, they have huge melodies, and something interesting going on. I look forward to hearing what everyone records at the studios for BBC Music Introducing.”
News sourced from Abbey Road Studios.