Abbey Road Studios partners with UK music company NQ in new artist residency scheme
London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios have teamed up with Manchester, UK-based talent management, publishing and record company NQ in a new artist residency scheme.
Coinciding with Abbey Road’s 90th anniversary, which also included a two-day event in November 2021, Abbey Road says the partnership marks a “new era” for the studio with the creation of a resident creative community based on a series of new writings. and production rooms.
Under the Abbey Road Connected umbrella, the studios will host a collective of resident artists and producers in the writing rooms, with one room dedicated to hosting sessions from a pool of partners.
NQ is the first of what will be a rotating series of partnerships.
The partnership will see London-based NQ’s writing and production sessions housed in the newly opened writing rooms at Abbey Road.
Over the next 12 months, Abbey Road says, the partnership will allow NQ’s talent stable to use its studio spaces for monthly sessions, and will also provide music makers in Manchester and the North West with a doorway. entry into the music industry.
NQ House was officially opened in September 2021 by CEO Michael Adex and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
The former conservative club on the outskirts of Manchester city center has been transformed into a creative hub that houses several recording and content studios, a media lounge, coworking and podcast spaces, a private members’ area , as well as NQ HQ.
The NQ x Abbey Road Studios partnership begins with a week-long writing camp on May 23 that will bring together producers WhyJay (Aitch, DigDat), LiTek (Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Bugzy Malone) and Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware, Sam Smith), as well as rappers Hazey and Arz.
“We are proud to create meaningful opportunities for Manchester and the North West.”
Louis Brown, NQ
Louis Brown, COO and Managing Director of NQ, said: “We are proud to create meaningful opportunities for Manchester and the North West and to create value for our customers in everything we do.
“This reunion of two respected music destinations celebrates a shared vision to support diverse emerging talent across the UK.”
“I am delighted to have NQ in the new creative community at Abbey Road.”
Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios
Isabel Garvey, Managing Director of Abbey Road Studios, added: “As Abbey Road Studios celebrates its 90th anniversary, I can’t think of a better partner than NQ to open our new writing rooms.
“I am delighted to have NQ within the new creative community of Abbey Road and to see the best talent from the North and the South collaborating within our walls.”
“The exceptional quality of NQ talent paired with our own team at Abbey Road Studios makes this partnership incredibly exciting.”
Jay Picasso, Abbey Road
Jay Picasso, Director of Artist Relations at Abbey Road, said: “The exceptional quality of NQ talent combined with our own team at Abbey Road Studios makes this partnership incredibly exciting.
“We can’t wait to see these two talented teams collaborate and exchange knowledge on their various projects and, most importantly, create brilliant music.”The music industry around the world