Abbey Road Studios opens the doors of a new retail store at the world-famous London complex selling a brand new range of merchandise in-store and online at http://shop.abbeyroad.com
Both the website and the store at 5 Abbey Road next door to the Studios in St. John’s Wood, London will carry a wide range of merchandise from music to books to homewares and clothing along with fun music-inspired gifts.
The range is inspired by Abbey Road Studios, from recording equipment to the building’s architecture and studio features, the famous crossing and the graffiti tributes from devotees who’ve made the pilgrimage from all over the world. In keeping with the Studios’ pioneering role in the development of recorded music there’s also a range of technology based products from respected brands like Sonos and a number of innovative music-making products.
Within the Abbey Road branded range there are several different design themes including a range of products with geometric prints based on the Studios’ new brand identity and a range based on six specially created illustrations featuring the Studios and some of vintage equipment found within.
Speaking of the launch, Catherine Smith, Abbey Road’s Retail Manager said “We’ve created a range of bespoke products that represent the history of the studios as well as selecting the best of artist merchandise and, of course, some of the incredible music that has been recorded here. We can’t wait to welcome music fans from all over the world through our doors.”
The store interior which reflects recognisable elements of the historic studios was created by acclaimed London-based retail designers Lumsden Design, who’ve previously designed retail spaces for other cultural institutions including Tate Modern, MoMA, the V&A and the National Theatre.
The store will feature a rotating display of related memorabilia and artefacts such as vintage microphones from Abbey Road’s vast collection.
With a variety of products and pricepoints the range offers ideal Christmas gifts for music fans. Buy in-store or online at www.shop.abbeyroad.com.
Notes To Editors
Abbey Road Store Details:
Address: Abbey Road Shop, 5 Abbey Road, London NW8 9AA
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm / Sun 10am-4pm
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon.
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Radiohead, Oasis, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga and Adele.
Since the score for Raiders of The Lost Ark was recorded at the studios in 1980, Abbey Road has developed into one of the world’s premiere locations for movie scoring. Blockbuster films such as the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The King’s Speech and Skyfall feature scores recorded there, while recent projects include the Oscar-winning score to Gravity. Additionally, a number of high-profile videogames such as Halo 5 and Call of Duty have recorded in-game music at Abbey Road Studios.
The Studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include albums by Ed Sheeran, Queen, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Mary J Blige and Iggy Azalea.
Abbey Road Studios also offers online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year.
Music recorded, mixed and mastered at Abbey Road has won countless awards, including BRIT Awards, BAFTAS, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Gramophone Awards.
The Studios recently announced major development plans including a Dolby Atmos mixing suite and two new rock and pop recording facilities at the world famous studio complex.
Abbey Road Studios launched Abbey Road Red, a music technology incubator programme with its inaugural signup, the start-up Titan Reality, whose ground breaking Pulse device enables musicians to control music software with gestures.
Abbey Road Institute opened its classrooms to students in London and announced plans for further educational facilities around the world including Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney.