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Abbey Road Studios wins British Inspiration Award

Celebrating achievement in the creative industries, the fourth annual Awards recognised Abbey Road in the Music category. Meanwhile, Avid has launched a new online documentary series set inside the legendary studio.

Abbey Road Studios have won this year’s British Inspiration Award in the Music category, facing off stiff competition from BBC Radio 6 Music, Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone of the Military Wives Choir and Jools Holland. “We’re delighted and honoured to have be given this prestigious award”, said Abbey Road Studios’ general manager Jonathan Smith. “Abbey Road continues to thrive as a world-leading studio at the pinnacle of the recording industry, and this award is fantastic recognition of this.” The British Inspiration Awards were established in 2010 with the aim of recognising achievement in the creative industries. Past recipients include JK Rowling, Danny Boyle, Brian Cox, Working Title Films, Tate Modern, BBC Worldwide and the very first recipient in the Music category… Sir George Martin. In related Abbey Road news, Avid has launched Inside Abbey Road, a web-based documentary series set inside the legendary studios. In the series, Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells (Adele/Rufus Wainwright/Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry) records and mixes emerging UK band Strangefruit’s new song, using an Avid Pro Tools HDX system. Throughout the documentary, viewers will get a rare inside look at the creative decisions made in pre-production and hear recording tips and advice from Wells about improving every aspect of a project, from tracking to the final mix. The first of the three-part series is already online at The remaining two episodes will go online on Thursday, 30 May and 6 June.