The official release of the album ‘Without The Beatles’ by the International Association of Music Colleges and Universities (IAMCU) is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ classic album ‘With The Beatles’.
This international project, which recreates The Beatles’ classic second album, has been led by students from the three IAMCU founding partner schools and includes student producers, student engineers and student arrangers alongside student musicians and bands. Each song also features at least one remote contribution from students studying at the other two partner institutions.
Students were involved in productions much like they will see in today’s music industry and which will prepare them for success in a professional yet creative environment.
‘Without The Beatles’ was mixed by Grammy nominated producer and mixing engineer Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Dave Navarro, John Frusciante) and mastered at the Mastering Lab by legendary mastering engineer, Grammy award winning Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney) & Eric Boulanger (Kenny Rogers, Colbie Caillat).
All proceeds resulting from the sale of ‘Without The Beatles’, available through iTunes, will go towards helping and supporting international educational programs as well as UNICEF.
This experience is known as the IAMCU “Virtual Exchange Program”. This program has provided opportunities for students to learn, create and collaborate with their international peers through participation in “on-line projects” in real time and across continents.
Subsequently students from all three partner institutions will have the ability to follow in the footsteps of this pioneering collaborative project on a yearly basis. Classic albums celebrating their 50th anniversary will be re-created by students from all three campuses enriching their learning experience as well as aiding others in need.
The Institute is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over a quarter of a century ago, the Institute has been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school. Its reputation has been built on providing world class education and training using the very best teachers and state-of-the-art facilities. The Institute offers a range of professional courses including a Masters degree, degrees in Popular Music Performance, Creative Musicianship, and Songwriting, a fully-funded one-year Diploma, a specialist one-year Higher Diploma, plus a wide portfolio of part-time courses and summer schools designed to meet a variety of training needs for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, songwriters and aspiring music business executives and entrepreneurs.