London, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/04/2014 -- It is with great pleasure that the International Association of Music Colleges and Universities (IAMCU) announces the official release of the album ‘Without The Beatles’ in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' classic hit album ‘With The Beatles’.
Over the past two decades the culture of music has changed dramatically. The advances in technology, digital media and mass communication have created a revolution that is undeniable. There are many institutions that do an amazing, yet sometimes difficult job, at teaching both children and adults music of all genres throughout the world. However, there are few that teach music as an occupation which requires a PROFESSIONAL music education.
The IAMCU, one of such few, is an association of music schools, colleges, and universities founded in 2013 with the aim of exchanging ideas and information and expanding the horizons of music students beyond their own geographic borders. It currently has three accredited institutional members – The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (London, U.K.), LACM College for Music Professionals (Los Angeles, USA) and Academia de Música Fermatta (Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico). All three are established, highly placed institutions with significant reputations for producing music industry leaders in songwriting, performance, production & business. Student collaboration on innovative projects is the main focus of the IAMCU. By harnessing the power of technology students are encouraged to develop the practical tools and networks required to significantly advance their careers in the international marketplace.
The legendary album of The Beatles, ‘With The Beatles’, released in 1963 was re-enacted through this international project titled ‘Without The Beatles’, in which each IAMCU founding partner institution was responsible for the coordination of material made by students: producers, engineers, arrangers and musicians who with commitment, dedication and talent gave life to this wonderful, ground-breaking and laudable music project charged with solidarity and altruism, values that music, as an art, should always emphasize. 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. 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.
"This is one of the most forward thinking educational programs for music professionals I think I have ever encountered. It's wonderful to see top professional music education institutions engaging in endeavors like this one" were the words of Terry Lippman, a veteran entertainer with a career spanning over 30 years.
"Without The Beatles" was mixed by Grammy nominated producer and mixing engineer Fabrizio Grossi and mastered at the Mastering Lab by the Grammy award winning Doug Sax and Eric Boulanger. And guess what? All proceeds resulting from the sale of ‘Without The Beatles’, available on https://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/without-the-beatles/id804138851, will go towards helping and supporting international educational programs as well as the UNICEF.
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 50th anniversary will be re-created by students from all three campuses thereby enriching their learning experience as well as aiding others in need. What are you waiting for? It is official! Start downloading music at its best from https://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/without-the-beatles/id804138851. You sure don’t want to be left out of this epoch-making moment. For more information regarding the ‘Without The Beatles’ project and IAMCU, please visit www.iamcu.net