The International Association Of Music Colleges And Universities Launches “Without The Beatles” Album In Support Of International Educational Programs As Well As UNICEF

It is with great pride that we announce the official release of the album ‘Without The Beatles’ by the International Association of Music Colleges and Universities (IAMCU) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ classic album ‘With The Beatles’.

This ground-breaking 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.

We hope you enjoy the music made by these wonderful musicians through this amazing project as much as we enjoyed making it a reality. For more information regarding the ‘Without The Beatles’ project and IAMCU, please visit

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