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Karim Fanous

Karim Fanous

Abbey Road Red (UK)

Standing at the crossroads of music and binary code, Karim diligently observes how it all fits together. He likes to help others do the same. Karim has just joined the team at Abbey Road Studios, heading up its incubator programme, Abbey Road Red, and feeding into the wider innovation initiatives at the studio.

Abbey Road Red was launched two years ago and its alumni include startups like Ossic - working to bring spatial audio into headphones; Vochlea - a company building exciting voice controller technology; and its new intake spans artificial intelligence and online video music micro-licensing with Humtap and Lickd.

Karim has spent the last seven or so years helping the music industry navigate waves of digital transformation at strategy and information company Music Ally and is looking forward to helping startups grow and add value to the music ecosystem with his new role at Red.

In his spare time he likes to make pour-over coffee with his V60 and his favourite playlist is the Blue Note monthly.