Students and teachers: save 60% on Live

If you’re studying at or employed by an educational institution, you can save 60% on Live Intro, Standard or Suite. You can also benefit from the discount when buying Live with Push. Check your eligibility below.

Live 11

Fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance.

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Live 11
Suite

Complete studio – 70+ GB of sounds and all devices

Includes a free upgrade to Live 12

Live 11
Standard

Full features – 10+ GB of sounds and more devices

Includes a free upgrade to Live 12

Live 11
Intro

Essentials – 16 tracks and 5+ GB of sounds

Includes a free upgrade to Live 12

Education discounts can’t be combined with upgrade pricing.

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Am I eligible for the educational discount?

You are eligible for an educational discount if you are:

  • a student currently enrolled in full-time educational studies, up to advanced degree programs and 18 years old or of legal age in your country of residence. Parents of a student not of legal adult age can buy educational licenses on behalf of their child using their child's valid student ID.
  • a student in a part-time program that consists of 20 hours or more study time per week, or one that runs for 12 months or more. The area of studies is irrelevant.
  • a teacher who is currently employed full- or part-time at a school or university in any field. Part-time and private teachers must work at least 20 hours per week to qualify

Please note that if there is ever any disagreement on educational status documents, we offer a full four-week money back guarantee.

Looking to teach with Live and Push?

Live and Push offer everything students need to make any kind of music that inspires them. Using these tools, you can teach the fundamentals of music creation: rhythm, melody and harmony, song composition, sound design, creating with samples and more.

If you’re teaching music to students aged between 6-19 in a school, charity or youth club please visit Ableton for the Classroom

If you’re teaching at a tertiary level please visit Ableton for Colleges and Universities

How to verify your education status:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Buy your Ableton product at the discounted price from your local music store or the Ableton web shop
  3. Verify your educational status (to show us that you really are a student or teacher)
  4. Install and authorize your software

FAQ

Can educational licenses be upgraded?

Yes, but the education discount is only available when buying a new license and cannot be applied to upgrades.

Does the educational version of Live have the same features as the full version?

An EDU license has all of the same features as a regular version of Live. 

Can I buy an educational license for a friend or family member?

Yes, educational licenses can be purchased for a family member or friend, as long as they meet the educational requirements. The purchaser will need to upload the recipient’s details when verifying the license.

It is not possible to use one's own educational documents as verification for another person.

Can I keep my educational license once I finish school?

Yes, the educational status is only relevant at the time of purchase of your EDU license. You can keep using the license without any limitations even after you are no longer enrolled.

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Offer Terms & Conditions: Save 20% on Live 11 now, upgrade to Live 12 for free

Overview

  • The 20% discount offer is valid for all Live 11 licenses and upgrades (including upgrades from educational licenses*), Live 12 pre-orders, Packs and cross-grades to Max 8 purchased during the campaign. 
  • Between November 14 and November 30, 2023, a 20% discount is also available on Push 3 (standalone).
  • Within the offer period, purchases of Live 11 Intro, Standard and Suite, with or without Push, also include a free upgrade to the equivalent Live 12 edition – to be issued upon release.

Duration

  • This offer is valid from November 14, 2023 until the release of Live 12 on March 5, 2024. For purchases of Push 3 (standalone), the offer is valid only until November 30, 2023.
  • If you purchased a Live 11 license after October 15, 2023 you should have received an email notification that a free upgrade to Live 12 has been added to your Ableton account. Please log in to see your products.
  • If your free Live 12 upgrade isn’t showing in your account, or you have any further questions about the discount offer, please get in touch.
  • If you’re logged in to your Ableton account, the webshop will show your discounted prices and upgrade options. Final prices may vary depending on your country of residence. You can learn more about our accepted payment methods.

Excluded products

  • Note
  • Push 3 (without a processor)
  • NFR licenses (Not For Resale)

More questions?

Please have a look at our FAQs for the Discount Campaign and the Pre-Order Campaign.

*Please note that the 20% discount offer can’t be combined with other discounts, such as the educational and multi-license discounts.