Students and teachers: save 50% on Live

If you're studying or teaching at a school, college or university, you can save 50% on a new Ableton Live Intro, Standard or Suite license. You can also benefit from the discount on Live when buying it with Push. Check your eligibility

Live 12

Get lost in instruments, effects and creative features. Find your own way of making music.

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Live 12

Complete studio – 71+ GB of sounds, Max for Live and all instruments and effects

Live 12

Full features – 38+ GB of sounds and more instruments and effects

Live 12

Essentials – 16 tracks and 5+ GB of sounds

Please note the education discount is only available when buying a new license and cannot be applied to upgrades.

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Am I eligible for the educational discount?

You are eligible for an educational discount if you are either:

  • a student who is 18 or over and enrolled in full-time education, up to advanced degree programs.
  • a parent or guardian buying on behalf of a student who is under 18.
  • a student in a part-time program that consists of 20 or more hours of study per week, or one that runs for 12 months or more. The area of study 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.

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 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 buy:

  1. Check the eligibility criteria.
  2. Buy Ableton Live at the discounted price either on its own by selecting one of the listed editions or by opting into the educational discount when purchasing Live with Push.
  3. Verify your education status. You'll be asked to provide details about the institution you attend or are employed by and upload a copy of your student or teacher ID.
  4. Await confirmation. Verification usually takes one business day to complete. You'll receive an email with the outcome. Once you're verified, your license will be activated and you'll be able to authorize Live immediately.
  5. Install and authorize Live.


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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