Founded in 2000, UD’s vision is to be the premier agency for spotting and supporting UK Black music talent – recognised by the public sector for the social and cultural impact of our work, and respected and rewarded by the private sector for the value we add to the commercial music industry.
In order to facilitate our projects, we rely on the continued support of a wide variety of partner organisations and funders, who recognise the commitment and value in our work. Each plays a vital role and with their generous support, we can make the magic happen.
As further evidence of our consistency in development, in 2019 UD formed a partnership with Island Records. As well as Island providing advice and support, providing a much needed bridge between education and the industry at large, UD are now able to present the best homegrown talent, referred from our development programmes, directly to the major label market.
“UD has been at the forefront of urban music and culture. They remain a go-to place for me.”Alex Boateng, Co-President 0207 Def Jam