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Events, Featured, Talent House | 22 April 2022

UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 1 @ Talent House

Last night was the first of our new ​​Industry Takeover Seminar series, in our brand new Talent House, in east London. This seminar explored The Music Industry: A Blueprint and took place on Thursday 21st April, with host Chris Cooke (CMU) joined by Ella-Bonai Gordon (Manager), Dan Owusu (Co-President), Wale Kalejaiye (Lawyer) and Adam Ryan (Head Booker) discussing how to monetize your music. Maria Hanlon reports back on the night… 

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Talent House | 20 April 2022

UD Songwriting Camp: Diary

You’ve seen the photos now read all about it! Last week, we opened the doors to Talent House for our UD Songwriting Camp. In the second of our Songwriting blog series, we give you the inside story from Talent House… 

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Talent House | 18 April 2022

UD Songwriting Camp: Gallery

Last week, we opened the doors to Talent House for our UD Songwriting Camp. Over four days, we were graced with special guests – Ella Bonai Gordon, Alana Maria, Digital Mozart, Michelle Escoffery, Stevie B Beatz, Mark Angels, Preye Crooks, Trey Qua & Taneisha Jackson – for a programme of activities to get those all important creative juices flowing.

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Artists, Featured, Interviews | 14 April 2022

Introducing… Blue Lab Beats

Maria Hanlon chatted to the Grammy Award winning jazztronica duo, Blue Lab Beats, about their latest album, Motherland Journey, which artists are on their radar and what their advice for up and coming musicians would be…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 12 April 2022

UD Low Down: Koffee @ EartH Hall

Jojo Jones attended Koffee’s headline show at EartH Hall (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), on the 25th of March 2022, to celebrate the release of the Jamaican artists’ debut album, Gifted. With reggae, Afrobeats, dancehall and pop on the menu, Jojo gives us the low down…

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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 7 April 2022

Industry Takeover The Music Industry: A Blueprint, Thursday 21st April

Industry Takeover Seminars are coming to our new east London home, Talent House, this month, where we’ll be unpacking the topics that will help you up your music business game. Kicking things off, we have The Music Industry: A Blueprint, on Thursday 21st April, which will see host Chris Cooke (CMU) joined by Ella-Bonai Gordon (Manager), Dan Owusu (Co-President), Alexandra Ampofo (Promoter) and Wale Kalejaiye (lawyer) as they discuss how to monetize your music…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 6 April 2022

UD Low Down: Stormzy live @ The 02

Having waited two years to see Stormzy live, having bought her tickets back in December 2019, Maria Hanlon wasn’t disappointed as she attended her first gig at the 02 last week… 

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Artists, Featured, Music | 31 March 2022

UD Selects: Rising Music Stars

At UD we like to celebrate women at every opportunity. As we conclude Women’s History Month, Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present 10 artists they’re tipping for greatness in 2022 and beyond. Starring Ruby Francis, RADA, Asha Gold, Demae, Summer Pearl, BaggE, ROZZZQWEEN, Puellae, Akemi Foxx & BINA…

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Featured, Interviews, Talent House | 28 March 2022

UD Opinion: A reality check for music education in the 21st century

On March 17th, UD’s Founder and CEO – Pamela McCormick – took part in a Music Education Council seminar to discuss the role and future of National Youth Music Organisations and Centres of advanced Training for Education. The discussion focused on progression, pathways and partnerships within music education and how, from the hip hop collective origins of UD in the late 90s to the soon-to-be-launched Talent House in Stratford, UD is a pivotal player in shaping and changing the face of music education for the better…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 25 March 2022

UD Selects: March Mixtape

UD will be bringing you a pick of the month’s best music releases. This month, our resident writers Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present the 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in March… 

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Archive, Events, Featured, Guide, Talent House, What's On | 22 March 2022

#SKOOLME: FROM THE PANEL – INDUSTRY TAKEOVER [PART 2]

With our Industry Takeover Seminars starting again in April, at the all-new UD Talent House in east London, we take a minute to soak in the pearls of wisdom from some of our previous panellists. Read on for knowledge courtesy of Darcus Beese, Jasmine Dotiwala, Alex Boateng, Etta Bond and more…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective, What's On | 17 March 2022

UD Low Down: The Juice Live @ Lion Coffee + Records

DJ, presenter, photographer and writer, Maria Hanlon, went to shake a leg in east London last week, catching a host of performances at Lion Coffee & Records, including a set from UD Flames member, Molly Elizabeth…

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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 15 March 2022

Newsflash! Industry Takeover Seminars Return for 2022

It’s been a minute but we’re back! From April onwards, at our state of the art new east London home, Talent House, we’ll be unpacking the topics that will help you up your music business game….

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Featured | 9 March 2022

MC Skibadee Tribute – This style was identical to none

With the news that MC Skibadee had passed away last week, shockwaves of disbelief ricocheted across the music industry and club culture. Music writer and original jungalist Chris Kelly pays tribute…

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Featured | 8 March 2022

Happy International Women’s Day

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

At UD, we’re proudly led by women. Today, come and meet the team…

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Featured, Guide | 3 March 2022

UD x JoJo Jones… How to podcast!

Podcasting has become a medium that’s hard to avoid in 2022. Every TV show, celebrity, influencer, even footballer, has their own podcast. Although live radio still exists and thrives, more and more people are turning to the on-demand easily digestible nature of podcasts for their audio consumption. Jojo Jones gives you a step by step to creating and hosting your very own podcast… 

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