Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Interviews | 11 February 2022
NAYANA is a young singer songwriter from North London whose talent has been nurtured by her time in UD’s Flames Collective and Incubator programme. Having released multiple original, heartfelt singles and performed at the Camden Assembly (supporting friend and fellow UD member, Molly Elizabeth), Jojo Jones jumped on Zoom to find out more about NAYANA…
Events, Featured | 10 February 2022
UD LOW DOWN: MANIK MC HEADLINE SHOW @ NELL’S
Maria Hanlon popped down to Nell’s in London for a night of all things Hip Hop with MANIK MC…
Artists, Featured | 1 February 2022
Long read: How to care for your mental health as a creative￼
Being a creative, whether an artist, singer, DJ, designer, illustrator, actor, you name it, can be rewarding. It can be joyous and fulfilling and incredibly exciting. However, it can also be hard, anxiety inducing, stressful and unforgiving. Jojo Jones looks into how we can balance the ups and downs of a creative life, whilst looking out for our mental health and wellbeing, including tips and tricks from a mental health professional.
Featured, Guide | 26 January 2022
UD X MARIA HANLON…UD GUIDE TO NETWORKING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY￼
Networking in the music industry might seem scary at first but it’s vital in opening you up to opportunities and collaborations. Radio Presenter and DJ Maria Hanlon has created a list of useful tips for novice networkers…
Featured, Guide | 16 January 2022
UD X MARIA HANLON…HOW TO GET BOOKED AS A DJ
Radio Presenter and DJ Maria Hanlon moved to London, from her home town of Bournemouth, in August 2021, and has since secured bookings at Café 1001, The Haggerston, Next Door Records, Spiritland, Radio Delicious, Voices Radio and Netil Radio. She shares her experience and top tips for getting booked as a DJ…
Featured, Interviews | 7 January 2022
How to steal my job… Shola Aleje (radio producer)
Jojo Jones sat down with BBC 6 Music Radio producer Shola Aleje over Zoom to talk about getting into radio producing, knowing your worth and staying excited about your job…
Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective | 10 December 2021
UD Low Down: Molly Elizabeth headline show @ Camden Assembly
Fresh from the UD Flames Collective, Incubator project and UD Talent Development programme, alumni Molly Elizabeth headlined the Camden Assembly on the 29th November, with support from her UD peers Amie Blu and NAYANA. Jojo Jones reports on the night…
Featured, Guide | 7 December 2021
Diamondz X UD… A Logic Pro Recording Session
Stefan ‘Diamondz’ Velichkov, returns for our studio series. Having touched on the basics of a recording session & what you need to have in place for a good and productive session, it’s time to get a more in-depth look at how to set up and run a Logic Pro recording session with a rapper/vocalist…
Featured, Guide | 23 November 2021
UD X Maria Hanlon… Guide To Creating Instagram Content
In a world where social media is more important than ever, Radio Presenter and DJ Maria Hanlon has put together a guide to help you create stand-out content and maximise…
Featured, Guide | 17 November 2021
UD X Maria Hanlon…How to DJ like a pro
Radio Presenter and DJ Maria Hanlon reveals all you need to know about learning how to DJ like a professional… Does the idea of DJing really excite you? Are you…
Archive, Featured, Interviews | 5 November 2021
Archive: UD meets GRM Daily (2016)
Back in 2016, UD hooked up with GRM’s Posty to chat all things music business ahead of our Industry Takeover event. One of the key figures leading the team behind the RATED Awards and the leading music website, GRM Daily, we revisit that all-important knowledge five years on…
Artists, Featured | 2 November 2021
Molly Elizabeth’s first headline tour at Camden Assembly
We’re proud to announce Molly Elizabeth’s first headline show at the legendary Camden Assembly on the 29th of November.
Featured, Guide | 29 October 2021
UD x Diamondz… Recording sessions
Ahead of our Talent House opening in 2022, UD are serving you with the tools you need when it comes to recording and studio life. Stefan ‘Diamondz’ Velichkov, our studio…
Featured, Guide | 27 October 2021
UD X Jojo Jones… How to do Radio Interviews.
Maybe you’ve just secured a new radio slot (with some help from my previous blog, How To Get into Radio Broadcasting), or you’ve been mulling over a collaborative podcast idea, or you’ve started streaming live on Instagram or Twitch? If this is you (or in your future), It’s probably time to think about conducting an interview on your platform.
Artists, Featured, Flames Collective | 21 October 2021
UD X Flames Collective X Island Records IG Takeover
In celebration of Black History Month, UD and Flames collective were invited to takeover a ‘day in the life’ on the Island Records UK Instagram page.
Featured, Guide | 14 October 2021
UD x Diamondz… The Studio A-Z
If you’re looking to invest in a home recording set-up or want to get to know more about studio life, then do read on. Our expert, Stefan ‘Diamondz’ Velichkov, a locally based producer, studio maestro and sound engineer, who can often be found working with the likes of D Double E, Mez and Triggz, lets us into his world and shares that all important knowledge.