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Featured | 25 February 2022

Remembering Jamal Edwards 1990-2022

Jamal Edwards has been a great friend to UD over the years. It’s with such great sadness to learn of his passing on Sunday. Jamal aka Smokey Barz, founder of SBTV & a true champion of Black music, has touched so many lives, including ours at UD. We take time to reflect…

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Archive, Featured | 17 February 2022

#TBT: Skool Me Part 1 (2015)

Throwback time! UD rewind to 2015 when Nardene Scott collated the pearls of wisdom picked up at UD’s annual Industry Takeover event. If you’re looking for motivation, we’ve got you covered as we throw-it back and take inspiration from our music industry specialists… 

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Interviews | 11 February 2022

Introducing… NAYANA

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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Featured, Talent House, What's On | 15 December 2021

UD Incubator Programme

The Incubator Programme was created for independent artists with exceptional talent to help facilitate the transition from an educational or vocational training environment towards the commercial market or professional workplace.

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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… 

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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… 

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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…

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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…

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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… 

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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.

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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…

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