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Artists, Featured, Guide | 23 April 2024

UD x Maria Hanlon: Guide To Self-Employment

Freelancer, multihyphenate, consultant, contracter, supplier… Whatever you might call yourself, whether you’re releasing music as an independent artist, hiring out your services as an instrumentalist, licensing your photography to platforms or considering working for yourself, Maria Hanlon’s guide to self-employment aims to save you stress and answer the need-to-know’s around setting yourself up as a legitimate business…

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Featured, Guide, Talent House | 27 November 2023

UD x Maria Hanlon… Guide To Freelancing In The Music Industry

Going freelance can seem scary and exciting at the same time. You have much more flexibility with your working hours and the work you take on, however, you need to make sure you have enough work and income to pay the bills. DJ, radio presenter and music writer, Maria Hanlon, shares some of the best lessons she’s learnt since going freelance a couple of years ago…

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Events, Featured, Guide, Level 4, Talent House, What's On | 4 September 2023

What’s On… How Does Clearing Work?

In this blog, learn about the Clearing process at UD and how we can support you if you’re applying for one of our new Level 4 Courses, beginning in September 2023…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Guide, IT2023, Talent House, What's On | 30 May 2023

#IT2023 Production Masterclass with TSB, Powered by The Flight Club

TSB has produced for the likes of J Hus, Headie One and more. The Production Masterclass at Talent House for #IT2023 had a lengthy Q&A to start before we went to use UD’s state-of-the-art studios to watch him show us how it’s done. Kat Friar reports…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Guide, IT2023, Talent House, What's On | 25 May 2023

#IT2023 TikTok Video & Content Masterclass

On day three of UD’s Industry Takeover, the morning revolved around a TikTok UK Masterclass, helping artists utilise the platform to find their audience. Kat Friar presents an in-depth recap of the event and that all important advice shared…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Guide, Talent House, What's On | 18 May 2023

#IT2023 IN CONVERSATION WITH FINESSE FOREVA & JB MADE IT, POWERED BY MMF 

Next on the #IT2023 agenda, Eric Hunter of Music Managers Forum (MMF) spoke to producer JB Made It and TK, co-founders of award winning independent record label and management company, Finesse Foreva…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Guide, IT2023, Talent House | 16 May 2023

#IT2023 DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH PPL, PRS AND FRIENDS

Industry Takeover 2023 gave artists, producers and aspiring music industry professionals a plethora of knowledge about the business side of music. If you didn’t make it down, don’t worry – we’ve got the important info covered!

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Artists, Events, Featured, Guide, Interviews, IT2023, Music, Talent House, What's On | 18 April 2023

#IT2023 THE A&R REALITY CHECK: WHAT DOES ARTIST SUCCESS LOOK LIKE IN 2023? 

The start of a jam packed #IT2023 week beamed ahead as UD’s Industry Takeover kicked off on the Monday, with a panel discussing what artist success looks like in 2023. Starring host Benjamin Turner, Benson Udia, Joy Warmann, Preye Crooks, Davina Merchant & Theo Oliver. Kat Friar reports…

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Events, Featured, Guide, Interviews, Talent House, What's On | 2 March 2023

The long-read: Who are PPL & how do I get paid?

Ahead of Industry Takeover 2023, we revisit one of our most read features, as Chantelle Fiddy goes head-to-head with our event supporter, PPL, in an exclusive long-read, packed with essential information for record label owners, performers, managers and creators…

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Artists, Featured, Guide | 7 November 2022

UD X MARIA HANLON… HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC PLAYED

Maria Hanlon is a London-based radio presenter, DJ and music writer who also works as a Team Assistant at BBC Music Introducing in London. In this guide she shares everything she’s learnt from her career so far on how to get your music played…

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Featured, Guide, Talent House | 3 May 2022

UD x Maria Hanlon… Preparing For A DJ Set

Have you just been booked to play a DJ set but you’re not sure how to prepare? Or maybe this is your first ever booking and you don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! In this guide, DJ Maria Hanlon take you through step-by-step prep so you’ll feel calm and collected as you plug in your headphones and hit play!

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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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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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Featured, Guide | 1 March 2022

Long read: Here’s where to find funding to support your music projects in 2022

Looking for support within the music industry? Will Pritchard has delved deep to deliver this extensive guide for UD, highlighting the potential funding available for your music projects in 2022…

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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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