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Featured, Interviews, Talent House | 12 February 2024

Introducing… UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, is the subject of a new BBC Ideas mini doc. Made in collaboration with the EBU’s Women of Science project, watch now to get a glimpse into her journey, from child genius to tech leader…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House, What's On | 1 February 2024

Introducing… David GotSound

Having taken a break from releasing music, David GotSound is back for 2024 with new single, ‘Big Dreamz’. An ode to the grime sounds he grew up on, UD finds out more about his journey and plans for the future…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Level 4, Talent House | 25 January 2024

Introducing… Tony Nwachukwu

Looking to begin studying a Level 4 course in 2024? Find out more as we revisit in this in-depth interview with Tony Nwachukwu, Course Leader (Music Tech & Production) at UEL (University of East London) – UD’s Level 4 accreditation partner. Find out more about what to expect from our degree level courses, music education and studying in east London…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, What's On | 2 November 2023

Introducing… Monster Florence

Maria Hanlon caught up with Alex Osiris, one of the vocalists from alternative Hip-Hop group Monster Florence, earlier in the year, just before the band set off to support Professor Green on his UK tour. Find out more about band life in this interview…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House, What's On | 30 October 2023

Introducing… Dan Dannah

Born and raised in London, with ties to both the west and east, Dan Dannah’s inner city life has been a mixed man bag of hard knocks, learnings, surprises and – thankfully – some memorable musical moments. Meet Dan Dannah…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 19 October 2023

Introducing… Mar!k

Mar!k is an east London-born, Caribbean raised, producer, rapper, singer/songwriter, guitarist and bass player, who likes blending modern genres with elements of freestyle. Having just completed UD’s Incubator Programme, Kat Friar sat down with Mar!k, a real one-to-watch, to find out more…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 26 September 2023

Introducing… Emiko

Hailing from West London, Emiko is an emerging R&B-soul artist with a voice that proudly carries both a strong message and a whole lot of heart. Kat Friar finds out more…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 18 September 2023

Introducing… Arinola

If you’re looking for a slice of UK rave nostalgia, look no further – Arinola has got you covered. Hailing from North West London, the 20 year old multi-talent – she’s a producer, singer/songwriter and pianist – is aiding the resurgence of UK funky, jungle & drum and bass, as well as tapping into Amapiano and House to provide the perfect backdrop for her celestial R&B vocals…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 22 August 2023

Introducing… ESTHER DURIN

Maria Hanlon sat down with Esther Durin at the Talent House to chat about her music career so far, from church to working on cuts with Headie One, doing BV’s for Stormzy, time spent at UD, and that all important advice for up and coming artists…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Level 4, Talent House | 27 June 2023

Introducing… Producer & Level 4 Course Leader, RXWNTREE

With our new Level 4 courses – the first year of a degree, in partnership with UEL – due to begin at Talent House in September 2023, it’s time to meet one of our new course leaders, RXWNTREE. A multi-platinum producer and classically trained musician with a diverse, multi-genre approach who’s worked with Skepta, JHus, MoStack, Stefflon Don and more, RXWNTREE will be leading on the CertHE Music Technology and Production course. Having already taught the likes of M1[onthebeat], Abracadabra & MK Da Plug, Kat Friar finds out more…

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Events, Featured, Interviews, IT2023, Talent House, What's On | 16 June 2023

#IT2023 Elijah Masterclass

On Saturday, the sixth day of #IT2023, we were joined by the man behind the yellow squares, Elijah. Sharing daily notes on Instagram about sustainable artist creation, the music industry and the future of work, in his masterclass, Elijah covered the ideas he’s sharing and give tips on productivity and experimenting when it comes to releasing your projects into the world…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 14 June 2023

Introducing… AE

AE are the South London female duo of Ads and Els. The young duo burst onto the scene during lockdown with their debut 4-track EP ‘Summer We Never Had’ and have been going from strength to strength ever since. Kat Friar finds out more…

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Events, Featured, Interviews, IT2023, Talent House | 12 June 2023

#IT2023 The Friday Takeover Panel powered by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation (RFF) x Warner x Music Against Racism (MAR)

#IT2023 On the Friday afternoon, we invited the audience to attend a panel discussion, looking at how music can tackle racism and racism and division with the industry. Hosted by Esi (Kiss FM) with Ray BLK, Artist, actor & UD ambassador, Joe Kentish, President, Warner Records UK, Paul Samuels, Founder and chair of Music Against Racism, Paul Hill, Education Co-ordinator at Show Racism The Red Card, Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, UD Chair & Jermain Jackman, Singer, songwriter, author & activist.

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Artists, Events, Featured, Interviews, IT2023, Talent House | 7 June 2023

#IT2023 The Friday Takeover powered by The Rio Ferdinand Foundation (RFF) x Warner x Music Against Racism (MAR) Part 1 The Journey Of A Song

Day 5 of Industry Takeover was powered by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, in collaboration with Warner UK and Music Against Racism. To kick things off, A&R and marketing experts from Atlantic Records delivered a workshop, taking us through the journey of a song. Kat Friar reports…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 5 June 2023

Introducing… Chrissy Day

South London raised alt R&B creative, Chrissy Day, is the blueprint for versatile melodies, vocals and songwriting techniques. Of Jamaican, Egyptian and Ethiopian heritage, Chrissy strives to incorporate all aspects of her culture into her music, image and brand. Kat Friar finds out more…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Interviews, IT2023, Talent House | 3 May 2023

#IT2023 0207 Def Jam: In Conversation with Alex & Alec Boateng

The second #IT2023 event of Monday saw Chi Chi Izundu (BBC) speak to twin brothers and Co-Presidents, Alex & Alec Boateng about their label, 0207 Def Jam. Kat Friar reports…

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