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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 1 July 2022

Industry Takeover, How To Become Verified: Building a Fanbase, 14th July @ Talent House

On Thursday 14th July, UD will welcome another all-star line-up to the Talent House to share their knowledge on How To Become Verified: Building A Fanbase. Host Chris Cooke will be joined by Daniel Ayim (CEO @ AGM Agency), Krish Kudhail (Senior Artist Marketing Manager @ PLATOON) and Leon Matthews (Video Director/DOP @ Krown Media)…

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Events, Featured, Talent House | 1 June 2022

UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 3 @ Talent House

It’s time for another Industry Takeover seminar roundup! In our 3rd event of the series, Chris Cooke and his talented panel – Callum Hay (Head of Label Services, Ditto), TK (CEO, Manager & Label co-founder, Finesse Foreva) and Timothy Youdeowei (Music Strategy, The Orchard) discussed the route to market and whether to go DIY or sign with a label. Tiffany Lai reports…

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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 19 May 2022

Industry Takeover returns to Talent House, Thursday 26th May

In the third of our Industry Takeover Seminar series, we’ve got another all-star line-up ready to grace the Talent House and share their knowledge. In The Deal: The Route to Market – And How It’s Changed, DIY or sign with a label? We investigate the landscape with Callum Hay (Head of Label Services, Ditto), TK (CEO, Manager & Label owner, Finesse Foreva) and Timothy Youdeowei (Music Strategy, The Orchard)…

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Events, Featured, Talent House | 9 May 2022

UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 2 @ Talent House

Last week, UD hosted the second Industry Takeover Seminar of the season at their new home, Talent House, in east London. The seminar took a closer look at copyright and revenue streams and was hosted by Chris Cooke, founder of CMU. He was joined on the panel by Davina Merchant (A&R Manager), Lara Baker (Business Development Director, SongTrust), Shauni Caballero (Founder, The Go 2 Agency) and Terence Daniel (Relationship Manager at PPL). Tiffany Lai reports back…

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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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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 25 April 2022

Industry Takeover Sorting Out Your Music Rights, Thursday 5th May

In the second of our Industry Takeover Seminar series, we’ve got another almighty line-up to grace the Talent House, ready to share their knowledge on the power of your intellectual property. In Sorting Out Your Music Rights – And Where Labels & Publishers Fit In, expect plenty of wisdom courtesy of Davina Merchant (A&R Manager, Downtown Music), Lara Baker (Director of Business Development UK & Ireland, Songtrust), Shauni Caballero (Founder, The Go 2 Agency) and Terence Daniel (Relationship Manager, PPL)…

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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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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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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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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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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, 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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Featured, Talent House | 24 September 2021

Enter our new pioneering music hub in East London!

Welcome to our new home, a state-of-the-art 4.1 million building called The Talent House, at 3 Sugar House Lane in Stratford- and you’re all invited.

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The Talent House, 3 Sugar House Lane - Photo by Megan Higgins

Featured, Talent House | 25 March 2021

The Talent House: first-look images revealed

East London Dance and UD’s vibrant new creative hub in the heart of Stratford’s Sugar House Island opening this autumn To mark the lease completion and start of our fit-out,…

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