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UD Masterclass 005/ Kevin Christian-Blair/ 22.02.23 @ Talent House

UD presents the Masterclass Series, promising to bring skills and a bag of practical music know-how to our east London Talent House HQ…

Whether you’re looking to improve your industry knowledge, up your production game, get more singer/songwriter insights, or have an interest in your wellbeing and self care, UD has it covered from the underground up. 

We’ve opened up our contact book and invited key talent to share their knowledge with you in these unique, one-off classes, limited to 50 participants.

On Wednesday 22nd February, for our fifth class, we’ll be in conversation with Kevin Christian-Blair (A&R Director, Asylum/Atlantic Records), with tickets on sale now at £5(free to members – you’ll be sent a code to claim yours), bag a seat while you can!

There will also be a chance to submit your demos for feedback in this session – a chance not to be missed, say we.

Masterclass 005 will be hosted by UD member, Saffah…

“I’m Saffah, an emerging presenter and music lover from north London. Growing up in London, I have always been exposed to many cultures and their music genres; from dancehall to Afrobeats to K-pop and Punjabi garage, the list is endless. While I cannot hold a note myself, I find joy in embracing other qualitied, finding inspiration in talent and creativity; particularly up and coming artists, producers and DJs. With so much complexity in the world, music is what ignites joy and unity in all of us and I hope to spread this as much as possible.”

The Masterclass Series
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Kevin Christian-Blair Biography

Kevin Christian-Blair is currently Director at Asylum Records – a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK and home to the likes of Joel Corry, Kojey Radical and Ella Henderson.

Kevin started out as an intern at Asylum almost a decade ago and has since worked his way up through the ranks, playing an integral role in the success of influential, BRIT award-winning supergroup, Rudimental, multi-Platinum breakout star, Joel Corry, revered singer-songwriter Ella Henderson and MOBO-nominated rapper, story-teller and artist, Kojey Radical, while also working across multiple Ed Sheeran albums over the last eight years. In the last two and a half years alone, Kevin has 10 x Platinum singles to his name.

More recently, Kevin also helped establish new Atlantic dance sub-label, SIGNAL >> SUPPLY, in 2020, and continues to work on the label’s A&R, with recent signings including emerging stars like salute, Higgo, James ID, Chapter & Verse and Pocket.


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