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Featured | 29 June 2021

Flames Collective Join Jake Bugg on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

On 18th June UD’s very own Flames Collective were invited to join Jake Bugg perform on the Chris Evan’s Breakfast show on Virgin Radio.

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Featured | 28 June 2021

MU X FAC X KELLI-LEIGH – SESSION GUIDANCE

Earlier this month, the Musicians’ Union together with the Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) and the help of chart-topper and FAC ambassador, Kelli-Leigh, announced a new piece of joint guidance for session musicians and featured artists. If you’re an upcoming musician and collaborating in the studio, consider this essential reading and learning.

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Coco speaks to UD

Featured | 15 June 2021

Sheffield MC and producer Coco speaks to UD about publishing and performance rights

WHY ROYALTIES AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUNG ARTISTS?

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Industry Takeover All Dayer 2021

Featured | 1 June 2021

Industry Takeover All Dayer 2021

We’re back! It’s time to realise your dream in the music industry and unlock your potential. On July 17th, the Industry Takeover All Dayer returns to east London.

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Likkle Jay

Featured | 30 April 2021

UD Speaks to Likkle Jay

Music producer, engineer and UD alumni, Justina Bryce aka Likkle Jay joined us in 2013 where she started her engineering experience at the Urban Development Studio.

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Featured | 20 April 2021

Introducing… Champions of the Board. First up: Andrew Missingham

We spoke to good friend, Board Member and UD champion, Andrew Missingham, to talk about his incredible journey within the music industry and find out what being a part of…

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

Featured | 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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Featured | 22 March 2021

We are UD

Over the past 20+ years, UD has been committed to supporting and nurturing Black musical talent. We’ve played an integral role in the growth of Black music in the UK,…

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Staff Alex Boateng aka Twin B 2

Featured | 22 March 2021

Game Changers

Alex Boateng Former UD alumnus, Alex Boateng is an A&R, DJ and was recently appointed Co-President of newly founded label 0207 Def Jam alongside his twin brother Alec. As former…

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Guide | 22 March 2021

The Art of Blogging

Chantelle Fiddy looks at where her own blogging experience went wrong and offers up her top tips for getting started today… At least once a day someone will send me…

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Guide | 22 March 2021

100% Diy: How To Manage Yourself As An Artist

We’re seeing more and more artists successfully self-manage these days. So, whether you haven’t found the right manager yet or like the idea of being in control of every aspect…

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Guide | 22 March 2021

What’s the structure at a major record label?

For many artists, record labels are the gateway to the industry, and even those who are independent might find themselves considering working alongside one. Knowing the different roles, responsibilities and…

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Guide | 22 March 2021

How to steal my job… freelance consultant

In our How To Steal My Job series, we’ll be talking to key music industry players bringing you their top industry tips…. Chantelle Fiddy is an all-rounder in the music…

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Guide | 22 March 2021

Does Getting Played On The Radio Still Matter?

You might think, with the success of streaming and particularly playlists, that radio is dead. But we say ignore radio at your peril. Nowadays, we’re particularly lucky in the UK…

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Archive | 22 March 2021

Home Sweet Home – Kano talks East London, Re:Definition and Music

Chantelle Fiddy catches up with the MOBO Award winning east Londoner, Kano, ahead of his headline Re:Definition performance at Hackney Empire on 7 July, 2011. Check out what he had…

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