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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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Artists, Events, Flames Collective | 19 May 2022

UD Low Down: UD @ The Great Escape Festival

A sunny Saturday on the coast brought a hotly anticipated lineup of up-and-coming artists to The Great Escape festival. Elsa Monteith reports back from her hometown of Brighton…

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Artists, Featured, Music, What's On | 19 May 2022

UD Selects: Why we’re fans of… Kokoroko

Maria Hanlon breaks down our love for Kokoroko, an eight-piece band changing preconceptions of jazz and bringing fresh soundscapes to a festival near you this summer. And we’re here for it…

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Events, Featured, What's On | 9 May 2022

UD x The Great Escape

UD return to The Great Escape with four new artists taking to the Komedia Basement stage on Saturday afternoon, from midday onwards… Roll up for Scuti, Amie Blu, Molly Elizabeth and Sarah Isabella! 

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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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Artists, Featured, Music | 28 April 2022

UD Selects: April Mixtape

It always starts with the music! Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, our resident writers Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in April. Starring Jeshi & Obongjayar, Ibeyi, Leven Kali, Poppy Ajudha, Chronixx, Dreya Mac, Sukaina Yasin, Kieron Boothe, Lan’do, SAULT, Amie Blu & Reuben James…

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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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Artists, Featured, Interviews | 14 April 2022

Introducing… Blue Lab Beats

Maria Hanlon chatted to the Grammy Award winning jazztronica duo, Blue Lab Beats, about their latest album, Motherland Journey, which artists are on their radar and what their advice for up and coming musicians would be…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 12 April 2022

UD Low Down: Koffee @ EartH Hall

Jojo Jones attended Koffee’s headline show at EartH Hall (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), on the 25th of March 2022, to celebrate the release of the Jamaican artists’ debut album, Gifted. With reggae, Afrobeats, dancehall and pop on the menu, Jojo gives us the low down…

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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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Artists, Events, Featured | 6 April 2022

UD Low Down: Stormzy live @ The 02

Having waited two years to see Stormzy live, having bought her tickets back in December 2019, Maria Hanlon wasn’t disappointed as she attended her first gig at the 02 last week… 

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Artists, Featured, Music | 31 March 2022

UD Selects: Rising Music Stars

At UD we like to celebrate women at every opportunity. As we conclude Women’s History Month, Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present 10 artists they’re tipping for greatness in 2022 and beyond. Starring Ruby Francis, RADA, Asha Gold, Demae, Summer Pearl, BaggE, ROZZZQWEEN, Puellae, Akemi Foxx & BINA…

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