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Elevator Membership Programme – FAQs

Thinking about applying for UD’s Elevator Membership Programme? We’ve compiled a list of FAQs to assist you.


How often will I be able to use the recording and podcasting facilities? Facilities are bookable dependant on availability.

How would I go about using the rehearsal space? Once on the Elevator Programme rehearsal space will be bookable via the Community Manager.

How will I book the space I want to use? Once on the Elevator Programme all applicable spaces will be bookable via the Community Manager.

What do the 1-2-1 business support sessions entail?Members will have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 sessions with a wide range of professionals to discuss their individual needs.

Are support sessions first come, first served?
Yes, 1-2-1 sessions slots will be bookable to members on this basis.

Where can I find out more about your Industry Takeover events? Information on our new Industry Takeover Series can be found HERE and the UD blog is updated weekly with the latest news.

How will I be able to use the co-working space? The co-working space will be bookable via the Community Manager.

I’m over 25, are there any Membership or other options for me? We’ve just launched the new Industry Takeover Series – panels, workshops, knowledge share – which may be of interest. Keep checking the UD blog for the latest events and news from us and our partners. Alternatively, commercial bookings can be made via contact@udmusic.org.

Do we have to give evidence of our earnings, if so, how?Applicants who progress to the next stage of the process will be advised individually on how to submit their proof of earnings.

If I don’t know someone in the industry, can I still apply?
This Membership Programme is suited to individuals who are currently working towards a full-time career in their chosen field, who must have worked with other professionals.

How do I get referred by an industry professional? Industry professionals can email members@udmusic.org from their professional email address, giving written confirmation that they are recommending you for the programme.

Why do you require 70% attendance to talks and 80% attendance on sessions? Upon completion of the Elevator Membership Programme, members should have a broad knowledge and network base across the music industry. This is achieved by attendance to events and business support sessions.

What will my quarterly evaluation involve? A short Google form to see how well you are meeting your agreed targets and identify any additional support needed.

I’m neurodiverse and need additional support, can you offer that? Yes, just let us know your requirements – we’re here to support you.

Is UD a safe space for LGBTQIA+ creatives? Yes, we pride ourselves on providing a safe space for learning and expression.

Who has funded the Membership Programme? Give thanks to the Sony Music UK Social Justice Fund, Jackie Davidson and David Krap.

Visit the main Elevator Membership Programme page HERE.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4th March (9am)

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