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UD presents quality events that encourage young people to become consumers of live music as well as enabling grassroots talent to hone their craft and derive inspiration from established artists.

From producing tours, showcase events, special projects and industry events to packages of tour support for emerging artists looking to deliver their first headline show, UD has it covered from the underground up.

Working with the highest calibre of music professionals, young people at UD experience life from the grass roots up to the main stage. Our careers seminars give our most talented their first start in the industry. Artists we have helped and worked with in their early careers such as Devlin, Ghetts, Labrinth, Little Simz, Skepta, and Wretch 32 are now commercial music industry household names. Ed Sheeran performed at one of our showcases before he signed his record deal. Alex and Alec Boateng (aka Twin B) were regular hosts and DJs.

Over the years we’ve worked in partnership with The Great Escape, Create, Barbican, Theatre Royal Stratford East & Hackney Empire. Via the MOBO Tour, we developed further our relationship with SJM Concerts, the MOBO Organisation, Red Bull Studio, key booking agents and the Music Industry Development Agency network.

Supporting the stars of tomorrow, UD has a proud track record of finding early, then nurturing and encouraging some of the UK’s most exciting talent, not just in music, but in whatever field their enhanced aspiration leads them to.

“I just want to say a massive thank you for all the love and support UD has given me and other talented artists. I received invaluable support, networking opportunities, access to industry knowledge, advice and guidance and the opportunity to perform alongside other talented up-and-coming artists at Industry Takeover.”

Little Simz

Industry takeover all dayer

Where the UK music industry’s A-list and cutting-edge underground talent collide.  The music industry revolution is here:  are you ready to take control?

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Unafraid to champion young Black talent, at UD we recognise individual artist needs and provide an array of bespoke showcasing opportunities.

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