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What is the Incubator Programme?

The aim? To develop the creative and business skills for talented, independent musicians emerging in the music industry. A six-month talent and career development opportunity for 10 exceptional independent artists, making music of Black origin.

The programme includes:

→ Songwriting sessions

→ Extensive industry bootcamp covering music law, publishing, major and indie labels, distribution, A&R, live music and digital marketing

→ Hot desking and studio access at the Talent House

→ Mentoring by industry professionals

→ Showcasing openings including a chance to perform at The Great Escape

→ Access to financial investment

Whether you create grime, rap, R&B, pop, jazz, hip-hop or drill, we are always supporting the talent of tomorrow.

The Incubator Programme was created by UD to help facilitate the transition of young people from an educational or vocational training environment towards the commercial market or professional workplace.

Applications for our next 2023 programme are now closed.

“There is so much talent coming out of the UK but not enough spaces for young people to experiment and develop before they are swept up in success. Having a space to meet, connect, rehearse, create and build a team is integral to every creative’s development, especially for those making music outside of mainstream music education.

Amahla, singer songwriter and UD alumna