Urban Development Foundation

Our registered charity that delivers innovative projects to equip young people with relevant skills and resources to write, record and showcase new music.

Urban Development Music

Our new business venture, aimed squarely at creating professional opportunities for the most talented individuals in urban music.

Urban Development

A music development organisation based in Stratford, Urban Development play an integral role in the growth of urban music the UK

Here’s what went down at our ‘Getting Started and Building A Team’ seminar

Fresh from the successful return of our Industry Takeover seminar at the much-rated Red Bull Studios in January, this month we returned to the venue to spread some knowledge about how artists can make things happen for themselves. Hosted by CMU’s Co-Founder and Editor, Chris Cooke, the discussion was dedicated to ‘Getting Started and Building A Team’. Industry insiders from labels, Method Records, 2-Tone Entertainment and digital platform Music Glue, took to the panel to share their advice on how artists can take a DIY approach and start bossin’ it. Full story

Exclusive: Industry Takeover's panel of experts give their top tips

Industry Takeover's first seminar of 2017 was an empowering sold-out affair. Check out the top tips from the heavy-weight panel of experts at January's 'Making Money from Music' seminar. Speakers include Alec Boateng from Atlantic Records, Live Nation's Anna-Sophie Mertens and Siavash Khatiri from Independently-run Play Hard Management / Label all giving their top advice of working in the music industry. Don't miss out on the next seminar 'Getting Started And Building A Team', on Tuesday 21 February, down at Red Bull Studios. Full story

Industry Takeover at Roundhouse Rising Festival [FULL GRIME PANEL REVEALED]

Industry Takeover returns with a productive artist & music supporter's day-out at Roundhouse Rising Festival. We return with the overwhelming popular A&R surgery, grime debate and energetic showcase. We're dedicated to the growth of urban music in Britain; so we've teamed up with leading youth lifestyle platform Complex UK to bring together key players in the business to delve into the past, present and future of urban music. Full story

Here’s What Went Down at our ‘Making Money from Music’ Seminar

Last week we kick started Industry Takeover with our first seminar of 2017 at Red Bull Studios. CMU’s Co-Founder, and Editor, Chris Cooke hosted the evening and delivered a vital breakdown of ‘Making Money from Music’. Experts from Atlantic Records, Live Nation and management company Play Hard Management joined the takeover panel to share their own lessons within their sector. The sold-out event saw Chris and our three panelists discuss in practical steps how aspiring artists can turn their talent into a career. Full story

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