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 happened at our ‘Making & Monetising Video Content’ seminar

Once again, we headed to London’s Red Bull Studios for the latest installment of Industry Takeover. This month’s seminar ‘Making & Monetising Video Content’ was dedicated to educating artists about how to make their video content work and generate revenue. Host Chris Cooke, Co-Founder and Editor at CMU was joined by experts from organisations that have mastered the art of the visual, and they shared their top tips on how artists can make their videos work for them. Full story

Watch our exclusive insight from music industry experts.

We’ve formulated an exclusive series of top tip videos from, our heavy-weight panel of experts at, our monthly Industry Takeover seminars. This month’s video is taken from our February event on the subject of ‘Getting Started and Building a Team’. Speakers include Jamila Scott from Method Records, 2-Tone Entertainment’s Shaurav D'Silva and Will Spencer from digital platform Music Glue. Don't miss out on the next seminar ‘Making & Monetising Video Content’ on Tuesday 19th February, down at Red Bull Studios. Full story

Here’s a rundown of our ‘Building A Fanbase: Social & Music Media’ seminar

This month we returned to London’s Red Bull Studios for the third installment of our Industry Takeover series. Hosted by CMU’s Co-Founder and Editor, Chris Cooke, alongside industry experts from Virgin EMI, GRM Daily and YouTube, the seminar aimed to shine a light on how independent artists can use their social channels and media to take their brand to the next level. Full story

Industry Takeover presents 'New Wave, New Rules!' at Multi-Track launch [BRISTOL]

We'll be hosting an exclusive Industry Takeover debate analysing the rise of UK Urban Music at Bristol's new into-industry portal. The 'New Wave, New Rules!' discussion will include a panel of industry experts and a special guest at the launch of Multi-Track. The new platform will disrupt the norm by providing a fresh approach to learning for those involved with underground music. If that wasn't enough catch, James Blake's '1-800 dinosaur' new signee and grime veteran, Trim at the launch of Bristol's Multi-Track! Full story

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