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

Vote for Urban Development to win Natwest's Skills & Opportunities Fund

We’re excited to announce that Urban Development has been shortlisted for Natwest's Skills & Opportunities Fund. Thanks to the continued loyalty of our music community, we’ve been able to support thousands of young people to progress. We’d appreciate your vote to help us do even more with this valuable funding. 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

Urban Artist School Academy returns for Easter Holidays

Are you, or your child, 14-17 and have a passion for urban music? We’re teaming up with Hackney Empire to provide a free Urban Artist School for young talented artists during the Easter Holidays; from Monday 10th April to Thursday 13th April 2017. Full story

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