Urban Development is dedicated to bridging the gap between grassroots, community and schools and the music industry. We do this through specialised professional development, events and education.
Urban Flames Through our community and school connections we have curated and developed a youth music collective with ages ranging from
Urban Artist School Our specialist 30-week course is open to those who are 18+. It runs as a part-time course, 2 days a week, and allows students to develop their sound, learn new skills and gain insight from industry speakers to market themselves. We cover songwriting, engineering and building a track from scratch. Qualification: Level 4 Extended Diploma.
Industry Takeover Schools Tour We deliver an annual exclusive Industry Takeover for local East London schools to attend, with their students, to learn about the career opportunities available to them in the music industry. This event allows students, aged between 13-16, to take part in music and media workshops and hear about the careers of leading music industry voices.
Making Creativity Work (with Bauer Media) This project focuses on delivering training and placements for passionate creatives who're 19-year-olds and above, and unemployed.
Industry Takeover Seminars - Regular industry seminars that are led by current and problem-solving subject matter. Our main aim is to offer an engaging platform to share vital information for emerging artists to take control of their own careers. It's also a great chance to hear from leading music experts from the fields of songwriting, marketing, and streaming.
Accelerator Deal - We support, curate and market projects with 6 emerging artists funded by PRS for Music Foundation.
UD Music - This is Urban Development's business venture for creating professional business Opportunities for the most talented individuals in urban music.