UD have opened the second phase of applications for new fully-funded Elevator Membership Programme

UD have opened the second phase of applications for new fully-funded Elevator Membership Programme

Calling all unsigned artists, producers, musicians, instrumentalists, DJs, podcasters, photographers,
videographers, journalists & graphic designers!
Level up in 2024 with UD’s Talent House offering – the Elevator Membership Programme
Through their partnership with Sony Music UK, made possible via the music company’s UK Social
Justice Fund, up to 50 young Black music creatives and start-ups will be offered subsidised
Membership of UD’s Talent House, a £4.1m state-of-the-art facility which was launched in Stratford
in 2022.
The membership scheme provides free access to fully-equipped recording studios and a co-working
space as well as a series of networking, showcasing and training events and one-to-one business
support from industry experts over a 12-month period. The initiative is designed to support 18-25 year
olds primarily from low socio-economic backgrounds, bringing positive change to the lives of young
people and the wider local community.
Check the criteria on UD’s website and get your application in now.

About: Elevator Membership Programme
Our all-new funded Memberships include;  
→ Use of our recording and podcasting studio facilities  
→ Monthly 1-2-1 business support sessions by industry professionals  
→ Use of our rehearsal space  
→ Premium access to our monthly Industry Takeover events   
→ Access to our hot desking/ co-working space  

Who should apply?   
→  Creatives, music industry professionals and independent artists within Black music culture
aged 18-25, living in London
→ Earning equal to or less than London Living Wage
→ Reference or referral from one recognised industry professional  

What’s required of you?   
70% Masterclass/talks attendance   
80% Attendance to 1-2-1 sessions    
Quarterly evaluation form completion and meeting   
Criteria to apply can be found here: https://www.udmusic.org/talent-house/memberships/
FAQs here: https://www.udmusic.org/blog/talent-house/elevator-membership-programme-faqs/

About: UD
UD is a London-based music organisation bringing communities together around Black music and
Black music culture. With almost 25 years of experience in nurturing and supporting Black and
culturally diverse artists when they need it most, UD acts as a bridge between burgeoning talent and
the music industry.
At UD, we are passionate about excellence, and the potential for excellence in every young person
we encounter. Aligning professionalism and business acumen with an understanding of youth and
subculture, we run industry-led events, artist development and employment support programmes.
Those that have come through our doors can now be found working at institutions including Island
Records, Nike, Rinse FM, GRM Daily, Beats and SBTV.

Since 2000, when UD was co-founded by a group of hip-hop artists, we have understood that young
people need the resources and space to create and explore their potential; UD works for a world
where young people who make and love Black Music, are recognised as equal to any excellent
creative individuals, and are celebrated and supported as such. Whether they’re on their first steps
into music, just breaking into notoriously competitive creative environments, or about to make it big,
we provide the tools they need: Excellence, confidence, structure, opportunity and networks.
For more information on UD, visit https://www.udmusic.org/