Urban Development kick off 2020 with two industry take over seminars to close out winter series | 14 Jan 20 & 11 Feb 20

Industry Take Over Seminar Series Taking Place At Samsung KX On January 14, 2020 and February 11, 2020

With the UK music industry already back in full swing for 2020, award-winning music development organisation Urban Development is upping the ante with the final two seminars of its latest Industry Take Over Seminar Series, which is currently taking place at Samsung KX in Kings Cross, in conjunction with Universal Music, AWAL, Sentric, Vivendi, We Plug Good Music, My Runway Group, WX, and She.Said.So.

The first of which is titled The Independent Artist – Are Deals Still Needed and it takes place on January 14, in partnership with AWAL, whose roster includes the likes of Little Simz, Snoh Alegra, AlunaGeorge, and Tom Misch, just to mention a few. The panel will be led by their Senior Marketing Director Helen Barrass, who looks after artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Laura Marling, The Wombats, Todd Terje, and Bat For Lashes for AWAL.

The seminar will be exploring and explaining the current state of relationships between the artist and the record label, while taking a closer look at the major artists doing it independently within the industry, and answering whether record deals are still needed if artists can do it themselves, and how independent artists can progress on their own, among other topics, which will be relevant to the music industry in this new year and decade.

The second Industry Take Over seminar of 2020 and the final one of the series, which takes place on February 11, sees Urban Development partnering with SheSaidSo, to discuss and investigate intersectionality in the music industry, and how your gender, race, sexual orientation and other forms of social stratification impact your career in music.

The seminar aptly titled Equal Opps or Nah will include speakers such as Renowned Management (Wretch 32, Hamzaa) artist manager and A&R Ella Bonai, Metropolis Music and Live Nation UK promoter Alexandra Ampofo, who has worked with the likes of Goldlink, Kojey Radical, and Ghetts, and fast-rising North London rapper and producer Louis VI.

Hosted by Capital Xtra’s Remel London, both seminar sessions will not only offer panel discussions and expert music industry panellists sharing their specialist knowledge, experiences and skills, but also a chance to ask questions in a dedicated Q&A segment, and very much desired networking opportunities, making Industry Take Over Seminar Series the foremost place to learn from, and exchange contact with industry movers and shakers, build peer-to-peer collaboration and mentoring, and start a music revolution.

Industry Take Over Seminar Series Itinerary

January 14, 2020: The Independent Artist: Are Deals Still Needed?
Helen Barrass – Senior Marketing Director, AWAL
Kayode Thomas – Digital Content Producer, AWAL
Tiann Rowland-Dixon – A&R Researcher, AWAL
Tickets here

February 11, 2020: Equal Opportunities or Nah?
Ella Bonai – Artist Manager & A&R, Renowned Management
Alexandra Ampofo – Associate Promoter, Metropolis Music/Live Nation UK
Louis VI – Rapper and Producer
Tickets here

The final two seminars of Urban Development’s current Industry Take Over Seminar Series takes place on January 14, 2020 and February 11, 2020 at Samsung KX. Advanced tickets are available right now via UD Tickets.

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