The Industry Takeover Showcase, held at The Queens Hotel, will feature performances from hot talent such as Paigey Cakey, Tizzy & Brandz and The Masks, all three being Urban Development supported artists. They will be joined by Kojey Radical and Folly Rae.
Urban Development has also teamed up with Universal Music
to host a special editionIndustry Takeover Seminar
at The Old Courtroom, which will be chaired by Music Week.
The seminar aims to unpack the business behind the urban music scene and what this means in the future for young music industry professionals, independent and emerging artists.
Paigey Cakey - Down (Music Video)
The seminar panel will be exploring how to grow the British urban music scene, what the role of major labels and label services should be for urban artists, looking at some of the recent innovative partnerships, joint ventures and deals between independently-minded talent and forward-thinking major labels.
Alex Boateng (Head of Urban, Island Records) said:
"Urban Development nominated me and supported my application to the BBC Urban Music Bursary when I graduated from university, and I worked for the organisation for a short time thereafter, I am also a trustee of the Urban Development Foundation charity.
"This seminar panel was created following Island's announcement to establish an urban division, both Island and Urban Development want to grow the UK urban music scene, so it was perfect to team up with Urban Development to put this together."
The Great Escape, various venues, Brighton, 18-20 May 2017. CLICK HERE for more info.