Urban Development in association with Rich Mix present Industry Takeover 2012
Urban Development’s Industry Takeover Seminar and Showcase is back and bigger than ever for 2012. Jam-packed with urban music’s hottest artists and respected experts, Industry Takeover is all about empowering the next generation of music makers, moguls and emerging industry professionals with Past alumni includes Labrinth, Talay Riley and many more.
Offering edutainment and networking opportunities to industry-minded youth from across the UK, the initiative was launched by Urban Development in 2009 in East London. The annual event now attracts hundreds of young people each year, providing a unique platform whereby they can explore careers in all areas of the music industry and witness some of the UK’s hottest new names onstage.
The all day seminars and workshops are all about educating and informing future emcees, singers, DJs and young music industry professionals. Urban Development will be ‘taking over’ the multi-media arts complex in Bethnal Green, to bring the audience essential master classes, open mic sessions, a music market, street dance, vocal and music production workshops and of course performances from top names in the urban music industry.
Industry representatives from organisations including RWD, Universal Music, SB.TV, G-Shock and 1Xtra, will be sharing their expertise via the various workshops with home grown trailblazers including Elro, Shakka Joe Black, Jay Norton, Ayah Marar, Russo, SheZar, Incisive, UD Vocal Collective, Mango and Lashes and EMI signed Rascals (who had their start with Urban Development several years back) taking to the stage to perform throughout the day.
In the lead up to Industry Takeover 2012, Urban Development will further support developing talent with their UDTV Live Sessions. Rolling out one each week in the lead up to the Industry Takeover event, the sessions will be recorded at Urban Development HQ in Stratford and will provide a platform for developing talent to reach their online audience. Urban Development will also be releasing an album featuring some of the UK’s newest and hottest artists around right now around the event.
Tickets: Special offer early bird ticket + free mix CD @ £6 via Fatsoma (offer closes on 31 August)
Free guest list for the first 200 people to sign up for Urban Development membership @ £10 – visit for full list of benefits
Group bookings for schools and colleges by calling Urban Development HQ on 020 8536 0630
October 27 12pm – 9pm Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA