Welcome to the Urban Collective Project
I've learnt things about the music industry that I wasn't even close to knowing previously and I'm now fully Mac and Logic literate. I couldn't thank the team enough for my new-found drive to crack on with all things music. You've given us a gift that keeps on giving. Daniom
Urban Collective™ is an internationally acclaimed social enterprise, founded and developed by UK artist management company Freeport Entertainment, that acts as a catalyst between at-risk youth and the mainstream music industry.
We create a Collective of thirty aspiring artists and producers, chosen from open auditions and empower them to write, record and promote their original music for independent release under expert professional guidance. We also build a self-sustaining community recording studio that remains as a project legacy and manage the 'best of' talent into the mainstream music industry.
Urban Collective™ began in London in 2004 where it soon established a foothold in five major cities (London, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, Hull) as British Urban Collective. Since then the Urban Collective project has been nominated for Best Social Enterprise Serving a Community by The New Statesmen Edge Upstart Awards and London Urban Collective’s acclaimed Hipopera Inferno won Best Narrative Short at The Chicago International Hip Hop Film Festival.
London Urban Collective 2010/2011 have recently completed a run of 13 nights of their sequel Hipopera Purgatory at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington and the album Purgatory is available on iTunes.
It’s not often that well-meaning community projects produce genuinely compelling results, but Urban Collective is a noble exception. IDJ Magazine