Welcome to Urban Collective™
Urban Collective™ is an internationally acclaimed social enterprise 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. We have trained over 700 young artists and producers, released five commercially successful albums, won awards and accolades, and seen many artists break into the mainstream music business.
You can learn more about how the project works here.
We Want to Bring Urban Collective™ to the USA and We Need Your Help!
We are thrilled to announce that our first American Urban Collective will be launched in collaboration with The Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, in the very building that was the birthplace of the original American Bandstand!
Your support will enable us to audition 500+ aspiring young people (ages 15-25), select and train 30, record their original music for independent release, perform on a local tour circuit, and build a recording studio which will remain in the community to enable the project's legacy and provide ongoing employment and training. This experience is free to all the kids who participate.
Our plan after Philly is to expand into 15 cities by 2015 with each Urban Collective™ project's creative output interlinked to a dynamic website, a reality TV series, and live gigs.
Because this is Urban Collective, It's All about Community
We want you to be part of the magic the Urban Collective™ creates. Your gift for simply reading about our project is a free download of a special Urban Collective Kickstarter EP featuring tunes from British Urban Collective.
Kickstarter Urban Collective Special EP by slboval
Check Out Our Insanely Cool Rewards!
We hope you will be inspired by what you see here and help us get a start in the USA. Once we get Philly rolling, we'll bring the project all over the United States to YOUR neighborhood! We've set our funding goal at $20,000 but need more to get Philly up and running, so please be generous and get involved!
Want More Info?
Check out our website for project updates, blog posts, pictures, and plans. More information is being added every day! Visit American Urban Collective
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If you have questions, want to learn more about what we're doing, or just want to say hey, please get in touch.
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