MUSIC, ART AND CULTURE
What is British Underground?
BRITISH UNDERGROUND is a creative production company that produces international showcases and strategic development projects in music and the arts that focus on international success.
Who do we work with?
We work with artists outside the mainstream who are selected to perform at industry facing showcases such as SXSW (Austin), Folk Alliance (Kansas City) and WOMEX (Europe). We also run special projects like Jazz re:freshed’s Outernational programme with Afropunk and Arts Council England’s art and tech mission to SXSW Interactive.
Do we fund musicians?
We offer support for costs at any industry showcasing event through the PRSF International Showcase Fund.
Our special projects may also include funding artist’s costs.
How is British Underground funded?
We are an Arts Council England NPO and part of the PRSF Talent Development network. Our London office is provided by the Musicians' Union. We have relationships across the cultural sector in the UK and overseas.
We also produce new music radio shows for British Airways' in-flight entertainment system.
FUTURE aRT & CULTURE
Since 2018 we have introduced immersive art and culture into the SXSW Interactive festival through digital art, VR and AR.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and produced by British Underground, Future Art and Culture showcases new work from England that blurs the boundaries of the arts and technology. The program includes panel discussions, installations and showcases.
Take a look at our 2019 project at SXSW here
British Underground has helped hundreds of music-makers including Stormzy, Yola and Ezra Collective, break into interntional markets at showcasing events like SXSW.
Working across genres from grime to folk, we also offer financial help with travel and accommodation for musicians through our relationship with the PRSF International Showcase Fund and we produce new music radio shows for British Airways in-flight entertainment system. Found out more about our music projects below.
We host stages, networking events and artist development projects at:
We produce the following international projects:
We produce a new music radio show for British Airways in-flight entertainment system featuring new outsider music from the UK. The show also includes exclusive interviews and live sessions.
We also make a handful of live music specials and discussions centred around our showcasing activity.
You can find our latest tracklists in our newsletter below. Take a listen to our 2018 SXSW Selections show
Please send your tracks for consideration to