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We host stages, networking events and artist development projects at:

We produce the following international projects:

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.

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. 

Take a listen to our 2018 SXSW Selections show

Please send your tracks for consideration to ronan@britishunderground.net

An international showcasing toolkit created by BU. EI is a directory of showcasing events and funding, national government fodies, Trade Bodies and Development Agencies.


Read our February 2020 bulletin here.

British Underground Ltd
60-62 Clapham Road
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