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Introducing Umong Shah

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We recently released our new Music Management & Artist Development services. We want to level the playing field and empower creatives just like you and these new services help us to do exactly that! We’re offering accessible, affordable and flexible management services so that we can give smaller, independent artists and bands the guidance they need to create a strong brand, get noticed by labels and publishers and build a loyal fanbase!

We want you to know that your music is in safe hands with our Music Managers, so see for yourself! We’re going to introduce you to them over the next few weeks, meet Umong Shah!

Umong Shah

About Umong

Umong started his music career after graduating from University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Music and Entertainment Industry Management. Having played many roles Umong has been a musician (October Sky), Operations Manager (Awdio), Binaural Studio Installer (Jawbone) and Festival Curator (Summer Sizzler 2013 & 2014). Umong still co-promotes a new music showcase in Great Portland street called Discovery 2 (Discovery Talent).

Umong has collected various accolades during his time in music for example, being noted as IQ magazine’s 2015 Top 10 New Bosses, and Music Week’s 30 under 30, “Best of the rest”. He regularly participates on panels at international renowned conferences such as The Great Escape, Live UK and Live at heart (Sweden).

Umong now has now created a consulting division of Fortitude Music with an array of talented and inspiring customers, each needing specialist services to grow their career. He specialises in Brand development, Live development, International release strategies and Showcasing!

Notable Clients

For almost five years Umong had managed Elle Exxe. In that time, Elle has received international showcasing funding 3 times, to explore festivals and showcases in South Korean, North American and European markets. These international strategies helped market the release of her debut album ‘Love Fuelled Hate’ and was one of many reasons why Elle Exxe won ‘Best Female Solo Act’ at the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards, as well as sought critical acclaim from BBC Scotland, Rolling Stone, Q Magazine and more.

“I’ve known Music Gateway for a while. Prior to joining their team, providing artist consulting I always commended their music locker technology, allowing your music to be stored and presented professionally. It’s perfect if you want to pitch your music for sync or even have it part of your EPK. The team had always presented unique opportunities for my clients such as live slots at Live Nation’s HQ in London. Friends of mine have praised the services they provide and have received great results. I’m extremely excited to join the Music Gateway team to look forward to working with the talented team they have created, providing first-class services.”

Like the sound of working with Umong and getting 1-2-1 advice from him? Head over to our Music Management & Artist Development service to read more and apply! Music Gateway is proud to support an incredible roster of global talent through targeted artist development, music management and promotion with something to suit everyone. Our music management services are here to support you and take your career to the next level.

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