Now Reading
YouTube Unveils the Foundry Class of 2020, Its Global Artist Development Program

YouTube Unveils the Foundry Class of 2020, Its Global Artist Development Program

  • YouTube has announced the Foundry Class of 2020, its global artist development program.
YouTube Unveils the 2020 Class of Foundry, Its Global Artist Development Program

YouTube has revealed today its first-ever Foundry Class of 2020, a program to help global artists develop.

YouTube has been helping up and coming artists with other programs including  Artist Spotlight Stories series and Artist On The Rise, and this program will complement those.

What the program seeks to do is “[help] independent artists use music and storytelling to engage fans all over the world and build careers with a vision that is really uniquely their own,” according to YouTube’s announcement.

The platform had worked with artists in the past including Omar Apollo, Abraham Vazquez, Michael Brun, and Dua Lipa. The Foundry Class of 2020 looks to expand its reach by working with artists all over the world from places including Glasgow, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Marseille, Puerto Rico, and Sydney.

Foundry’s inaugural 2020 class includes:

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Adam Melchor

Puerto Rican trap artist Eladio Carrion

Brooklyn experimentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Birmingham grime artist and actor Jaykae

Glasgow R&B singer Joesef

Los Angeles-based corridos trailblazer Natanael Cano

five-piece Japanese indie rock band Novelbright

Mumbai DJ/producer duo Lost Stories

Sydney pop-rock brothers Lime Cordiale

avant-garde French pop-rap artist TESSÆ

Nigerian singer and producer Tems

and Korean-American multitalent REI AMI

Watch the announcement below.

Scroll To Top