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), Festival Curator (Summer Sizzler 2013 & 2014) and new music showcase promoter in London (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 internationally renowned conferences such as The Great Escape, Live UK and Liverpool Sound City.
Under his own Management firm, Fortitude Music, Umong managed Elle Exxe for 5 Years. 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. Umong 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. Clients range from Labels, Festivals, Artists and Publishers.
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