Black Sherif Listed In YouTube Foundry Class Of 2022


The Foundry is a worldwide artist development programme for YouTube. Foundry, a YouTube platform for independent music that was founded in 2015, helps independent musicians at every level of their careers by offering annual seminars for artist development and continuing release support campaigns.

The largest class to date at Foundry features independent artists from all genres and geographies.


Arlo Parks, beabadoobee, Dave, Dua Lipa, Clairo, ENNY, Eladio Carrion, girl in red, Gunna, Japanese Breakfast, Kenny Beats, Natanael Cano, Omar Apollo, Rema, Rina Sawayama, ROSALA, Saba, Snail Mail, Tems, Tenille Arts, and numerous other talented musicians are just a few of the independent artists that

It’s no easy effort to be an artist in 2022, struggling to achieve security, fulfilment, and followers that get it, according to YouTube Artist Partnerships Lead Naomi Zeichner. Foundry honours the fortitude of independent artists and the neighbourhoods in which they live. Our international staff is fortunate to serve as their champion and lower obstacles in their path at every stage.

The artists of the Foundry Class of 2022 come from 15 different nations, ranging from the United States to Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa. The new generation of musicians span numerous genres, including country, afropop, soul, latin urban, and others.

Amari’ Noelle (US)
Ashley Cooke (US)
BabyTron (US)
Black Sherif (SSA)
Bruses (MX)
Danielle Ponder (US)
French The Kid (UK)
Genesis Owusu (AUS)
Haru Nemuri (JP)
Joeboy (SSA)
Jossman (CO)
Kader Diaby 4Real (FR)
Kaike (BR)
Kayan (IN)
Magdalena Bay (US)
Mehro (US)
Nemahsis (CAN)
Noor Chahal (IN)
Obongjayar (UK)
Roxane Bruneau (CAN)
Skiifall (CAN)
Snow Tha Product (US)
Sudan Archives (US)
Thuy (US)
Yoss Bones (MX)