Ditto Music announces global music industry conference and networking tour

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Ditto Music have revealed details for a global conference tour connecting unsigned acts with music industry head honchos, Getintothis’ Will Whitby has the details.

Liverpool based music distributor Ditto Music has announced a global music conference tour for 2019.

The tour will see the company travel to 25 cities worldwide and within the UK bringing together top industry professionals, emerging and established artists and some of the best creative minds.

The events will allow an opportunity for independent musicians to mix with all levels of the music industry to socialise and network together.

The aim is for these sessions to create points for collaboration, education and growth discussing the issues, developments and opportunities within the global music industry.

It kicks off on September 16 in London’s JuJu’s Bar & Stage with panel speakers including AJ Tracey’s manager Andy Musgrave, BBC Introducing’s Shell Zenner and rising urban artist Big Zuu.

The tour will see panels take place across the UK and six continents. The ethos and breadth of locations fit with Ditto’s global music platform as one of the world’s leading independent music distributor and label service providers.

Every location on the Ditto X Conference tour will feature a different set of speakers to offer engaging panels, discussions, Q&A’s and workshops with industry leaders and established artists.

Industry figures that have worked with the likes of AJ Tracey, Mostack and JayKae with Ditto Music CEO, Lee Parsons in attendance too.

Parsons says: “Ditto was built on community and Ditto X is our opportunity to meet artists and give them hands-on career help, wherever they are. I really can’t wait to meet and give advice to everyone who has supported Ditto so far”.

Some of the initial speakers that have been revealed include:

Andy MusgraveAJ Tracey’s manager
Shane MiZerMilliMostack’s manager
Big Zuu – Rising urban artist
Despa RobinsonJayKae’s manager
Jose Eboli – Previous Universal Brazil President
Dave MonksBBC Introducing
Shell ZennerBBC Introducing / Amazing Radio
Rose YagmurValeras, band
Jess Allanic – Artist, Calva Louise band
Jess Muroe – Monroe, Management

Ditto Music – The little known company responsible for Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Stormzy

Ditto X UK Tour:
September 16: JuJus Bar & Stage, London
September 17: Ditto Coffee / Access Creative College, Manchester
September 18: Seven Leeds, Leeds
September 24: Creative Access College, Bristol
September 25: Custard Factory, Creative Access College, Birmingham
September 26: Creative Access College, Norwich
September 30: Phase One and Ditto Coffee, Liverpool
October 1: Toffee Factory, Newcastle
November 7: Sound of Belfast Festival and Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Matt & Lee Parsons

Ditto X will continue to announce international dates throughout 2019 but for now international tour dates include:

October 4: Stockholm, Sweden
October 22: Nashville, USA
October 25: Santiago, Chile
October 28: Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 4: Guadalajara, Mexico
November 5: Mexico City, Mexico
November 18: Cartagena, Colombia
November 21: Madrid, Spain
November 28: Nairobi, Kenya
December 3: São Paulo, Brazil
Melbourne, Australia (TBA)
Paris, France (TBA)
Mumbai, India (TBA)
New York, USA (TBA)
Los Angeles, USA (TBA)

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