Music distributor and label service Ditto Music has announced the return of its Ditto X conference for DIY artists, with a series of UK regional and international dates now in the mix.
The conference tour is open to all independent musicians, and will bring together industry professionals, established artists and creative minds in cities across the world.
Building on the success of last year’s London-only event, this series offers one-on-one advice on developments, opportunities and challenges in music communities around the world.
It will kick off in London on 16 September before heading out across the UK to eight other cities including Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle and Belfast.
International locations include Stockholm, Mexico City, Madrid, Mumbai, New York and Los Angeles.
Every event will feature a mix of panels, discussions, Q&As and workshops. Ditto Music chief executive Lee Parsons will also be on hand to meet musicians in each city.
Speakers announced so far include Shell Zenner (BBC Introducing), Shane MiZerMilli (Mostack’s manager), Andy Musgrave (AJ Tracy’s manager) and MC and producer Big Zuu.
Parsons said: ‘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.’
Tickets are £10 per UK event, and can be ordered at https://www.dittomusic.com/x#locations
16 September: London, JuJus Bar & Stage, 6-9pm
17 September: Manchester, Ditto Coffee / Access Creative College, 6-9pm
18 September: Leeds; Seven Leeds, 6-9pm
24 September: Bristol, Creative Access College, 6-9pm
25 September: Birmingham, Custard Factory, Creative Access College, 6-9pm
26 September: Norwich, Creative Access College, 6-9pm
30 September: Liverpool, Phase ONE / Ditto Coffee, 6-9pm
1 October: Newcastle, Toffee Factory, 1 – 5pm
7 November: Belfast, Sound of Belfast Festival / Oh Yeah Centre, 9.30 – 12.30pm