The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is a world leader in music industry education. We caught up with ACM’s Head of Creative Industry Development, who also happens to be the guitarist in hugely successful UK rock band Skunk Anansie, to ask if he had any advice for new bands planning their f ...
Setting Up a Home Recording Studio & When to Hire a Producer
March 7, 2017
In the first of our new blog series on DIY music production, record producer Russell Cottier offers his advice on setting up your own home recording studio on a budget, and when you should get a producer involved in recording, mixing and mastering your tracks.
As a record producer, my colleagu ...
The Stormzy Story: How DIY Grime Conquered the UK Charts
March 6, 2017
UK grime star Stormzy made history last week when his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer hit number one on the UK album charts.
Stormzy's meteoric rise shows how unsigned artists can make a massive impact on music and push the boundaries of the industry.
Here at Ditto Music, we've helped Stormzy ...
How to Write a Record Label Business Plan (Free Template)
March 2, 2017
Creating a professional, well-written business plan is the best place to start when setting up your own independent record label.
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Your business plan should set realistic goals, address any issues earl ...
Tips for Touring Australia as a Musician
March 2, 2017
Thinking of touring Australia? Whether you’re a local Aussie band, or coming from abroad, here are some tips that may help you navigate your way across one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet!
How to plan a tour for your band in Australia
Australia is a mighty big ...
How To Get More Spotify Streams as an Unsigned Artist
February 8, 2017
Are your Spotify streams not where you’d like them to be? Want to get more plays and followers on your artist profile? Don’t worry, a low number of streams on Spotify is a common problem for unsigned artists at the start of their music career, and there’s plenty you can do move out ...