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How to get more gigs for your unsigned band

April 22, 2016  

As an independent artist or unsigned band, playing gigs is by far one of the best ways to get noticed and reach new fans. But how do you get more gigs for your unsigned band? Before we get into that, here are a few things to remember. Whether you’re playing to less than 10 disint ...

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Are you supplying all performer data?

January 22, 2016  

UK music licensing giant PPL have updated their requirements for supplying performer data on UK commissioned recordings. The changes may have a big impact on who might have a legal right to receive a share of any earnings on new recordings. Are you getting your share? Featured or non-feat ...

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UK Opportunity: Apply To Play Glastonbury Festival

January 15, 2016  

Calling all UK and Irish artists, Glastonbury Emerging Talent is back. Are you ready to be the next unsigned artist to be launched onto huge success from this competition? Make sure you read and re-read the following info because you should definitely be applying to perform live at the words most fa ...

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Create Eye-Catching Album Artwork With TAD

December 1, 2015  

We spoke with Lee Jones, the creator of a new App called TAD (Thumbnail Art Design), to get his insights on cover art and tell us a bit about his new App. Artwork can often make or break a release. Think about iconic album covers like those of Pink Floyd or Blondie, and then look at some of the ...

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How To Release A Christmas Single: 10 Tips For Having a Christmas Hit

November 10, 2015  

It’s no coincidence that musicians push out products during the Christmas period. People are in the mood for spending and digital download sales almost triple. A Christmas hit could mean a healthy pension. Now is the time to capitalise on seasonal offerings and earn yourself some sales. Here a ...

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Case Study: Starting a Record Label

October 16, 2015  

We've heard plenty of positive stories from our RLIAB customers since launching, but Michael Edward - Director of Elevant Music Limited - stopped by the Ditto office to offer some advice on running a record label, to discuss how he's using it to release his own music and to talk about the amazing op ...

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Making Your Own Music Video - DIY Guide

September 16, 2015  

Let’s face it: the internet is a visual medium. Despite the popularity of music streaming sites like Spotify, nothing has the reach of YouTube, and Vimeo is also growing in popularity as people seek out new entertainment. So if you’ve got a great song and you really want to get it out th ...

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How Ditto helped Sigala launch a #1 Hit

September 11, 2015  

Ditto Music have recently been involved with helping breakthrough dance act Sigala to the top of the UK charts by getting their VEVO channel set-up and video published in double-quick time. Of course we had no problem pitching in and the VEVO team got down to business to ensure that this year's dan ...

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UK Opportunity: Apply to play at The Great Escape Festival

September 11, 2015  

Applications are now open to play at one of the UK's finest music festivals attracting music industry folks from all corners of the globe that is set to return in May 2016. The Great Escape welcomes new and breakthrough bands every year and acts as a stepping stone to bigger things for many th ...

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The Ins And Outs Of An Artist Management Deal

August 28, 2015  

Ready to sign your first management deal? Our friends at Studio Legal have put together their Top Tips on Management Agreements for Musicians and it's well worth a look! So your band has started to gain some traction, new fans, radio play and maybe even a few managers have come out of the woodwo ...

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