Ditto Music Launches Youth Training Initiative ‘Industry Access’

Yesterday Ditto Music launched a new training initiative ‘Industry Access’ for those wanting to get into the music industry that are 16+.

Ditto Music, the award-winning global music distribution and record label services company, has today launched a multi-stage training initiative, Industry Access, to encourage people from minority and working-class backgrounds to start careers in the music industry.

After pledging $100,000 to Black Lives Matter causes in 2020, Ditto began developing Industry Access as way of making a lasting difference to those who feel they have been shut out of the music industry. Industry Access is open to anyone aged 16 and over who feels challenged by inequality and would like to develop their music industry experience, networks and knowledge, and will be comprised of two main elements: the Music Industry Training Programme, open to 100 applicants, and a Music Industry Fair & Networking Event.

The training programme will include five in-depth training sessions covering key areas of the music industry: distribution and labels, artist management, music marketing, publishing and a closing keynote by rapper and TV personality Big Zuu on strategies for developing an artist’s career. Each session will be hosted by Ditto Music and feature guest speakers from across the industry as they share their vast knowledge and expertise. Confirmed speakers include Despa Robinson, founder and director of BE83 Music Group, The Go 2 Agency founder Shauni Caballero and Tasha Demi and Whitney Asomani, founders of Twenty:two Agency.

Following the Industry Training Programme, Ditto will also offer one-to-one mentoring, providing a selection of the initiative’s participants the opportunity to chat and learn directly from key industry figures.

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Applications for Industry Access are now open and you can apply here with a short video explaining why you would benefit from the initiative.  It is due to start in the spring/summer of this year.

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