By Hayley Sigrist
TuneCore UK has announced a partnership with The Great Escape festival to present CMU:DIY, a dedicated DIY day designed to educate, guide and support UK independent artists and emerging musicians.
TuneCore, the leading independent music distribution service, will co-host CMU:DIY day on Saturday, May 21. The day will provide a platform for independent and emerging musicians to build on their knowledge of the complex modern music industry and bring together industry experts, artists and other speakers such as Lucinda Brown (TicketScript), Rosie James (Tru Thoughts), Joe Porn (Music Glue) and Seymour Stein (Sire Records).
Led by experts Chris Cooke (CMU), Jen Long (Dice FM) and DJ John 00 Fleming, the event marks TuneCore UK’s commitment to investing in the UK independent music community.
TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman (pictured) said “TuneCore is committed to investing in the global independent music scene, and we understand how important it is for artists to feel supported locally as they take charge of their careers. As our core mission is to empower and expand the careers of independent and emerging musicians, partnering with The Great Escape has been a great way to align our shared goals. With events like CMU:DIY and others in the UK, we continue to innovate and create new opportunities to support independent artists.”
“It is important for TuneCore UK to engage with, support and find opportunities for our local independent and emerging artist communities, CMU:DIY will be the first among many events where we will do just that," added Tunecore UK brand manager Sam Taylor. “Our aim is to be at the beating heart of the UK’s independent music scene, helping artists find their fans so that they can make their passion a career.”