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CMU:DIY teams up with Wide Days to create ticketing mini-guide

By | Published on Friday 21 April 2017

Scotland’s music convention Wide Days kicks off in Edinburgh today, and in amongst the conference events taking place is a practical session focused on the ticketing business. And based on that session, CMU:DIY will be publishing a mini-guide to selling tickets online.

Says CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke: “So many great practical tips and insights come out of the various music industry events we are partners with, and while we may report on those discussions in the CMU Daily, we’ve always thought it would be good to distill that advice into short user-friendly guides that are accessible to all on a long term basis”.

He goes on: “It’s great to partner with Wide Days on producing the first of these mini-guides, based around the ticketing-focused session taking place at this year’s event. In the post-panel guide we’ll provide our advice on the business of selling tickets to gigs, plus tips galore from the panel taking place today”.

CMU:DIY plans to produce further mini-guides based on both past and future CMU events, and conferences like Wide days, all of which will be available for free at

The ticketing session at Wide Days takes place this afternoon, with Gillian Henderson from Ticketmaster and Katie McPhee from Eventbrite outlining different approaches to ticketing, before discussing tips on marketing shows with Lauren Down from the End Of The Road Festival. More info here.