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Gig booking platform Gigmit announces Ditto tie-up

By | Published on Thursday 4 July 2019


Berlin-based online gig booking platform Gigmit has announced a tie-up with DIY distribution firm Ditto which will see the two companies offer discounts to the other’s users.

Says Gigmit CEO Marcus Rüssel: “Ditto was founded by musicians for musicians and offers artists a very fair deal – our perfect partner. Their goal is to make the music industry fairer for independent artists. We also want to give the industry a digital update and open [up] the bookings business – which was previously reserved for a few – to everyone”.

Gigmit is an online database of artists and gigs, allowing clubs, promoters and festivals to book acts. The company says that 75,000 artists have used its platform since it launched in 2012, with 6000 promoters registering and 30,000 gigs being advertised on the site.

Rüssel adds that, in order to build a live following, artists need visibility on the streaming platforms, hence the tie-up with the Liverpool-based distribution firm. “A combination of digital distribution and booking was overdue”, he reckons.