- Sell your music on hundreds of digital music stores
- Keep 100% of your rights
- Earn 100% royalties of sales royalties
- Get paid for every gig that you play
- Get your music placed in film and television
- Win music promotion and festival slots
"We wanted an easier way of releasing our own music, without depending on a record label. Now we get to help artists all over the world. Nothing beats that feeling."
Lee Parsons CEO Ditto Music
From an idea born in a tiny Birmingham flat, Matt and Lee Parsons have helped over 30,000 artists distribute their music to a world-wide audience.
In 2006, Matt and Lee wanted to release their own music independently. By the time they set up a record label, worked out barcodes and ISRC codes, and finally managed to get their music distributed six months had passed. Their momentum stalled, their fans moved on, and their track limped into the charts at number 70. Their music career was over.
With this setback came the realization that thousands of other artists must be feeling the same sense of frustration. So, with their new found industry insights, Matt and Lee started releasing their friends' music. Artists paid a small upfront fee to cover operating costs, but they got to keep all the rights to their music, and 100% of the money from their sales. It was a small operation, but it would eventually change the way the music industry did business.
In 2007 Matt and Lee were vindicated, releasing the first ever UK top 40 single by an unsigned artist when Koopa's Blag, Steal, and Borrow entered the charts at number 32. Suddenly, Ditto was the hottest new music distributor in the world.
Since then, Ditto has released 11 UK top 40 singles – all from unsigned artists – and artists like Price, Paul McCartney, Finch, Suzi Quatro, Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre, Tupac, and Manfredd Mann have all partnered with Ditto to get their music into as many digital stores as possible.
Why choose Ditto?
Ditto Music offers the best service, and the best deal in the business. As an artist, you'll pay a small upfront fee to get your music into hundreds of online stores including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and eMusic. You can also set up a record label, become eligible for charts all over the world, sell your work on pre-release, and take advantage of other great Ditto features. Most importantly, you'll keep the rights to your music and 100% of the royalties that your music generates.
With stages at SXSW, and promotional tie-ins with Levi's, Topman, and We7, Ditto music has the resources to take care of artists. Last year Ditto secured placements on the Hills and Hollyoaks, as well in adverts for top brands like Lexus and RV.
In 2011 Ditto won the RECS customer support award for best online service provider. Plus, Ditto offices in the U.S. and UK mean that the support you need is always a phone call away.
In addition to working with musicians, Ditto partners with key educational programmes like Access to Music, Belmont University, and over 1000 schools across the UK.