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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that getting your music distributed is hard work, if you can't find the answer here, don't worry! Just give us a call or raise a support ticket and we'll be happy to help.

Popular Questions

  • What is an ISRC code?

    Each track needs an ISRC code. These are sometimes embedded during the mastering process, however we can also provide them to you free of charge. You can insert your own if you have them, or allow us to generate them for you. ISRC codes generally look like this and are 12 digits in length: GBDIT1312345

  • What is a UPC/EAN code?

    Every release also needs a UPC/EAN barcode. We can also provide these for free, however if you have your own you are welcome to use this.

    UPC codes generally look like this and are 12 digits in length: 901234567890, EAN codes can be 12 or 13 digits in length.

  • What should I put for my record label?

    Here you can specify the label attached to the release, we offer 3 types of labels you can create (more info is on that section of the website) or if you don't wish to set up a label you may select our "Independent" label.

  • How do I request money from Ditto?

    If you'd like to request money to be paid out to you, click on the payouts & balance tab and then select the option to have money paid out to you. You will be able to select the amount you'd like paid out.

  • When are sales reported?

    Sales are reported either monthly or quarterly, but we receive them 45 - 50 days after the end of a month.

    So, we will receive August sales on around October 15. We upload them as soon as we receive them, and you can request money as soon as they’re uploaded.

  • When does each store report sales?

    This depends on the store, but iTunes are reported monthly, Amazon and Spotify monthly and Beatport and eMusic quarterly. We receive them about 45 days after the end of a month or a quarter and upload them straight away.

  • How do I get a track on beatport?

    Beatport is a boutique dance music/electronic store and not all releases will be approved. If your release isn't approved, we will refund your money for you.

    You will need to add the Dance / Electric bolt on and ensure beatport is in cart when signing up your release, you will then need to select or create a beatport label. Once approved, we can then redeliver your music to beatport.

  • How do I get my money?

    This is all done via your Ditto Music account. We upload the sales reports from each of the stores when we receive them, and these populate in your account so you can see your sales. You then request the amount you'd like to be paid out and we pay it to your via Paypal or your nominated bank account. Easy.

    You then request a payment through our website, it will take between 7 and 10 working days to be paid to your Paypal account. Sometimes itm ay take longer to process via Paypal.

  • Is there a yearly subscription fee?

    Yes. At the end of the year you will be required to pay the distribution cost (i.e. Single, EP, Album) and any premium bolt ons you selected. You do not have to pay for any services again, and if you use our Unlimited package you can get the distribution for free.

  • What if I upload music that isn’t my own?

    We monitor every release, and we'll alert you that it's been removed from our database.

  • How long does it take for my music to get in each of the stores?

    Your release can be live in Spotify and iTunes within 5 working days of purchasing however we do generally advise to allow up to 3 weeks for all stores to become live.

    * Please remember these are approximate timeframes and should be used as guidelines only

  • Will you take a percentage of our earnings?

    Never. This is your money, we return 100% of what we receive to you.

General Distribution

  • Where will my music be sent to?

    You can decide. We have partnerships with hundreds of download, mobile and streaming platforms worldwide.

    This list is our partnered stores. Some of these stores have hundreds of stores that fall under their umbrella. iTunes has 111 stores worldwide for example. Monotones have 750 stores. We have partnerships and contracts with every major store in the world. If there's a store you want your music to be sent to that isn't on this list, tell us. We are either negotiating with them already, or will start to.

  • Which countries?

    Again, you can choose. Most of our artists will go to every store, worldwide. However you are in control of this and can nominate which territories when you upload your album.

    The stores have different territories that they are available in, and they are constantly growing and updating this.

  • How do I get my money?

    This is all done via your Ditto Music account. We upload the sales reports from each of the stores when we receive them, and these populate in your account so you can see your sales. You then request the amount you'd like to be paid out and we pay it to your via Paypal or your nominated bank account. Easy.

    You then request a payment through our website, it will take between 7 and 10 working days to be paid to your Paypal account. Sometimes itm ay take longer to process via Paypal.

  • What do I pay upfront

    Upfront you pay for the distribution package (i.e. Single, EP, Album), any premium bolt ons you select and any additional services you like. The Essentials is a free to use bolt on with all the essential stores.

  • Is there a yearly subscription fee?

    Yes. At the end of the year you will be required to pay the distribution cost (i.e. Single, EP, Album) and any premium bolt ons you selected. You do not have to pay for any services again, and if you use our Unlimited package you can get the distribution for free.

  • How long does it take for my music to get in each of the stores?

    Your release can be live in Spotify and iTunes within 5 working days of purchasing however we do generally advise to allow up to 3 weeks for all stores to become live.

    * Please remember these are approximate timeframes and should be used as guidelines only

  • How do I create a new album?

    Once you've logged into the system and accessed your dashboard, you just need to click the "New Music Release" button in the top right section of the website. If you need help at any point, just click our help button on the top right hand side of the page.

  • Do you work with music videos?

    Yes we do. You can upload a music video to be distributed to iTunes and you can also set up a Vevo channel which is outlined in our services section.

  • What happens if something goes wrong with the release?

    We have offices in the UK, USA and Australia, so we basically cover all time zones. Our support team is ready to help - you can contact us at support@dittomusic.com, via the website, twitter, or facebook.

  • How do you guys make money?

    While other companies focus purely on distribution, we offer a wide range of unique record label tools and consulting options. This allows us to offer distribution at zero profit and generate profits from other services.

  • What is your business model?

    With us, you receive 100 % of the royalties that the stores return to us, we don't take any. We have upfront distribution and service costs, and a small yearly subscription fee.

  • Will you take a percentage of our earnings?

    Never. This is your money, we return 100% of what we receive to you.

  • How much do each of the stores take of our earnings?

    This varies on the location, for example for the UK iTunes will take 10% of the royalty, then the PRS automatically take 8% and there are 3-5% varying bank charges. All other stores can take between 20% to 50% commission.

  • How do I takedown my release? How long will this take?

    If you'd like to takedown your release, you can do this via your dashboard. Simply go to the release you'd like to takedown and click the takedown button. If you need a release removed urgently, please contact us at support. Usually takedowns will take between 3 - 6 weeks to be removed from all stores.

  • Is there a fee to takedown my release?

    No, there isn't. We won't charge you for this, and you will also be able to remove all of your royalties earned, even if you haven't reached the threshold. You are free to leave at any time, there are no lock-in contracts.

  • How do I add more stores to my release?

    Easy. Just head to your active releases and select 'upgrade'.

  • How do I check if my music is live?

    When your music is live on iTunes, we will send you a link that you can use to promote your release. With the other outlets, just head to their storefront and search for your release.

  • How do I create an iTunes link?

    You can find your link, create links, or create buttons here: http://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/us/

  • How do I create a link to the other stores?

    For the other stores, search for your release and copy the url for your release. You can then shorten the link using services such as bit.ly, or you can place the url behind a button on your website.

  • How do I share my music on social media?

    To share your music from iTunes to Facebook or Twitter, find your release on the store and select the dropbox arrow, and 'Share to Facebook'. This will post a picture of your release and a link directly to your item in the facebook store.

  • How do I get promotion for my release?

    Check out our blog for tips on how to promote and market your music. We provide opportunities for bands, competitions, tips on marketing and more. We also send out tips and opportunities in our newsletter.

  • How do I submit for iTunes single of the week?

    If you'd like to be considered for iTunes single of the week, send a link to your lead track, a high resolution press shot and your latest press release to storepromotions@dittomusic.com. Please be aware we are unable to respond to all submissions.

  • How do I submit for Ditto Featured Artist?

    If you'd like to be considered for a Ditto Featured Artist on our website and newsletter, send a link to your lead track, a high resolution press shot and your latest press release to storepromotions@dittomusic.com. Please be aware we are unable to respond to all submissions

  • What are your support/office hours?

    We are open in Liverpool, Nashville and Melbourne but our opening times do vary. Because of this, we actually span 24 hour support. Check our homepage for the office phone numbers.

  • Can I send my music to stores directly and contact stores directly?

    No, digital stores and streaming services work with aggregators and labels directly. We are your representatives and will look after your music and sales for you.

  • I purchased or received a Ditto Music coupon code - where do I insert this and what do I do now?

    If you have purchased or received a Ditto Music coupon code, you will asked to insert it during the checkout process. Sit tight and enter it in the box when you're asked to.

  • My coupon code isn't working - why not?

    This could be because the code is expired, and was available for a limited time. If you have any other issues please contact us at support@dittomusic.com.

  • Do you offer physical distribution?

    Yes, we can offer this to certain releases only. If you would like to inquire, please send your marketing plan and one-sheet to support@dittomusic.com.

  • Can I set the price of my release?

    You can set the price band, but not the exact price on the stores. Each store will determine exactly what price your release will be listed as, however when you’re uploading your album you can set the price band.

    Standard/full pricing is what is most commonly used and is the default setting.

Uploading my music to Ditto

  • What if I spelt something incorrectly on my album?

    If you make a spelling mistake on your release, we can fix it up on iTunes free of charge. If you'd like it modified on any other store however, we will need to manually adjust your metadata and redeliver your release, so we need to charge a £25 delivery fee.

  • What is an ISRC code?

    Each track needs an ISRC code. These are sometimes embedded during the mastering process, however we can also provide them to you free of charge. You can insert your own if you have them, or allow us to generate them for you. ISRC codes generally look like this and are 12 digits in length: GBDIT1312345

  • What is a UPC/EAN code?

    Every release also needs a UPC/EAN barcode. We can also provide these for free, however if you have your own you are welcome to use this.

    UPC codes generally look like this and are 12 digits in length: 901234567890, EAN codes can be 12 or 13 digits in length.

  • What format does my artwork need to be in?

    Our system is designed so that if we accept your artwork, the stores will too. It needs to be in the following format:

    - JPG or PNG file format
    - At least 1450 x 1450 pixels and ideally perfectly squared
    - resolution of 300 DPI if possible, however we accept 72 DPI and above
    - only include the text of the artist name and release name, or an image with no text. Any other text such as website addresses, mailing lists etc will mean that your release will be rejected by the stores

    * Do not include anything additional that is not available on the stores. For example if you have scanned your physical cover art, and it says that there is a poster included, this will be rejected by the stores.

  • What format does my music need to be in?

    We accept mp3 or wav files at any sample size and bitrate. They must be in stereo however or they will not be accepted by the stores. If you need to convert your music, the simplest way is to use iTunes.

    Insert your CD or find your audio file. Select 'preferences' in the top menu, followed by 'import settings'. Change this to 'wav encoder' and the following settings. This will import your CD or convert your files to the best format. 16 bit (sample size), 44.1 kHz (sample rate), 1411 kbps (bit rate)

  • What format does my music video for iTunes need to be in?

    Your music video for iTunes will need to be a studio quality mp4 or .mov or it won’t be accepted by iTunes. It must be strictly a music video - i.e. no lyric or tour videos, and must have music running continuously throughout.

    It must be no larger than 1GB.

  • How do I get my music video for iTunes delivered to you?

    You have a few options here. You can send a physical CD or DVD to one of our offices - choose from Liverpool, London, Nashville or Melbourne.

    You can also send it to us via wetransfer.com or dropbox. Please liaise with one of our support team if you intend to do this so we can track it for you.

  • Can I have explicit material on my release and if so what will happen?

    Yes you can, however you must list your release as 'explicit' when uploading, and it will be tagged as an explicit release on the stores.

  • How many tracks can I have on my album?

    You can have up to 21 tracks by default, if you need more you will need to get in touch and we will charge you for a double album release. Please be aware that double albums can take longer to process as they will usually be checked for Quality Assurance.

  • What if a track is over ten minutes long?

    If a track is over ten minutes long, it will be locked to the album as ‘album only’ with iTunes. This means that customers can’t purchase the track individually, but will receive it only if they purchase the whole album.

  • What if the release is correct in the dashboard, but displays incorrectly on iTunes?

    This is extremely rare, but we will sort it out for you. Get in touch with us at support@dittomusic.com.

  • What if I have an asterisk, parenthesis or different character such as an umlaut in my band name or track title?

    If you have an unorthodox band name or different characters in your track titles or release, please contact us directly at support@dittomusic.com. We may need to send this manually as some punctuation and alternative characters will not be processed by the various systems.

  • How do I put in a featured artist?

    When adding your artists to your release, make sure to select "Feat" from the drop down menu, enter the artist here and click "Add New". This needs to be consistent so it displays correctly on iTunes

  • Can I use a barcode I already have?

    If you have obtained a legitimate barcode, yes that’s fine. If you have a barcode already printed on your physical CD, you may use it with us. We can also generate them free of charge, so you’re covered.

  • How many tracks are on a single?

    A release is classified as a single if it has 1-3 tracks.

  • How many tracks are on an EP?

    A release is classified as an EP if it has 4-6 tracks.

  • How many tracks are on an album?

    A release is classified as an album if it has 7 - 21 tracks. Anything above this will classify your release as a double album or boxed set.

  • What do I put for the release date?

    For the release date, select the date you’d like your release to go live. If you have a launch date in 2 weeks for example, and you want your release to go live exactly on this date, put this into the release date section. The stores will hold your release until this date, and it will go live on each of the stores on your selected date.

    If you would like your release to go live as soon as possible, put the current day’s date in this section.

  • What do I put for the copyright year and copyright holder?

    For the copyright year, put the year this release was first written and recorded. For the copyright holder put the band name or person who wrote the release.

  • What do I put for the publisher?

    For the publisher, put the record label who owns the copyright to the release. If you have an independent release, you may leave this blank.

  • My genre isn’t on the list. What do I do?

    We match our genres to iTunes and their genres, so that your release will process smoothly. Unfortunately if your music’s genre isn’t on this list, it means that it isn’t on the iTunes store either.

  • Which territories should I include for my release?

    Most artists will release their music globally. However, if you have deals already in place in certain territories, you can list these territories to be excluded.

  • Can I leave the sub-genre blank?

    Sure. This is where you can list the exact genre of your music however.

  • Why isn’t my artwork being accepted?

    If your artwork isn’t being accepted by our system, it means that it doesn’t exactly match the specifications and therefore won’t be accepted by the stores. Make sure it matches the exact specifications as we’ve listed above.

  • What should I put for my record label?

    Here you can specify the label attached to the release, we offer 3 types of labels you can create (more info is on that section of the website) or if you don't wish to set up a label you may select our "Independent" label.

  • How do I know if my track or video has uploaded correctly?

    If your track or video has uploaded correctly, you'll see that it has reached 100% and it should show up in the list or for a video alert you it is being processed or show a preview.

  • Can I switch around the order?

    Yes, you can switch around the track order simply by dragging and dropping the tracks into the correct order. You cannot change this after payment or after your release has processed, so make sure you get this correct at the upload stage.

  • Does my track title have to be exact?

    Yes it does. If you include a mistake on your upload, it will be sent to the stores that way. Please check your spelling and grammar when uploading your release.

  • What does volume mean?

    This only applies to very few releases, if you have multiple volumes of an album. Usually this is left blank.

  • What does mix version mean?

    If you are uploading different mixes of a single for example, include the mix information here e.g. ‘original mix’, ‘radio edit’ etc.

  • How do I add the stores I want and how do I know which ones to add?

    Stores are bundled together into bolt on packages, you can access this section during the upload process. To add stores, simply click "Add" next to the desired bolt on and it will be attached to your release.

    Once you have a bolt on added to your release, you can click stores to remove or include them from that bolt on.

  • Can I change my release before I’ve paid?

    Yes, you can edit your release right up until you’ve paid. After you have paid, you won’t be able to make changes, so please ensure everything is 100% correct.

My Account

  • What is the dashboard?

    The dashboard is your Ditto Music user account. This is where you upload your music, takedown any releases, view your sales, request money, and basically view anything relating to your account.

  • What is an active release?

    An active release is a release that you have paid for, completed the upload, and is processing or live in the stores.

  • What is a taken down release?

    A taken down release is one that you have requested to be removed from the stores, but is still visible in your account so you can view sales and any other information relating to the release.

  • What is a partially submitted release?

    A partially submitted release has not been paid for or completed, so will not be processed. You will need to pay for and complete a release and ensure it’s listed as ‘active’ in order for it to be delivered to your chosen stores.

  • What is My Account?

    The My Account section is listed in the top right and is labeled as your name. This relates to your user profile and information. This is where you view your label information, can change your password, payment information and anything else relating to your Ditto Music account.

  • How do I change my password or paypal address?

    From the My Account section you can change your password by clicking the "Change Password" link, if you wish to change your paypal details you can do it from "Payouts & Balance".

  • What do I do if I forget my password?

    If you forget your password, when you try to login insert your username, and select the ‘forgot password’ checkbox. You will then be emailed with a link to reset your password and get back into your account.

  • How do I upgrade my distribution?

    If you want to upgrade your distribution, after you've logged into your account, click on the distribution tab and then the upgrade button. Then you can select your additional stores and services, and go through the checkout process again. Once paid, these additional stores and services will be actioned.

  • How do I request money from Ditto?

    If you'd like to request money to be paid out to you, click on the payouts & balance tab and then select the option to have money paid out to you. You will be able to select the amount you'd like paid out.

  • Why do I need to have 25 pounds in my account before I request?

    Due to processing and administration fees, we need to have a threshold. We have a Royalties Manager employed to pay out your royalties, and if we didn’t have a threshold we would not be able to keep up with demand.

  • How can I see my previous royalty requests?

    If you look at your ‘transactions’ you will be able to see your previous royalty requests, and track how much you have previously requested and on what date.

  • How will I be paid my royalties?

    You will be paid to your PayPal account that you have listed in your user profile. We can also pay to UK bank accounts, or international bank accounts, although fees may apply if you are outside of the UK. Contact us at support@dittomusic.com if you have any questions regarding payment.

  • What currency will they be displayed in?

    Your total royalties will be displayed in Great British Pounds, this is because when we pay the royalties to your account, any currency conversions will be done on the fly by Paypal (If you're not using GBP).

  • How much money do I make from each store?

    This depends on the store and what percentage they take from each sale.

    Here is a breakdown of what iTunes will take:

    iTunes UK - £0.49 (GBP) £4.69 (GBP)
    iTunes US & Canada - $0.70 (USD) $7.00iTunes UK
    iTunes Australia - $0.99 (AUD) $9.99 (AUD)

  • When are sales reported?

    Sales are reported either monthly or quarterly, but we receive them 45 - 50 days after the end of a month.

    So, we will receive August sales on around October 15. We upload them as soon as we receive them, and you can request money as soon as they’re uploaded.

  • How do I see which store sold my album?

    You will be able to see which store sold your album, by clicking on the individual tracks. You can then see the store that made the sale, the territory, the number of sales, and the amount you will receive for each sale.

  • When does each store report sales?

    This depends on the store, but iTunes are reported monthly, Amazon and Spotify monthly and Beatport and eMusic quarterly. We receive them about 45 days after the end of a month or a quarter and upload them straight away.

  • Can I access this in an excel report?

    Yes, you definitely can. Click on the 'export' option in the top, right hand corner of your screen on the Money tab.

  • Why does it look like I have had a lot of sales but the amount is small?

    If you drill down on each track, you will see if your sales have been from download stores or streaming sites. Spotify and Rdio are examples of streaming sites, which will return a much smaller amount per stream than you would receive per download from a download store.

  • Why do streaming services pay so little?

    With streaming services, their revenue is pooled and then shared. However, each time your music is streamed you will receive a small payment, whereas with a download sale, you will receive a larger amount but only the one time, when the track or album is originally purchased.

  • What are the opening hours?

    We are open from 9.30-6pm in each territory - the UK, USA and Australia.

    This means that we have close to 24 hour support.

  • How do I call someone to talk to?

    Our phone numbers are listed on the homepage of our website. We also have alternative phone numbers on the "Get In Touch" page.

  • Are there real people answering my enquiries?

    Yes! We have a dedicated support staff answering your enquiries, and helping out with anything you need. We pride ourselves on taking support and customer service very seriously and have won awards for our customer service. You are very important to us.

  • How long does it take to get a response?

    We try to respond to all queries within 24 - 48 hours, or sooner.

Legal and Copyright

Labels

  • Why should I start a record label with Ditto?

    If you want to release a catalogue of music, or sign up other artists to your label, it’s a great idea to start a record label with Ditto. You will have extra clout when dealing with the music industry if you can represent your label, and we also provide you with sample contracts, so you can be sure that you start your label and business in the right way.

  • Where will my record label be registered?

    Your label is registered with the PPL and will be visible on all of the online stores that we deliver your music to.

  • What do I receive when I purchase the record label service?

    You will receive confirmation of registration, a welcome letter explaining anything you need to know, and a list of sample contracts that will help you get started with your record label.

Chartbreaker

  • Why should I purchase the chartbreaker package?

    This is our best value for money combination of distribution and services. You are receiving a huge discount by bundling this together, and this is the best way to get registered for the charts, increase your potential to enter the charts, and get some great additional services for your release.

  • How do I get started when I’ve purchased this?

    Once you’ve purchased your chartbreaker service, our team will be automatically notified. Your pre-release will be delivered, your release will be registered for the charts, and your record label will be set up. If you have any questions, let us know at support@dittomusic.com.

VEVO

  • How do I setup my Vevo channel?

    Once you’ve paid for your Vevo channel, we will be notified, and our Vevo team will get in touch with you to get everything started.

  • What do I need to setup a Vevo channel?

    We will firstly ask you for the following:

    Artist Name, Channel name, iTunes Link, Social Media Links, Website Link.
    2 Images (1 at 800x800 and 1 at 300x250 without any text)

  • Can my channel and video be rushed through?

    Unfortunately not, these are the standard processing timeframes.

  • How much does VEVO channel set up and video upload cost?

    It is £99 to set up a VEVO channel, this includes your first video upload. Further video uploads are £29.99.

  • How long does it take to set up the channel and get videos live?

    It takes VEVO 10-12 days to confirm the set up. We notify you of this and the process for then delivering videos right away. As we can only upload one video at a time through VEVO's back end portal, this can vary in length but usually takes approx 3-5 working days to get a video live.

  • What video's can I upload?

    The video you send must be an official music video that has been shot and edited. You can not upload lyric videos, live performance, backstage interviews, behind the scenes or any videos with additional promotion. This means you can not include pack shots of your latest release, Facebook web addresses or twitter handles in your video. We check every video thoroughly and will not be able to get it live for you if it doesn't meet the criteria.

  • What format should I send the video to you in?

    The video needs to be sent as a .mp4 or .mov file using wetransfer.com.

  • Are there any additional specifications I need to adhere to?

    Dimensions:

    HD - 1920x1080 (preferred) or 1280x720 / SD - 640x480 or 854x480
    Frame Rate: Native (No less than 23.98)
    Bit Rate: Unrestricted (Min 7500 kb/s if necessary)
    Audio: Format AAC, Channels Stereo (L R), Sample Rate 44.100kHz, Bit Rate 320 kbps CBR

  • Can I upload cover videos?

    No, it has to be all original content please, or it won’t be accepted by Vevo.

  • Can I turn off comments and ratings on my Vevo channel?

    Unfortunately not, this is all a part of the Vevo experience.

  • Can I remove territories?

    Certainly, if you decide you wish to have the video unavailable in a certain territory, please just email us at support@dittomusic.com and we can action this for you.

  • My video has been removed from YouTube & VEVO - why is this?

    Both VEVO and YouTube have a strict policy when it comes to the video content uploaded to their platform. If a video includes a sample that we may have missed, it's likely their quality checks will pick up on this sooner than later and remove it. They also don't allow for any falsely
    generated views that a marketing company may have provided without your knowledge. 99% of takedowns are for these two reasons.

  • How much do I get paid per view?

    This varies dependent on which territory your video was viewed in. India can be relatively low while the UK and US have the higher returns per view. On average, a VEVO view is worth approximately three times as much as a Spotify stream.

  • When and how do I get paid?

    This is essentially the same method as getting paid on your royalties from sales and streams in digital stores. The video will be added to your Ditto dashboard before the first lot of sales come in. Every time we get a VEVO report the views will be ingested into your account and you can claim monies by going to the payouts tab and completing a payout request form.

SMS Keywords

  • Where can I use the SMS keyword?

    This service is currently only offered if you are based in the UK.

  • How does it work?

    Once you provide us with a keyword you’d like to use, we then generate a code that accompanies this keyword. Then, when customers send the keyword to that particular code, they will receive your track on their phone.

  • How do I set it up?

    Once you've purchased this, we will contact you with instructions and also what we will need from you to get this setup. If you have any questions let us know at support@dittomusic.com.

  • Why is this a good way to promote my music?

    This is a great way to promote your music, particularly if you are playing a lot of live shows or tours. If you tell everyone at the show to text the code word to the number provided by us, they will receive the track instantly, and these will also count as sales towards the charts.

Pre-Release

Video Distribution

YouTube

  • How does it work?

    Monetize the use of your songs across the entire YouTube platform. YouTube Content ID allows you to claim royalties not just on videos you have uploaded, but from other user's submissions too! Claim from:

    * User Uploaded Live Performances
    * Other user's who have sampled or used your music in their own videos
    * Unplugged sessions and tour videos

Barcode Images

  • How does it work?

    Barcode numbers are free with Ditto Music but if you are manufacturing a cd or vinyl, you will need a barcode graphic to add to your artwork. For just £2 Ditto will create the barcode according to Industry-standard specifications and email it to you

  • How do I receive my barcode?

    We will email your barcode to your Ditto Music user account email address as a .png file.

Chart / PPC Registrations

  • UK & Irish Chart Registration

    Register My Music For The UK & Irish Charts w/ Weekly Sales Reports From The OCC Have your release registered so it qualifies for the UK Top 40 Official Chart Ditto Music have had 11 UK Top 40 hits and 8 Irish Top 40 hits, taking the FIRST unsigned band into the UK Top 40 and the Guinness Book Of World Records for the first Digital only Chart release. With this service you will also have access to the following: 1) A chart placement on the Official UK Top 40 if enough copies are sold. 2) First weeks sales report. 3) Regional heat map that identifies where sales were made.

  • PPL Airplay Royalty Registration

    Is your music being played on the radio? Well if it is then you are owed royalties. Whether it is BBC Radio 1 or your local hospital radio at 4am, if your music gets a spin in the UK then you are owed a payment, but only if your release is registered with the PPL. Let Ditto Music take care of this for you and retain 100% of any Royalties made.

  • US & Canadian Chart Registration

    This would allow you to get placement on Billboard and Canadian Music Charts. So whether you are a European Artist with a big following in the US and Canada or one of our many US/Canadian clients, this package could ensure your Chart Placement. You will receive 100% of royalties for Radio Airplay, a good source of income for many artists.

  • Swedish Chart Registration

    Ditto Music enable you to hit the Charts across the world and we are very happy to add registration of the Grammotex [Swedish Charts] to the table. If you're looking to move into new territories, increase your fanbase and further your career this is the service for you. You will receive 100% of royalties for Radio Airplay, a good source of income for many artists

  • Australian Chart Registration

    We can register your release for the Australian and New Zealand ARIA charts to ensure that you get full coverage.

  • Why do I need to register for the charts?

    Unfortunately you will not actually receive a chart position unless you are registered for the charts. It is an administrative task, which we will do for you.

  • How do I know that I am registered?

    Unfortunately we don't receive confirmation that a release is registered, however if you have paid for this service, it will have been submitted.

  • How do I check whether I have charted or not?

    The best way to check whether you have charted or not, is to check the websites that display each areas chart positions. such as:

    USA: http://www.billboard.com/charts
    UK: http://www.officialcharts.com/
    AU/NZ: www.ariacharts.com.au/‎

  • What are the iTunes charts?

    Itunes has it's own version of the charts in each territory and for each genre. You have an excellent chance of charting here, so make sure you watch them!

Beatport

  • How do I get a track on beatport?

    Beatport is a boutique dance music/electronic store and not all releases will be approved. If your release isn't approved, we will refund your money for you.

    You will need to add the Dance / Electric bolt on and ensure beatport is in cart when signing up your release, you will then need to select or create a beatport label. Once approved, we can then redeliver your music to beatport.

  • Why does it cost to get my music on beatport?

    Because we need to manually get your label set up on beatport, and manually organise redeliveries, we need to charge to cover the time involved.

  • Is all music accepted on beatport?

    No. Your music must be of the electronic/dance variety, or one of the sub-genres relating to this. If you have selected beatport and paid for registration but you are not accepted, we will happily refund your money.