Ditto Music

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Ditto Music
Private
IndustryMusic
GenreOnline distribution, Record label
Founded2005
FounderLee Parsons, Matt Parsons
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Lee Parsons
Matt Parsons
ProductsRecord Label Services, Online Delivery (Music)
ServicesRecord Label Services and On-demand music distribution
Number of employees
103
WebsiteDitto Music Website

Ditto Music is an online music distribution company. It distributes music to 160 digital music stores, including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, VEVO, Apple Music, Beatport, Deezer and Shazam.[1][2] It currently operates from its head office in Liverpool, England. And, as of 2017 it has 22 offices across 19 countries.[3]


History[edit]

In January 2007 Ditto Music distributed “Blag, Steal & Borrow” by Essex band Koopa, which entered into the UK Top 40, making it the first chart hit by an unsigned band,[4] this achievement is in the Guinness Book Of World Records[5]

Services[edit]

Ditto's main distribution service offers unlimited releases to all major online stores on an annual subscription basis starting from £19 per year. The company claims to operate non-exclusive deals with artists keeping 100% of their royalty earnings. [6]

Alongside its core music distribution service, Ditto Music also offers record label services including PR, social media and playlist pitching to independent artists.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Won the RECSS Customer Support Award in 2011 for 'Best Online Service Provider.[8]

Nominated for Best Distribution Team at the Music Week Awards in 2013.[9]

Nominated for Best Label/Artist Services Company at the Music Week Awards in 2017 and 2018.[10][11]

Named on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of Britain’s fastest-growing companies in 2017[12] and SME Export Track 100 in 2018.[13]

Criticisms[edit]

As of August 29, 2020, the Better Business Bureau gives Ditto Music a rating of "F" on a scale from A+ to F, citing 24 complaints against the business, 10 of which were not responded to and 2 of which were not resolved.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sell your music at Ditto Music". Ditto Music. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ "How to get your band on Spotify". Wired. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ditto Music launches artist management company". Music Business Worldwide. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Entertainment | Unsigned band make chart history". BBC News. 14 January 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  5. ^ First unsigned band to reach the Top 40 on the UK singles chart. Guinness World Records (2007-01-14). Retrieved on 2015-09-26.
  6. ^ "Ditto Music pricing". Ditto Music. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ditto Music promotional services". Ditto Music. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "RECSS Customer Support Award". GrowJo. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Music Week Awards nominees 2013". Music Week. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  10. ^ "2017 Music Week Awards: And the nominees are..." Music Week. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 Music Week Awards: And the nominees are..." Music Week. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Sunday Times Fast Track 100". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Export Track 100". Insider Media. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.bbb.org/us/tn/nashville/profile/music-distribution-companies/ditto-music-0573-37066042