Ditto Music

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Ditto Music
Industry Music
Genre Online distribution, Record label
Founded 2005
Founder Lee Parsons, Matt Parsons
Headquarters Liverpool, United Kingdom, United States
Area served
Key people
Lee Parsons
Matt Parsons
Products Record Label Services, Online Delivery (Music)
Services Record Label Services and On-demand music distribution
Number of employees
Website Ditto Music Website

Ditto Music (stylized as DI++O) is an online music distribution company. It distributes music to 160 digital music stores, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, VEVO, eMusic, Spotify, Beatport, Rhapsody[1][2]


Ditto Music was started by Matt and Lee Parsons who were previously in bands themselves. Ditto's first artist was released on December 25, 2005.

In January 2007 Ditto Music engineered “Blag, Steal & Borrow” by Essex band Koopa into the UK Top 40, making it the first chart hit by an unsigned band,[3] this achievement is in the Guinness Book Of World Records[4] Ditto Music have achieved 11 UK Top 40 hits with unsigned artists to date,[5] founded 6,000 record labels, were the first to put an unsigned band on Spotify and have openly spoken out supporting artists' rights.[6][7][8]

Ditto Music opened their US office in Nashville Tennessee in February 2011[9] and have subsequently been nominated for awards at the International Trade Awards [10] and 'International Business of The Year'.[11] Ditto opened their Australian office in Melbourne in May 2013. Other accolades include RECSS Customer Support Award for 'Best Online Service Provider'[12] and a nomination for 'Best Distribution Team' at the 2013 Music Week Awards.[13]

In August 2015, Ditto Music launched Record Label in a Box, a product containing the digital and physical tools needed to set up and run an independent record label.[14] [15]

Ditto Music was also nominated for Best Label/Artist Services Company at the Music Week Awards 2017. [16]


  1. ^ Learn about the stores you can sell your music on. Ditto Music. Retrieved on 2015-09-26.
  2. ^ "How to get your band on Spotify". Wired. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment | Unsigned band make chart history". BBC News. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ First unsigned band to reach the Top 40 on the UK singles chart. Guinness World Records (2007-01-14). Retrieved on 2015-09-26.
  5. ^ "Ditto Music Artist Box Bottom Signs Record Deal With Ndubz Record Label "All Around The World"". Mi2N.com. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "I'm a Music Industry CEO. And I Think Sonicbids Made Millions by Exploiting Struggling Artists". Digital Music News. Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Sick of Free? Spotify Pays 3 Times More on Premium Streams". Digital Music News. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Ditto Music Is Now Offering Free, Emergency Accounts to Tunecore Artists". Digital Music News. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Ditto Music finds digital niche helping unsigned artists get heard | Tune In Music City | The Tennessean". Blogs.tennessean.com. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  10. ^ "Insider News North West – Insider International Trade Awards shortlist revealed". Insidermedia.com. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  11. ^ "News Detail". E3businessawards.co.uk. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  12. ^ "Recognition for Excellence in Customer Support and Service". Supportawards.org. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  13. ^ Hart, Tina. "Awards 2013 finalists revealed". Music Week. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  14. ^ "Record Label in a Box hits all the right notes". The Times. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  15. ^ "You Can Now Buy Your Own Record Label in a Box". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  16. ^ "2017 Music Week Awards: And the nominees are...". Music Week. Retrieved 2017-03-03.