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Ditto – Distribute Music as an Independent Artist

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21.7.2016

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You’ve made great music and you want to get it onto the major stores and out to your fans, but you’re an unsigned artist and you don’t know where to start.

The truth is, it’s never been easier for independent bands and artists to sell music on iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon and other leading online music platforms. The music industry is more of a level playing field than ever before; thanks in part to music distribution companies who help artists earn money by selling their music on the leading digital stores.

However, not all distributors are equal, so it’s important to find the right partner for you. Some companies are out just to make a quick buck from hardworking musicians and aren’t interested in looking after you as an artist. Others will take sneaky slices of your royalty earnings without you even realising.

Ditto Music is different in that regard. Founded by two musicians who had been dropped by their label and were frustrated by the limited options when it came to getting their music out there, this unique music distribution company prides itself on putting artists first.

For the last 10 years Ditto has been at the forefront of supporting independent musicians, offering the best service, dedicated artist support and most transparent, upfront pricing.

 

Release music online, track your sales and collect 100% royalties

Whether you want to release a single, album or unlimited tracks for a whole year, it’s a simple process. Just sign up, upload your tracks and start selling your music all over the world.

All of the complicated bits like generating ISRCs, UPC codes and metadata are generated for you. You can just upload your music, select the options you want and watch as your songs start to appear on the world’s most popular music platforms.

After signing up and uploading, you’ll also have access to an analytics dashboard, where you can track your sales and earnings across all major stores and countries to see exactly where your music is making the biggest impact.

Once you start racking up sales, you can cash out at any time and your earnings will be transferred to your PayPal or bank account. Unlike some other online music distribution companies, Ditto Music won’t take a cut of your royalties, so you keep 100% of the money you make.

Access exclusive tools used by major label artists

Ditto also gives their artists the edge by offering access to a number of exclusive services that you won’t find with other music distribution companies.

Artists can choose from a range of tools used by major labels to improve their release’s chances of success, including iTunes Express Delivery, Pre-Release, SMS Pre-Order and Worldwide Chart Registration.

With Pre-Release and SMS Pre-Order, you can start generating sales before your song has even been released, giving your music a much better chance of breaking into the charts. For artists who need their tracks online straight away, Express Delivery allows clients to get their music live on iTunes within four hours, while Worldwide Chart Registration makes their songs eligible to enter the biggest charts around the world, including Billboard, UK, Australia and more.

On top of all these services, artists can also secure a one on one strategy session with a campaign expert when they choose Ditto’s Pro Chartbreaker Package, offering valuable advice on how to get the very best results from their release.

Start selling music online

Even platinum-selling artists had to start somewhere. Ditto Music has worked with some of the world’s biggest superstars at the start of their career, including Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood and Sam Smith. So whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting out, releasing music to online stores like iTunes and Spotify is an essential and easy way to start making money from music.

Sign up to Ditto Music today and start releasing your music from just £6 per single.

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