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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 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]


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,[2] this achievement is in the Guinness Book Of World Records[3] Ditto Music have achieved 11 UK Top 40 hits with unsigned artists to date,[4] founded 6,000 record labels, were the first to put an unsigned band on Spotify and have openly spoken out supporting artists' rights.[5][6][7] Ditto Music's sister company Ditto Urban provide record label, promotional and distribution services for upcoming and established urban artists worldwide. Artist include Scorcher (rapper), Big Narstie, Mic Righteous, Jon B., Esco Williams and Kof.

Ditto Music opened their US office in Nashville Tennessee in February 2011[8] and have subsequently been nominated for awards at the International Trade Awards [9] and 'International Business of The Year'.[10] Ditto opened their Australian office in Melbourne in May 2013. Other accolades include RECSS Customer Support Award for 'Best Online Service Provider'[11] and a nomination for 'Best Distribution Team' at the 2013 Music Week Awards.[12]


  1. ^ Learn about the stores you can sell your music on. Ditto Music. Retrieved on 2015-09-26.
  2. ^ "Entertainment | Unsigned band make chart history". BBC News. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ First unsigned band to reach the Top 40 on the UK singles chart. Guinness World Records (2007-01-14). Retrieved on 2015-09-26.
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "I'm a Music Industry CEO. And I Think Sonicbids Made Millions by Exploiting Struggling Artists". Digital Music News. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Sick of Free? Spotify Pays 3 Times More on Premium Streams". Digital Music News. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Ditto Music Is Now Offering Free, Emergency Accounts to Tunecore Artists". Digital Music News. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Insider News North West – Insider International Trade Awards shortlist revealed". Insidermedia.com. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  10. ^ "News Detail". E3businessawards.co.uk. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  11. ^ "Recognition for Excellence in Customer Support and Service". Supportawards.org. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  12. ^ Hart, Tina. "Awards 2013 finalists revealed". Music Week. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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Music Week

Music Week
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:58:45 -0700

Online distributor Ditto Music has launched Record Label In A Box - billed as the entire infrastructure needed to launch a label as an SME, including contracts and access to business loans. “There has never been a tangible item you can hold in your ...
Music Business Worldwide
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:49 -0700

The new HQ is in a location that will be familiar to many in the music biz as the home of SXSW – Austin, Texas. Ditto, which has over 80,000 Independent artists and labels on its books, already has offices in the UK and Australia. In the early stages ...
Entertainment Law Digest
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:33:45 -0700

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The Drum

The Drum
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:07:30 -0700

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:01:49 -0800

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PR Web (press release)

PR Web (press release)
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:33:45 -0800

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:11:45 -0700

Get your music onto more than 200 music stores and streaming services by letting Ditto Music do all the hard work on your behalf. Your tracks can be available for purchase or streaming via sites such as Spotify, iTunes and Rhapsody within 24 hours.

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