DITTO MUSIC MARKS ITS FORAY IN THE INDIAN MUSIC SCENARIO
Ditto Music Ltd., a Liverpool based Inde Music and Distribution label company, is all set to make its presence felt in South Asia with India, Mumbai as its Head Quarter.
Ditto Music an award-winning global music distribution and record label services company, supporting over 150,000 artists and labels worldwide, with 20 offices across the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia, North and Latin America. Today in a short span of 12 years the company has grown to an enormous size, with offices across all the continents and many emerging markets. Ditto’s focus is on subscription, distribution and acquisition models to developing independent acts across globe, with head start in UK. It always scored double digit share in UK TOP 40 charts and growing stronger. For benefit of understanding, we are not a streaming services, BUT a full fledge digital music distribution / label company.
Ditto Music- CEO and co Founder Lee Parsons says “ARTISTS ARE MOVING AWAY FROM MAJOR LABEL DEALS AND TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE BECAUSE COMPANIES LIKE DITTO GIVE THEM MORE ATTENTION, BETTER TERMS AND MORE REVENUE.”
Founded by musicians, for musicians, Ditto provides distribution, music video, promotional and label services, offering both 100% royalty and commission-based deals. Ditto Music is also responsible for the innovative product Record Label in a Box, which provides all the tools budding music entrepreneurs need to start and run a successful label, and has helped establish thousands of new independent labels worldwide
Having previously worked with major artists such as Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smithat the early stages of their careers, Ditto Music currently works with the next generation of rising artists, and in 2018 has released Top 40 albums and singles for artists such as Dodie, Dave, AJ Tracey, Yxng Bane and many more.
The India /South Asia office started in Oct 2017, Gautam Sarkar, a global veteran of 3 decades across music, hospitality and technology, will be leading the India/south asia piece, having worked with all majors in India and abroad.
In a very strategic manner Mr. Sarkar has decided to stay away from major Bollywood music currently, but more focused in the regional market business and overseas distribution. The company has concluded many major label deals for distribution outside India and managing their publishing business which is being neglected due to lack of knowledge and presence. The roster is tending to overflow, as people are looking up to Ditto to reach their music to the large sub-continent diaspora globally for delivering high quality streaming audio and monetization of copyright royalties. The opportunities are immense and it’s the right way to get paid for one’s works, which is being exploited by many platforms due to lack of accessibility or knowledge.
PROPOSED INVESTMENT OVER THREE YEARS 4.5 MILLION GBP
INITIAL FOCUS ON REGIONAL MARKETS
DITRIBUTION OUTSIDE INDIA
DISTRIBUTION WITHIN INDIA AS REQUIRED
100% OVERSEAS PUBLISHING AND ESTABLISHING REGISTRATION OF LABELS/SONGS WITH VARIOUS SOCIETIES FOR AUTHENTIC MONETISATION
LANGUAGES BEING CLOSED: AUDIO & MUSIC VIDEOS
SIZE OF CATALOGUES: APPROXIMATELY 120,000 TRACKS BY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018
SOME OF THE RECORD LABELS/ ARTISTS SIGNED IN INDIA
- Gathani (Bengali)
- Aaryaa Digital(Bhojpuri),
Three major north Indian labels under closure.
MOVE TO NEPAL/BANGLADESH & SRI LANKA FOR MANAGEMENT OF CONTENT AND PUBLISHING