There's never been a better time to be a recording artist. I hope our politicians can understand that.

There's never been a better time to be a recording artist. I hope our politicians can understand that.

Music Business Worldwide feature

The following MBW blog comes from the CEO and co-founder of Ditto Music, Lee Parsons. In addition to housing a management company and a music publishing company, UK-headquartered Ditto is one of the world’s largest distribution companies for independent artists, ensuring that music from hundreds of thousands of acts is delivered to, and correctly managed on, the likes of SpotifyApple MusicAmazon Music and Vevo. Artists who have used Ditto’s services in the past include Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Sam Smith and Chance The Rapper.


The UK music industry is about to become the focus of the world’s entertainment business. The three heads of the UK’s major music companies – Universal MusicSony Music and Warner Music – are all set to be quizzed, publicly, by British politicians tomorrow (January 19) as part of a Parliamentary Committee’s inquiry into the money streaming makes, and how it’s shared with artists.

Considering that my company, Ditto Music, battles with the three majors every day – as they make wild business decisions based on market share to try and poach artists we’ve often spent years developing – I won’t be shedding a tear if these executives get a grilling.

 

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About Ditto Music

Ditto Music is one of the world's leading music distribution, record label services and artist management companies, supporting over 200,000 independent artists and labels across the globe.

With Ditto, musicians can release unlimited music to more platforms than anywhere else, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, TikTok, Instagram, Vevo, Pandora and more. Ditto's record label services branch also supports both emerging and established artists with playlisting, social media, radio plugging, online and project management.