Ditto DJ Plus will get your music onto Beatport
Ditto DJ Plus is a music distribution service and its biggest sales point for now is the fact that it has a prominent ‘Approved by Beatport’ logo on the front page of the website.
Previously one would either need to be signed to a record label or own a record label but now with Ditto DJ Plus as an independent producer, they take care of this.
We’re not just talking about Beatport either; signing up with Ditto DJ Plus offers you unlimited distribution to all the major electronic music download stores such as Juno and Trackitdown as well as iTunes and also the streaming services Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Geezer and possibly the brand new Amazon Music Unlimited which has just been launched.
How it works
For $99 per year for the service Ditto DJ Plus claim to offer unlimited distribution. That means you can create as many new productions you like and this is all covered by the once-off subscription fee.
Now you may be wondering how it’s possible for only $99 to be guaranteed distribution to all these platforms if you use Ditto DJ Plus. Well the service seems to be automated which mean you will set up your own profile (record label) and from there submissions will be forwarded to each online store.
But you get your own ‘personal analytics dashboard’ which will enable you to manage which means you can manage your releases, track sales and access distribution data relating to each release.
Ditto DJ Plus is yet another awesome way technology appears to democratize the ability for anybody to get their music out in the stratosphere.
It’s also a sad indictment of the state of music sales and streaming revenue that a company can make more money charging a once-off annual fee of $99 than what it would make off collective commissions revenue from all its users.
Furthermore if you are an independent music creator with no label, it would be wise to do the math first and find out just how many downloads you’d need to sell (don’t waste your time with streaming revenue) and how many tracks you’d need to release to cover the $99.
Open platforms like SoundCloud and Mixcloud are still potentially better ways to get your music heard, but Ditto DJ Plus is certainly an option for those who want to see their music on the major online music download platforms.
Visit their website and check it out