Ditto Music expands into publishing with new division
Not content with piling into the decentralised finance (DeFi) and NFT spaces, distributor Ditto Music is also expanding into publishing. It has formed a new division, Ditto Music Publishing, which will sit alongside its existing...
June 16, 2021
Opulous reveals more on its plans for NFTs and DeFi loans
Opulous is the spin-off from distributor Ditto that announced plans to launch a decentralised finance (DeFi) loans scheme for artists, before expanding into music NFTs. Now, as part of its $6.45m fundraising efforts on...
June 11, 2021
Opulous to launch music NFTs with Lil Yachty and Kyle
Earlier this year, distributor Ditto launched its Opulous ‘decentralised finance scheme’ as a blockchain-powered way to offer loans to artists, guaranteed against their streaming revenues. However, the spin-off...
June 2, 2021
Ditto Music adds NFTs to its Bluebox blockchain platform
Distributor Ditto Music is moving into NFTs, but its plans will enable fans to acquire shares in songs, rather than just digital artwork. The company has launched an ‘NFT exchange’ as part of its Bluebox royalties platform,...
March 18, 2021
Ditto Music launches Industry Access diversity initiative
Distributor Ditto Music is the latest company trying to widen access to the music industry. It has launched a new scheme called Industry Access aimed at people from minority and working-class backgrounds. It will include...
February 17, 2021
Ditto launches Opulous decentralised finance scheme for artists
Ditto CEO Lee Parsons sparked some heated online discussions last month with his ‘There’s never been a better time to be a recording artist‘ article. He claimed that over 500 of the distributor’s artists...
February 1, 2021
Distributor Ditto reveals Bluebox blockchain tools for musicians
Back in May 2019, we caught on early to something new from distributor Ditto Music called Bluebox. It was described as “a platform to streamline the music industry supply chain and bring modern technology to an industry...
January 24, 2020
Distributors on the move: The Orchard Japan plus Ditto X tour
Two prominent music distributors are announcing their latest globetrotting plans. For The Orchard, that means opening an office in Tokyo to fully establish The Orchard Japan. It’ll be led by former Amazon Music exec Yuuki...
August 22, 2019
Ditto Music preps Bluebox platform to ‘streamline the supply chain’
A couple of weeks ago Lee Parsons, the CEO of distributor Ditto Music, posted on LinkedIn about his recent appearance at a blockchain event in Bangkok. “Could Ditto Music have an announcement coming up? Watch this space,”...
May 17, 2019
Distributor Ditto launches an artist-management arm
One of the trends that Music Ally has been writing about recently has been digital-music distributors branching out into other areas: artist-services in particular. Now distributor Ditto Music is exploring a related angle:...
March 12, 2019
Ditto Music launches ‘Plus’ tier bundling added-value features
When we reported on Spotify’s launch of a direct-upload tool for artists, we set it in the context of the existing awareness within the music industry that bare-bones music-distribution is pretty much commodified already....
September 28, 2018