Unsigned Artists give British Music Hope for a Genuine Winner in the Race for Christmas Number One

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Ditto Music, the independent digital music distribution service for unsigned artists, is providing a revolutionary service for hundreds of artists this Christmas, all hopeful of having a festive hit.

Suzi Quatro is one of hundreds of artists using Ditto Music to self release music this christmas

Artists today can record something original and brilliant in their bedrooms, release through Ditto and shoot straight into the top 40 - all within a week.

If the prospect of X-Factor dominating the singles charts this Christmas isn’t exactly filling everyone with festive cheer, there is some good news: hundreds of original, but as-yet unsigned, artists are releasing their own Christmas songs through Ditto Music, giving people the chance to buy a real Christmas hit.

Ditto Music - responsible for the first unsigned artists to break the top 40 - have made it possible for anyone to have a hit at Christmas – or any other time - thanks to their revolutionary distribution system.

Christian Aid’s charity single ‘God Rest Ye Joyful Racket,’ has already been distributed through Ditto Music and has even been given odds of 100-1 against making the Christmas number one spot by Paddy Power betting company. Such a release would have had no hope of attaining any kind of chart placement just a few years ago, when digital downloads weren’t included in chart rankings.

Ditto Music enables artists to sell music online, thereby becoming chart-eligible and all without the aid of a record company - or breaking the bank.

And it isn’t just unknown artists who are using Ditto Music to try and score a Christmas number one this year: Suzi Quatro, Samantha Fox and even Frank Sinatra have hopes of a Christmas number one, thanks to distribution through Ditto.

Lee Parsons, Ditto Music’s managing director, said, “Even in this digital age the Christmas number one remains dear to the hearts of the British people. For them, the digitilisation of music means that the major labels no longer have the monopoly on what can and can’t be released, so there’s much more talent and variety to choose from. Artists today can record something original and brilliant in their bedrooms, release through Ditto and shoot straight into the top 40 - all within a week. These really are exciting times for unsigned performers – and the legions of eager fans waiting to discover them.”

Lee emphasises that, even in the second week of December, any unsigned artist hoping to get a song into the Christmas top 40 still has time to try, as long as the song is ready to launch. Ditto Music can make any song and artist chart-eligible and sell music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and hundreds more stores in as little as 48 hours.

About Ditto Music:
Established in 2005, Ditto Music is the largest independent distributor of digital, mobile, ring tone and video content, supplying over 700 stores worldwide. In 2007, Ditto was responsible for the first-ever UK top 40 single by an unsigned artist (Koopa). Since then, Ditto's distribution model has been posing a serious threat to the major labels. Ditto Music's roster includes Prince, Lil Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Tupac Shakur, Finch, Samantha Fox, Gurrumul, Suzi Quatro and Fairport Convention.
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