Platforms like Sky songs open up a brand new audience to independent artists, audiences that were previously reserved for major label talent.
London, UK (PRWEB) April 8, 2010
Sky Songs join with Ditto Music to open doors for unsigned artists.
Ditto Music has tied up a deal with the hugely popular Sky Songs service to make music available from it's large roster of independent talent. This new deal means that artists without a record contract will be able to take advantage of Sky Songs' wide network of music lovers.
Ditto Music (http://www.dittomusic.com), previously responsible for 7 UK Top 40 singles all with unsigned artists, have expanded their vast distribution network, adding new streaming service Sky Songs to their growing list of digital retailers.
Services like Sky Songs have previously been solely for major label talent. Now, thanks to this groundbreaking deal, talented but unheard of artists can benefit from the exposure previously reserved for globally-recognized names such as Coldplay or Lady Gaga.
Sky Songs, an ad-free digital streaming and download service launched on 19 October 2009 providing access to a five million track catalogue supported by EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner. Until now the service has only been available to the majors and a select number of large independent labels.
By providing this new service Ditto Music are empowering unsigned and independent artists to distribute their music without the backing of a major or independent label, holding on to creative control and receiving 100% of earnings.
When asked about the new service Ditto Music, CEO Lee Parsons commented "We are striving to make new opportunities for unsigned artists. Platforms like Sky Songs open up a brand new audience to independent artists, which were previously reserved for major label talent."
Sky Songs launched on 19 October 2009 and is available to any UK based consumer with an active broadband connection. Unsigned bands looking to get their music on to Sky Songs and start earning royalties from their creativity should visit http://www.dittomusic.com, where they can now upload their music free of charge and distribute to Sky Songs and hundreds of other stores for the set rate of £0.30/$0.45 per track.
About Ditto Music:
Established in 2005, Ditto Music is the largest independent digital distributor of digital, mobile, ringtone and video content, supplying over 500 stores worldwide. In 2007, Ditto was responsible for the first-ever UK Top 40 single by an unsigned http://www.dittomusic.com independent artist (Koopa). Since then, Ditto's distribution model has been posing a serious threat to the major labels. Ditto Music's roster includes Finch, Suzi Quatro, Tupac Shakur, My Vitriol, Samantha Fox, Gurrumul and Fairport Convention.
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About Sky Songs:
Sky Songs is an innovative ad-free digital music service offering music fans instant access to a world of music. Sky Songs allows streaming of audio content and aims to be a preferred alternative to piracy, offering consumers superior user experience. For more information please contact Sky Songs at skysongs (at) bskyb (dot) com.