A new Facebook app, just launched by flat fee digital music distributor Ditto Music, enables artists to get their music onto Spotify at no cost. Mmusicians can submit tracks to the distributor, and if the user shares the app with three Facebook friends, Ditto will register the track with Spotify at no cost. The more friends they sign-up, the faster they get music on Spotify.
"It's giving the artists a cost effective way to get their music out there," says Lee Parsons, the CEO of Nashville based Ditto. "It's helping us to spread the word about the great service we have to offer. So we see this as a real win, win situation."
Ditto Music may be better know in the UK than the U.S. Their the distributor logged 11 UK top 40 singles with unsigned artists. According to the company, 30,000 artists worldwide now use Ditto for distribution to Spotify, iTunes, Rhapsody, Zune, Amazon and almost 200 others. Clients range from up-and-coming indie artists Ed Sheeran and Maverick Sabre, to established names like Paul Mccartney, Suzi Quatro and Prince.