Ditto Music launches Management department
UK based DIY distribution firm Ditto Music has launched a new artist management company, proclaiming itself to be the first distributor ever to do so.

Run by Matt Dodds – formerly of Jem Music – Ditto Management launches with a roster featuring Big Zuu, DJ Nathan Dawe, Bobii Lewis and Nathan Brooks.

“While our competitors are investing in A&R bots and algorithms we are putting our resources into people and building a new, fairer music industry where artists are partners, not employees”, boasts Ditto Music CEO Lee Parsons (pictured). “Matt is one of the best managers we have worked with and these four artists in particular are amazingly talented and driven. I count myself very lucky that this calibre of talent has entrusted Ditto with the next phases of their careers”.

Dodds adds: “Ditto Management is a really exciting new venture and I’m honoured to be heading up the department. I believe having a management company which also offers the option of distribution is an exciting opportunity for any developing artist. The current roster are all acts that have the potential to do great things and I’m looking forward to building a team who share my same ambitions”.

Artists who sign to Ditto for management will be given the option – but not obligation – to use Ditto’s label and distribution services. Although it might be awkward if they don’t.