The process of moving your music to Ditto from another distributor is simple. Still, you must follow these steps very carefully to make sure you don’t lose any of your existing streams or playlist placements.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Find all metadata and original files associated with the music you’d like to move to Ditto.
ISRC and UPC codes
Artist name & track titles
Original audio files
If you're moving over from another distro and want to keep your existing stream and view counts from YouTube Music and Apple Music specifically, then both your UPC and ISRC codes will need to match.
All of this information must be EXACTLY the same as your original release when you re-upload your music to Ditto, so make a note of it, double-check everything and keep it somewhere safe.
2. Issue a takedown request to your current distributor.
Log into the account you have with your current distributor and ask them to remove your music from stores. There is usually a ‘takedown request’ button; you can click to make this happen.
3. Re-upload your music to Ditto.
Once your current distributor has processed to take down your release and is no longer live in stores, you can re-upload your music to Ditto.
Remember to use the exact same ISRC codes, artist names, and track titles you made a note of earlier, as well as the original audio files and artwork.
We’ll get your music back up in stores as quickly as possible with all of your original streaming numbers & playlist placements intact, but there may be a short period of downtime.
If you’re thinking of moving to Ditto, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Moving to Ditto,’ and we’ll help you with the process.