The process of moving your music to Ditto from another distributor is simple, but it’s important you 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 meta data and original files associated with the music you’d like to move to Ditto.
Artist name & track titles
Original audio files
It’s really important all of this information is 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. Reupload your music to Ditto.
Once your takedown request has been processed by your current distributor and your release is no longer live in stores, you can reupload your music to Ditto as a re-release with it's original streams .
It's very important that the release has been completely removed from iTunes before we re-deliver it as any duplicates in their system will result in both releases being removed.
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, when you re-upload your music.
There may be a short period of downtime, but we’ll get your music back up in stores as quickly as possible with all of your original streaming numbers & playlist placements intact.
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.