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Big Zuu, Nathan Brooks, Bobii Lewis and more are entrusting management duties to Ditto Management, just launched by leading distributor Ditto Music
By IQ on 12 Mar 2019
Liverpool, UK-based digital distribution and label services company Ditto Music, which works with more than 200,000 artists and record labels globally, has launched artist management division Ditto Management.
The launch of Ditto Management, a standalone artist management division, sees Ditto Music, which has 20 offices worldwide, become the first distributor to also offer management services, according to the company. Ditto Management’s roster includes grime MC Big Zuu, DJ Nathan Dawe, R&B artist Bobii Lewis and singer-songwriter 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,” says Lee Parsons, CEO of Ditto Music.
Leading the new company is Matt Dodds, previously of Jem Music Group, where he worked with Big Zuu and helped engineer Craig David’s comeback.
“While our competitors are investing in A&R bots and algorithms, we are putting our resources into people”
“Matt is one of the best managers we have worked with and these four artists in particular are amazingly talented and driven,” continues Parsons. “I count myself very lucky that this calibre of talent has entrusted Ditto with the next phases of their careers.”
Dodds says: “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.”
Founded in 2006, Ditto Music has distributed the music of artists including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dave and AJ Tracey. Ditto Music’s roster also includes Chance the Rapper, Yxng Bane and D Block Europe.