Event management services provider Gigmit is helping its artist partners to boost the distribution of their music via platforms such as Spotify thanks to a new partnership with Ditto Music.

Gigmit has integrated digital music distribution into its services thanks to its agreement with the Liverpool-based company. Both operators will offer their clients a 20 per cent discount on their partner’s services.

Premium customers of Gigmit PRO can release unlimited music for free under the terms of the deal through major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Deezer.

Gigmit, which is based in Berlin, has worked with 75,000 artists and 6,000 promoters and advertised 30,000 gigs since it was founded in 2012.

“Ditto was founded by musicians for musicians and offers artists a very fair deal – our perfect partner,” says Marcus Rüssel, founder and chief executive of Gigmit.

“Their goal is to make the music industry fairer for independent artists. We also want to give the industry a digital update and open the booking business, which was previously reserved for a few, to everyone.”

Gigmit said it plans to expand its matching algorithm based on fan and streaming data.

“Today, musicians earn their money live, but being visible on streaming portals is the first step in getting booked,” said Rüssel. “Both parts are existential. A combination of digital distribution and booking was overdue.”