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House of Vans Team Up with DIY at Bestival

House of Vans Team Up with DIY at Bestival

House of Vans  made its debut UK festival appearance at Bestival’s 15th anniversary celebrations this month on the Lulworth Estate, Dorset. The ‘Off the Wall’ fashion brand and London-based skate experience  engaged the festival’s own creative event production and brand activation division to undertake design and event production for their inaugural festival activation. Music across the weekend has been programmed by House of Vans and DIY, along with Bestival’s sister label Sunday Best Recordings.

Designed to complement Bestival’s renowned aesthetic and showcase the myriad strands of creativity that are hallmarks of both Bestival and House of Vans, the activation comprises a warehouse-style structure featuring a live music stage, bar, vintage photobooth and workshop space with screen printing hosted by Lovenskate, hair braiding, skate film screenings and merchandise giveaways. A connected exterior courtyard included a lounge space, art installations curated by Bestival Artistic Director Josie da Bank and food and juice concessions.

Bestival curator Rob da Bank previously said: “Just like us innovation and creativity are at the heart of everything that (House of Vans) do, so you know their stage is going to be special. And with Sunday BestDIY and House of Vans all in on the music action it’s going to be packed to the rafters all weekend long.”

Read the review.

DIY Interviewed Superorganism to Raise Awareness of ETEP

DIY Interviewed Superorganism to Raise Awareness of ETEP

Superorganism – following their performance at Eurosonic 2018 – are the most booked band of the ETEP programme, and they gave up some of their time for DIY at The Great Escape.

DIY interviewed Superorganism as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the Eurosonic-related European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP); each year artists at Eurosonic can get themselves in front of bookers from the ETEP festival network.

 

DIY Partner with Visit Austin for Multimedia Campaign and Free Live Show

DIY Partner with Visit Austin for Multimedia Campaign and Free Live Show

We are excited to be teaming up with Visit Austin to demonstrate all the exciting music talent coming out of Austin by flying one of their finest new artists across the pond for a very special set.

One of Austin’s best new home-grown artists Jackie Venson is bringing her eclectic brand of soulfully-inflected guitar music to Two Tribes Brewery, in Tileyard Studios on Thursday 23rd August (tickets for the show are free).

Win the Holiday of a Lifetime to the Live Music Capital of the World®

The Jackie Venson show is part of our wider campaign to promote Visit Austin that also includes a competition giving two people the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime to the Live Music Capital of the World® in association with Norwegian; to be in with a chance of winning click here

Dirty Hit & Polydor team up with DIY for creative partnership to launch new era for The 1975

Dirty Hit & Polydor team up with DIY for creative partnership to launch new era for The 1975

The 1975 are one of the biggest bands in the world and they’ve launched one of the most anticipated album campaigns of the year with DIY; the band have announced their new era with news that ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ – their third album – will be out this October.

Dirty Hit & Polydor teamed up with DIY for a creative partnership to announce their new music in issue 75, published on 1st June. Working very closely with their label – and following a teaser campaign across our digital and social channels – the June issue of DIY have hit the streets with our very first die-cut gatefold front cover, an exclusive 10 page feature and ‘hijack’ pages in the magazine.

 

DIY Extends Its Festival Reach Into Europe

DIY Extends Its Festival Reach Into Europe

2018 has seen DIY extend our marketing and media partnership support for European festivals further to more countries within mainland Europe; we’ve welcomed for the first time Iceland Airwaves, France’s Garorock, Italy’s Home Festival, Slovakia’s Pohoda & Spain’s Benicàssim to DIY’s global community.

They’re all included in the DIY 2018 Festival Guide in association with TicketWeb which is out now. The must-have directory of the best 2018 festivals also includes our media partners Bestival, Citadel, Live at Leeds, Lowlands, Mad Cool, Open’er, Rock Werchter, Sound City, The Great Escape & Ypsigrock.

To follow our festival coverage go to http://diymag.com/festivals

 

DIY have launched ‘Do It Yourself’ Music Education edition

DIY have launched ‘Do It Yourself’ Music Education edition

DIY have put together an 84-page education supplement – Do It Yourself –, tangible advice to young artists and industry prospects. A key part of Do It Yourself is ‘Laying The Foundations’, which addresses how to build a team around you and who to recruit to allow your first steps to make the most impact. This section covers management, booking agents, publishers, legal services, recording studios and producers.
The Education Guide includes a series of case studies and testimonials from members across the music industry, detailing their own experiences while offering advice to those wishing to embark upon a career in the industry.

Other areas that the DIY Education Guide explores include:

Sell Yourself: How to deal with marketing and how to effectively build your brand. This section covers: Publicity, radio pluggers, social media experts and personal brand.

On The Road: Offering an insight into life as a touring artist, and the mechanics of putting on a live show. This section covers: Tour management, sound and lighting technicians, independent venues, promoters, backline providers, festival owners and merchandise.

Signing The Deal: Providing some key info on the runnings of independent labels, whilst offering an insight into how the major label machine can also work for you. This section covers: Independent labels, major labels and their extensions, distributors, pressing and production houses.

Ride The Hype: How to use the media to your advantage. This section covers: Music magazines, radio stations, blogs and tastemakers.

Cash In The Bank: Where to look for finances if a traditional structure is not possible or in place for you as an artist. This section covers: Funders and brands who have a keen interest in supporting music.

Education, Education, Education: How to further your personal education with music and where to seek support should you need it. This section covers: Colleges, universities and courses available for music education and charities who are able to support young artists.

You can grab a copy here

DIY announce inaugural NYC gig with Dream Wife and QTY

DIY announce inaugural NYC gig with Dream Wife and QTY

DIY are pleased to announce our inaugural gig in NYC! We’ve teamed up with the ace PopGun to bring DIY Presents to Brooklyn, and the show will be at their new Elsewhere (Zone One) venue on 22nd January 2018. DIY Class of 2017 alumni and all-round faves Dream Wife are headlining, and they’ll be supported by New York’s own QTY  the Dirty Hit newbies and gritty rockers who played DIY’s stage at SXSW earlier this year. Both bands are promoting new albums, and tickets for the show – which will be an absolute stormer – go on sale this Friday (15th December) at 10am EST from here.

This event follows DIY’s partnership with the Mondo.NYC festival in October. With 24% of our audience now in the US – and with NYC being DIY’s second largest city audience after London – DIY are looking forward to supporting UK artists in the city and at major events like SXSW, and also promoting US artists into the UK and wider mainland Europe. Some recent coverage of NYC artists includes Big ThiefDiet CigJapanese BreakfastQTYVagabon and Your Dog.

DIY and our publisher Sonic will be over that week for the gig – please contact rupert@sonicnetwork.net if you’d like to learn more about us!

Pale Waves front DIY’s Class Of 2018, and will headline the very first Class Of UK Tour

Pale Waves front DIY’s Class Of 2018, and will headline the very first Class Of UK Tour

DIY are once again announcing the acts they believe will break through in 2018 and have confirmed that the brilliant Pale Waves are set to be their latest cover stars.

Thanks to a track record that includes Bastille, The Big Moon, Chvrches, George Ezra, HAIM, Jungle, Marika Hackman, Royal Blood, Slaves, Spring King, Wolf Alice and Years & Years, their annual Class of reveal is now one of the most anticipated media announcements of the year. They’ll be revealing the rest of the 14 Class Of 2018 artists day by day until the new issue comes out on 1st December.

This year, they’re also taking the Class Of to the next level and heading up and down the UK on a massive, full blown tour with Pale Waves at the helm. Kicking off on 19th February, the four-piece will be traversing our fair isle for 15 dates, playing their largest headline shows yet. If that’s not enough, they’ll be joined by DIY faves Our Girl and buzzy newcomers Bloxx.

Head to diymag.com for full details. 

BIME PRO 2017: A GREAT DISCOVERY

BIME PRO 2017: A GREAT DISCOVERY

Last week we attended BIME Pro – the Bilbao-based conference and showcase festival run by Lasttour – for the first time. Whilst in attendance, we discovered that Spain is a land of opportunities for emerging artists looking to build new audiences. With one of the highest concentrations of festivals – with over 150 recognised – the Spanish music industry are actively looking to expand relations with overseas talent. In this open and sunny environment we met amazing festivals such as Atlantic Fest, Bilbao BBK Live, Tomavistas and Vida who offer a new perspective on live music to their audience, while artist showcases took place across the town. BIME Pro’s conference also covered a wide range of themes catering to a local and international audience, with appearances from Creative Europe and PRS Foundation-supported Keychange programme, which aims to empower female artists and innovators across Europe. It’s safe to say that we’re looking forward to building further relationships with the Spanish industry in 2018.

Mondo.NYC partnership opens up a new relationship in US market

Mondo.NYC partnership opens up a new relationship in US market

This October we ventured to Mondo.NYC for our inaugural media partnership campaign. While the New York-based showcase festival is only two years old, founder Bobby Haber has years of experience being a founder of CMJ which he pushed firmly out onto the international stage. Hosted at the Kimmel Center Eisner & Lubin Auditorium of NYU, Mondo.NYC is both a festival and global business summit for music and tech industry insiders and innovators, and emerging artists and their fans. Safe to say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. We were delighted to host and take part in a panel on Music Journalism focusing on the issue of social media and how it has transformed the landscape for what the listening public wants and how it approaches music criticism.

Come the evening we were treated to great new artist showcases at so iconic venues around Manhattan. Read DIY’s report from the festival right here. http://diymag.com/2017/10/11/mondo-nyc-festival-review.