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Sonic announce a new DIY  live partnership with Pirate studios.

Sonic announce a new DIY live partnership with Pirate studios.

This September, Sonic will bring together  for the first time, DIY and Pirate Studios for «the Pirate Studios & DIY Presents Live session », when the Brighton band Demob Happy will be playing live from Pirate Studios in South London.

The entire live session will be streamed via Pirate’s revolutionary online gigging platform, Pirate Live. This intimate session will also be streamed live across Pirate studios and DIY social media channels, so you can enjoy their set from the comfort of your own home too.

All the action is going to take place on Wednesday 13th September, with things kicking off at 6.30pm.

DIY enter its third year of parternship with Jägermeister

DIY enter its third year of parternship with Jägermeister

After two successful years of partnership, Sonic bring together  Jägermeister and DIY who are returning with the Jäger Curtain Call programmediy. This year again they will be giving, to a promising band, the opportunity to head into the studio, record a new track and play it live. But this year, the band will have the chance to play at the Jägerhaus at Bestival.

Having previously teamed up with TRAAMSKagouleBellevue Days and more, this time around it’s Brighton boys FUR who are front and centre. They headed to Tileyard Education Studios last month to record nostalgic track ‘If You Know That I’m Lonely’ – perfect or Bestival setting.

The tracks Happyness and will be premiered later this week at the Jägerhaus at Bestival on Friday as part of a line-up that also features Jäger Curtain Call alumni Kagoule and Bellevue Days, as well as Muncie Girls and Free Money.

Sonic has also put together the DIY x Bestival media partnership for 2017.

DIY’s Slaves Pier Party kicked off TGE in style!

DIY’s Slaves Pier Party kicked off TGE in style!

For one night only, Slaves brought the party to Brighton Pier for DIY at The Great Escape this year. Everyone’s favourite Tunbridge Wellian hard rockers Slaves took up residency in the Horror Hotel ride – yep, literally inside it – and brought along some mates for the evening, too. It was our first ever Pier Party and not even twelve hours of solid, torrential rain could bring us down!

Kicking off at DIY’s end-of-pier venue Horatio’s with Superfood and Hull boys LIFE, our headliners Slaves took the party outside for the most wet and wild show this side of spring break! Having turned the second level of the pier’s Horror Hotel into a temporary stage, Isaac & Laurie emerged face-painted and bathed in eerie half-light to stomp and rage their way around Brighton’s most ghoulish of attractions.

It was chucking it down, but Slaves have the kind of fervent and adoring fanbase that couldn’t care less – they had a true spectacle to justify their love with and Slaves knew exactly how to throw a more than memorable night. It looked like the sheer power of the duo’s set might literally bring down the pier… read all about it here.

DIY hosted three nights over the weekend – Superfood, LIFE and Slaves on the Thursday, The Magic Gang, Sløtface and co. the following night, with Sorry, The Big Moon and more rounding things up on Saturday – and we managed to take five minutes to shove a mic in our favourite bands’ faces across the evenings! The results are all yours to devour; listen to the new episode and subscribe to the DIY Podcast here.

The Great Escape – DIY is open for business

The Great Escape – DIY is open for business

Read all about it… Universal got together with DIY to give Slaves a very special welcome to Brighton Pier where DIY are presenting their exclusive show as part of a three day music fest at Horatio’s. Sonic continues to be deeply involved in supporting The Great Escape. DIY will be featuring at the convention in CMU Media Insights with an interview with the Publisher and Managing Editor, sharing experieencces in a rapidly changing media market. As has become tradition, the 2017 Festival edition of DIY magazine in association with Ticketweb will be launched at The Great Escape in the delegate pack and at all venues, and we will be supporting Dutch Impact, the music export agency, in its campaign to bring Dutch artists to the international audience.

Sonic leaves its mark at SXSW

Sonic leaves its mark at SXSW

Many thanks to UK Music team @TradegovUK and the organisers of @SXSW festival for inviting us to showcase such exciting emerging artists to an international audience of music industry and fans.
These partnerships have helped us expose artists at key moments in their careers supported by the reach of our music title @diymagazine.

Each event further grows our global media footprint, Facebook following alone is now over 250,000, and we look forward to other mutually beneficial music marketing partnerships with international partners over 2017.

Sonic waves the flag for British music at SXSW 2017

Sonic waves the flag for British music at SXSW 2017

At this year’s SXSW, DIY flew the flag for British music, introducing exciting new British acts through two emerging artist showcases. The shows, which  book ended the 2017 festival, were  supported by a multi-channel campaign, which also included the release of a bespoke newspaper, detailing some of the best British acts to be appearing on the bill, and at the festival itself.

It’s All Gone Brits Up is an eight-page newspaper designed and produced by DIY, in conjunction with publisher Sonic, which covers a selection of the most exciting UK talents – many of whom have been supported by the PRS Foundation – playing stages at SXSW, most of them for the first time in front of a US audience.

It was available to pick up for free across the UK Dept International Trade stands and throughout Austin venues where UK bands were  playing, as well as at the British Music Embassy, located at the now legendary live venue Latitude 30 right in the heart of the festival, where DIY and Ticketweb  hosted the first of DIY’s two showcases.

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DIY  Hello 2017 get PRS support

DIY Hello 2017 get PRS support

DIY , the music discovery media platform for a new generation, launches the Hello 2017 tour, to promote emerging artists across the UK. Headlined by the incredible Dream Wife, the tour has gone outside of London for the first with the help of PRS funding and is another step in our building  long term support for the next generation of headliners.Dream-Wife-Hello-2017-17012017-Emma-Swann-0F8A8351

DIY announces 2016 All Dayer

DIY announces 2016 All Dayer

DIY all dayerOn Sunday 2nd October, we’re putting on a massive 14+ party at Tufnell Park; DIY’s favourite bands are cramming into Boston Music Room – big names and some of the best fresh faces will share the same space, and everyone’s invited. Previous generations had their influencer brand (Melody Maker, NME, Smash Hits, Sounds, etc.) and, over the last thirteen years, DIY has become the music discovery media platform for a new generation of artists and fans who are passionate about music. DIY has now evolved from a magazine into a multi-channel discovery platform for artists to engage with their fans, with DIY Presents – our live platform – growing as a cornerstone to the programme. Starting with our new year ‘Hello‘ gigs, we have introduced all-dayers, and DIY are working with festivals, brands and industry bodies to give artists the support they need as they develop their fan bases – and bring a whole new ‘personal’ dimension to the Festival experience.