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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

DIY & Jägermeister sign up Brighton trio for first ever Curtain Call

DIY & Jägermeister sign up Brighton trio for first ever Curtain Call

Committed to joining bands on their journey to the top, DIY is teaming up with Jägermeister to kickstart Curtain Call at the start of 2016; Curtain Call takes the ‘road to success’ literally by basing itself on the iconic Curtain Road, a hub of creativity in London’s Shoreditch.

Home to the some of the world’s best independent labels – Bella Union, Secretly Canadian, Wichita and many more – Curtain Road crams together music, fashion and culture, making it the perfect location for a new band to take their next step.

Brighton trio Birdskulls will be the first of three bands invited to record, rehearse, play and take their next step on London’s Curtain Road next month. You can be one of the best new bands around, but there are hundreds of hurdles to jump when it comes to taking a next step. Recording, making videos, playing gigs – the road to success is rarely an easy route. That’s where Curtain Call comes in.

First up, Brighton trio Birdskulls are getting involved. They’ll be given a hand to record a brand new track, get styling and PR materials and play an intimate show alongside a guest headliner in the confines of The Strongroom Bar. We’ll be joining them along the way, and that’s only the first of three shows… Curtain Call will also be taking over venues along the street in February and March, with bands making use of the amazing locations Curtain Road has to offer.

Stay tuned for more info and follow all of the action on #CurtainCall2016

Sonic Promoter Partnerships

Sonic Promoter Partnerships

Promoting live music is increasingly complex as the traditional music media landscape fragments and promoter turn towards rich content partnerships. DIY presents is a key touchpoint through the live stage, whether it be a local pub up to a major festival stage. DIY’s live presence is supported by the Magazine distribution at all the key touring music cities across the UK
Some of 2015 Promoter campaigns across the country include:
Regional co promotion local promoter – Now Wave, One Inch Badge
Regional Tour national promoter – SJM/ 13 artists, Oscar Breaking Tour
Curated promoter/DIY events – Roundhouse Rising,
Curated Label/DIY events – Wichita Label Birthday, Marina and the Diamonds Album Launch,
Festival media partnerships – Festival No6, Forgotten Fields
Festival integrated Partnerships (including stage) – Latitude, TGE, Live at Leeds, Sound City, Citadel, Field Day, Kendall Calling, Underground, Communities, Mirrors, Beacons, Liverpool Music Week
Brand Tours – Dr. Martens Stand for Something Tour