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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

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.

Reeperbahn 2017 exceeds all expectations

Reeperbahn 2017 exceeds all expectations

For the third year running DIY was invited to be a media partner at Reeperbahn, the Hamburg-based conference and showcase festival, whilst also being asked to contribute to the judging of their prestigious Anchor Awards. The conference events offered up an extremely varied and useful insight into the growing global music community, with cross-border partnerships now opening up from USA to China with the help of organisations like South Korea’s KOCCA. A particular highlight was the interview by Greg Parmley of ILMC with Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, while another came in the form of Liam Gallagher’s surprise appearance at the event. With so many new acts playing across the fest’s three day bill, it was difficult to choose just which artists to catch, but a selection of the most exciting performers were highlighted in DIY’s daily reviews Roll on our next trip in 2019! (Day 1, Day 2 Day 3). Roll on our next trip in 2019!.

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.