Europe

It was in 2015 that DIY had its first European partnership with ESNS (then Eurosonic), with our first DIY showcase stage on a (frozen!) Dutch barge in 2016. With the support of ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival we have since established strong relationships with the European music industry partnering lead countries, export agencies, ETEP, and marketing festivals and label artists across Europe to our global 1m+audience. Europe is a key market for UK music export as well and, despite Brexit, we will continue to help build even stronger relationships going forward.

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Case Studies

ESNS delivers on its promise at 2024 showcase conference.
Leaping into action with Christmas barely in the rear view mirror, if you’re looking to sniff out new artists before they go fully above ground,  ESNS is the first stop on the trail: a four-day fiesta of buzz bands, stomping a path through the quaint streets …
DIY celebrates 20 years of ESNS Exchange supporting new artists
Idles Dua Lipa Ellie Goulding ESNS Exchange, the European Talent Exchange Programme formerly known as ETEP, traces its roots back to 2003 when it was established in response to the significant challenges faced by European pop music in the realms of international promotion and distribution. …
Reeperbahn Festival  2023 – intimacy at scale
2023 was the eighth year of DIY’s partnership with the globally renowned, German, Reeperbahn festival. Despite the number of delegate attendees, speakers and performing artists from around the world, centred around the infamous, and ever packed, Reeperbahn strip in Hamburg, there was a special atmosphere …
DIY makes its first inroads into Slovenia with MENT showcase Festival
MENT festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia DIY magazine's editorial team made its first visit to this multi venue city conference and showcase event, now in its ninth year, to review the showcase of international artists which included from countries as diverse as Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Netherlands, …
DIY Festival partnerships hits a record high in 2023
And DIY Festival Guide sells out in record time, expanding to 72 pages Rina Sawayama is the 2023 DIY Festival Guide cover star 2023 saw an encouraging uplift in DIY's festival client base, both amongst advertisers looking to increase ticket sales to our 1m+ following …
DIY kicks of 2023 with a Focus on Spain
Literally……over the course of a week DIY is supporting Spain as lead country at ESNS 2023, and Spanish Wave artists as part of the Spanish music export initiative, and are speakers at Berklee Valencia's Global Career Summit 2023. This strengthens our involvement with Spanish music's …
It’s late November but festival season still rages in Lisbon at Super Bock em Stock.
The sun shines in November on the City of Lisbon for the Super Bock Super Rock em Stock festival Where else could you see buzzy artists like Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and WH Lung play in a mainline railway station, against the stunning backdrop of a …
DIY partnership with Reeperbahn Festival continues to build
2022 saw the seventh year of partnership between the festival and the DIY team. After the hybrid pandemic event Reeperbahn festival was back with a vengeance with well subscribed panels and talks and a completely sold out Saturday finale attracting locals as well as delegates …
DIY brings live stage and spoken word events to 2022 Reeperbahn Festival partnership.
DIY is once again appointed media and marketing partner to the world famous Reeperbahn Festival for the seventh year running, building its relationship from media partner to adding a live stage and, in 2022, introducing "DIY in conversation" to the spoken word programme. The programme …
DIY partnered Andalucia Music Forum – the new “Riviera” stylish gathering for music industry professionals.
On September 5, the opening of the first edition of Andalucía Music Forum took place in the beautiful Spanish city of Malaga. An event that was born with the intention of becoming a benchmark cultural and networking event within the national and international music industry. …
DIY supports new music forum Anadalucia Pro and Spanish emerging artists through the Spanish Wave initiative
DIY is delighted to attend the International Music Industry Forum in Southern Europe, where international and local professionals will meet with artists and future professionals in beautiful Málaga before Andalucia BIG festival. ​ The event will include two days of networking and TED talks, panels, …
Two weeks, five countries, five festivals. DIY expands its European partnerships.
It has been a busy start to the summer festival season for the DIY team as it adds more European client festivals to its roster. As part of our marketing and media partnerships we have been on the ground at Open'er (Poland), Mad Cool (Spain), …
DIY appointed by Live Nation Spain to annual partnership for The Spanish Wave
The Spanish Wave programme until February 2023 The Spanish Wave, Live Nation Spain's music export programme, launched its long term media and marketing partnership with DIY music at The Great Escape in Brighton in May this year. Four of Spain's emerging artists played and were …
The Great Escape and Tomavistas Festival kick off DIY festival partnership season
LA travellers Momma rounding out DIY’s stage at Horatios It was a fitting start to the UK showcase festival season that the sun shone down on the 100s of delegates and bands reconvening after two years on the Brighton seafront. It was also a first …
DIY Festival Guide returns on 6th May 2022.
With the return of festival season, we’re excited to relaunch our annual Festival Guide! Released every Spring since 2015 to celebrate the vast array of festivals taking place across the world, we’re hopeful that 2022 will mark our first print edition since 2019.  Every year, …