From Billy’s Cafe in Bethnall Green, East London to the TOWN festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it’s all in a week’s work for DIY.

In a single week, DIY has been supporting artists, labels and management, promoters and festivals and supportive music brands to help the careers of artists through its media and marketing skills to reach new audiences around the world.

DIY was invited to discover the inaugural the Town festival in Sao Paolo Brazil

Brought to you by the iconic Rock in Rio team, The Town was, without doubt, 2023’s most impressive new festival with heavyweight headliners, phenomenally ambitious visuals and inclusive programming, the São Paulo event kicked off its debut year with a smorgasbord of entertainment in all forms. DIY were invited to check out the inaugural edition, which took place in Sao Paolo, Brazil this month. Head to to read our full review of its second weekend.

DIY partners with brand new artist Big Special for intimate gig in conjunction with The Great Escape

Billy’s Cafe, Bethnal Green, East London

Always committed to championing the best in new music, DIY are thrilled to be teaming up with exciting new duo Big Special for an intimate event this month. Working in conjunction with the band’s management and The Great Escape, the band’s show is set to take place at Billy’s, a local community cafe in London’s Bethnal Green, to launch their new single. 

Read full article on DIY magazine.

DIY to take part in Generator Live’s 2023 Conference in Newcastle and hosts an artists round table.

DIY helped Generator Live in its 2023 media and marketing campaign

DIY is delighted to be attending Generator Live‘s 2023 Conference in Newcastle this weekend, where we will be offering one-to-one advice to artists as part of the industry Speed Advice Sessions, to continue our investment in education and advice for young artists.  Read more on DIY’s education arm here and let us know if you are hosting an event that we can be part of.

Focusrite chooses DIY partnership for Scarlett 4th generation global launch

DIY recommended artist Pixey fronts the UK leg of the global Scarlett launch with three page fold out cover advert in DIY September magazine

Six acts from around the world are celebrating the new range of the world’s best-selling audio interfaces. The multi media campaign targeting aspiring and emerging artists will include performance and interview footage as well as DIY editorial features with artists involved. The UK “hero” artist, introduced by DIY, is Pixey. Full story.

Delighted to announce our seventh year of partnership with Reeperbahn Festival and DIY show line up announced

Delighted to announce our seventh year of partnership with Reeperbahn Festival

Starting in 2016, DIY has built a special relationship with Reeperbahn Festival which now enters its eighth year, and we’re excited to confirm that we’ll once again be heading to Hamburg next week.


What’s more, the DIY Presents stage at the iconic Molotow Club venue will be taking place on Wednesday 20th September and will feature DIY favourites such as English Teacher, Geese and more.  If any attendees would like to meet the DIY team at the festival, please get in touch with Full story over on DIY magazine.

More on our festival partnerships.

James Blake is on the cover of DIY’s September 2023 magazine.

For our September 2023 issue, we’re thrilled to have James on the cover for the first time

For well over a decade now, James Blake has been an instrumental force in electronic music, but it’s in 2023 that the GRAMMY and Mercury Prize-winning artist is making a return to his roots. In this issue, we’re thrilled to have James on the cover for the first time, to dive into his forthcoming sixth album ‘Playing Robots into Heaven’ and what it means to be returning to his love of club culture. Elsewhere in our September 2023 edition, we feature the likes of Roisin Murphy, Vagabon, yeule, Speedy Ortiz, Declan McKenna, Marika Hackman, Coach Party and more, while this month’s Neu profiles will be with exciting new acts FIZZ, underscores and Jalen Ngonda. We also review all the biggest and best new releases from the likes of Mitski, Mae Muller, Bakar, Chappell Roan, Courtney Barnett, Kylie, Romy, King Nun, Jorja Smith, Royal Blood, Olivia Rodrigo, Lucia and the Best Boys, Puma Blue and loads more.

 We’d like to thank all our advertisers that led us to up page this edition including Focusrite which launched its new Scarlett 4th Gen using the high impact three page gatefold advertising space. 

DIY recommended artist Pixey fronts the UK leg of the global Scarlett launch with three page fold out cover advert in DIY September magazine

Our October 2023 edition is due out 9th October. Copy deadline: 30th September.

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DIY partners Parallel Lines for Neu band music discovery gigs

The inaugural gig will take place on 5th October in London

Parallel Lines are launching a new series of music discovery nights in conjunction with DIY to promote young artists that fit into DIY’s new band category “Neu”, effectively DIY’s new band media incubator. The series called One Way Or Another – following the promoter’s Blondie theme – will feature three new bands in intimate venues targeting core tastemaker music fans.

Read more on the partnership here.

For more on DIY’s live activity download the deck here. This is another example of long term DIY music brand partnerships supporting emerging artists. You can also download our partnerships credentials pack here. Our 2024 festival partnerships pack is now available her.

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