As the only major supplier of vinyl records, discs and custom packaging in the Southwest of England, DMS have a rich history of supporting local creative ventures, educational projects, grassroots music venues and emerging artists and labels. Our team is comprised of musicians and artists, record store owners and vinyl enthusiasts, fuelled by the passions of the independent sector to want to make a lasting difference to the music industry.
By day we provide the friendliest and most down-to-earth service possible, with efficiency and quality at the heart of our operations, and super competitive prices that reward our loyal custom. In our free time we are gig-goers and songwriters, photographers and event organisers, crate diggers, community activists and inherent believers that music is one of the most vital cornerstones of our society.
DMS was born in the Southwest and has grown alongside some of the now-most successful independent labels in the industry. We operate outside of the major city bubble, yet remain one of the key players in the manufacturing game. We pride ourselves in our capability to handle everything from huge and incredibly complex box sets with special inks and print finishes to the simpler of products. If you create music, press records or sell CDs then we'd love to meet you. Take a look around, If you like what you see, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The threat of snow has now (mostly) subsided, giving way to the more nostalgic prospect of sunny weekends spent traipsing around in fields full of culture and costume. Our April newsletter is packed to the proverbial rafters with musical goodness that we're sure you'll appreciate; from the latest news surrounding the #keepmusiclive campaign to prevent the forced closure of music venues nationwide, to top tips for emerging artists still looking to make their mark on this year's festival scene.
25th May 2018
Here at DMS we’re proud to support local educational projects, creative community ventures and grassroots music venues. For us, Maker Heights ticks all of those boxes, providing affordable studios, music spaces and workshops for local artists and creatives. We recently pledged £30k to help facilitate the next stages in the preservation and protection of such a significant site, and with it the abundance of public benefits that it provides to the Southwest.
14th May 2018
For so many acts, getting the debut album recorded is such an all-consuming mission that what comes next is often not considered until very late in the game. Once the attention turns, it's quickly realised that there are so many different avenues and angles to consider, and so many potential pitfalls to avoid. It can be a minefield, so we've put our combined experience to good use and produced an article full of tips and tricks to help artists achieve a successful first major release...
26th April 2018
Grassroots music venues across the country have been closing at an alarming rate. In the last decade alone, over 35% of British venues have shut their doors for good, monumentally impacting communities and inhibiting development of future creative generations. What is driving these venues out of business? Who is forcing their shutters down? What can be done to reverse this destructive tide that seems to show no signs of letting up?