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.
15th March 2018
After 15 years of stellar service we figured it's high time we start bringing you a few more updates on all things DMS. We appreciate that we all lead busy lives and often don't have the time to read every email that comes through, so we promise to only bring you things that we feel are relevant to you and to never bombard you with junk, spam or any of that nonsense. So what can you expect? Alongside product updates when exciting things like new materials or vinyl effects become available, and the occasional offer we think you may find interesting, we'll also share some of our collective...
20th April 2018
This year’s Record Store Day, on 21st April, will see thousands of independent record stores around the world unite to celebrate the resurgence of vinyl and to universally dismiss the idea that it’s just a passing fad. For independent bands, it’s an invaluable opportunity to connect with the tight-knit community of indie stores and to provide something unique for their vinyl fans. But 10 years on, has RSD's integrity and original purpose been distorted by re-releases and hiked prices?
13th April 2018
The once-niche festival scene has now gatecrashed into the mainstream, with attendance of festivals soaring to the point where it seems every town across the land is planning an all-out celebration of music and creative arts at some point this summer. This is great news for emerging artists who are seeing more and more opportunities to gig further afield. But applying to play can be a minefield, who do you approach? How do you apply? When is too late?
5th March 2018
After attending the inaugural FastForward:London music conference last year and quickly getting drawn in by the forward-thinking and positive attitudes of the panels, attendees and organisers alike, we thought we’d send a few of our crew over to Amsterdam to check out what their two-day flagship conference was all about. What could possibly go wrong?