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.
25th July 2018
It used to be so easy. You’d arrange a clutch of shows with reliable promoters on the mainland, book the Eurotunnel, grab your passports, hop in the van and go wild on the continent. Alas, that relatively serene scenario seems set to change for the worse if/when Brexit is finally delivered next year. It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a serious headache for touring musicians...
13th July 2018
Making the jump from garage/rehearsal room to stage is the first major hurdle in fulfilling your musical ambitions, and as a new act with very little crowd draw or stage stature, that first hurdle can often seem insurmountable. Chris spent some time with venue managers and promoters Dan James and Benjamin Turner, to ask them the best way to go about securing new projects some stage time, how to approach the people that you need to impress, and what avoid when doing so.
18th June 2018
Being able to openly discuss depression, and mental health issues in general, is slowly becoming more acceptable. It feels as though we are in a transition period from the oppressive stigma of the past to a more open future in which these kinds of matters can take their place alongside other ailments: no more a sign of weakness than contracting a physical disease. But as a society, and as individuals, there is a huge amount we can do.
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...