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DMS & Awesome Merch Offer Up £2000+ Album Launch Package Prize

Ever supporters of unsigned and emerging talent, we’ve teamed up with our awesome friends at Awesome Merch to offer up an even more awesome prize bundle worth over £2000.

One lucky winner may soon find themselves ahead of the game for their band’s next tour, or maybe finally able kickstart that indie label they’ve been dreaming of all these years. Whatever the passion, we know it’s not easy to survive as a relative newcomer to the music industry. Finding venues and promoters that will give new acts a break, saving up enough hard-earned to get into the studio, producing, mastering, promoting…...

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DMS Pledge New Computer Suite and Music Studio for African School

From campaigning to reduce the amount of plastic packaging used by the music industry, to supporting a local Plymouth charity that transforms the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged youths through music and music therapy, DMS have a rich history of supporting worthy causes relating to the music industry.

The latest such project partners us with a boarding school on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The school have being doing incredible work since 1968, providing physically disabled children with access to a meaningful education and a route into employment. The school has an enrolment of 100...

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DMS Sponsored 'Indie-Con 2018' is a Roaring Success

Last Thursday saw a 450 strong gathering of forward-thinking independents converge on Glazier’s Hall to participate in AIM’s revered Indie-Con event. The sold out conference offered a full day of insightful panels, interviews and keynotes covering an array of increasingly relevant topics, including a case study of Laura Marling’s successful album release campaign, tips on accessing Australian and New Zealand markets, and a heavyweight panel discussing what Brexit means for the music industry and movement of musicians and their touring parties. Other sessions covered the future of radio plugging, A&R in the...

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Legislation to Protect Future of Music Venues Brought to Parliament

Our music venues are facing an existential threat from outdated and porous planning and noise restriction laws. Over 35% of UK venues have closed in the last decade, and that will continue to increase until legislative change can be achieved.

The music industry is one of the few sectors showing growth through this economic climate of uncertainty, but to continue to export great British bands and artists, future generations need to be encouraged, inspired and given platforms in which to perform and grow creatively. This is where grassroots venues are vitally important, without these social hubs and the...

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DMS Announced as Title Sponsor For AIM's Indie-Con 2018

We're super proud to be working closely with Association of Independent Music as the title sponsor of their revered Indie-Con event in early 2018. This 450 strong gathering of forward-thinking independents offers an impressive lineup of sessions and speakers which will delve deep into the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business.

Over the years, the knowledge and contacts acquired from these music-centric conferences have been invaluable to the health of the independent sector, and we're honoured to once again be working with AIM to support and grow such a vibrant scene...

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Back in Time - A Brief History of the Vinyl Record

As any audio enthusiast will tell you, there’s something about listening to an album on vinyl that just cannot be emulated. Despite living in an age of subscription-based streaming, where access to all the music in the world is at our fingertips, there is still a growing movement of music lovers out there who balk at the audio quality of anything other than virgin vinyl spinning on a finely calibrated record player.

Across the Western world vinyl records have made a remarkable comeback. Independent labels, some of whom had never stopped pressing vinyl, were quick to spot the changing tide and drive the...

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Southwest Composer Joins Alter Bridge at Royal Albert Hall

The wealth of talent here in the Southwest never ceases to blow our minds. This week, hard rock titans Alter Bridge took the Royal Albert Hall by storm with a run of sold out shows. Pictured bottom left is our very own Simon Dobson, conducting the accompanying 52-strong Parallax Orchestra in performing pieces of his own composition. Who wants to start the slow clap?

Check out the Guardian review for more info.

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Dave Cornthwaite Completes 14th 1000+ Mile Expedition

He's only gone and done it! Intrepid adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has just pulled his waterbike into Bergen harbour after a 1200+ mile journey from the tip of Norway, all the way down the coast. Dave's 14th successful non-motorised expedition took over two months of fairly solid cycling, in which he experienced some of the most beautiful scenery and acts of kindness that anyone could hope for. Check the video for a roundup of some of the best (and worst!) moments...

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Renowned Frontman To Reopen Local Pub as Music Venue

With news of grassroots venue closures and of developers destroying creative communities for profit becoming evermore commonplace, it's refreshing to see that there's something positive to report about the Southwest music scene.

Anyone who's had the pleasure of spending time with the Mad Dog Mcrea front man will know that this pub is undoubtedly going to be a roaring success.

Read the news article for more information.

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DMS at The Great Escape Festival 2017

DMS & AIM To Host The Great Escape Festival Opening Drinks Reception

We'll be on scene at world renowned The Great Escape Festival next week.

Joining forces with the good folk at the Association of Independent Music, we'll be throwing an opening party at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar 5pm on Thursday 18th May, with a DJ set from Alcopop Records and complimentary drinks courtesy of DMS. The event is exclusively open to AIM members. Please RSVP to lara@musicindie.com and join us in kicking the festivities off the DMS way.

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Picking Up The Pace With Dino Zamparelli

DMS Team Up With Southwest Racing Driver To Battle For The Porsche Carrera Cup

From legendary ocean adventurers like Conrad Humphreys and Pete Goss, who each spent up to 100 days alone at sea racing non-stop around the world, the youthful Nikki Curwen who skippered her ‘barely bigger than a bathtub’ boat solo across the Atlantic and globetrotter Dave Cornthwaite and his lunatic quest to complete 25 x 1000+ mile man-powered journeys like skating 3600 miles across Australia - DMS have a rich history of supporting Southwest stars since we began back in 2003...

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DMS in Zimbabwe with the Makakoba Project

"In a world apart from the UK I found humanity, peace and love. Nowhere else on this planet have I ever felt such a dynamic welcome as the one that I have experienced here. The UK media's portrayal of situations in Zimbabwe over the years left me wondering what I should expect and I am glad to say that any pre-conceived misconceptions I may have had of the place were quickly diminished..." - Sam Reynolds

It is the Makakoba Project that brought DMS all the way to Zimbabwe; a project organised by Ruth Daniel of AGENCIA. The Makakoba is a UK based organisation working internationally to harness...

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1600 Miles And Counting

Positivity & Exploration - Dave Cornthwaite vs The Mississippi River

Dave Cornthwaite has now paddled over 1600 miles down the Mississippi River on his Stand Up Paddleboard, Artemis. He has passed through the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee , Arkansas and Mississippi, slinging his hammock between trees on the river banks, pulling his paddleboard up over dams and dodging huge industrial barges that plough their trade along the river.

Passing through cities like Minneapolis, St Paul, La Crosse, Quad Cities and St Louis,...

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Dave Cornthwaites' Expedition1000

From Designer to Adventurer - Why We Love Dave Cornthwaites' Style

We love Dave Cornthwaites' style. We were introduced to his enormous Expedition1000 challenge recently and just had to support the guy. He is taking on twenty-five different journeys, each one a minimum of 1000 miles in distance and each using a different form of non-motorised transport.

A few years ago Dave was a self-confessed Playstation addict and an ”awful“ graphic designer. Then he left his job and started forging a new living as an adventurer, author and, later, a motivational speaker. We...

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DMS & Pete Goss say PACK IT IN!

DMS Join Forces With Legendary Southwest Sailor Pete Goss MBE To Tell The World Of Plastic Packaging That It's Time To PACK IT IN!

On his first solo ocean race since his heroic completion of the 1996 Vendee Globe, when he rescued fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli in the Southern Ocean, Pete Goss enters the gruelling 3500-mile Route du Rhum race in the Class 40 category and is confident in his abilities to get a result while inspiring race fans about the possibilities of changing business and consumer habits via the boats jaw-dropping graphics.

Partnering with Team...

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2007 Archipelago Raid

DMS Sponsor Two British Teams in the 2007 Archipelago Raid

Professional ocean racing yachtsmen Conrad Humphreys announced today, a two boat entry in to the Archipelago Raid as Team BLUE™.

The Archipelago Raid will start near to Stockholm, Sweden on Monday 30 July 2007. For five intense days and nights, 30 top class double handed teams from 11 different countries will navigate the amazing labyrinth of thousands of islands and rocks along the Scandinavia route, on Formula 18 catamarans. Along the way they must find almost 30 checkpoints located on beaches, pontoons, boats and...

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Introducing Conrad Humphreys

DMS Partner With International Yachtsman Conrad Humphreys

'We are delighted to be able to support the ambitions of Conrad and his team to take part in several global sailing challenges over the next few years. He has consistently proved he is one of the worlds top ocean racers and we are confident he will continue to perform at the top of his class. Through this agreement with Conrad, we are committed to not only promoting our company but the City of Plymouth as a fantastic place for living, working and hosting world class sporting events. As well as providing help towards the...

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Blue Climate And Oceans Project

Conrad Humphreys and the UK’s largest National Marine Aquarium join forces to launch the ‘Blue Climate And Oceans Project’...

Conrad Humphreys, round the world sailor and oceanographer has teamed up with the UK’s largest National Marine Aquarium to announced the launch of the Blue Climate and Oceans Project.

The Blue Project is a new initiative aimed at inspiring individuals and corporations to be active in choosing to care about the health of the planet by implementing the lifestyle changes needed to slow down and reverse the effects of global climate...

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