DESIGNER MAGAZINE 2012

MONTHLY UPDATES

DECEMBER

* 3 Simple But Effective Booking Tips For Bands

* Araxa - Manchester Metal band talk Greek Gods & Bullet For My Valentine

* The Little Things All Unsigned Bands Can Learn From One Direction About Facebook

* Top 10 Most Popular Designer Magazine Blogs Of 2012

* Top 10 Most Popular Manchester Bands As Read At Designer Magazine

NOVEMBER
* Are you in a band, or part of a brand? - Music Marketing Blog

* Don't Be A Disaster - Follow This Mantra - Music Marketing Blog

* The Imogen Styles - Street interview with...

* My Favourite Lyricist- Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra)

* Pulling Out Of Gigs and The Danger Of Word Of Mouth

* Silver Lining - Rock & Roll from Newton-Le-Willows - Featured Artist

* The Value Of Listening - A Tale of Tinnitus

OCTOBER
* 10 Things A Band Needs To Do Every Day - Music Marketing

* A Memorable Performance - a blog for playing live

* Between A Rock And A Hard Place

* Faith Now Restored to Some Extent - Support The Scene

* Four Bands That Will Break Your Balls

* The Bright Side Of Life (Manchester Music Scene)

* The Perils Of Ignoring Good Advice - Music Marketing Blog

SEPTEMBER
* The Cold Few - Taking influences from Modest Mouse and Death Cab

* Dread Your Last Day - Manchester Metal band talk Oli Sykes, SavingSyenna and More

* Pigeons In Motion - there's a Motion City Soundtrack joke in here

AUGUST
* Allaira - Melodic Death Metal from Manchester

* Eden - Agressive punk rock from Manchester

* Fidel & The Castros - Manchester Indie Funk

* Gold Jacks - Blues rock from Manchester influenced by Black Keys / White Stripes

* Support The Scene - a new way of looking at it by Big False Assembly

JULY
* 8 Reasons Your Gigs Aren't As Busy As You'd Like

* Death Of A Giant - The Changing Music Industry

* Grounds / Fidel & The Castros / Bright Young Things / Colombia / Conquer Rio / Keith - Live review of Baker Maker debut

* Plastic Rabbits - Interview with Manchester bands best friend

* Support The Scene - Manchester Music Movement

* The VIbe / The Articles / Minutes To Recover / Tainted Memories / Morphine Ghost - Designer Magazine Pop Punk Special review

* Why I Hate Lana Del Rey?

JUNE

* An Idiots Guide To Social Media For Musicians - by Alex of BlkSwn

* DIY: ABC for bands - by CJ Smith of Dead Retinas

* Does your local music promoter have an engaged following? Blog post

* Facebook Interest Lists - Why Musicians Should Be Using Them?

* The Fevers - Daft Punk meets Foals in Sankeys

* Freedom Of The City - interview

* Jacks Not Smooth

* John Bonham My Musical Hero by Liam Geoghegan of Kids With Machetes

*
Strokesism and the Rise of Uniformity‏ - by Ben Corry Of The Madding Crowd

* Top Tips for Musicians - Part 1

* Touring Musicians: Gluttons for Punishment by Kenny Cottam

* Why don't enough people get involved at unsigned gigs? by Freddie Pitts of ZSilent Z

MAY
A Note On How To Prepare For World War 3 by Jesse Mills

Alexisonfire, the band that changed my life

The Art Of Trash Talk - an article by CJ Smith of Dead Retinas

Dead Retinas - Manchester 4 piece punk band - Interview

Loaded Message - The Chameleons meets The Skids or not?? Read here

The Madding Crowd - Chaotic Mancunian Alternative Rock - read here

Manic Street Preachers, the band that changed my life

My Best Gig Ever -
by Liam of Kids With Machetes

The Stone Roses - Full review of the long awaited secret comeback in Warrington

The Stone Roses - The Fans perspective of how they got those free tickets to Warrington

MARCH
* Kat Mullen
- Featured artists interview - read here

* SavingSyenna
- Featured artists interview - read here

* Taylor & Leigh
- Featured artists interview - read here


FEBRUARY
* Apollo's Heir -
Featured Artist profile & interview - read here

* The Big Pink
- Live review from Manchester Academy 3

* Chateaux
- New lo-fi beachwave pop band from Manchester - Review

* The Headstart
- Live review of the pop punk band in Manchester - read here

* Kids WIth Machetes -
Featured Artist profile & interview - read here

* The Imogen Styles -
Featured Artist profile & interview - read here

* Sam Smith & Company
/ Events Untold & more - Live Review


JANUARY
* Arterix
- Featured Artist Profile & Interview - Read Here

* Daystar -
Featured Artist Profile & Interview - Read Here

* Mathew Petit - Featured Artist Profile & Interview - Read Here

* Sam Smith & Company
- Featured Artist Profile & Interview - Read Here


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