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Alex McCann
C/o Designer Magazine
8 Northway
WA14 1NN

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Those that need it have it and those that want it - pls email us for it


Q: We're a new band - can you feature us?
A: Look at the Get Featured option on our menu above for more info on how we feature new bands

We only feature the best new bands and don't tend to go for "meat and potato" bands

Q: We're an PR company looking after established bands - can we add you to our mailing list?
A: Yes, but we cant guarantee coverage of everything you send. The genre's we cover are mainly indie and rock - but we like good pop / electro music and some hip hop. We do not like faceless dance music though

Q: You put on Manchester gigs - how do we get to play a gig for you?
A: Have a look at the book a gig section above and fill in the form there - don't just mass mail us though tell us something specific about especially if you're out of town

Q: Can I write for you or do work experience?
A: Simply email us on the email address with a CV (and writing examples if wanting to write for us) and a short paragraph about yourself - impress us and we'll always answer back

Q: Can we advertise on your website?
A: We don't have a huge amount of advertisements on the site, but always open to offers to help with the running costs of the website.... or why not try and barter with us for some advertisment in exchange for a gift


Designer Magazine was set up in June 1999 because we wanted an alternative to the music press - we wanted to be Melody Maker meet Smash Hits with some politics thrown in for good luck

In a short time we were attracting over 10,000 readers a week (although that figure has since dropped a little during a 2 year break setting up the gigs) and interviewed members of The Rolling Stones, Run DMC, Take That as well as countless new acts which are massive now

You can read all about the gigs in the book a gig section above but we've had some of Manchester's finest on as well as early gigs from Kids In Glass Houses and Bombay Bicycle Club

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Contact us: designermagazine@hotmail.com