Bringing the fans closer to the artists
Our live event series, DC Sessions is a chance for artists to make in-roads in the UK playing to a mostly UK audience through live streaming platform StageIt or DC’s Facebook page, supported by crossposts on the partner channels. A 30-minute acoustic show, with the option of a 10-minute encore, these shows are highly interactive with fans able to chat, tip and ask questions throughout.
Previous artists that have played DC Sessions include Lauren Jenkins, Thompson Square, Austin Jenckes, Kyle Daniel, Haley & Michaels and Rob Mayes.
A virtual country music festival that happens every 6 weeks (approx.) that includes pre-recorded 10-minute performances from a large number of artists. The stream is hosted on the CouchSongs Facebook page with crossposting from DC and the partner channels. A link is provided to tip the artists throughout the stream.
Previous artists that have taken part include Cory Marks, Lainey Wilson, Tyler Rich, Gretchen Peters and Craig Campbell.
For those artists who don’t have the set-up for a live streamed show, pre-recorded shows are a good way of getting their music out to a wide audience. A fully pre-recorded 30-minute show will be streamed through Facebook with a link so that viewers can tip the artist.
Previous artists that have taken part include Sean McConnell.
DESTINATION COUNTRY INTRODUCES
Destination Country Introduces is a six- month initiative to showcase three emerging artists, Our first in-take features Caroline Marquard, Chris Moreno and sixforty1 and runs from June to December 2020.
Throughout the programme, Destination Country has regular touch points with the artists providing content across the partner platforms. This includes launch EPKs, Zoom intro calls, interviews, fan experiences and more. The programme builds to a live show in the final month.
The next in-take will launch in January 2020 and we’ll be looking to secure artists by late November 2020.
This strand is currently on hold due to the pandemic. It involves face-to-face meet-and-greets between artists and competition winners. The format involves a 20-minute Q&A followed by a photo and autograph session. Competition winners are given goody bags to take away with them featuring DC merch and items supplied by brands.
A subscription offering where fans can pay on a monthly basis to access perks and get closer to their favourite country artists. Opportunities through Patreon include track/video sneak peeks, pre-recorded content especially for patrons (video messages/live performances) and in the future interactive experiences through the Destination Country Insiders private Facebook group.
HAPPY (HALF) HOUR
Moving away from the traditional interview format, DC’s Happy (half) Hour is a chance for an artist to get across their personality and let their hair down. Recorded through a Zoom call featuring an artist and the DC team, Happy (half) Hour features a mix of interviews and games.
Previous artists that have taken part include Lainey Wilson, Tim Dugger and O&O.
Want to amplify a premiere for your artist? Premiering through DC involves a simultaneous launch across all the partner platforms at the same time. Centralised through the DC social channels, the premiere will be posted on all four partner platforms and supported on their respective social media channels.
Previous artists that have premiered videos with us include Riley Smith and Tim Dugger.
UK SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
A regular pre-recorded show that features 6 UK artists performing one song each and is streamed via the DC Facebook page. A link is included for fans to tip as they watch the show.
Previous artists that have taken part include Jade Helliwell, Keza Gill, Katy Hurt, Jake Morrell, Tim Prottey-Jones and Gary Quinn.
Our monthly pub quiz is hosted by Country Hits Radio DJ Matt Spracklen and streamed on the DC Facebook page. Fans can participate by answering questions on their smartphone and there are prizes up for grabs for the players that come first, second and third.