Polestar Music Management

Partnerships

We are proud to recommend the following companies as some of the best in their respective areas, all of whom we have experience of working with;

ERB Magazine

ERB Magazine is aimed at supporting Emerging Rock Bands and giving them reviews, publicity and airplay on their in house radio station. A really friendly set of people that care about the underground rock scene, and one of our media partners for StormBreakers.

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Ink Clan Nation

A screen printing company set up by Paul in Newcastle upon Tyne that specializes in band merchandise. They are one of our go to suppliers of merch for the bands on our roster due to their excellent pricing, quality products, and continued superb customer service.

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Hawk Handmade Picks

Rob heads up a small team that hand make beautiful guitar and mandolin picks from their custom material that feels and sounds like real turtle shell without endangering or harming any wildlife. Their custom bevels and material give you a great tone and excellent control allowing the artist to play more accurately and faster!

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The London Drumstick Company

They are a relatively new British brand in the drumstick industry and supply several of our drummers with some of the finest Hickory and Maple drumsticks you will find anywhere. They can also supply specialist signature drumsticks and can make you whatever you want!

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Mick Mick Designs

Micky has been providing merch to the winners of StormBreakers since it began - they deliver their products and custom made items worldwide and pride themselves on customer care. Enquiries about one off custom designs are also welcome

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NWOCR

Set up in 2017, this has now become a group with over 20,000 members of the rock community. The aim for this group is to provide a platform where fans can come together and share videos, photos and recommendations from this great new scene. Loads of the bands involved have members in this group and are very active so please feel free to ask them any questions, visit their Facebook pages and buy some of their Merch too. If you can't afford to buy anything, please share their videos around and tell all your friends.

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Rockfiend Publications

As well as running one of Scotland's foremost music press and PR companies sine 1986, Colin & Suzy are also part of the Polestar team. They are happy to provide reviews of CDs and live gigs, as well as professional photography.

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UK Live Metal

If you've been to WinterStorm, you've no doubt seen Graham and his team doing the video for us. He has huge experience of the scene, and also covers StormBreakers as well as many other festivals across the country.

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Pluggin' Baby

Emma has over 25 years experience of being a DJ herself and has a wide range of knowledge and contacts in this part of the industry. Polestar wants the best partners it can find for its bands, and Emma absolutely falls into this category. She's a pleasure to work with and has always produced excellent results for our artists. She has also written two books to help bands - these are also highly recommended!

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Duallist Drums & Pedals

.Kevin supplies bespoke and hand made pedals and full kits to artists worldwide, including several major names in the rock and metal world. He also provides the kit for WinterStorm, so those of you who have been know just how good his products are. Another member of the Polestar team, he is keen to help at all levels from bands who are starting out to those playing festival main stages.

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Dilligaf Clothing

Mark, or DJ Moto as he is also known, is the official supplier of off stage clothing to the Polestar roster. He is very easy to deal with, and his products are very reasonably priced and excellent quality. He is happy to discuss requirements on an individual basis.

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Hayward Media Services

Adam Hayward, Master of Arts (MA) Media Coaching company specialising in one to one, group and classroom development. Have your interview with the press remembered for all the right reasons.

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Stampede Press

A reputable independent music promotion, PR, artist support, and consultancy agency run by Rob Town MA (Master of Art - Music Industry Innovation & Enterprise). Services include: . PR campaigns . Music promotion . Artist support . Label services . Targeted marketing . Consultation . EPKs About Stampede: Rob ‘Bobby’ Town has over 30 years experience as a DIY musician and music business professional. As a member of British band Panic Cell; he’s shared stages with Metallica, Alice In Chains, Papa Roach, Disturbed, and many more. During this time, and since launching Stampede Press in 2012, Rob has worked with major label artists and breaking bands. He’s been mentored by legacy musicians and music business experts who’ve worked with the world’s biggest rock acts. Rob co-founded Lightning In A Bottle with Toby Jepson (Planet Rock/Wayward Sons/Little Angels) in 2018; a music management consultation agency that helps bands and musicians tap into their creative spark and uniqueness, whilst maintaining a positive mindset. In 2019 Rob graduated as a Master of Art. He is credited as a Business & Innovation Tutor at WaterBear – The College Of Music and continuously seeks to help musicians thrive and be happy online whilst navigating the music industry.

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Website Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how Polestar Music Management uses and protects any information that you give Polestar Music Management when you use this website.

Polestar Music Management is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Polestar Music Management may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st February 2021.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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Website Terms and Conditions

Your use of the Polestar Music Management Web Site is subject to these terms and by using the Site you show your agreement to such terms. If you do not accept our terms, please do not use the Web Site.

Ownership of Web Site

This Web Site belongs to Polestar Music Management.

Headings

Headings used in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

Trademarks

The images, logos and names on this Web Site which identify Polestar Music Management or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Polestar Music Management and/or the relevant third parties. Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be deemed to confer on any person any license or right on the part of Polestar Music Management or any third party with respect to any such image, logo or name.

Alterations

Polestar Music Management reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or cease to supply any product or service contained on this Web Site. In the event that such removal takes place we shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such removal.

Phone Calls and Emails

Telephone calls using the telephone numbers provided on this Web Site and email correspondence with Polestar Music Management at the email addresses accessible through, or discernible from, this Web Site may be recorded or monitored. By using such communication methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.

Telephone charges

The price of calls may vary depending on your telecoms supplier. Please check with your operator for exact charges.

WEBSITE POLICIES

Commercial use

This Web Site is for non-commercial, personal use only. The services contained on this Web Site may be supplied on a commercial basis on payment to Polestar Music Management or its service or product suppliers of its charges from time to time. Please contact us.

In the event that you use any of the services contained on this Web Site for commercial use, Polestar Music Management shall be entitled to charge you at its applicable rates in respect of such commercial use.

Copyright

The copyright in the material contained in this Web Site belongs to Polestar Music Management or its licensed source. Any person may copy any part of this material, subject to the following conditions:

the material may not be used for commercial purposes;

the copies must retain any copyrights or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material;

the products and technology or processes described in this Web Site may be subject to other intellectual property rights reserved by Polestar Music Management or by other third parties with no license granted in respect of those intellectual property rights); images on this Web Site are protected by copyright as its text by IPR and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without the written permission of their respective owner(s).

Changes to Terms and Records of Agreements

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes on the Web Site. It is your responsibility to review the Web Site terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the latest terms and conditions. Your use of this Web Site after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions. We recommend that you print off and retain for your records a copy of these terms and conditions from time to time and a copy of any terms and conditions relating to any product or service which you apply for online, together with any related application form completed and submitted.

Any amendment to terms and conditions must be agreed in writing by us, or, if appropriate, by the relevant company or individual supplier with whom you contract.

Disclaimers

Whilst Polestar Music Management has taken due care and attention in the preparation of the contents of this Web Site, this Web Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos, icons regarding or relating to Polestar Music Management or our products and services marketed on the site (or to third party products and services), are provided on an 'as is' basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, all such terms and warranties are hereby excluded. In no event will Polestar Music Management be liable, whether in contract or tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise for any losses sustained and arising out of or in connection with use of this Web Site including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill (in all these cases whether direct or indirect) nor any indirect, economic, consequential or special loss.

Polestar Music Management does not represent that the information contained in this Web Site is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this Web Site or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

Polestar Music Management does not warrant that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in this Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this Web Site or the server that makes it available are virus or bug free or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

If any of these Terms and Conditions (or any terms and conditions relating to a product or service referred to in this Web Site) should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which such terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability, and in relation to such state or country only, such terms or condition shall be deleted and severed from the rest of the relevant terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude Polestar Music Management's liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence of Polestar Music Management.

Intellectual Property Rights

All Intellectual Property Rights (including, without limitation, all database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions (in all cases whether registered or unregistered and including all rights to apply for registration) and all other intellectual or industrial property rights in any jurisdiction) in any information, content, materials, data or processes contained in or to this Web Site belong to Polestar Music Management or its licensed source. All rights of Polestar Music Management in such Intellectual Property Rights are hereby reserved.

Jurisdiction and Law

Polestar Music Management makes no representation that any product or service referred to on or through the Web Site is appropriate for use, or available in other locations. The information and other materials contained in this Web Site may not satisfy the laws of any other country and those who choose to access this Site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

These Terms and Conditions and any terms and conditions relating to products or services described in this Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland. Disputes arising in relation to the same shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

Links to other Web Sites

Certain (hypertext) links, advertisements or suppliers promotion will lead you to Web Sites that are not under the control of Polestar Music Management. When you activate any of these links, you will leave Polestar Music Management Web Site by opening a new window and we have no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such other Web Site. By allowing links with third party Web Sites Polestar Music Management does not intend to solicit business or offer any security to any person in any country, directly or indirectly.

Force Majeure

Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by Polestar Music Management or to such variation as we may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies or as a result of any act of God, War, Strike, Lockout or other labour dispute, Fire, Flood, Drought, Legislation, or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the sellers control.

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Website Accessibility

We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible and easy to use for everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability.

All our page templates comply with the WCAG Priority 2 checkpoints as a minimum requirement. And we make every effort to ensure that all the content on our site meets this standard too. We are making every effort to ensure that we don't exclude any users. For example:

  • We try to use clear and simple language.
  • We use alternative text for all our images 
  • Were possible the HTML we produce conforms to the standard: XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • We have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast.

We try to publish all our text content as accessible HTML rather than in other formats such as PDF. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.

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