When we’re not cursing our favorite bands, artists, designers and directors for selling their souls to big brands and labels, we’re waiting in line for hours, ready to spend our cash on their collaborations and helping them to sell out.

This year’s been a huge one for brand partnerships, as agencies and corporations slowly come around to the idea that the internet’s here to stay and the people who rely on it for information want something—and someone—new selling us their products. We’ve seen Bon Iver stamp their faces on a Bushmills whiskey ad (and come under fire from The Avalanches for doing so) and Chloe Sevigny team up with Vision Street Wear for her third collaborative collection with beloved fashion house Opening Ceremony.

From the boutiques to the bars, we look back on the year of brands buying artists’ souls.