Have you ever heard of music download cards? I’m sure you’ve had, because these things have taken digital music into a whole new level and have helped musicians market themselves and their music.
But if you haven’t, well it’s a small card with a code that can be typed into a musician’s website. After typing it, the music can be directly downloaded into a desktop. So you see, these cards are like actual business cards for musicians. Their album artwork can be printed on the cards and websites can also be printed on it, making it a good way for promotion.
Here are some of the coolest music download cards we’ve seen:
Lady Gaga’s Just Dance music download card can already pass as a photo card of some sort and it even looks like a merchandise.
And here we have another download card looking like a musicians photo card.
An awesome download card with a very aesthetic design. Green with gold does look amazing.
And what do we have here! A download card lookin’ like an arcade ticket with downloadable songs for babies, cute donchu think?
Otakus out there would surely love this download card with their ever favorite Hatsune Miku printed on the card topped with a collection of songs sung by her.
Minimalists would really love the design of this download card.
An amazing artwork for a collection of amazing music.
Awesome photography! This can definitely be kept as a merchandise.
Creepy looking download cards ya’ll, but they are worth collecting! Nice artworks they have.
Awesome free-cut download card we have here right? Really worth keeping!
We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.