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Music Retail News: UMG's New Pricing Structure Designed to Get Single CDs in Stores at $10 or Below

To compensate the lower pricing, UMG also plans to step up deluxe versions of albums which sell at a higher price to cater the hardcore fans and collectors. UMG is also banking that the lower price points will at the ...
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Eco Packaging: How Musicians Can Pomote the Green Movement

Green Album Packaging If you want to convince others to become part of the green movement, you have to lead by example. Start with using biodegradable materials for your album’s CD packaging. Use CD cases that are made of 100% ...
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ECO DVD Manufacturing: Atlas Films on O'reilly Factor

Our clients at Atlas Films, the wonderful talented crew who brought us Tapped the Movie, were on the O' Reilly Factor the other day. In case you haven't seen it, you should because it's one of the most awesome and ...
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DVD Packaging: Unified makes 100% Eco-friendly DVD packaging for Tapped the Movie

We recently produced an eco- friendly DVD for the environmental documentary,Tapped the Movie by Atlas Films. Because of the independent film company’s advocacy, Atlas Films collaborated with Unified Manufacturing in making 100% eco-friendly DVD packaging. We made a cardboard sleeve ...
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Music Retail: Recorded Music Couldn’t Last?

We all know that the Music retail business is facing a big challenge because of the sagging economy and the digital media but does that mean that the custom vinyl record industry is bound for extinction? Here is what Brian ...
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Mini-Albums: One Way to Improve the Music Retail Business

USA Today is taking note of the uptick in country mini-albums (or EPs, or collections that generally have fewer than ten songs). Luke Bryan, the newspaper points out, released his second “Spring Break” digital EP today. And "country's Josh Thompson ...
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Vinyl Manufacturing: How Singles are Made (Short Video)

Do you wanna know how singles are made? Here is a 3-minute simple but concise video made by BBC in celebration of the 60th year of RCA Record Company’s release of the seven-inch single. You have to trust the good ...
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CD Manufacturing: Simple Ways to Cut Down CD Manufacturing Costs

With the rising popularity of Internet downloads, youtube, and piracy, CD sales is affected significantly. It is important to save every penny in the CD manufacturing costs in order for your music to thrive in this tough market. There are ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Spinal Tap's 'Back From the Dead'

This awesome packaging by Brian Porizek was nominated in the recent Grammy Awards for Best Packaging alongside Sagmeister’s work for Byrne & Eno and four other nominees. Sagmeister bagged the trophy but I should say this one is almost equally ...
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CD Packaging: Worst Album Covers

Last night, I was running low on album cover ideas so I decided to look for great CD covers online hoping for inspiration to hit me before the night ends. As I was lazily fumbling through websites and google images, ...
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