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6 Practical Tips for Designing Album Artwork

If it's your first time to release an album, chances are the album artwork is the last thing you think about that's why it can be a total pain in the arse especially if you're near your deadline. Do not ...
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/ Erick Yankton
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CD Packaging: Chang and Lee

We love the look of this street, grunge, trashy pop CD packaging. It's definitely the type of CD packaging you'd want to have in your bag when you're on an eight-hour train ride. It has a lot of detail and texture ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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3 Habits in the Routines of Successful Creative People

If you're pursuing the creative life, then it's good to study the routines of creative people so it can help you create a map for success. As Zadie Smith said, there's no "artist's lifestyle." Forget the cliches. Forget partying hard ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Music Packaging: Nakama- Endy Chow

This music packaging design for a Hong Kong singer Endy Chow is not only a music package, it is also a time machine. FUNDAMENTAL Studio believes that the music packaging of the album, which is full of songs, is a ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Back To The Future Soundtrack Vinyl Box Set

A classic film such as the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY deserves nothing less than a soundtrack vinyl set in a kick-ass packaging made by the folks over at DKNG. This is to commemorate that historic date from BTTF 2 ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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10 Album-Merch Bundles That We Love

The best way to sell band merch is to have album-merch bundles  (bundling custom t-shirts and other custom band merch items with a CD or vinyl) at a lower price. Album-Merch bundles do not only make them seem more affordable, ...
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/ Chris Bauer
Networking in Music

Networking in Music: 5 Ways You’re Doing It Wrong

There are many friendly and talkative artists who seem like they're experts at networking but in actuality, they don't get the results they want.  They seem to be giving too many business cards and they seem to be always busy ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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USB Music Cards: 8 Reasons Why It’s Time To Switch

Many musicians, from Bob Marley to Lady Gaga, have released their music in USB Music Cards We're all going to that direction, it seems like. If you're cynical about releasing in USB, here are some legit reasons why you should start ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Marketing Psychology Basics and How You Can Use Them

If you're a musician (or any artist), you're likely not that knowledgable in marketing or marketing psychology- unless that's your day job. But today, it is a must for artists to do everything on their own including promoting your band ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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How to Significantly Cut Down Vinyl Pressing Cost

Vinyl pressing could be really expensive especially if you compare it to digital distribution. BUT it is totally worth it. Selling vinyl doesn't only make you look absolutely LEGIT, it also helps in marketing your band. It automatically adds instant ...
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/ Chris Bauer