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Minimalist CD/DVD Packaging That Pack a Punch

Einstein once said that everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. I don't know if he's talking about design, but then again he said EVERYTHING, right? Well, here are CD/DVD packaging with minimalist designs that are ...
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Music Marketing Tips from the Industry Pros

Whether you're  still at the beginning of your music career or you've been around for quite some time, you will certainly find these music marketing tips useful. Here are some of the most important music marketing tips from the music ...
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Why it still makes sense to make CDs

The CD is dead. We keep hearing it every day since 2001 but here we are, 12 years later, still alive and making hundreds of thousands of CDs each year. Many things changed because of the internet but one thing ...
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CD Packaging: Mike Patton’s Rose Leaf CD Wrap

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 ...
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Promotional Items: Band Merch Ideas Under $1.00

We all know CDs and shirts are a must have for every band at every level of marketing, but if you want to give your fans something novel but really affordable...something they'd want to show off because it's too awesome ...
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t: 8 Awesome Thermochromic Designs

Items applied with thermochromic ink or crystals change color when temperature changes making your design interactive and fun. One popular example of this is the famous mood ring. If you want to know more about thermochromic technology, go here. For ...
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6 Signs You’re Not Yet Ready to Release an Album

Before you even step into a recording studio, you must be prepared. But before you even start preparing, you must be sure you know exactly what you're getting into and that you're ready for it. The whole business of releasing ...
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Money Tips for Musicians

20 Money Tips for Musicians- from Cutting Expenses to Managing Band Money

We all know making music isn't the most lucrative career there is that's why we thought you might want to read up on some of the most practical and easy-to-do money tips for musicians. Here are some of the most ...
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20 Unconventional Album Release Gimmicks That Totally Rock

When you want to stand out, when you want to be talked about, you gotta have album release gimmicks. Don't just make CDs in regular CD jewel case and digital downloads like the rest of the regular guys. No siree! ...
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17 Famous Martin Atkins Quotes on Music Career

Martin Atkins is a former drummer of PiL, Pigface, Ministry, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails and more. He's also an accomplished entrepreneur and a bad-ass DIY music marketing guru. Atkins has taught at Columbia College in Chicago where he instructed the course ...
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