Practical Tips on Balancing Your Music Career with Everything Else

“Is it possible to raise a family well, maintain a high-paying job and have a career in music?” "Of course!" says many struggling juggling artists. But it is not for the weak. It means less sleep, less time with the ...
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Five Things Millennial Musicians Don’t Get

Millennials (also known as Gen Y-ers) are those born in 1980 up to the 2000s. We're known to be narcissistic, impatient, entitled, tech-dependent, lazy job-switchers who think we deserve the big things without putting much effort. In two words: spoiled ...
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7 Ways to Use Promotional Flash Drives For Marketing

Giving away cool promotional flash drives would give your clients, fans and friends the impression that you’re innovative and that you’re willing to try new things to make them happy. Here are some ideas when you can use flash drives ...
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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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