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Best of the Best- Our top 10 Articles of 2011

Branding Yourself as a Musician- A Checklist Branding and promoting your band is not like selling Avon products or vacuum cleaners. Here is a list of things a band should have if you want to brand your band and make a career ...
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BAND NAMES AND TRADEMARK LAW – AN OVERVIEW

WHAT IS A TRADEMARK? A common misunderstanding is the idea that one can "copyright" a band name. While it is possible to copyright the design of a band logo, the band name itself is not copyrightable. Band names are protectable ...
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How to Create a Buzz for Your CD Packaging

As a new artist releasing an album for the first time, it is one of your goals to get as much attention as possible. You are willing to experiment and do whatever it takes in order for people to talk ...
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Yes folks, the CD is safe for now

You can download a huge music library without ever leaving home, but reports of the compact disc’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, writes BRIAN BOYD . Read this article from the Irish Times. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IT WAS INEVITABLE. The report went ...
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Funny Santa Album Covers

Check out these funny santa album covers if you want inspiration or a bit of laugh. Tis the season to be jolly...and funny, apparently. Many artists make Holiday albums each year and maybe nothing spells Christmas better than S-A-N-T-A. Of ...
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Graphic Designer: Getting Paid Right

If you’re a fresh graduate doing his first graphic design project, you probably have no idea how to put a fair price on your work. Quote a much higher price and they’d likely cancel the assignment, quote a very low ...
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Bluray Packaging: Helvetica’s “Record” Sleeve Packaging

The typeface Helvetica, a movie directed by Gary Hustwit, was released in bluray format in 2008. It was packaged in a beautiful record sleeve with a very playful design. It was designed by Experimental Jetset from Netherlands. Why a record ...
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Rules for Confronting a Difficult Band Member

Don’t confront him in front of his girlfriend or sister or mother. Every guy wants to be a hero if his girlfriend or sister is around so you better not poke his ego during those moments. That spells H-E-L-L for ...
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How to Promote your Show: When and Where to Flyer

This article is a guest post written by Chris "Seth" Jackson and originally appeared in his website How to Run a Band. For more great tips about running a band, you can check out on his facebook page and follow ...
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8 Eye-Popping Pop-Up CD Packaging & DVD Packaging

If you love films and music and you like owning beautiful objects made out of paper, here are some CD and DVD packaging that will make your eyes pop. Flight of the Conchords Pop-Up CD Packaging One of the coolest ...
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