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Promotional Products: Band Merch Ideas Under $5

So your band is going to have a tour and you're now brainstorming on what band merchandise you should make. Aside from the top merch essentials, you should have novelty items that are easy on your fans' wallets. You don't have ...
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Vinyl Pressing Tips for First-timers

Releasing music on vinyl is one of the hottest trends in late 2000s that's why we decided to make this short custom vinyl pressing guide. Vinyl records made a big comeback in 2008 and I do not think it’s just ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Pretty Girls Make Graves

Want vinyl packaging and custom vinyl pressing inspiration? Get a load of this! This cardboard box contains a compilation of Pretty Girls Make Graves' first three 7"s which comprises the songs for their very first album, Good Health. This is ...
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If you’re not focusing on CD packaging, then you’re F)*&^ed!

Humans are like magpies. We like pretty things. If your CD packaging stands out, there’s a change we would want to pick it up and maybe even buy it. Don’t roll your eyes now. I know 2008, 2009- in fact ...
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Photography: Enthusiasm Means Nothing without Expertise

I’m a film graduate but I’m not good with photography. I know the rule of thirds, I know what colors look good, I know a good subject when I see one but when it comes to the technical stuff (aperture, ...
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Unique CD Packaging- You can Smash it to Relieve Stress!

Break It is a body and mind relaxation kit that contains a meditation CD. The wonderful thing about this CD packaging is that before you can check the goodies inside, you have to literally break it. So flex your muscles ...
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25 Useful Apps for Indie Filmmakers

Here are some of the best iPhone and iPad apps for making films without blowing your budget: ___________________________________________________________ Screenplay Writing ___________________________________________________________ Screenplay Black Mana Studios’ Screenplay is the world’s first fully-functional mobile screenwriting application. It allows professionals and hobbyists alike ...
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The Most Kickass Collectors Edition Video Games Packaging

Video Games Packaging have become prettier and prettier over the years as more and more gamers are willing to buy them. I'm no gamer-- in fact, I do hate games because I believe they promote laziness and violence. Yes, I'm ...
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2011 Music Sales Report: Album Sales Up for the First Time in 7 Years!

2011 is indeed a great year for music. Vinyl sales continue to go up, overall physical album sales declines 5%, but this is significantly less that the 19%decline in 2010. Oh yes, people. Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes. Here ...
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Be Strategic With Your CD Artwork (or How Weezer Uses CD Packaging Effectively)

Before we talk about CD packaging, let me first convince you why branding is necessary for musicians. Some of you might wonder why you need to create a marketing plan when your music should be the only basis for your ...
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