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Band Promotion: How to Shoot Conceptual Band Photos

If you are a new band, you will eventually need conceptual band photos for your CD packaging, album art, website, press kit, posters, shirts, and other stuff needed for band promotion.  Now you DO NOT want to slack off in ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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CD Packaging: Free Kitten – Inherit

This CD packaging of Free Kitten looks deceptively simple but it's actually well thought out and the cardboard cd wallet is just the right CD case for this design. The artwork has this stained coffee/ watercolor look that gives it ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Online Music Licensing Resources

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. It also ensures that the creators of musical works get paid for their work. In layman’s terms it can be viewed as leasing your property out to someone for a fee, ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Album Artwork and Copyright- What We Can Learn From the Kind of Bloop Case

Anyone can file a lawsuit and the costs of defending yourself against a claim are high, regardless of how strong your case is. Combined with vague standards, the result is a chilling effect for every independent artist hoping to build ...
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/ Erick Yankton
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DVD Cover Look-Alikes

Sure there are tons of DVD cover artwork that look alike but the ones below deserve to win the "Similarity is Uncanny!" awards in DVD packaging. The similarities of the DVD artworks are so obvious that we can't help but ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Top 10 Vinyl Record Myths

Vinyl is so back and lots of musicians are now releasing their albums in vinyl. But many musicians still think that it is not a wise thing to do because it's impractical and they believe it won't sell. In fact, ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Avoid Unnecessary CD Duplication Expenses

No one wants to spend a dollar more on anything. Not on coffee, not on a shirt, and certainly not on CD manufacturing. I am sure you're willing to spend all your hard-earned dollars for your craft but you want ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Kickstarter Statistics and Tips

Independent filmmakers and independent musicians are now so in love with Kickstarter so I thought I should  share some statistics about this much-loved crowdfunding site. Hopefully, this would help and encourage those who are planning to start a campaign. Launched ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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CD LABEL PRINTING 101

The CD label is equally important as your album’s booklet and packaging. It makes your CD look professional because people would know you really had your album manufactured in a professional CD manufacturing house. Besides, the CD is your main ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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DVD Packaging: Dexter Evidence Bag

This DVD packaging of Dexter TV show is another proof that their promotion guys are really working hard to create a brand for this hit TV series.  Do you still remember the fresh "human arm"  they placed in a grocery ...
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/ Chris Bauer