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Can you paint on a vinyl record and still use it?

We get inquiries for short run vinyl pressing a lot and one of the odd questions we get is if it's possible to paint on vinyl. Our heart break a little because we treat vinyl records like babies here in ...
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/ James Hill
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How We Do Custom Vinyl Manufacturing Here at UnifiedMFG

We make custom vinyl record manufacturing seem easy but it is actually quite a delicate, multi-step process that could be complicated to understand. This is the format that is the trickiest to manufacture and unlike making CDs and USB drives, ...
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/ James Hill
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YOU DON’T NEED A LOT- Why a Few Super Fans is All You Really Need

Musicians are an ambitious bunch. It's not that you want to be as rich and powerful as Bezos (although that won't hurt), but generally, musicians just have this very simple wish: that everyone in the world would to listen to ...
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Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record?

Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record? This is a legit question because Elvis is the king of rock and roll and blues. One of the finest white blues singers the world has ever known, Joe Cocker, said ...
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15 Weird But Awesome K-Pop Merch Items Ever Made

BTS, Twice, EXO, Black Pink...K-pop groups have very quickly become a global phenomenon! These Korean groups with their dance-able tunes and cute members have millions of fans not just in Asia, but in America, Africa and even Bosnia and Herzegovina ...
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What Musicians Can (and Should) Do Right Now

I’m calling it! This COVID- 19 shift is a wake up call to all of us. As musicians and entrepreneurs, we have to embrace this new reality...and we have to embrace it fast! We’ve had enough rest, folks. Time to ...
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Vinyl Mastering Guidelines & Tips to Get the Best Sound Quality

Vinyl mastering is serious business. You and your engineer have to be very meticulous to get it right. We want to do vinyl record pressing because it has exceptional sound quality but this is also the format that is the ...
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Coolest Cassette Tapes Released in The Last Few Years

If you're thinking of making a few custom cassette tapes to add to your merch table, now is the perfect time. Despite the dominance of streaming when it comes to music consumption, vinyl and cassette tape sales have skyrocketed in ...
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What was the first audio cassette you bought?

What was the first audio cassette you bought? Would you believe that 1980 is already forty years ago? This fact is never going to sink in to those alive in that era and that just means we are getting old, ...
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List of News and Tips for Musicians During the Pandemic

It's a tough time for everyone but especially for artists and musicians as the pandemic drags on. We compiled some resources to help you navigate the new normal of music. Hopefully, this will somehow make things much easier for all ...
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/ James Hill