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Effective Music Marketing Strategies To Get Your Music Noticed

In some music business schools, they still give students assignments that go like this: “Assume that you have one million dollars. Make up a marketing plan on how to promote a band.” Here’s a realistic assignment: “Go to MySpace. Pick ...
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Go Green with Unified Manufacturing

We are one of the CD manufacturing companies in California that offer green alternatives in CD manufacturing, DVD manufacturing, and printing. From the products and services we offer to our day-to-day operation, we make sure that we do our share ...
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Indie Filmmaking: 4 Ways to Get More Funds

As I’m unwinding from AFM last week, it occurs to me that while many of you are experiencing Distribution Overwhelm, even more of you are experiencing Finance Overwhelm. Why? Because unless you have 100% cash in bank to make your ...
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How to Choose the Right Promotional Product

Promotional products are meant to market your company therefore you have to be strategic in choosing the items you will give out. Do not just give away generic key chains, calendars, and other cliche stuff most companies give out or ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Money Mark- Brand New Tomorrow

After viewing lots of 'overdesigned' artwork, it's refreshing to see this minimalistic packaging of Money Mark. The concept and execution seem so simple (although I cannot tell for sure) but it has very good visual appeal. Just look at how ...
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CD Manufacturing: All About Barcodes

Why do I need a Barcode on my CD? The short answer is "because the retailers who will be selling your CD for you require it." It's the way a retail sale is identified, inventory levels are tracked, and sales ...
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DVD Packaging: VAN Box Sets

Here are some handsome DVDs that come in Vans. Well, not actual vans because that would be a hell of a lot of DVDs but little ones ...like toy vans. I want all of them in my shelf right now! ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Proof that Artwork Affects Album Sales

Sales of vinyl increased by 14 percent over the previous year, with around 2.8 million units sold. This is a new record for vinyl sales since 1991, when the format had all but disappeared in the wake of the CD ...
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Recording, Releasing, and Performing Cover Songs

Here is a comprehensive article about cover songs written by Cameron Mizell. Cameron is a freelance guitarist, producer, and consultant in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out his articles at musicianwages.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cover songs have an interesting place in the ...
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Band Merch: The Politics of Price Matching

Alternative Press has a great post about the  real deal of merch price matching.  Price matching is a practice in which the headlining band on a tour set the merch prices. If that band sell their custom printed t-shirts for ...
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