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No-Budget Filmmaking- Choose Concept, Location, and Team Wisely.

When you have a very small budget for your first film, then you must learn to be budget-conscious with every scene, every move, every prop, every costume, actually…every single thing from pre to post production. Concept: From the moment you ...
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Merch: More Tips to Sell More Merch

A few months back, Billboard* provided a list of three tips designed to help a band maximize their merchandise sales. While Billboard’s sage advice is very useful and can definitely help increase the revenue of bands with all sizes of ...
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CD Packaging: Shindig Fantastico- Superhotjoy

Superhotjoy asked Disturbance Design to make the packaging visibly African so they shot them amongst stuffed African wildlife at the local museum. Well, what could be more African than lions, zebras, and dehydrated flora? The hard bound book digipack features ...
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Your CD Packaging as a Branding Tool

Are you a rising musician who’s about to release an album? Or are you a business owner who wants to create a compelling product demo? Then you better make the make the most out of your CD packaging! Well, knowing ...
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CD/DVD Promotion Tip #1: Start Early

“I am not a desperate Salesman or a desperate musician, or a desperate filmmaker…” Come on say it with me. You have to remind yourself this whenever you feel the urge to ‘attack’ people online with your e-mail blasts, 20x/day ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Freeway- Stimulus Package

Wouldn’t you be jumping with joy if you see a stack of dollar bills lying on your doorstep? I would. But then, after 2 seconds you realize it’s fake. How would you feel? Bummed? Pissed?  You examine it closer and ...
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10 Reasons to Buy Music on CD

1. Flipping through racks of discs is more fun than the telephone book precision of an online music store. You never know what mis-filed gems you'll stumble across. 2. CDs are rarely copy protected so you can load them onto ...
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CD/DVD Manufacturing: 9 Things to Do to Avoid Artwork Issues

Do you need your DVDs fast? Then you better make sure you won't have issues with artwork because it’s one of the top causes of delay. The actual DVD duplication (as in the actual printing and duplication work) just takes ...
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Filmmaking: Film Festival Tips

There are some harsh realities associated with film festivals that you should know about before you submit your film to the festivals – or, even better, before you even make your film. You can increase your film festival chances by ...
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DVD Manufacturing: All About Region Codes

What are region codes? DVD region codes are designed by the Digital Rights Management to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a movie release (content, release date, price) based on the region. DVD discs may use one code, ...
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