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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 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 custom vinyl records 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 ...
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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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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CD Packaging of the Week: Bosco-Spectrum

Artist: Bosco Album: Spectrum Label: The Big Up/Brittany Bosco Designers: Alex Goose & Branden Collins Year: 2008 Info: Alex Goose: Designed as a promotional EP with little to no budget, Branden and I had to come up with a package ...
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Get Sponsorship for Your Next Music Video (Step by Step Guide)

So you have the most brilliant idea for your next music video yet you cannot execute it because you only have a few dollars left in your pocket after recording your first album. But you also know the value of ...
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Indie Musicians: Preparing for the Recording Studio

Recording a new album is always a momentous occasion for any musician.  Today, recording technology is very affordable and many musicians have some sort of home studio for capturing new ideas, recording demos, or even making full-blown albums.  However, nothing ...
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CD Packaging:100+ CD Artwork with CATS

“The cat is above all things, a dramatist.” They are simply the most sophisticated animals here on earth. Just observe how they walk, purr, yawn. The filthiest cat on the streets have more elegance than some women I met in ...
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Why Creating a Fashion Statement is Good for Your Music Career

I can imagine purists rolling their eyes when they read the title of this post but what the heck: for me, image is important. Of course music should be the number one priority of musicians but they should also learn ...
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