Photoshop Tutorial: DVD Motion Menus

Some simpler DVD authoring programs have auto-everything, and all you have to do is "click...click...click" to make a finished project. But there's a real beauty in DVD motion menu making, and this month's tutorial is all about how you can ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Mute Audio Documents (1978-1984)

Artist: Various Mute Artists Title: Mute Audio Documents 1978-1984 Label: Mute Year: 2007 Designer: Adrian Shaughnessy How do you organize documents? Hmm...with file cards, of course! And that pretty much is the very literal concept of Mute Audio Documents. It ...
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Effective Film Publicity Gimmicks

You have to  be competitive when it comes to selling your film because without good publicity, no one would bother to touch your film. Film publicity should not be limited to print,radio, and tv interviews. Come up with catchy gimmicks ...
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Band Publicity 101: Get Their Attention, Give them What they Need

You must have realized by now that as an indie musician, you practically have to do everything on your own-including publicity. You barely have time to practice your music and ha! You still have to contact that editor, that music ...
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CD Packaging: Chart Toppers and Their Album Covers

Here are this week's Billboard's top 10 hits with their album covers. Which one do you like best? 1. "Just The Way You Are"- Bruno Mars 2. Like A G6- Far*East Movement (Featuring Cataracs & Dev) 3. Just A Dream-Nelly ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Taylor Swift Will Release New Album in Vinyl

Taylor Swift has emerged as one of the biggest pop stars of the MP3 age, but deep down, the 20-year-old singer is an old-fashioned vinyl collector. Swift personally made sure that her third album, Speak Now, would be available as ...
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Indie Musicians: Top 21 Music Licensing Companies

There are many legal requirements you should comply if you want to have a career in music: you need legal permission if you want to cover songs, you need to trademark your band name if you don't want another band ...
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Indie Filmmakers: Tips in Making EXTREMELY Low Budget Films

X-Deal. X-deal or exchange deal is a scheme where two parties will agree on mutual benefit. Find another zero budget filmmaker who has the goods you need and try to offer your services in return.  Of course, you have to ...
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Vinyl Packaging: On – Your Naked Ghost Comes Back At Night

Sometimes our eyes get too used of seeing exaggerated designs that we don't find them appealing anymore-they all just become one colorful blur.  That is why 'less is more' works in music packaging.  Put a plain packaging in a sea ...
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5 Ways Bands Can Benefit From Foursquare

Foursquare is the latest social networking craze that will soon be as big as MySpace, Twitter and Facebook (FB is launching its own version soon). Foursquare isn’t another social network per se. It’s a location-based social network using the GPS ...
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