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Indie Music: Top 10 YouTube Covers

Amy Mae Elliot and originally appeared on the Mashable blog. If there’s one thing YouTube has always been good for, it is as a platform for the common man to express himself. That is the very basis of its user-generated ...
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Indie Musicians: How to Turn Off Your Fans

Be fashionably late. Always. It is a good idea if you play 30 to 45 minutes late because for sure, there would be more people present in the venue by then. You are simply concerned for those late fans who ...
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Featured Merch Designer: Benjamin Lande

Hi Ben. Could you tell us how you got into design? I graduated from SCAD in 2004 where I majored in illustration.  I was interested in several outlets for my art like tattooing, making comics and editorial illustration.  I didn't ...
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Green Musician: Study on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Impacts of International Touring

Julie’s Bicycle, the U.K. environmental body that works for the creative industries, recently launched a detailed study on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission impacts of international touring which encourages artists to reduce their carbon emissions. ‘Moving Arts: managing the carbon ...
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CD Packaging: How to Come up With a Creative CD Packaging

Get to know the musicians Before you even start to think of ideas for the CD packaging, you must first get to know the musicians. Do a quick online research about them before you have your first meeting. And during ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Monkey Majik by Artless

Artist: Monkey Majik Albums: Fly (Single), Around the World (Single), Thank You Art director: Artless Three albums, one concept. Each album art can stand independently on its own but the overall appeal can be seen when the three albums are ...
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Indie Musician Advice: Give it all you've got or just don't do it

You have dreamt about this forever and ever and a day. You can't think of doing anything else. Ever. You finally get your musical ambitions in order--maybe your artist has just finished an overdue release, or maybe this is your ...
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10 Ways to Keep Yourself Awake at Work

Don’t stuff yourself. Eating a full meal is not a good idea if you plan to stay awake for hours. If you eat a big meal, you get a spike of sugar intake which will be followed by the inevitable ...
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CD Manufacturing: 5 Things to Clarify With Your CD Manufacturing Company

You have been searching high and low for the best CD manufacturing company to duplicate or replicate your album. Of course you want to make sure that the company you choose has the adequate infrastructure to meet high quality standards ...
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