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CD Packaging: Music in a Pizza Box

This 5-track short release by California Nintendo-core rockers HORSE the Band is a tribute to the band’s favorite food-PIZZA. The CD looks like a pepperoni and cheese pizza, it comes in a pizza box complete with ‘grease stains’ in the ...
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Music Retail: All About Merch

Before anything else, check out this really awesome video about t-shirts: Too awesome, isn't it? I dunno if it's related to my whole post but I just can't help but share this video. Well, at the very least, the vid ...
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Music Packaging: Dos and Don'ts of Music Packaging

So you've been wracking your brains out and squeezing every droplet of creative juice for the most awesome CD packaging ever. It's not easy but I am sure that it would all be worth it once you see people’s “wow, ...
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Indie Musicians: 5 Blogging Tips for Musicians

Blogging is one great online tool for musicians to gain more fans. It would help you build a solid fanbase if you broadcast your life, philosophies, opinions, rants, and frustrations online since it creates an intimate (albeit virtual) relationship with ...
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Indie Musicians: How to Make a Kick-Ass Press Kit

FOR THE WHOLE KIT Develop a Concept: It matters if you have developed a good concept for the whole kit so that each piece or page is recognizable as part of the kit. This gives the impression that you really ...
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CD Packaging: The "Found Photography" Fad

The fad of using ‘found photography’ Polaroid images as the main artwork for CDs is back again. It makes me wonder why. Do they genuinely see the beauty in it as it is? Are they Dada artists (anti-art) who try ...
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Indie Musicians: Solicit Grants using Kickstarter

YouTube, can create a MySpace, Facebook, Twitter account for their band promotion, can blog about their lives to gather followers.  And if they have the recording equipment and CD burners at home, they can actually make their album at a ...
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Music Retail: Record Stores Have to Diversify in Order to Survive

It is a known fact that CD sales have plummeted in the last decade and are down about 50 percent from their peak. The decline of CD sales — and, more recently, of DVD sales — has forced the music ...
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Music Packaging: Music Albums on USB (From Bob Marley to Lady Gaga)

That year, many artists followed and released their albums using sticks as well. The White Stripes' Icky Thump album for $99.  Removing their respective hats reveals the USB dongle, plug it in, and you'll get all of the Icky Thump ...
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Indie Music Marketing: LIVECHAT to Develop Intimate Connection with Fans

The internet may be cursed by some musicians for 'stealing' a big chunk of their revenue due to illegal downloads and easy access to their music but the internet also provides musicians a bigger venue to gain more followers. If ...
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