sites for musicians unified manufacturing

10 Websites Every DIY Musician Needs to Know

The playing field is now leveled. We all have access to the same online tools, the same websites, and preach the same message, ‘Hey! Come check out our band.’ So how is your band going to be effective on the ...
Read More
Viral Marketing Strategies1

Indie Musicians: 4 Ways to Get Really Viral

So, you just finished an album and you want to come up with viral promotion ideas to market your music. You figured that viral marketing is the shortcut to getting the recognition and fame that your music deserves. With thousands ...
Read More
boxset

DVD Packaging: Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Box Set

Here's another reason to be merry this December! Warner Bros will be releasing the Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary box set. Elfman and Burton have collaborated for over two decades on some of the most memorable films of ...
Read More
overworked

Graphic Designers: 5 Tips to Get to the Top

You love designing but you don't want to stay in the same level 5 years from now. You do not want to be glued on your computer chair all your life working for the same kinds of people, on the ...
Read More
5180955769 12e328f7b1 o

Must-Read: The Art of the Album Cover

“How can something so square be so hip?” Designer Richard Evans, The Who’s in-house designer for 35 years,  sets out to answer this question in the new illustrated history of the 12in album sleeve.  In this glossy hardback, he provides ...
Read More

20 Reasons Why Bands Don’t Make It (by an A&R man)

Here are 20 common reasons why some artists never make it to the next level written by experienced A&R/Producer Loren Israel. Even if you do not enjoy everything he says, he has been involved in the business enough to speak ...
Read More
phscs3at pdflabels 4

Photoshop Tutorial: Create CD or DVD labels easily!

Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prerequisite knowledge: An understanding of and experience using Photoshop. You probably know that consistency is key to effective brand building and maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to create labels easily to ensure consistent production across ...
Read More
Joshua Marc Levy Photo Amy Kayln Sims

Featured Designer: Joshua Marc Levy

About Joshua Marc Levy: Joshua was born Jan 27- the same day as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lewis Carroll. He graduated SVA with honors in 1998 and worked in Entertainment Advertising and the Record Industry afterward. Shortly after leaving SVA, ...
Read More
mum4

CD Packaging: MUM- Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy

Stare at these images for one whole minute without blinking and you will get goose bumps all over. The ‘paper-cut’ pictures of kids pasted on eerie photographs of the woods, lake, and mountains have a haunting effect. It’s as if ...
Read More

Vinyl Packaging: Bob Hund Fantastiskt

Would you buy a single worth $3,650? The Swedish rock band Bob Hund released their single Fantastiskt (fantastic) as a 12" one copy vinyl record that only allows 30 playings. The record was placed on a turntable with the lyrics ...
Read More