Indie Musicians: 12 iPhone Apps for Indie Musicians on the Go

This post originally appeared on the MicControl blog on June 14, 2010. Chris is the co-founder of MicControl, a music blogging network based on a music social networking platform. Chris can be found on Twitter and Facebook. These days, everyone is “on-the-go” and ...
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DVD Duplication: Top 5 Qualities of a Good DVD Duplication Company

CD and DVD duplication companies are everywhere.  There are bazillions of them when you check the yellow pages, when you look up in Google and Craigslist so it’s pretty difficult to make the right choice for your project. Oh, but ...
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CD Manufacturing: The Difference Between CD Replication & CD Duplication

If you are a new indie band who’s about to release an album for the very first time, chances are you do not know the difference between CD duplication and CD replication. People sometimes get confused and use CD Replication ...
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CD Manufacturing: DIY CD Case in Less Than 5 Minutes

a. hand the bare disc to your teacher (which he probably won't accept) b. run to the nearest store to buy a case (if you're lucky to have a store nearby) c. submit it the next day (and expect grade ...
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Music Packaging: TELEPHONES

LPCoverlover and are posted on their site. This would serve as a database or a creative bank for musicians and CD designers. So if you want to design something with clouds in it, you might want to check our site ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Journal of Popular Noise

The Journal of Popular Noise is a semi-annual audio magazine inspired by the traditions of pop music, printed periodicals, and the delight of a finely crafted artifact. The hand-folded packaging folds out to a beautiful letter-pressed poster that has information ...
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CD Duplication: Reasons Why You Should Leave it to the Pros

So you want to become as indie as possible and create everything on your own from writing the lyrics of your music down to reproducing your CDs? Why freakin' not? With today’s technology, CD duplication is as easy as making ...
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Music Marketing: Interpol’s Latest Album and Free Silkcreened Prints

Interpol recently announced the release of its fourth album this September thru Matador Records. As of the moment, we can only see a small preview of its custom vinyl record album art but from the preview, I can say it ...
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Is the Live Album Dead?

Houston Chonicle "Kicking Television" — the title of a live album by the band Wilco — doesn't have the pop cultural resonance of, say, "At Budokan" or "Frampton Comes Alive." But by any contemporary measure, it's a success. Creatively, it's ...
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