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Music Packaging: The Melvins Box Set Printed on an 1890s Antique Press

A box set that's letterpress printed on an antique press from the 1890s? How cool is that! The Melvins, through their myspace,  reveals plans for a gigantic and extremely limited box set that they'll sell at shows and online. The ...
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Indie Musician: 5 Tips for New Musicians

Indie musicians are sprouting every second in every corner of the world so in order for a musician to become established, he should not only possess great talent but he should also be wise and charming at the same time ...
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Music Packaging: PIANO Album Covers

So you have to make an album cover for a musician who plays the piano and he insists that you to include the instrument on the cover. Now you simply do not know what to do to make the album ...
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Merch Basics Every Musician Should Know

Because of the decrease of CD sales caused by the easy access of ‘free’ music, musicians try to find more ways to earn money to support their music and to pay for their apartments. Merch is probably the biggest earner ...
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Interview: Graphic Designer Dan Mumford

I saw some of his works online and I told myself I have to interview this guy! I simply must! At such a young age, he has already found and established his own style(scroll down to the bottom of the ...
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CD Packaging: GRAMMY Winners for Album Cover Design – Eighties

1980 Graphic artists: Mick Haggerty & Mike Doud Album: Breakfast in America Musician: Supertramp 1981 Graphic artists: Roy Kohara Album: Against the Wind Musician: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 1982 Graphic artists: Peter Corriston Album: Tattoo You Musician: ...
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CD Packaging: GRAMMY Winners for Album Cover Design – Seventies

Grammy Awards began presenting awards for Best Album Cover in 1959, recognizing the growing artistry of the 'face' of recorded music releases. From 1962 to 1965 it was separated into Classical and Non-Classical divisions. From 1966 to 1968 it was ...
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Indie Musician Tips: Blog to Maintain a Loyal Fanbase

his blog before his music. (update: he deactivated it after his breakup with TP.wtf). A friend of mine recommended his site two years ago and since then, I’ve been a follower of his blog…and about a month’s time of reading ...
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Music Industry: Why Stealing Sucks (PSA Video)

A2IM in convincing people to pay the musicians for their music because stealing or ‘getting music for free’ is slowly killing the music industry.  This catchy video is part of A2IM’s Why Stealing Sucks campaign. Please spread this video around-tweet ...
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