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CD Packaging Ideas You Must Try!

CD packaging ideas? Or are you working on tons of album art day in and day out that you’re creative juices are about to run out? I hear you. It’s tough. Working with the same materials and way too similar concepts for ages will eventually leave your brain cells dry. This is not good for […]

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Album Cover Doppelgangers: Album Artwork Look-Alikes

[Scientific American] So what about album covers? Certainly there are lots of albums with similar concepts. I compiled lots of album cover concepts that are somewhat overused like balloons, puppets, clowns. But there are those albums covers with very striking similarities they are almost like twins. Maybe some designers intentionally copy an artwork like Bruce […]

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What Makes a Music Video Share- worthy?

Fresh Concept. A music video becomes viral when it is new and original in terms of music, concept and treatment. People have very short attention span so you better grab their attention fast and reel them in good. They do not want to share your video if the concept is sooo overplayed because they don’t […]

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Music Advice: The Importance of 'Thank You'

There should be a Thank You list. I don’t care if you have the sharpest memory. I still insist you keep a thank you list where you write down the names and of every person who helped you. Write down their names, their contributions, and their contact info. If it’s a very busy day for […]

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Radiohead’s Deluxe Edition “Newspaper Album” Revealed

Radiohead will release a deluxe edition “Newspaper Album” (not The Universal Sigh) for their latest album, The King of Limbs. It is scheduled to come out on May 9. According to the King of Limbs website, the “newspaper album” contains “two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve,” a digital download, a compact disc, many […]

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Die Cutting, Scoring, and Folding

Custom CD/DVD boxes, gatefold cases, invitation cards, and almost all custom packaging boxes require professional die-cutting, scoring, and folding. These are finishing techniques that require much care and attention if you want your custom pieces to look good. With proper planning and execution, these techniques add a quality look and feel to the finished piece. […]

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Album Art Concepts: Balloons

Balloons signify celebrations, childhood enthusiasm, and playfulness. Balloons are often used as subjects in paintings, photographs, and other forms of art not only because it appeals the eyes but also because it awakens old memories of childhood. Here are some album artwork with balloons. Maximum Balloon: Maximum Balloon These Are The Good Times People House […]

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Indie Film Maketing: How to Get the Most Reach for Your Budget

For every dollar spent on producing a major film, the studios have been spending 51-58 cents to release and market it in the United States and Canada. _______________________________________________________________________ Big studios behind Hollywood blockbusters put at least half and sometimes as much as twice their production budgets into grandiose marketing campaigns, and they handle all publicity. […]