Grammy Nominees for Best Record Package 2020

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. Find out who are nominated for best record package category. Their box sets are looking too awesome! Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)- Paul McCartney Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors 

Can you paint on a vinyl record and still use it?

We get inquiries for short run vinyl pressing a lot and one of the odd questions we get is if it’s possible to paint on vinyl. Our heart break a little because we treat vinyl records like babies here in our plant, we don’t even touch them with bare hands! The question probably comes from […]

How We Do Custom Vinyl Manufacturing Here at UnifiedMFG

We make custom vinyl record manufacturing seem easy but it is actually quite a delicate, multi-step process that could be complicated to understand. This is the format that is the trickiest to manufacture and unlike making CDs and USB drives, we simply can’t rush vinyl pressing or else it could be a disaster. There are […]

YOU DON’T NEED A LOT- Why a Few Super Fans is All You Really Need

Musicians are an ambitious bunch. It’s not that you want to be as rich and powerful as Bezos (although that won’t hurt), but generally, musicians just have this very simple wish: that everyone in the world would to listen to their music…and you know, touch people and make a difference in the world, and…well yeah, […]

Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record?

Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record? This is a legit question because Elvis is the king of rock and roll and blues. One of the finest white blues singers the world has ever known, Joe Cocker, said that Elvis was the greatest white blues singer in the world. So…as a diehard vinyl […]

15 Weird But Awesome K-Pop Merch Items Ever Made

BTS, Twice, EXO, Black Pink…K-pop groups have very quickly become a global phenomenon! These Korean groups with their dance-able tunes and cute members have millions of fans not just in Asia, but in America, Africa and even Bosnia and Herzegovina. And their fans are not just regular fans, they are rabid fans…the kind who are […]

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What Musicians Can (and Should) Do Right Now

I’m calling it! This COVID- 19 shift is a wake up call to all of us. As musicians and entrepreneurs, we have to embrace this new reality…and we have to embrace it fast! We’ve had enough rest, folks. Time to get back in the saddle. Make baby steps if you must because we still have […]

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Vinyl Mastering Guidelines & Tips to Get the Best Sound Quality

Vinyl mastering is serious business. You and your engineer have to be very meticulous to get it right. We want to do vinyl record pressing because it has exceptional sound quality but this is also the format that is the trickiest to manufacture. It’s prone to have slight imperfections like distortion and noise. That is […]

Coolest Cassette Tapes Released in The Last Few Years

If you’re thinking of making a few custom cassette tapes to add to your merch table, now is the perfect time. Despite the dominance of streaming when it comes to music consumption, vinyl and cassette tape sales have skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, during the first half of 2020, RIAA reported that vinyl surpassed […]

What was the first audio cassette you bought?

What was the first audio cassette you bought? Would you believe that 1980 is already forty years ago? This fact is never going to sink in to those alive in that era and that just means we are getting old, my friends. It seems like it’s only yesterday that we were tinkering with our cassette […]