Best Ways to Choose Inner & Outer Vinyl Record Sleeves

If you’re about to press some vinyl records, you may wonder why choosing inner and outer sleeves are such a big deal when they’re just sleeves that’ll hold your vinyl records. However, let’s not forget that they do not just hold these vinyl records, they protect them from being damaged! The inner sleeve is there […]

How you can benefit from custom embroidered patches

Are custom embroidered patches still a thing? Should you add this to your merch or just focus on shirts and stickers? Patches are cool stuff. They always have been and they always will. There are so many cool patches for musicians today and it’s definitely worth it to make some.  Before we give you the […]

Is Distrokid better than TuneCore?

TuneCore has been in operation for 15 years now and is one of the most established digital music distributors in the industry. Distrokid, on the other hand, is the new kid on the block. It is relatively younger because they were only established seven years ago, in 2013 but despite this, Distrokid proved that being […]

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 […]