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Indie Filmmaking: When & How to Use Kickstarter- by Steve Moramarco

Kickstarter, a relatively new tool in the world of fundraising, has revolutionized the process of raising money for your film. However, it is somewhat misunderstood by some of the population, and often misused by the artist/filmmakers themselves. I successfully funded my first indie film The Great Intervention, using Kickstarter. I’d like to share some of […]

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Music Packaging: Warp 20 Box Set

To commemorate Warp‘s 20th anniversary, they released a deluxe special-edition of music and art, titled Warp20 (Box Set) in a really sleek music packaging. Warp20 comes beautifully packaged in a 10-inch square slipcase wrapped in charcoal Buckram embossed paper with tipped-on gloss-laminated cover photograph, designed by YES, photographed by Dan Holdsworth. It contains a 192-page […]

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8 Creative T-Shirt Packaging That Will Inspire You

Here at Unified, we value branding and packaging. We love to make creative packaging for your CDs,DVDs,Vinyl, and yes…even SHIRTS! We don’t just print creative t-shirts, we also make creative packaging for your creative tees. And if you are eco-conscious, you might want to check out these eco-friendly cardboard t-shirt packaging. Meanwhile, if you’re simply looking […]

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Band Promotion: How to Shoot Conceptual Band Photos

If you are a new band, you will eventually need conceptual band photos for your CD packaging, album art, website, press kit, posters, shirts, and other stuff needed for band promotion.  Now you DO NOT want to slack off in this department because it’s your way to get noticed. I will say it again: Good […]

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CD Packaging: Free Kitten – Inherit

This CD packaging of Free Kitten looks deceptively simple but it’s actually well thought out and the cardboard cd wallet is just the right CD case for this design. The artwork has this stained coffee/ watercolor look that gives it its charm. Artist: Free Kitten Title: Inherit Label: Ecstatic Peace Year: 2008 Designer: Uncredited Chipboard […]

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Online Music Licensing Resources

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. It also ensures that the creators of musical works get paid for their work. In layman’s terms it can be viewed as leasing your property out to someone for a fee, based on how and where they intend to use it, and for how long. What’s […]

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Avoid Unnecessary CD Duplication Expenses

No one wants to spend a dollar more on anything. Not on coffee, not on a shirt, and certainly not on CD manufacturing. I am sure you’re willing to spend all your hard-earned dollars for your craft but you want to maximize your cash. You want to make sure every cent goes to something useful […]

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Kickstarter Statistics and Tips

Independent filmmakers and independent musicians are now so in love with Kickstarter so I thought I should  share some statistics about this much-loved crowdfunding site. Hopefully, this would help and encourage those who are planning to start a campaign. Launched Projects: 20,371 Successful Projects: 7,496 (43%) Unsuccessful Projects: 9,700 Live Projects: 3,175 Approximately 40% of […]