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Graphic Designers: Get to Know Custom Packaging Materials

If you want to become a CD packaging designer, then it is very important that you know how materials work. Designing custom CD packages require not only brilliant concepts and good software skills-you need be an expert on the materials, too. It is not like printing posters or printing CD covers using templates. In designing […]

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10 Great Music Marketing Ideas

Here are 10 music marketing ideas from the Music 3.0 Internet Music guidebook. It’s easier to sell your music if you add extra value to it, so it helps to think outside the box when it comes to distributing your music. Thanks to Bruce Houghton of the great music blog Hypebot for numbers 7 through 10. 1) Develop a package […]

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Merch Concepts: Bowling Pins Art

If you’re trying to come up with the coolest custom band merch for your movie and your movie has interesting characters, why don’t you make something like this! Coolest. Custom Merch. Ever. These are bowling pins meticulously painted and glued with fur, hair, and accessories to resemble the important and interesting characters in the movie […]

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Top 3 E-mail Marketing Don’ts

Mispelled Names We are all vain and we automatically hate people who forget our names, mispronounce our names, or misspell our names. It makes us feel like an unimportant, irrelevant, ugly doormat. So if you want people to hate you and your film, band, or business…well, you know what to do. I get it why […]

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DVD Packaging: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Platinum Series

This is a must-have for those who are avid fans of gore films and for those who are simply into collecting awesome DVD packaging. This DVD packaging is guaranteed to give you that kind of rush you get you open a Christmas present. It’s loaded with coolness and entertainment that will amuse you for at […]

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Business: Study Reveals Consumers Prefer Direct Mail Use of CDs and DVDs

Discmail Direct and Direct Marketing Association conducted a study in 2010 about consumer’s attitude and response towards direct mail. Using more than 800 respondents, here are the results of the study: 85 % prefer a disc over an email and 59%of the 800+ respondents believe a DVD is more secure than an email. 91% of […]

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No-Budget Filmmaking- Choose Concept, Location, and Team Wisely.

When you have a very small budget for your first film, then you must learn to be budget-conscious with every scene, every move, every prop, every costume, actually…every single thing from pre to post production. Concept: From the moment you try to come up with a good concept for your kick-ass film, you should already […]

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Merch: More Tips to Sell More Merch

A few months back, Billboard* provided a list of three tips designed to help a band maximize their merchandise sales. While Billboard’s sage advice is very useful and can definitely help increase the revenue of bands with all sizes of followings, the tips are somewhat little limited and ignore quite a few of the more […]

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CD Packaging: Shindig Fantastico- Superhotjoy

Superhotjoy asked Disturbance Design to make the packaging visibly African so they shot them amongst stuffed African wildlife at the local museum. Well, what could be more African than lions, zebras, and dehydrated flora? The hard bound book digipack features four Polaroids of the band. The case has a clean, polished look which complements the […]

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CD/DVD Promotion Tip #1: Start Early

“I am not a desperate Salesman or a desperate musician, or a desperate filmmaker…” Come on say it with me. You have to remind yourself this whenever you feel the urge to ‘attack’ people online with your e-mail blasts, 20x/day facebook re-posts, and other annoying marketing acts.  People can sense desperation in a split second. […]