Music on CD

10 Reasons to Buy Music on CD

1. Flipping through racks of discs is more fun than the telephone book precision of an online music store. You never know what mis-filed gems you’ll stumble across. 2. CDs are rarely copy protected so you can load them onto whatever devices you have without risking arrest or enormous civil penalties. 3. You get cover […]

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Filmmaking: Film Festival Tips

There are some harsh realities associated with film festivals that you should know about before you submit your film to the festivals – or, even better, before you even make your film. You can increase your film festival chances by making a good moviebut, assuming your film is already in the can, here are a […]

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How to Deal with Creative Burnout

If you are a musician, filmmaker, graphic designer, writer, or if you have a job that requires lots of thinking and creativity…chances are you are oh so familiar with creative burnout. It is when we have nothing more to give creatively- when our cups (or papers, canvasses, etc) are dry and we cannot start anything […]

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CD Packaging: Sewed CD Cover

You can actually sew your messages or artwork on this cover! Sew cool, isn’t it? This was designed by the Singaporead-based agency Asylum in 2008 for the Christmas songs by Eunice Elizabeth Olsen and Rennie Gomes. “We have created a sleeve where you can customize your message [or artwork] to your loved ones. You can […]

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To Duplicate or to Replicate?

Not too many people know that there are 2 kinds of manufacturing discs- replication and duplication. And those that know sometimes get confused and use the terms interchangeably. Their literal definitions may be nearly identical, but in practice they are extremely different. Here are some of the basic differences between CD replication and CD duplication that […]

CD Packaging: Last Days On Earth- Pow Pow

CD Packaging: Last Days On Earth- Pow Pow

It looks like the art director/designer was playing with his Stabilo Boss Highlighter while cooking up an artwork concept for this album.  Maybe he got so frustrated because he’s been sitting for hours with a blank sheet of paper…out of his frustration, he starts to scribble using his green highlighter…and then, voila! At first, the […]