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Is the Live Album Dead?

Houston Chonicle “Kicking Television” — the title of a live album by the band Wilco — doesn’t have the pop cultural resonance of, say, “At Budokan” or “Frampton Comes Alive.” But by any contemporary measure, it’s a success. Creatively, it’s a vibrant recording that touches on different eras in a notable band’s career. Commercially, it […]

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Music Packaging: Very HAIRY Album Art

Orleans: Waking and Dreaming Pixies: Come on Pilgrim Herbie Mann: Push Push Fabulous Diamonds: 7 Songs Saveta Jovanovic: Lažno je, lažno, sve što je tvoje Prince: Planet Earth               _______________________________________________________________________________ Unified Manufacturing is a custom CD/DVD and Vinyl Manufacturing facility based on both sides of the US. Our clients range […]

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Indie Music: Top 10 YouTube Covers

Amy Mae Elliot and originally appeared on the Mashable blog. If there’s one thing YouTube has always been good for, it is as a platform for the common man to express himself. That is the very basis of its user-generated “broadcast yourself” roots. Music is one medium in which we do this particularly well, bringing […]

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Featured Merch Designer: Benjamin Lande

Hi Ben. Could you tell us how you got into design? I graduated from SCAD in 2004 where I majored in illustration.  I was interested in several outlets for my art like tattooing, making comics and editorial illustration.  I didn’t think a career in band merch was even a possibility at that time. How did […]

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Green Musician: Study on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Impacts of International Touring

Julie’s Bicycle, the U.K. environmental body that works for the creative industries, recently launched a detailed study on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission impacts of international touring which encourages artists to reduce their carbon emissions. ‘Moving Arts: managing the carbon impacts of our touring: Bands, Orchestras and Theatre’ is a three volume report which measures […]