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Top 5 reasons fans love custom merch

Merch are customer magnets. Well, so long as your merch items are awesome, they will be attracting fans, casual listeners, and the general public. And because of this, it goes without saying that your mech is also attracting them to your band and your music. But why do fans love custom merch, really? Well we […]

25 music packaging designs that are true works of art

In the digital age, buying physical albums has become somewhat of a hobby. Instead of “to be able to hear the tracks” as the reason for buying them, they are now treated as merch. What makes them a good item to collect though, is the design that they have, both the packaging and the physical […]

The Best 90’s Musician Box Sets

Blur, Pink, Spice Girls…if you’re like me whose taste in music is still stuck in the 90s, then you’ll love these 90’s musician box set. Here are some of the best box sets from the 90’s that you can still buy from online stores. We’re drooling. We want them all! #1 THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUM – […]

It’s 2022…what is this CD revival that they’re talking about?

Just when we’re sure that the CD is dead—as more people are opting for streaming and vinyl in recent years—we now see it coming back again in 2022! CD sales has risen for the first time in almost two decades! That small increase is making us hopeful. Without data, we can only guess why there’s […]

2022 Grammy Nominees for Best Record Package

Year 2022 means another year for musicians, seasoned and new, old and young to receive either another or their very first GRAMMY Award and we’re delighted to see the “best record package” section (our favorite section) has a lot of really good stuff. The upcoming 64th GRAMMY Awards was supposed to be presented by Recording […]

Can you press just 1 piece of vinyl record?

The vinyl record format’s newly gained popularity has helped financially challenged musicians have their very own vinyl records. Thanks to pressing plants that offer short run vinyl record pressings where musicians can order in smaller numbers. Apparently, these short run vinyl pressing offers can be availed to press just one vinyl record copy. But did […]

20 Tips on How to Impress A&R Reps in 2022

A&R Reps are the people musicians should be trying to impress. They’re the ones who can launch careers! Let’s face it. It’s not easy to start a career in music without the help of the “big guys”…even if you’re the most talented person on earth. “It’s who you know”, amirite? Sure, it’d be great if […]

15 Die Cut Music Packaging Designs

The only it’s still worth it to buy music on physical format is when it’s with a beautiful music packaging design. And few things are prettier than a die-cut packaging whether it’s for CD packaging or vinyl packaging. Here are some of the sleekest die-cut music packaging we’ve seen on the internet. They’re a little […]

12 Reasons You Should Still Release Physical Albums Even if There’s Spotify

You might be wondering if releasing a physical version of your album would be a successful one. You’re not the only one though. Many people from the music industry do, especially during this age of digital streaming. Digital streaming has been taking over music sales since 2005 and it surpassed physical sales last 2015 and […]

15 of the Prettiest Vinyl, Cassette, and CD Bundles

We love analog (and CDs) and we love well executed designs so whenever we see bundles of merch, cassette, and CD, our hearts pound a little faster and we feel immense joy knowing that music and design are still alive and well. Here, we share to you some of the coolest custom vinyl records, custom […]