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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 […]

A Brief History of Music Formats

Music has long been a part of our life. Even before music formats were invented, music has been present with just the clamping of hands and chanting of people’s voices. As life progressed, music has become an industry—a necessity that people earn money while making them. Thanks to the geniuses who made these different music formats, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biggest List Of Music Recording Studios In The USA (Part 2)

We compiled over 500 music recording studios in the USA just for you. If you want the full list beautifully compiled in a spreadsheet, like our Facebook page and send us a message with a subject line “I want the big list.” You’re welcome! D.M. Gremlin Productions http://www.dm-gremlin.com/ [email protected] (866) 334-4364 https://www.facebook.com/DMGremlinStudios/ 6053 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, […]

Biggest List of Music Recording Studios in the USA (Part 1)

We compiled over 500 music recording studios in the USA just for you. If you want the full list beautifully compiled in a spreadsheet, like our Facebook page and send us a message with a subject line “I want the big list.” You’re welcome! 17 Hertz Studio http://17hertz.com/ [email protected] (310) 331-8818 https://www.facebook.com/17HertzLA/ 5253 Lankershim Blvd […]

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CD Packaging: Proyecto Gritos (Screaming Project)

Design: Claudio Corrales Location: Costa Rica Project Type: Produced Client: Felipe Solis – Musician (Guitarist) Product Launch Location: Global Packaging Contents: Music Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, acetate Printing Process: Litho Printing Joy and sadness are together in humanity, this shapes the Latin American being from his ancestors. Beyond a genetic mixture, memory brings the history […]

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GRAMMY BEST RECORD PACKAGE: Main Diaz- El Orisha de la Rosa

Magín Díaz, el Orisha de la Rosa, is the first solo album of the legendary, but anonymous, 95-year-old singer: Magín Díaz. Despite being the composer of many songs now considered a fundamental part of Colombia’s musical heritage, he has lived and worked in obscurity. Other people have recorded his songs, but now it is time […]