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A Beginner’s Guide to Music Mastering

Mastering is a bit of a mystery to most people. For some the mystery only goes as far as how it’s done. For most it’s a question of ‘what is it? And what is it for?’  For the latter, here is a beginner’s guide. Loudness and polish The most familiar aspect of music mastering for […]

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Proof that Sending Promo CDs Still Works

Do not focus ALL your time and money in making the coolest website. Everyone is doing that nowadays. What they do not know is that people still want to see,feel,smell,and taste the real thing before they reach their pockets. That people want to feel extra ,extra special. Well, I guess most of us know this […]

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Music Packaging: Warp 20 Box Set

To commemorate Warp‘s 20th anniversary, they released a deluxe special-edition of music and art, titled Warp20 (Box Set) in a really sleek music packaging. Warp20 comes beautifully packaged in a 10-inch square slipcase wrapped in charcoal Buckram embossed paper with tipped-on gloss-laminated cover photograph, designed by YES, photographed by Dan Holdsworth. It contains a 192-page […]

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CD Packaging: Free Kitten – Inherit

This CD packaging of Free Kitten looks deceptively simple but it’s actually well thought out and the cardboard cd wallet is just the right CD case for this design. The artwork has this stained coffee/ watercolor look that gives it its charm. Artist: Free Kitten Title: Inherit Label: Ecstatic Peace Year: 2008 Designer: Uncredited Chipboard […]

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Avoid Unnecessary CD Duplication Expenses

No one wants to spend a dollar more on anything. Not on coffee, not on a shirt, and certainly not on CD manufacturing. I am sure you’re willing to spend all your hard-earned dollars for your craft but you want to maximize your cash. You want to make sure every cent goes to something useful […]

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CD LABEL PRINTING 101

The CD label is equally important as your album’s booklet and packaging. It makes your CD look professional because people would know you really had your album manufactured in a professional CD manufacturing house. Besides, the CD is your main product so you should make the CD label look great. Printing the CD label is […]