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CD Packaging: Reckless Kelly’s Long Night Moon (Glow in the Dark Ink)

The GRAMMY-Nominated Long Night Moon CD packaging features Glow In The Dark ink, with hidden images and messages, secret codes and all kinds of other goodies. Plus, comes with it’s own coordinating LED UV light! It’s difficult to do the design justice with a flattened image, but included below is our best shot at it. […]

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Are people still buying CDs?

If you’re a musician about to release an album, I’m sure you’re wondering if you really should still make CDs when fewer and fewer people are buying CDs. For the first time in history, global revenue from music downloads and subscriptions has overtaken sales of physical formats. Digital revenue grew nearly 7 percent to $6.85 […]

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6 Practical Tips for Designing Album Artwork

If it’s your first time to release an album, chances are the album artwork is the last thing you think about that’s why it can be a total pain in the arse especially if you’re near your deadline. Do not underestimate how tedious making an album cover can be. It’s definitely not like submitting a […]

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CD Packaging: Chang and Lee

We love the look of this street, grunge, trashy pop CD packaging. It’s definitely the type of CD packaging you’d want to have in your bag when you’re on an eight-hour train ride. It has a lot of detail and texture. Lovely design! We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making […]

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Music Packaging: Nakama- Endy Chow

This music packaging design for a Hong Kong singer Endy Chow is not only a music package, it is also a time machine. FUNDAMENTAL Studio believes that the music packaging of the album, which is full of songs, is a platform for singers to communicate with listeners, extending the concept of creation to them and […]

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The Greatest Vinyl Record Sleeves as Chosen by the Most Famous Designers

We here at Unified are crazy about beautiful vinyl records and vinyl record sleeves. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. Of course, we searched the internetz for the greatest vinyl record sleeves of all time. Who else can be better judges at this than music […]

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All You Need To Know When Designing CD Album Art

If it’s your first time to make artwork for a CD cover or CD packaging, then the best thing to do is to not do it yourself. Hire a legit CD packaging designer like the Dodds Sisters (they’re awesome)! But if you prefer to do it yourself, especially because they really are not so cheap, […]

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CD Packaging: Zappa in New York 40th Anniversary Edition

Packaging Manufacturer: GPA Global Project Type: Produced Client: Zappa Records Location: USA Packaging Contents: 5 vinyl mix CDs Packaging Substrate / Materials: Tin This imaginative circular case contains a rerelease of Frank Zappa’s most legendary live album. We embossed tin to evoke the look and feel of an NYC manhole cover. In March 1978 Frank […]

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9 Holiday Marketing Tips for Musicians

Tis the season to be jolly and read some music marketing tips for musicians.  After all, when’s a better time to market your band better than the holidays? If you’re not planning now for the holidays, you’d be wasting a big opportunity because the holidays is one of the best times to sell and maximize […]