Do people still wear buttons, pins, and badges?

Buttons might seem so basic and old-skool that we might consider not having them as merch items anymore. They’re out of style, aren’t they??? Uhm…not really, not totally, in fact NOT AT ALL. They’re a classic merch item for a reason. They look like things from the 80s but that is exactly its charm. A […]

7 Ways to Personalize Your Custom T-shirt Packaging

T-shirts are one of the coolest merch items you can make, no wonder it’s one of the must-have merch item for every musician or organization. It’s a classic for a reason! The thing is, since it’s a classic, people get so used to it that they wouldn’t see anything unique about it. They’d think…meh, cool […]

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Music Merch: Best Types of Merch to Sell Right Now if You Have a Band

We know the classic merch items are a must. The band shirts, the posters, the …but you know what would make your fans dig their pockets and buy your stuff? If you give them something really original or something really useful. Here are some of the hottest merch to sell right now: BAND PATCHES Patches […]

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Merch: 10 Band Patches that We Love

Band patches have been around since musicians have been touring and selling merch. And for many obvious reasons! First they are one of the cheapest merch items to make yet they’re the ones that sell like hot cakes. Who doesn’t want that combo, right? That’s a no-brainer if you’re a musician who wants to earn […]

Why should musicians have their own custom t-shirts?

I know it seems pretty basic but for those of you contemplating whether printing a custom band t-shirt is really essential because you’re running out of money or time, then here’s a straight answer: it is. Absolutely. Especially if you’re about to go on tour or you have gigs coming up. Custom t-shirts are a […]

10 Awesome Gift Ideas for the Music Nerds

We know you love music so these merch items may should be for you but we also know that you have lots of musician friends you want to show a little love on the holidays. That is why we compiled a list of items that we’re sure any musician would love to receive whether it’s […]

Music Marketing +Income Idea: Subscription Boxes

Like a broken record, we’ve said it again and again here at Unified just how important it is to come up with awesome merch items. Aside from music sales, it’s basically the second best way for you to earn money as an indie musician. But what if we we take it a step further. What […]

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Merch Concepts: Paperdolls

This creative Band Merchandise is for a band called Evertheory. A friend of theirs offered to design paperdolls for the band as promotional product. At first, they were a bit hesitant- they think it’s kinda cheesy- but it turned out really awesome.  They’re thinking of taking a photograph of this band merch and using it […]

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MERCH: Screen Printing VS Digital Printing

SCREEN PRINTING is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh (silkscreen) to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image. Screen printing is more labor intensive because each color needs an individual screen. So if your design has […]