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11 Things No Artist Should Live Without

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been around for decades, there are essentials that you should not live without especially if you want your career to progress (who doesn’t?). As they say, artists cannot live with talent alone.  You need to be able to sell yourself to all the people you meet may it […]

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7 DVD Demo Reel Packaging You’d Be Proud to Give Away

You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression that is why your demo reel should not only be really good, your DVD should be housed in a really attractive case, too. Who would want to watch your reel if your DVD packaging is boring? As a filmmaker, this is your number one […]

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4 Film Festival Essentials Every Filmmaker Should Have

If you’re going to a film festival, you MUST carry around these film festival essentials to make the most out of the event. Aside from having a lot of fun and meeting a lot of awesome people, our primary goal as filmmakers when we go to festivals is to sell our films or ideas. If […]

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Releasing Music: Physical Album Versus Streaming

Last year, Best Buy decided to stop selling CDs and physical albums partly due to record labels’ increasing reluctance to even issue them. Both choices are symptoms as well as causes of a seemingly inevitable trend: Buying music is now going out of style nearly as fast as streaming music is rising. We kinda know […]

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10 DVD Box Sets With the Most Kickass Packaging

We all love good films but we usually just watch them in the cinemas and move on with our life unless they’re special editions packaged in really awesome DVD box sets that will impress even your grumpy father-in-law. If you’re a filmmaker, distributor, art director, graphic designer, your aim is to have this kind of reaction […]

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Best of the Best: Our Top Advice Articles for Indie Musicians

We decided to compile the best articles for indie musicians we’ve posted over the years so it’s easy for you to find them. Do check out some of them. You can pick a nugget of wisdom or two on making merch, releasing an album, marketing your music, and more. Happy reading! ON MERCH: Tips From […]

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Indie VS Major Record Label: The Major Differences

What truly sets the indie record label apart from the major record label? Here’s a list of differences from money, creative control, to focus. DEFINITION Record label artist: You are signed with the big companies which include: Universal, Sony-BMG, and Warner. Record labels are global in scale and are under the control of a corporate umbrella organization. […]

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6 Things to Do Before Your Indie Film Premiere

You’re finally done with the post-production of your film and it’s time for your indie film premiere. Time to rejoice and take a looooong break! You deserve it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you still have to do some film marketing. The best time to market your film is during production, the next best […]

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10 Album-Merch Bundles That We Love

The best way to sell band merch is to have album-merch bundles  (bundling t-shirts and other merch items with with a CD or vinyl) at a lower price. Album-Merch bundles does not only make them seem more affordable, it also makes the buyer feel like a hardcore fan. That way, every item on the bundle […]