5 merch mistakes first-timers make and how to avoid them

Music is NOT the only important element in the success of any musician. The path to a successful music career is a long and winding road that will wear you and your wallet down. Thankfully, with band merch releases, a lot of musicians get by (and even earn big bucks from it so long as […]

Top 10 reasons why you’re not making money as an independent creator

Everyone’s an independent content creator these days. But of course, not everyone succeeds, and definitely not everyone is earning money from their content…not even if they’re really talented. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, well then, maybe you’re doing things wrong. Let us help you identify them and give you a tip on a remedy […]

19 Indie movies and their awesome vinyl records

We here at Unified love two things indie movies and awesome vinyl…so we decided to come up with this list! Most of the popular movies are from movies from major movie studios, with famous casts and big budgets. However, being a great movie doesn’t always have to be high budget, and that’s what independent movies […]

80s Movie Soundtrack Vinyl

If you can’t find a Delorean to take you back to the 80s, then might as well spin these 80s movie soundtrack vinyl! #1 THE BREAKFAST CLUB A&M Records has released exclusive and individually numbered vinyl albums for the classic soundtrack of the classic 80’s movie, The Breakfast Club. It was manufactured in 2012 in […]

15 Die Cut Music Packaging Designs

The only it’s still worth it to buy music on physical format is when it’s with a beautiful music packaging design. And few things are prettier than a die-cut packaging whether it’s for CD packaging or vinyl packaging. Here are some of the sleekest die-cut music packaging we’ve seen on the internet. They’re a little […]

How to market your album during and after covid-19

With bars shut down and concerts cancelled, COVID-19 has turned the lives of musicians upside down, especially those planning to release music in 2020. Everybody seems to be just feeling their way through the darkness as there is no entirely right or entirely wrong decision. It seems like you can just basically do whatever you […]

Is TIKTOK really worth it for musicians?

There has been a lot of contemplation as to whether TikTok is worth it for musicians. Before I offer my opinion though, and present some evidence, let me first define what “worth it” means. When we say something is “worth it”, it offers greater value than whatever you’ve sacrificed, spent, or offered up just to […]

20 Music Marketing Essentials Every Musician Should Have in 2021

Since the pandemic, the music industry had some significant changes, and this can make it hard to walk through music’s promotion in 2021 or even 2022. While artists can’t do much of physical promotions, the internet has offered them flexibility. Without gigs, live shows, or concerts, musicians have to find other ways to gain more […]

7 ways to personalize your custom t-shirt packaging

We like designing and printing really creative custom t-shirts but nothing makes our hearts more giddy than a well thought out t-shirt and t-shirt packaging. If the t-shirt matches the packaging to a T, we find ourselves smiling…because this means there’s still hope for humanity. That good design for things as simple as a t-shirt […]

8 ways to promote your band in 2021

Being a musician doesn’t just start and end with music, you gotta do 100 other things like making band merch and promoting your band. Knowing how to promote your band is simply a must if you want a career in music. Otherwise, you’d be gone into oblivion. Even the most talented musician would not survive […]