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3 Habits in the Routines of Successful Creative People

If you’re pursuing the creative life, then it’s good to study the routines of creative people so it can help you create a map for success. As Zadie Smith said, there’s no “artist’s lifestyle.” Forget the cliches. Forget partying hard and living dangerously to get inspiration, forget drugs, forget staying up very late because you […]

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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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Vinyl Packaging: Back To The Future Soundtrack Vinyl Box Set

A classic film such as the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY deserves nothing less than a soundtrack vinyl set in a kick-ass packaging made by the folks over at DKNG. This is to commemorate that historic date from BTTF 2 by making the 6-LP vinyl box set. Check it out! ABOUT DKNG:  Established in 2005, […]

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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 custom t-shirts and other custom band merch items with a CD or vinyl) at a lower price. Album-Merch bundles do not only make them seem more affordable, but it also makes the buyer feel like a hardcore fan. That way, every item […]

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USB Music Cards: 8 Reasons Why It’s Time To Switch

Many musicians, from Bob Marley to Lady Gaga, have released their music in USB Music Cards We’re all going to that direction, it seems like. If you’re cynical about releasing in USB, here are some legit reasons why you should start considering the idea: #1 It’s practical since it’s reusable After they buy your USB Music […]

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How to Significantly Cut Down Vinyl Pressing Cost

Vinyl pressing could be really expensive especially if you compare it to digital distribution. BUT it is totally worth it. Selling vinyl doesn’t only make you look absolutely LEGIT, it also helps in marketing your band. It automatically adds instant cool points and personality, doesn’t it?! Of course, you don’t need any convincing. Who doesn’t […]

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

We here at Unified are crazy about beautiful custom 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 […]

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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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Music Packaging: Blunts & Roses “Wooden” Vinyl and USB

We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful music packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool music packaging, get a quote or shoot us […]