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Can you make your own vinyl record?

Vinyl records have made a steady comeback these past years. The ongoing pandemic has given the people the time to appreciate these records and the high sales of custom vinyl records for the year of 2020 will show you how much they have appreciated it. As a musician, I’m sure you also want to release […]

Grammy Nominees for Best Record Package 2020

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. Find out who are nominated for best record package category. Their box sets are looking too awesome! Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)- Paul McCartney Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors 

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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. […]

Are Vinyl Records Making a Comeback?

Now that CDs are slowly becoming extinct thanks to Spotify and other streaming services, are custom vinyl records rising from the ashes?  Vinyl was first overshadowed by tapes and then by CDs because these digital formats were much easier to access and therefore more convenient and much cheaper. And later in the millennium era, CDs […]

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Recording, Releasing, and Performing Cover Songs

Here is a comprehensive article about cover songs written by Cameron Mizell. Cameron is a freelance guitarist, producer, and consultant in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out his articles at musicianwages.com. ——————————————————————————– Cover songs have an interesting place in the musician lexicon. The term cover song originated in the early part of the recording era, […]

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Want to see your favorite album in vinyl record?

The Vinyl Collective may be worth checking out. The Vinyl Collective is a place for fans of vinyl, artists, and record labels to work together towards getting more albums put on wax. 220 members of the group vote on which albums they would like to see pressed into vinyl. Once an album is selected, the […]

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Making a music press kit in 2024

You might think “Nah, music press kits are so 1997″, but band press kit is still the best way to promote your music to industry people. It will never ever go out of style. It’s (still) a great way to introduce yourself and your music to the music industry. If you’ve got one already, well…have […]

Vinyl pressing: DMM versus lacquer cutting

If you’re pressing vinyl records, cutting your master is probably the most crucial (and most expensive!) step, so it’s wise of you to research your vinyl cutting options: DMM vs lacquer. And while in general, we don’t recommend one over the other (it all depends on the particular recording), I’ll give you a rundown on […]

Most Expensive Cassette Tapes Ever Sold

Just like the vinyl comeback, this spike in cassette tape sales can be credited to nostalgia. Compared to vinyl records, cassette tape’s audio quality will never live up to it, but what adds to the nostalgia is that it’s portable and easier to listen to on the go. And it’s quite cheap…well, most cassette tapes […]