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CD Packaging: GRAMMY Winners for Album Cover Design – Seventies

Grammy Awards began presenting awards for Best Album Cover in 1959, recognizing the growing artistry of the 'face' of recorded music releases. From 1962 to 1965 it was separated into Classical and Non-Classical divisions. From 1966 to 1968 it was ...
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Indie Musician Tips: Blog to Maintain a Loyal Fanbase

his blog before his music. (update: he deactivated it after his breakup with TP.wtf). A friend of mine recommended his site two years ago and since then, I’ve been a follower of his blog…and about a month’s time of reading ...
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Music Industry: Why Stealing Sucks (PSA Video)

A2IM in convincing people to pay the musicians for their music because stealing or ‘getting music for free’ is slowly killing the music industry.  This catchy video is part of A2IM’s Why Stealing Sucks campaign. Please spread this video around-tweet ...
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Featured CD Packaging Designer: Seldon Hunt

Seldon Hunt has been working as an art director, designer and illustrator since 1995.  In recent years much of his output has been devoted to creating a diverse and highly recognizable body of visuals that have become synonymous with contemporary ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Faker's 'Be The Twilight'

Band: Faker Album: Be The Twilight Designer: Debaser Year: 2007 This album art has an eerie feel to it that draws me in and makes me remember all my childhood fears about the woods. It takes me back to my ...
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CD Packaging: Time, Money and Creativity -What to do with these 3 limitations

There are no hard rules in designing a creative CD packaging but there are definitely some limitations in the actual production. You have to know each one of them so you would know how to work around them and still ...
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Music Packaging: Clown Covers

So I was browsing through some LP and CD covers again today(I wonder why I'm doing this a lot) and all of a sudden a bright idea came to mind. Since I'm researching about everything music packaging almost everyday, why ...
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Featured CD Packaging Designer: Duncan Long

My Q&A with Duncan Long is not very long but it is very insightful. This guy is not only talented and smart; he also has a wicked sense of humor. He sent me this self-portrait saying “this will give your ...
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Unified Manufacturing Projects: Fear Factory’s Mechanize

Unified Manufacturing just finished a vinyl release for Fear Factory, the all-time monster of dark metal, titled Mechanize. Unified collaborated with Candlelight Records and Paula Hogan, one of the pioneer female record label directors and one of the greatest in ...
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CD Packaging: What Makes a Great CD Packaging

The CD packaging should protect your CD First and foremost, a CD packaging should be able to perform its basic function. Its primary purpose is to store and protect the CD from scratches, dust, liquids, and other elements that could ...
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