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Merch Concepts: Paperdolls

Looking for creative custom merch concepts for your band? Here’s a very fun one we stumbled upon online. It’s simple and really cheap to make but it can be your fan’s favorite. This creative Band Merchandise is for a band called Evertheory. A friend of theirs offered to design paperdolls for the band as promotional […]

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CD Packaging: Brain in a Box

If you want to put something in your living room that would start a conversation, this is it! This is pop culture sci-fi coolness in a box. Your guests will not only be talking about the brilliant aluminum packaging, the sci-fi geeks and film buffs would also be discussing about their favorite sci-fi flicks while […]

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Creative DVD Packaging – Is it Really Worth Your Hard Earned Dollars?

DVD packaging is not just an option, it is a MUST! I myself wouldn’t buy anything that I can get for free(download from internet, borrow from friends) except maybe if I know the artist personally or the packaging is really kick-ass. I hear you. You just don’t wanna lose (spend) even a single dollar more. […]

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Indie Musicians:Tips for Managing Your Finances Better

Have you ever heard it said that “Budgeting is the key to financial success?” For musicians, that whole concept is not just plain old dull, but it’s also impossible to imagine as we live from gig to gig. We scrimp and save simply to support the bohemian lifestyle we’ve chosen. Well, I have good news: […]

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Blu-Ray Still Struggling

Analysis: Is a 15 percent penetration good, bad, or indifferent? Retail research company is out with a new report on Blu-Ray, and among the tidbits in its press release is the fact that 15 percent of consumers surveyed by NPD report having used a Blu-Ray player in the past six months. Analyst Russ Krupnick provides a […]

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Work Hard But Don't Take Your Music Career Too SRSLY

grunt work and I believe it’s the shortest path to success. What I’m talking about is that try your hardest, work real hard on achieving success in your music career, but as much as possible do not look desperate and never make desperate moves or say desperate remarks. Never step on other artists just to […]

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E-mail Marketing: How to Write an E-mail so That People Will Read it!

Whether you’re an indie musician promoting your first album or a salesman with big numbers to break, writing a compelling e-mail that people will actually read is a big plus in advancing your career or business. There is much more to say about effective e-mail marketing than we can fit into a short article, but […]

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MERCH: Bad Merch from Good Movies

Star Trek Urn Even if I kinda like Star Trek and my life is pretty lame, I still wouldn’t allow my ashes to be plopped into this. Would you? Jar jar Binks Lollipop Never buy your kids (or anyone!) this disturbingly sexual Jar Jar Binks lollipop. Sicko. Indy’s Luxurious Hat Are you willing to waste […]