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Mini-Albums: One Way to Improve the Music Retail Business

USA Today is taking note of the uptick in country mini-albums (or EPs, or collections that generally have fewer than ten songs). Luke Bryan, the newspaper points out, released his second “Spring Break” digital EP today. And “country’s Josh Thompson and American Idol’s Jason Castro have released digital EPs in anticipation of full albums.” This […]

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CD Packaging: How to Conceptualize a Creative CD Packaging

CD packaging plays a very vital role in the music retail industry. Aside from its obvious function which is to protect and store CDs, the CD packaging has lots of other functions. It increases product sales, defines a band’s image, and many others. If you are a designer or if you are a musician who wants to create his own CD packaging, here is a step-by-step guide that you might find useful.