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 readers a picture that can also be used to scare away mice and make small […]
Unified Manufacturing just finished a custom vinyl records 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 the business, in making this dark but very tasteful package. `Mechanize’ is the […]
To compensate the lower pricing, UMG also plans to step up deluxe versions of albums which sell at a higher price to cater the hardcore fans and collectors. UMG is also banking that the lower price points will at the least be offset by increasing CD sales volume. Most new releases, beginning in the second […]
Green Album Packaging If you want to convince others to become part of the green movement, you have to lead by example. Start with using biodegradable materials for your album’s CD packaging. Use CD cases that are made of 100% recycled paper like eco-wallets, paperfoam tray digipaks, or Mini jackets and eliminate the use of […]
We all know that the Music retail business is facing a big challenge because of the sagging economy and the digital media but does that mean that the custom vinyl record industry is bound for extinction? Here is what Brian Eno says in an interview with Paul Morley: “I think records were just a little […]
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 […]
<![CDATA[ Do you wanna know how singles are made? Here is a 3-minute simple but concise video made by BBC in celebration of the 60th year of RCA Record Company’s release of the seven-inch single. You have to trust the good old BBC in the UK to do a segment on this. The BBC is […]
It takes more than great talent for a graphic artist to make it big in the CD Packaging industry. You have to be updated with the CD packaging trends and technology, you should know how to communicate with the musicians, and most importantly you have to know basic work ethics.
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.
A Creative CD Packaging is probably the best way to get your album noticed. If you are a new artist producing an album and you want people to get interested in your music, you have to grab their attention first by having a catchy album art. Here are 5 creative CD packaging ideas that will surely make your album stand out from the shelf.