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We like to talk, like a lot. Sometimes we write about things that are important to our customers. And sometimes, well we just write things because we don’t know what else to do with ourselves.

Designed by Copycats: By The Masses, “Last of Kind.”

Recently, Copycats had the opportunity to design the look and feel of By the Masses’ latest release, “Last of Kind.” They came to us looking for all original artwork, and we jumped at the chance to create something entirely unique and customized. Our prepress technician and graphic designer, Geoff Makousky gave us a little insight on developing this project, and we even got to get the perspective of the band members themselves on working with us. At the start of this project, the band came to the table with a variety of loose concepts, but was looking to the artists […]

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What’s a Good Merch Table?

Being a musician means running your own business, and an important part of that is having a strong merch table. It’s where you can meet and greet your fans and display your fans (and potential new fans) to your brand making it an extremely important point of sale opportunity. Your fans can help you market your band and music through your available merch which is not just a great way to make money, it’s a great way to reach new audiences and continuously promote your brand. So what should you have on your merch table? What are other creative ways […]

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Copycats Media FAQs

Making your own music is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. There is a lot to consider, you may have a lot of questions, and you may not even know what to ask. To help you out, we compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions from clients that cover everything from download cards, IPR forms, licensed material, and more! Download Cards What are download cards? What devices can I use to redeem my download card? Download cards let artists give out their music on a physical card with a unique code. Customers can only redeem and download music […]

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Top 9 of 2019: Posts that Reached The Widest Audience on Instagram

2020 is upon us, and as a new year unfolds it’s natural to reflect back on the previous year and see where we’ve been, and give us motivation to focus on where we’re going. We had an incredible year filled with unique projects and fantastic artists, and enjoy being able to share what we get to make with you via Instagram and other social media platforms. Not only does it allow us to connect directly with our customers, friends and other music aficionados, but it gives us a chance to see what our audience loves the most. Check out our […]

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Custom Packaging Spotlight: “The Decalogue” By Sufjan Stevens

Our custom packaging projects are unique to each of our customers, and give us an opportunity to flex our creative strengths in a variety of ways. We recently had the chance to create a custom package for Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Sufjan Stevens, a singer/songwriter based in New York City. This deluxe edition of his album, “The Decalogue,” comprises a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket, 180-gram vinyl, a 40-page songbook, a 9×12 art print by Charlotte de Mezamat, and a download card. Package Specs: Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket printed on 24pt board, black backside board printing, 5 PMS spot colors, and […]

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