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Top 5 Reasons Your Art Files Were Rejected

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Preparing art files can be a difficult step in completing your CD replication project. If you choose to do it on your own without any significant graphic design experience, you may run into problems during the prepress stage of the project. Here are the most common mistakes made when submitting art files to Copycats Media: NOT IN TEMPLATES Most problems arise from art files not being set up in our templates. We have templates of our most common packaging options at our website. You can download them for free. If you need a template for something that is not our website, […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Madame Gandhi

Madame Gandhi

Kiran, known by her stage name Madame Gandhi, is an artist and activist based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner combatting menstrual stigma at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi now writes her own electronic music that elevates and celebrates the female voice. Kiran holds an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, political science and women’s studies from Georgetown University. Her recent solo EP Voices received critical acclaim when her song “The Future is Female” climbed to #8 on the Spotify Top 50 US Viral […]

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Benefits of Short Run Duplication

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A significant portion of our projects here at Copycats Media are CD or DVD replication projects. This means that they are made from a glass master. Typically, the minimum quantity for a replication order is 500 units. But what if you do not need 500 copies of your CD or DVD? That’s when you turn to duplication services. The words duplication and replication may seem interchangeable, but they are not. Replication is the process of creating a glass master and pressing CDs or DVDs from scratch. Duplication is the process of taking blank, recordable media (CDRs or DVDRs) and writing […]

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Cheap CD duplication? Look closer…

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When shopping for the best price on a CD or DVD duplication project, customers often look for the lowest price they can find. That’s understandable. At this point in the production process, you’ve probably already spent a lot of money on recording, mastering, and sometimes even graphic design. After paying for all that, you might be looking to pinch every penny you can. But when you are evaluating quotes from different companies, make sure you are comparing apples to apples.   When you see a quote that is drastically lower than the rest of the competition, there’s often a good […]

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How to use Download Cards to help sell that music, yo

Download Cards

We’ve been selling digital download cards at Copycats Media for some time now, and in a variety of ways. There are many practical and innovative ways to use them. Here are a couple ways to consider using download cards to get your music to your fans. SUPPLEMENT an existing / older record:  You released an album a couple years ago and it has sold pretty well. You ordered a thousand or maybe two thousand copies and are nearing the bottom of the barrel. There are maybe only a couple CDs left in your inventory. Naturally, you’d think to order more. However, […]

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