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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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Artist Spotlight: Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez, a local Minneapolis musician, has been a frequent customer of Copycats Media over the years and we had the opportunity to sit down and ask him about his experience working with us, his background in music, and his expertise on physical media. Not familiar with Dan Rodriguez? Well here’s some must-know info direct from the man himself: “Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband & father who lives in Minneapolis and shares a life with my amazing wife and two adorable sons […]

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Artist Spotlight: Lazerbeak – Luther

Hey folks! Welcome back to another segment of Artist Spotlight, where we take time to showcase the talented artists we work with. This time Copycats got to bother Aaron Mader, A.K.A Lazerbeak, about his new solo album Luther. Beak is a multi-faceted, label managing, beat composing, super-dad of the internationally known rap group Doomtree. Artistically distinct from his previous compositions, Luther brings Aaron’s s new outlook on life into audible form. Here’s some inside from his new release.   How does Luther differ musically from your previous albums? The last solo album I released was Lava Bangers way back at the top of […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence. Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention […]

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Artist Spotlight: Anna Nalick

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Anna Nalick’s fourth studio release, “At Now”, is a collection of pop/alternative and folk/Americana tunes that paint an authentic portrait of the songwriter’s development to date. Visceral poetry and raw storytelling are supported by emotionally rich melodies and production. The artist’s voice has developed along with her writing to reveal the depth of seductive soulfulness and strength through vulnerability that has been budding since she debuted with her multi-platinum selling solo-written album, “Wreck of the Day”, featuring first hit single, “Breathe(2AM)”, when she was a teenage songstress over 10 years ago. While “At Now” is a departure from previous albums, […]

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