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WTF Is That? RBG vs CMYK Artwork
When submitting artwork for a project, we get a lot of questions regarding color quality. So we thought it would be good idea to break down the difference between RGB (red, green and blue), or the primary colors of light, and CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), or the primary colors of pigment. When you design for print you have to keep in mind that certain colors you see on screen aren’t available to be printed in standard inks. All screen graphics displayed on your monitor, by default, are the RGB color scheme because light is displayed through your screen, […]
Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood 30th Anniversary Set
Did you catch the new product for Mötley Crüe’s 30th? In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood album, a specially packaged version of the album along with a variety of select merchandise was released back in December. We had a blast getting to work on this project, and following the release we got the chance to sit down with Melanie Pillette, VP of Production and Digital Fulfillment at Better Noise Music to get the inside details on the entire box set and their experience working with us! What was the inspiration for releasing such a wide […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]