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Artist Spotlight: Hope Country

Hope Country

“I believe that with love and encouragement we can change the worst of atmospheres,” says Brent Johnson. Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to see the world and travel at an early age. He began playing in bands at 17 and has since toured in over 40 states as well as all over Canada. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011. With an emphasis on strong songwriting and storytelling lyrics, Hope Country has developed into a prime example of modern-day Americana. On the […]

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Benefits of Short Run Duplication

short run cds

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…

cd manufacturing

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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Replication vs. Duplication: What IS the diff?

cd stack

“What’s the difference between replication and duplication?“ That is a question we often hear at Copycats Media, but sometimes not enough. If we don’t clarify this terminology with a customer, sometimes they request one product while expecting the other. That is why it’s important to know the difference. And if you’re a sales rep, it’s important not to assume that everybody knows this difference. Basically, replication and duplication are two terms refer to how your CD or DVD is manufactured. REPLICATION The CD or DVD replication method is typically used for high volumes of 500 discs or more. It involves creating a […]

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