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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.

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, […]

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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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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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Designed By Copycats: You Vs. Yesterday

A few weeks ago our designer, Alexis, had the pleasure of working with Ohio natives, You Vs. Yesterday, for their release How’s This for Honesty. They had been working together on a handful of designed cover projects and illustrations for the last year. So, naturally it made sense to introduce them to Copycats for a physical release. Here’s a bit of the background behind the project: Initially, You Vs. Yesterday came to Alexis to illustrate the cover artwork that would represent the acoustic version of this song. The track was going to be released into the world on its own, but […]

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