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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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Completely Custom: 5 Year Anniversary of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist”

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You guys! Today, October 9th, 2017 marks FIVE years since our friends Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their debut full-length album “The Heist”. That’s what they say though right, time flies when you’re having fun? We thought that today would be an opportune time to look back on this “completely custom” package. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis really wanted to bring back the feeling of being excited about bands having a physical product. A tangible thing that you can hold in your hand. This was especially important with iTunes dominating the way people buy records. Copycats was honored to bring something unique into the world. Now, lets […]

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Completely Custom: Macklemore “Gemini”

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We had the pleasure of creating another deluxe package for our good friend and long-time customer Macklemore. This was created completely custom in order to achieve a totally unique package. FINAL SPECS – 6×9 custom zine printed on uncoated stock board with glued in sleeve on front panel, die cut pocket for back panel, plus a 28 page booklet of artwork printed on 80# uncoated paper stock – Disc printed full color with matte varnish – Die cut “Golden Ticket” printed on gold metallic board stock with 1 color printing, plus a peel and win label on the back with sequential numbering and variable copy underneath […]

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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

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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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