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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip. This section was put here by musicians so that people that followed can take this knowledge and use it's power.

    CD Cover Design Myths Debunked
    by- "Kenny Love" kennylove@mubiz.com

    As you may be aware, I have written several articles on the importance of the visual presentation of CD covers to effectively and successfully promote and sell your music in advance long before a single note is heard by listeners from your recording.

    I have, repeatedly, found for years that most musicians do not seem to feel that aspects, other than their production, are paramount to achieving notoriety, popularity and, most importantly, sales success for themselves and their respective music careers.

    Other facets, such as CD covers and certain elements of marketing, not only take a backseat in most musicians' careers, but if their music careers were automobiles, these elements would be placed in their trunks with a sign attached that read, "Open only in extreme highway emergencies."

    I have often said that, while fans only see the "final big result" (success and fame), it has alternatively taken a number of smaller processes working cohesively in order to make the final big result successfully happen.

    However, after reviewing Guest Author Jane Denny's first part of her two-part article ("CD Cover Design Myths Debunked") in today's B# Newsletter, you will realize that my articles have hardly scratched the proverbial surface on the importance of CD covers' visual impact.

    Note: In addition to being a designer, Ms. Denny is also a musician and recording artist.

    After reviewing Ms. Denny's treatise on the intricate mechanics of CD cover design, you will assuredly come away with a healthy respect for the CD cover's design process while saving yourself from experiencing some real nightmares with cover design that occur far too often and can significantly delay your release, or worse, have a great impact on your music's ability to sell.

    At the least, if you are releasing a new recording, you will likely give stronger consideration to your cover's design aspects. And, if you have already released a project that is not selling as well as expected, you may find yourself considering a new design entirely.

    Additionally, Ms. Denny is the Art Director for The Mad Hand Arts, Graphics and Design based in New York. Her clients include the highly popular music industry directory, "The Indie Bible," as well as numerous recording artists.

    Kenny Love, Editor
    The B# Newsletter


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